Shopping >Sound Exchange INC
My favorite home town music store.
As a music and movie buff I am a long time shopper at the Sound Exchange of Brandon as well as their stores in Pinellas Park and north Tampa. i keep going back because I can find current popular titles on CD for a fraction of the cost at a mall store. Plus I find rare and out-of-print stuff that I've not seen anywhere else. Same thing for DVDs. Huge budget DVD section at $3.99 and less. Friendly and helpful customer service.
Good people and good store.
HORRIBLE. these people claimed to have taken my records to get looked at by someone and they were to get back to me within a couple of days.Long story short,they stole my records then claimed I had left them there at the store.When I got the box back there was a massive amount of records missing.I had gotten in touch with the male again and he said he wasn't liable for any of the records missing.I have a list and he doesn't even want to just settle and give me back the records they stole,which I never got paid for neither....RIP-OFFS
Best of the Bay. The Sound Exchange of Brandon is an excellent place for movies and music. They have posters and t-shirts, and also special order music and movies at no additional charge. Great service and atmosphere, always different types of music playing. All around great place to hang out and find good value.
worst. store. ever..
I went into SE after calling ahead and making sure they had a DVD i was looking for. The clerk on the phone(sounding stoned) assured me they have it in the store and will hold it for me. Once i got to the store(smelling like reefer and old dirty dust PLUS flickering lights that they made jokes about as other customers complained about) they told thay they "accidently" sold the copy of the DVD i was looking for.
They did nothing to check to see if i could maybe find another copy elsewhere.
rude, smelly, uneducated, SE.
Great Customer Service. Was very pleased. Called to see if they had a copy of The Wizard of Oz and they did. THey held it at the counter until my husband could get there. Very pleasant on the phone. =)
Not Recommended. I'm never going back to this store, save for the DVD selection. The terrible screaming/whiny music they blast makes it almost impossible to think of what you came there for (even though they probably won't have it anyway.) I came in with a list of 20+ items I wanted and found only 2. If you're looking for run-of-the mill radio and screaming BS look no further. But if you have something more special in mind, like, say, MUSIC, make the extra effort and go to Vinyl Fever downtown or if you're feeling extra adventurous check out Sensual Sound Systems in Temple Terrace.
Get it used but not abused at either of Sound Exchange's two well-stocked,
old-school CD stores..
Lay of the Land
SE Brandon occupies a former teen nightclub that's now a poster-plastered refuge for the musically minded, while the North Tampa branch originated the concept of sprawling homegrown record store. Thin on rap, but classic rockers, symphonic suckers and jazzheads alike get to scour their own deep bins for classics and rarities.
Pay the Piper
Used CDs range from six to ten dollars, but SE's guarantee means your disc won't have a scratch on it. It's worth a buck or two to look for double copies of bargain discs as the prices can truly vary. New discs go as high as $17, so it's better to wait a week and see what comes back in used. Import discs, T-shirts, videos, and box sets round out the vast selections at both stores.
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