Record store: Crooked Beat Records

As Crooked Beat Records prepares for its relocation, we appreciate your understanding and cooperation in adhering to our appointment-only policy. This ensures that we can continue to offer a curated selection of high-quality records to our customers.


What genres of records is Crooked Beat Records currently interested in?

Crooked Beat Records is narrowing its focus to a few select genres due to space limitations and an upcoming relocation. We are particularly interested in acquiring Reggae, Punk/Alternative, and Jazz records from the 1950s to 1960s.

What are the condition requirements for records you purchase?

We are looking for vinyl records that are free from scratches and warping. Album jackets or covers must also be in good condition to ensure the quality of our inventory meets customer expectations.

Do I need an appointment to sell my records?

Yes, selling your records to Crooked Beat Records requires scheduling an appointment. Walk-in sales or trades are not accepted to efficiently manage our intake process, especially with spatial constraints and our planned relocation.

How do you determine the value of the records?

The valuation of records focuses on rarity, condition, and market demand. We are particularly seeking hard-to-find titles and imports that align with our quality standards.

What additional services do you offer for large collections?

For those looking to sell collections that fit the store's interests, we offer the convenience of setting up in-store appointments or arranging pickups for larger collections or especially desirable items.

Are there any specific exclusions or preferences for records?

While we currently focus on genres like punk, indie, soul, funk, jazz, new wave, novelty/bizarre, reggae, garage rock, local DC artists, and select classic rock, records outside these genres or in poor condition are likely not what we are looking for at the moment.

Last updated: 2024-05-29

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Nearby Cities: Alexandria, Huntington, Belle Haven, Glassmanor, Forest Heights, Rose Hill, Oxon Hill, Baileys Crossroads, Groveton, Arlington

Contact the store

record store address: 2417 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA, United States, Virginia