The Record Collector

The Record Collector, Bordentown: Hours, Address, The Record Collector Reviews: 4.5/5

The Record Collector
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A record store by day, and a live music venue by night! We have over 100,000 LPs, as well as thousands of 7 inches, Cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and even novelties. Music is our passion, and we take pride in bringing you the best vinyl records and other formats that can be listened to.
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PhEnOmOnE
New York City, NY55 contributions
Friends
Very nostalgic and rustic. Pleasantly surprised at the quality and quantity of their stock. I surprised my date since he is a DJ and is very much into VINYL...he was truly like a child-in-a-candy-store. 😊👍🏽 there are hundreds and hundreds more vinyl which aren't visible in the front of the shop. Definitely for folks of ALL ages 😍
On Friday and Saturday evenings bands perform. I will be visiting Bordentown's Record Collector for one of these performances
Written May 18, 2016
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Judi v
Bordentown, NJ32 contributions
Family
they have records and Cd from long ago , to the present
with all taste of music to frank sinata to the beatles ,
they also have things that you would see see in the past
Written November 12, 2015
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Barry M
Trenton, NJ274 contributions
Family
Interesting record shop that buys and sells. Also hosts interesting acts in an intimate venue. I saw Uncle Floyd here.
Written October 30, 2015
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TMcKenna137
West Deptford, NJ209 contributions
Couples
The Record Collector is such a cool store, and as a new record player owner I love to go in there and see what I can find. Don't think you can just get in and out of the place either, it's addicting to keep searching through everything they have and before you know it you've been there for an hour and have only gotten half way through the store! All the records are priced decently and are in good condition if they have been previously used. What's more awesome about this place is they have regular shows during the evening. Not the popular chart topping artists of today but people who really know how to play and who have been in the business.
Go in and take a look around but definitely leave yourself some time to do so!
Written May 25, 2015
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Ed-LV2GIG
Columbus, NJ13 contributions
Friends
Absolutely great place to hear live music and browse the record collection. Terrific variety of musical performers. Venue is small & intimate. Owners John & Sue are wonderful hosts, and so is their staff Mike, Dan, & John. You'll love the place. I have been there many times & always amazed of the talent they bring to this local spot. Again, Excellent!
Written May 28, 2014
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H S
Cherry Hill, NJ8 contributions
Couples
The record collector might be described as the ultimate used record store. They have tens of thousands of LP recordings of all subjects. Be sure to get their schedule of evening live performances that cover everything from rock to Klesmer music. Call ahead as their hours not the usual "store" hours.
Written August 30, 2013
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Nick C
1 contribution
Family
This used to be one of my favorite record stores. I live about 2 hours away and would try to shop here every time I was in town. I even shopped here online.

Record Store Day is one of my favorite days of the year. It's a legit holiday to me. I came here on RSD 2017, spent a small fortune, and had a GREAT time. I especially loved the official RSD tote I received with my purchase. I had it displayed in my home all year long.

Today was RSD 2018 and of all the participating record stores, the ONLY place I wanted to go was here. I drove over 100 miles with my family (3 kids) to get here. With my 2017 tote in hand, I was happily greeted at the door by Sue. I showed her (and a male staff member) the tote I brought from last year. We spoke for a few minutes as I searched the selection in front. I slowly made my way around every inch of the store. The band performing even played an impromptu song about the rubiks cube my son was playing with. As I browsed the records, I placed my selections into my record tote. I was not sneaky about putting records in it and I had multiple conversations with staff members while I browsed.

After about 1 hour of browsing, the store owner John walked up to me near the back of the store and forcibly grabbed my tote out of my hands and made a bee line for the register, telling Sue to ring up my purchase. Still confused, I approached the register to see/hear John telling Sue "he was stealing." Taken aback, I pleaded with the owners, swearing to them that I had no intentions of stealing records from them. John stormed off before I could finish my first sentence and had NO interest in having a conversation with me. I asked Sue and the other gentleman working that if my record bag was such an issue, why wasn't it addressed as soon as I walked through the door, showing it off? I even showed John my active duty military ID card, but it didn't change anything. My pleas fell on deaf ears. John could have resolved this situation at any moment but simply chose to label me as a common criminal. If I was trying to steal, I wouldnt have brought my family and spent so much time in their store. Even after my significant other pleaded with them, I was never given an apology for any miscommunication or perceived theft. I was simply instructed repeatedly to leave.

My 2018 RSD has been ruined and this business has lost a die-hard customer for life. I will tell as many people as I can to steer clear of this business.
Written April 23, 2018
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Greg R
Tamarac, FL60 contributions
Friends
Take a record store that would only be of interest to a small market of audiophiles, add a small room and put concerts in it and you have the marketing wizardry of the folks at The Record Collector. Go to their website, pick a concert, and go have a ball. There are no bad seats, only good times.
Written July 4, 2017
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AlexanderD
Jackson, NJ4,468 contributions
Solo
The Record Collector is ideal if you are into vintage vinyl. They have an enormous selection with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Worth dropping in.
Written June 30, 2017
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William G
Brooklyn, NY57 contributions
Couples
We came here to see a band play that we saw in key west. It was amazing! They really make you feel welcome! Great people, if you have the opportunity to see a band here or purchase some albums do it!
Written April 5, 2017
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The Record Collector is open:
  • Mon - Thu 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM