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Wooden Nickel Music

3422 North Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805, United States
260-484-3635 | chrisroets@woodennickelmusicfortwayne.com | http://www.woodennickelmusicfortwayne.com

This is a brick-and-mortar store.

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About this store: Wooden Nickel Music has been around since 1982. This location is the second location in the chain and was opened in 1984. This is the Budget and Colletors store and has a majority of the vinyl in the chain. 10,000+ titles with new things coming in everyday.

Monday:
10:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday:
10:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday:
10:00am to 8:00pm
Thursday:
10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday:
10:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday:
10:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday:
12:00pm to 5:00pm
More Information
Media Available:
Used records, Used records
Specializing in:
7-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch
Genres:
Big Band, Blues, Classical, Comedy, Country, Metal, Hip-Hop/Rap, Holiday, Jazz, New Age, R&B and Soul, Indie, Punk
Other services:
Turntable Parts

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1 Review

From luther on April 22, 2012:

This is one of three locations in FW and also has the best vinyl selection of the three.

Wooden Nickel is the oldest record store in FW and a staple in the lives of most local music collectors. The store has jumped on the new vinyl bandwagon and has grown its stock considerably over the last few years.

To start this store doesn't carry post 2000 7" singles but has a plethora of everyday 45s. Most of the 45's are fair price @ $1-3 a piece although a few are a little overpriced, but they are alphabetically sorted for easy browsing. As for the rest of the used vinyl it's hit or miss. I have made some great scores, and have also cringed looking at the price tags on some the used records. It is also important to personally grade in-store EVERY vinyl. The used vinyl has not been graded and many would be purchases have not happened because the record is scuffed beyond repair. Nonetheless the selection is so large and at times bizaar that it is worth looking through. Also has lots of dollar bins if cheap records are your thing.

For new vinyl, as said before, the selection has grown and is a little less obscure than other local stores (which may or may not be good pending personal tastes). The price of the indie (cliche I know) stuff is anywhere from average to upwards of $10 more than what amazon would be, but I have found more often than not that this is the place (price-wise) for major label LPs (e.g. Adele, Coldpaly, ect).

Other stuff:
-decent selection of pre-2000 cassettes
-CD's are generally way overpriced, but I have found some hard to find gems new or used.
-Caters more to Top 40 and Starbucks indie
-Large selection of hip-hop 12" singles (mostly 90s-early 2000s)
-cheap jazz LPs
-carries posters/incense/stoner posters and the like
-Probably my favorite part is that they sell Tues releases the Friday before.

Like I said, it's 50/50 going in.