Rasputin Records Inc

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First of all... I miss your store in Pleasant Hill. Secondly, the selection, buy-back policies, and pricing is second to none. I know in Berkeley a lot of people go to either you guys or Amoeba, but I prefer Rasputin because of the selection and knowledge of the staff... very friendly and give excellent recommendations.

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★★★★★

First of all... I miss your store in Pleasant Hill. Secondly, the selection, buy-back policies, and pricing is second to none. I know in Berkeley a lot of people go to either you guys or Amoeba, but I prefer Rasputin because of the selection and knowledge of the staff... very friendly and give excellent recommendations.

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The store is great for buying new and used media. They sell everything from music to dvds and posters. I've never went to Rasputin and not found what I was looking for. While I've noticed they're prices are a bit higher than Best Buy and Amazon, I think it's good to support the little guy. The location is good because it's on Telegraph, which makes it a great time killer if you're in between classes and you don't want to goto the library. One downside though is the parking. Finding parking is not easy, so I would recommend taking the bus. Plus with it's location close to Amoeba you can go one a musical shopping spree.

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★★★★☆

The store is great for buying new and used media. They sell everything from music to dvds and posters. I've never went to Rasputin and not found what I was looking for. While I've noticed they're prices are a bit higher than Best Buy and Amazon, I think it's good to support the little guy. The location is good because it's on Telegraph, which makes it a great time killer if you're in between classes and you don't want to goto the library. One downside though is the parking. Finding parking is not easy, so I would recommend taking the bus. Plus with it's location close to Amoeba you can go one a musical shopping spree.

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The Berkeley Rasputin's is a large store, with an even larger selection. About half of their store is dedicated to new items, and a number of listening stations are set up so that you can sample CDs before you buy them. The other half of the store is used music, including CDs and records. All of the music is arranged alphabetically, and often by artist, making it easy to find what you're looking for. They also carry a good selection of DVDs and videos -- mostly used. Posters and t-shirts can also be purchased here. If you have old music you'd like to get rid of, you can bring it Rasputin's and they'll buy it from you, either for store credit or cash (you get more money for the store credit).

PROS: Large selection. Lots of well-priced used stuff. Will buy your stuff
CONS:

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★★★★★

The Berkeley Rasputin's is a large store, with an even larger selection. About half of their store is dedicated to new items, and a number of listening stations are set up so that you can sample CDs before you buy them. The other half of the store is used music, including CDs and records. All of the music is arranged alphabetically, and often by artist, making it easy to find what you're looking for. They also carry a good selection of DVDs and videos -- mostly used. Posters and t-shirts can also be purchased here. If you have old music you'd like to get rid of, you can bring it Rasputin's and they'll buy it from you, either for store credit or cash (you get more money for the store credit).

PROS: Large selection. Lots of well-priced used stuff. Will buy your stuff
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Rasputin has a pretty good selection of music, and the prices are better than anywhere else I've seen. Thye have a good selection of used cd's, and youcan generally find that new cd youve been looking for in the used bins.. not sure why. However, if looking for less mainstream music, Ameoba is the place to go.

PROS: cheap
CONS:

4
★★★★☆

Rasputin has a pretty good selection of music, and the prices are better than anywhere else I've seen. Thye have a good selection of used cd's, and youcan generally find that new cd youve been looking for in the used bins.. not sure why. However, if looking for less mainstream music, Ameoba is the place to go.

PROS: cheap
CONS:

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Rasputin Records has three levels. The bottom level is where there are oldies, records and 'on-sale' CDs. The entrance level is where all the 'hip' music CDs are (rap, rock, soundtracks, country, etc...). On the top floor of Rasputins is where you'd be able to find foreign music. There is music from Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia, S America, basically any place that produces CDs. The staff is young and always there to offer help. Rasputin also has this nifty deal where you can sell old CDs for credit or cash. Music isn't the only thing they sell there, too. They also sell DVDs and VHS tapes of the newest things out as well as old episodes of the Care Bears, for those who are nostalgic.

5
★★★★★

Rasputin Records has three levels. The bottom level is where there are oldies, records and 'on-sale' CDs. The entrance level is where all the 'hip' music CDs are (rap, rock, soundtracks, country, etc...). On the top floor of Rasputins is where you'd be able to find foreign music. There is music from Africa, Europe, Australia, Asia, S America, basically any place that produces CDs. The staff is young and always there to offer help. Rasputin also has this nifty deal where you can sell old CDs for credit or cash. Music isn't the only thing they sell there, too. They also sell DVDs and VHS tapes of the newest things out as well as old episodes of the Care Bears, for those who are nostalgic.

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They do have a great selection of main stream and lots of underground music, but my focus here is the movies. I love the fact that they have lots of used vhs movies for $2 and I even found an "American Pie 3" dvd for $5. They have a very large random selection too! My only gripe is that certain movies are very overpriced but that's the only gripe.

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★★★☆☆

They do have a great selection of main stream and lots of underground music, but my focus here is the movies. I love the fact that they have lots of used vhs movies for $2 and I even found an "American Pie 3" dvd for $5. They have a very large random selection too! My only gripe is that certain movies are very overpriced but that's the only gripe.

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Compared to the music store where I normally shopped, Rasputin is far and away the more impressive. It has an amazing selection of not just CDs, but DVDs, posters and even old vintage goodies some of you may be interested in. For Cal students this place is a must go just to see what a real record looks like in comparison to one of those stale unfulfilling Sam Goodies or Best Buys.

PROS: Large selection, used cds, dvds
CONS: none

5
★★★★★

Compared to the music store where I normally shopped, Rasputin is far and away the more impressive. It has an amazing selection of not just CDs, but DVDs, posters and even old vintage goodies some of you may be interested in. For Cal students this place is a must go just to see what a real record looks like in comparison to one of those stale unfulfilling Sam Goodies or Best Buys.

PROS: Large selection, used cds, dvds
CONS: none

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Rasputin will always play second fiddle to Amoeba which is down the street. Their selection isnt as in depth as Amoeba. I believe they try to sell themselves over anything, as a good place to pick up used CDs. For the most part this is true. But I like to shop for vinyl there.

3
★★★☆☆

Rasputin will always play second fiddle to Amoeba which is down the street. Their selection isnt as in depth as Amoeba. I believe they try to sell themselves over anything, as a good place to pick up used CDs. For the most part this is true. But I like to shop for vinyl there.

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If you're already up on Telegraph shopping Amoeba, why not stop by Rasputin? It's a little limiting to browse sections based on genre--sort of forces you to think well is this band punk or indie or maybe goth? But by the same token, it can be fun to just browse the goth area and see who shows up. The employees at Rasputin seem younger and possibly less knowledgeable overall than those of Amoeba, but buying your rock here beats buying it at Tower anyday.

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★★★★☆

If you're already up on Telegraph shopping Amoeba, why not stop by Rasputin? It's a little limiting to browse sections based on genre--sort of forces you to think well is this band punk or indie or maybe goth? But by the same token, it can be fun to just browse the goth area and see who shows up. The employees at Rasputin seem younger and possibly less knowledgeable overall than those of Amoeba, but buying your rock here beats buying it at Tower anyday.

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Rasputin is very much like its neighbor - Amoeba Music - in that it is also a large music warehouse with somewhat confusing genre divisions. While its discount selection is not as good as Amoebas, it has a much better Latin-America section and generally has a better atmosphere. The staff tends to be friendly and helpful, though they are usually quite busy so it is sometimes hard to find someone to help you.

PROS: huge selection
CONS: hard to find some items

4
★★★★☆

Rasputin is very much like its neighbor - Amoeba Music - in that it is also a large music warehouse with somewhat confusing genre divisions. While its discount selection is not as good as Amoebas, it has a much better Latin-America section and generally has a better atmosphere. The staff tends to be friendly and helpful, though they are usually quite busy so it is sometimes hard to find someone to help you.

PROS: huge selection
CONS: hard to find some items

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Rasputin Records is an incredible store, their selection is unmatchable. They have multiple levels of selection, so no matter your favorite music you are bound to find it here. I still think Amoeba is better, but this doesn't mean this place isn't impressive.

Rasputin also buys back used music at a very fair price, so if you want to sell something back, this is the place to go.

5
★★★★★

Rasputin Records is an incredible store, their selection is unmatchable. They have multiple levels of selection, so no matter your favorite music you are bound to find it here. I still think Amoeba is better, but this doesn't mean this place isn't impressive.

Rasputin also buys back used music at a very fair price, so if you want to sell something back, this is the place to go.

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this place is for teenagers and young adults. i'm not into a lot of music cds but this place has a lot of cds and a lot of good deals to offer for good prices.

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★★★☆☆

this place is for teenagers and young adults. i'm not into a lot of music cds but this place has a lot of cds and a lot of good deals to offer for good prices.

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this place is fair and nice. prices are great and cheap. but amoeba has more to offer and they have a lot more cd's that you can find. amoeba is also organized nicer, this place is nice but it's not great.

3
★★★☆☆

this place is fair and nice. prices are great and cheap. but amoeba has more to offer and they have a lot more cd's that you can find. amoeba is also organized nicer, this place is nice but it's not great.

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i really like it here. they have so many cool cds and different selections. sometimes, they have live shows here, too. i like how they sell their huge store displayed posters. they have novelty items and shirts sold here as well and they have a huge amount of flyers to keep you updated with events.

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★★★★☆

i really like it here. they have so many cool cds and different selections. sometimes, they have live shows here, too. i like how they sell their huge store displayed posters. they have novelty items and shirts sold here as well and they have a huge amount of flyers to keep you updated with events.

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Rasputin is a great music store where you find just about any genre of music. It is for everybody no matter what age you are. It is a hugh store and everything is categoried by the various types of music. They also contain used CD's as well. Great placeto buy a gift or something for yourself.

5
★★★★★

Rasputin is a great music store where you find just about any genre of music. It is for everybody no matter what age you are. It is a hugh store and everything is categoried by the various types of music. They also contain used CD's as well. Great placeto buy a gift or something for yourself.

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Massive music store. Multiple levels of almost every kind of music. They offer an incredible selection of new and used music in all forms - CDs, DVDs, LP, cassettes, etc... There are a few Rasputin stores in the area but I find their Berkeley store to have the greatest selections. They also buy used music for cash or credit. You can also join their Rasputin buyer's club that offers you a small discount on your purchases.

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★★★★★

Massive music store. Multiple levels of almost every kind of music. They offer an incredible selection of new and used music in all forms - CDs, DVDs, LP, cassettes, etc... There are a few Rasputin stores in the area but I find their Berkeley store to have the greatest selections. They also buy used music for cash or credit. You can also join their Rasputin buyer's club that offers you a small discount on your purchases.

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