Best Music Shop to Find Extremely Cheap Cds (2008)

St. Mark's Sounds

Something old, something new, something for under a dollar? Opened a little over 20 years ago, St. Mark's Sounds, one of the many bantam music shops in the East Village, attracts everyone from Clash City rockers to soldier boys just looking for a Shirelles greatest-hits CD with "Mama Said" on it. While new releases usually go for $9 to $14, older CDs are more moderately priced. It's almost as good as finding 20 bucks on the ground, having your first cup of coffee in the morning, or waking up early on a Saturday and getting dressed on autopilot only to realize that, surprise, there's no work today. Take it from someone who found The Best of the Doors double CD set for 88 cents.


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