About Turn It Up!
Local Record Store in Brattleboro, VT
Hours of OperationMonday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Reviews of Turn It Up! in Brattleboro, VT
- 81 Reviews
Came to Brattleboro for my 21st, and my girlfriend and I instantly saw this place driving through and knew we had to go back. The store itself is nice, spacious, and even provide an area to listen to records on a victrola the got kicking around. The LP selection was great and more of a market for obscure stuff rather than your typical Newbury corporate pushed mainstream stuff. I was able to find JDILLA, which I wanted to have in my discography of music for a bit. I also scrambled into VIOLENT RAMP and HUREN, which looked like nothing I have seen before, so I picked them up on a whim too. Great purchases, great store, and great staff.
Their vinyl selection is pretty weak compared to other record stores out there, but since there are not many record stores in the area, they get away with being so small. Usually they have little to no shoegaze, psych, dark wave, goth, punk, synthpop, etc. In fact, a large portion of their daily collection seems like oldies stuff that nobody really wants. So if you are looking for some popular new release album, don't get your hopes up on finding it there just by walking in on any given day. Another reason why I am leaving a negative review here is that they refuse to give you any estimate offers by email after sending them nice pictures of albums you have to sell. I think they can do a better job here and at least give you some ballpark estimate for mint condition albums, to give you a reason to haul a bunch of heavy albums to their store for a hard quote. Most stores that I have worked with will quote you a standard rate over the phone/email for mint condition albums. When talking with their staff, they seemed dismissive and ornery. Turn It Up? Sorry, more like Turn It Down. EDIT: The response by the owner below is not accurate. I sent them clear pictures of mint condition albums, which they did see, and then I asked them for an estimate, as in what do they typically give for mint condition albums. Most records stores will give you a ballpark of what to expect, so you don't go there and waste your time. Then they copped an attitude and lost my business. The defensive attitude persists here below in their comments. My review is objective: 1) Their store has a small vinyl selection, missing out on several key genres. 2) Their appraiser does not have the right approach to customer interactions. In the end, it is the attitude that was the real problem here.
Love this store great prices finds and staff ❤ 👏 😀 something 4 everyone on your list
It's a great little shop. CDs, movies and vinyl! Not a huge selection of records, but they definitely have a few gems there! I picked up an older Metallica single that I didn't know existed.
Love the whole experience - we always find wonderful music!