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Is's Inventory the Same as Your Store Inventory?

No. Our new inventories for physical goods (CDs, vinyl, etc) are roughly the same, but used inventories are different across each store and Additionally, sells digital downloads that are not available for purchase in the stores. The physical goods available for sale on are a reflection of our stores' constantly changing inventories and many items are rare or one-of-a-kind. Some of the harder to find items listed are subject to availability. We will do our best to fill all orders placed, and will offer an immediate 100% refund for pieces that may have sold out prior to placed orders.

Can I Buy Digital Downloads from

Yes, you can buy digital downloads, including MP3, WAV, and M4A (ALAC – Apple Lossless) formats.

Can I Buy Physical Product [CDs, LPs, DVDs] from

Yes, you can buy CDs & Vinyl, DVDs & Blu-rays, Amoeba merchandise (t-shirts, tote bags, etc), books, and posters, among other items. Remember that music and movies ship FREE to US addresses with no purchase minimum required.

How Can I Tell Which Region DVD or Blu-ray I Am Browsing?

Unless otherwise noted on the item's detail page, all DVD and Blu-ray are "region 1" and will only play in U.S. and all-region players.

Will Sales Tax Be Added to my Order?

We must collect 9% sales tax from orders shipping to California customers, computed on the total including shipping & handling.

Can I Shop on My Mobile Device? is not yet optimized on all mobile devices. Users cannot currently download tracks or albums through mobile devices at this time, but you may be able to purchase physical goods (CDs, Vinyl, Movies, Merch and more) through some mobile devices.

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