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    Every time I visit my mother-in-law in Zamora , Spain, I pop into the local record shop, Multidiscos.

    It seems to have been frozen in time at some point in 1992, with hundreds of new lps from about that time. Trouble is they're all €15



    All the stuff on the wall at the back of this photo is optimistically priced cassettes ( the LPs are in shelves out of picture to the left.)

    I have no idea how this place survives. I'm always the only person in there.

    There's also a Pioneer/Toshiba showroom near my house, with a half dozen vintage ghetto blasters from the early 80s plus loads of other 35-40-year old electrical relics. I bought a boxed Soundburger cheap there a few years ago and tried to order 10 of the 26 more he had in stock, but he soon got wise to my ways.

    Anyone else come across any shops that seem to preserved in amber?
    Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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    theres an actual video shop by where I used to live. and next to it a model shop that looks like it the stock hasn't ever changed. but I think its still open
    instagram.com/vinylhoard

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Paul-K View Post
      theres an actual video shop by where I used to live. and next to it a model shop that looks like it the stock hasn't ever changed. but I think its still open
      With VHSs?
      I still rent DVDs from my local hire shop all the time. Netflix can get fucked.

      Sadly, the typewriter repair shop in Zamora was no longer there on my last visit.
      Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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      • #4
        im not sure about vhs still in the shop. ill try get a photo.
        I think the only reason these two places are still open are that they look like they are converted front rooms. so I'm guessing they live there still

        is the shop above a front for something? how do these places stay open?
        instagram.com/vinylhoard

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Paul-K View Post

          is the shop above a front for something? how do these places stay open?
          I'm guessing it's owned, not rented; the shop assistant is family and business rates are low. They seem to sell tickets, a bit of hi-fi equipment and not much else.
          What's amazing is the way the vast majority of stock hasn't been renewed at all for decades.
          Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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          • #6
            So prices have been updated, just not the stock? Anything interesting in there?

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            • #7


              The Corner Shop, Bath Road, Cheltenham. Still run (or at least was when I last went in, sometime last year) by the same proprietor, Bob, who bought it in 1963.

              Full of toys, penny sweets and curiosities. Bob is fully aware of how much his old toys are worth and (used to at least) deal on eBay. Remarkable place!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by bennyboy View Post
                So prices have been updated, just not the stock? Anything interesting in there?
                There are posters announcing the prices in Euros, which were probably put up when they introduced the Euro. They haven`t changed for years.

                There's a few flamenco cassettes I like the look of, and the odd lp that I might pay 3 or 5 Euros for, but not the prices they're asking. I'm guessing it's been well combed for interesting stuff.
                Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                • #9
                  Assume everyone has seen this?

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                  • #10
                    Maybe not the kind of shop you are after but our local gunsmiths hasn't changed in about 150 years. The interior is even more spartan than the windows.
                    "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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                    • #11
                      There's a religious bookshop near me that seems to sell mostly childrens books with a religious slant. It must have been there 30 years and I never see anyone go in or come out or even inside. I think it's called 'Ichtus' books and I used to say to the kids 'I dare you to go to the counter and ask 'Have you got any Ichtus books?'. I dont know how it stays open.

                      We also have a model shop called 'The Model Shop'.

                      I'll try and find a pic when I'm not typing on this tablet.

                      EDIT: Never changes although it does have a half price sale on all paperbacks at the moment. :

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by amidar View Post
                        There's a religious bookshop near me that seems to sell mostly childrens books with a religious slant. It must have been there 30 years and I never see anyone go in or come out or even inside. I think it's called 'Ichtus' books and I used to say to the kids 'I dare you to go to the counter and ask 'Have you got any Ichtus books?'. I dont know how it stays open.
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                        • #13
                          It is bizarre they don't even have an online store. With all the redeveloping going on especially up that road where there are very few shops a lot of off street parking has been redeveloped as part of a new road system and a spokesperson for 'Ichthus Books' was quoted in the local newspaper that they were worried it would affect passing trade.

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                          • #14
                            I thought this thread was going to be about the tubes they used to bury on Blue Peter etc. Seemed to be all the rage for a brief period in the late 70's. burying a packet of toffos and a copy of Jackie for future generations to enjoy.
                            "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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                            • #15
                              There were a couple in Cambridge : a blank tapes shop (that until not that long ago still had brand new Type IV Metal cassettes visible through the window, think they got wise eventually) and a couple of old corner shops - now long gone.

                              One Cambridge survivor, though, is H Gee's on Mill Rd. Amazing old-school electrical and electronics shop. Still got new-old stock of components that have been deleted for decades.



                              Mind you don't have to go much further into the fens to find entire time capsule towns. Wisbech until fairly recently had the 1980s versions of all the logos and liveries of the chain stores. They've got a Costa now. A Costa, I tell you.

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