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.
As of 11/1/2017 our Amoeba Hollywood Buyer Counter will be closing at 8pm every night.
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.
2455 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
510.549.1125 - Google Maps
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 8pm Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10pm (Trade Counter Hours - Open to 8pm)
Amoeba San Francisco
1855 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
415.831.1200 - Google Maps
Monday - Sunday: 11am - 8pm (Trade Counter remains open during store hours)
6400 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400 - Google Maps
Monday - Saturday: 10:30am - 11pm Sunday: 11am - 10pm (Trade Counter Hours) Monday - Saturday: 10:30am - 8pm Sunday: 11am - 8pm