Our Stores: Buy, Sell, Trade

We offer cash or 30% more in trade credit for the items brought to the buy counter. Below explains the differences between trade credit and cash.

Trade Credit

CDs: We pay anywhere from 10 cents to $5.00 credit for most CDs. A typical price for a strong title in good condition would be $2.00-$4.00. We pay less for lower list-price CDs or less sought-after or common titles.

DVDs: We pay TOP DOLLAR for strong and uncommon titles!!! There is a wide range of list prices and values--most often we pay between $1.00 and $7.00 credit for most DVDs, though unusual foreign films, Out-of-Print titles and special editions can go much higher.

LPs: We might pay anywhere from 25 cents to $5.00 for titles that still sell on LP. A typical collection that contains mixed titles usually averages from 50 cents to $1.50 per LP. 

Videos: VHS is a format that is disappearing and becoming very difficult to sell. We most often pay nickels and dimes for VHS films. Boxes must also be in good shape and the VHS must not be a screener/promo or have been bought from a video rental store.

Tapes: Another nearly-gone format that we don't really need. Sellers will generally get 1 to 5 cents per cassette tape.

Collectors Items: If a record, CD or DVD is truly collectible and we can get more for it, we will of course pay accordingly. Generally we pay about half in cash or 2/3 in trade of what we’re going to sell it for. So, if we plan to sell an LP for $50.00, we'll pay about $25.00 for it. The less we expect to sell it for, the less of a percentage we offer.

Store Locations

Amoeba Berkeley

2455 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704
510.549.1125 - Google Maps

Buy Counter:
Mon-Thurs 10:30am - 8pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am - 10pm, Sun 11am - 8pm (Trade Counter remains open during regular store hours)

Amoeba San Francisco

1855 Haight St. San Francisco, CA 94117
415.831.1200 - Google Maps

Buy Counter:
Mon-Sun 11am - 8pm (Trade Counter remains open during regular store hours)

Amoeba Hollywood

6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400 - Google Maps

Buy Counter:
Mon-Sat 10:30am - 11pm Sun 11am-9pm (Trade Counter Hours: Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm Sun 11am-8pm)