We want to buy your unwanted compact discs, vinyl LPs and 45s, DVDs, blu-rays, and other music-related ephemera such as t-shirts, posters, and paper goods.
You can sell your stuff to Freakbeat for cash, or you can trade it in for credit towards any purchase in the store. We offer 50% more value in credit than in cash - that means that for every dollar in cash that we offer, you can choose instead to use $1.50 towards any merchandise we sell. A combination of the two is always possible, and credit can always be used later. You must be at least 18 years old and show a driver's license or legal identification card to receive cash from Freakbeat Records.
We try to make a fair and honest offer on everything presented to us. The price we pay is based on many factors, but primarily on the demand for each title. Condition, quality, scarcity, novelty, overabundance, list price, and general interest to our customers are all considered, but ultimately it all goes back to Econ 101 - supply and demand.
COMPACT DISCS must be in good condition and complete with all artwork (including the backing tray card). Most new and popular titles can be worth anywhere from $1.00 to $3.00 in cash. Unusual items, imports, and multiple-disc sets can be worth more. Unpopular discs or old discs from formerly popular artists can be worth as little as a dime.
VINYL RECORDS are hopefully in great condition, including the covers. The records should be free of scratches, and the covers should not be split or excessively worn. Records that are still sealed, or open but still in their original shrink wrap, can be worth more than usual.
Even in great condition, there are a lot of records out there that have no value. An album that was popular at one time may have sold millions of copies, meaning that there are too many available copies on the market. Anyone who ever wanted one already has it, already got rid of it, bought it on CD, or doesn't want to hear it again in a million years.
Unless it's somewhat obscure, we are NOT interested in:
- Pop Vocal (Bing Crosby, Barbra Streisand, etc.)
- Easy Listening (Mantovani, Ray Conniff)
- Broadway Showtunes (South Pacific, My Fair Lady) / Soundtracks (West Side Story, A Chorus Line)
- Big Band and Swing (Glenn Miller, Count Basie)
- Wave Jazz (Michael Franks, Yellowjackets)
SO WHAT KIND OF RECORDS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?!?
‘60s rock albums, especially psychedelic music; bebop and post-bop jazz of the ‘50s and ‘60s; blues and gospel; 70s classic rock; picture-sleeve 45s; audiophile pressings; soul, funk, & disco; private and independent releases; obscure folk & country; old school rap & hip-hop; new wave 7" & 12" singles; soul jazz and ‘70s jazz-fusion; punk rock; and always the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd. You know, the good stuff.
You never know when you've got a hidden gem, so just bring your records down or give us a call to check first.
We're also interested in posters, tickets, concert programs, t-shirts, awards, and other promo items. Some music magazines and newspapers from the ‘60's and ‘70's are also in demand. We also buy music-related books.
Blu-Rays must be in good condition and include all artwork. Many popular movies are only worth $1.00 or less because so many copies are available from the rental market. Some titles, like good movie titles and TV boxsets, are worth more.
Sorry, but we no longer buy laserdiscs or VHS tapes.
From the Westside: Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north into the San Fernando Valley. Transition to the Ventura Freeway (101) southbound (toward Hollywood) and exit at Woodman Avenue (exit #16).
From Hollywood or Downtown Los Angeles: Take the Hollywood Freeway (101) north into the San Fernando Valley and exit at Woodman Avenue (exit #16).
From Pasadena or the San Gabriel Valley: Take the Foothill Freeway (210) west and transition to the 134 Freeway westbound into the San Fernando Valley.; Continue through the junction with the Ventura Freeway (101) north. Exit at Woodman Avenue (exit #16).
From Orange County: Take the Golden State Freeway (5) north into Glendale. Transition to the 134 Freeway westbound into the San Fernando Valley. Continue through the junction with the Ventura Freeway (101) north and exit at Woodman Avenue (exit #16).
From Thousand Oaks: Take the Ventura Freeway (101) south into the San Fernando Valley. Continue past the San Diego Freeway (405) and exit at Woodman Avenue (exit #16).
From Santa Clarita: Take the San Diego Freeway (405) south into the San Fernando Valley. Transition to the Ventura Freeway (101) southbound (toward Hollywood) and exit at Woodman Avenue (exit #16).
phone: (818) 995-7603
fax: (818) 995-7649
Monday - Saturday: 11am to 8pm
Sunday: 12 noon to 6pm
Closed for major holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the 4th of July)