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About Us:

The Record Exchange is a family owned and operated business which has been in existence since the early 1970’s.  It started life  in the back of a revolutionary book store in Cleveland Ohio, and grew to a household name in that area.


Samuel Lock joined the company in 1993 after emigrating from the UK. He moved his family to open stores in the DC area in 1997.  Sam took ownership of the DC region in 2006.  To ride the economic times of 2008 and in reaction to the shift of musical media from CD’s to digital, the company consolidated to two brick and mortar stores and a thriving on-line sales business. 

The Record Exchange is known within the community for its customer service and fair trading policies. We strive to reduce, reuse and recycle by encouraging customers to trade in all their unwanted music, movies and video games.  This policy puts The Record Exchange at the forefront of the global environmentally friendly market.

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