Jive Time News

Selling your music? We make house calls!

Do you have a large record collection? Do you know someone who does? Jive Time Records makes housecalls for used vinyl collections in the Northwest. We travel to Everett and Tacoma, Bellevue and the Peninsula, and all points in-between for quantity used vinyl! If you have a large collection (preferably 500 or more) or know someone who does, call us at (206) 632-5483 to discuss our process. We also buy CDs and DVD’s. Learn more›

Album Cover Galleries

Check out the latest posts to our album cover galleries. We’re proud to have received over one million combined views while one of our most popular galleries, Project Thirty-Three, featuring mid-century graphic design, has become a major source of inspiration for designers and a teacher’s aid in schools Worldwide. We have several more galleries in the works, so watch this blog or follow Jive Time Records on Facebook for updates. Visit the galleries›

Facebook fans: Are you seeing us in your feed?

Do you miss seeing Jive Time Records’ reviews, music polls, and other vinyl-related posts in your Facebook feed?

Some of the feedback we’ve been getting in our store is that some of you on Facebook are no longer seeing our posts as regularly. We still post daily! Facebook requires that you “like” or comment” occasionally so that it knows you wish to see our content. It’s part of their effort to keep your feed relevant to your interests. (Don’t worry we never post spam, and we keep store-related news to bare minimum — it’s all about the music.)

Just visit our page and “like” or comment occasionally and we’ll soon return to your feed!  Visit our Page›

11th Anniversary Sale!

Jive Time goes all the way to eleven! Join us Saturday, September 29th, for Jive Time Records 11th Anniversary Sale.

ALL music will be 25% off. PLUS get a FREE Jive Time T-shirt or poster with $25+ purchase (while supplies last.) Watch for more info here, on Jive Time’s Facebook Page, and in this week’s Stranger!

New: Even lower CD and DVD prices!

It’s never been a better time to buy used CD’s and DVD’s in Seattle: We’re buying heavier than ever, putting out several hundred killer titles weekly, lowering our base prices up to $2.00 and expanding our popular $3.00 (4 for $10) CD and DVD clearance sections! (Be sure to also check out our huge 99¢ CD section across the street in our Clearance Annex!)

Meet Trousers!

Meet the owners dog, “Trousers”! Now when you shop at Jive Time Records you’re supporting local indie business and pet rescue! A portion of our February profits will go to Ginger’s Pet Rescue who saved this scrappy, long-legged and lovable little character and made him a part of the Jive Time family. Thank you Ginger and the crew at Ginger Pet Rescue!

Buy Ten 99¢ LP’s, Get One Free!

Seattle’s best budget bins just got even better: Get a free 99¢ LP for every ten you buy! Many staff favorites have been discovered in our various bargain bins proving that you don’t need to spend a lot to get great music. We add fresh stock daily to both our main store and at our annex so every visit is sure to turn up some new gems.

Also, as always, buy four of our $3 LP’s for only $10!

Explore New Genres in 2012

Explore a new genre in 2012. Start by checking out our own Music Guides to Jazz, Classical, Latin Rock, MPB, Rocksteady, Sound Library Recordings, R&B, Afrobeat, The New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Country Rock and more! Better yet, write a guide to your favorite genre or sub-genre; many of our favorites were submitted by friends and customers. Watch for our upcoming guides to Minimal Synth and Folk! Visit the guides›

Selling your Music?

Jive Time specializes in used records and we hope you consider us as a potential buyer. We promise professional service and fair offers always. Because we specialize in used music we’ll take the time to quickly grade and sort your collection and explain our offer accordingly. Jive Time Records pays the best prices in the Northwest for quality used records and CD’s and we hope you’ll spread the word to your friends and family after your experience. Excellent word of mouth and Seattle’s support of local indie stores have been the reasons for our success for over ten years. Learn more›

We make house calls! Do you have a large collection? We’ll travel to Everett and Tacoma, Bellevue and the Peninsula, and all points in-between for quantity vinyl! If you have a large collection (preferably 1000 or more) or know someone who does, call us at (206) 632-5483 to discuss your collection and our procedure. Learn more›

Bags’ Groove

Reusable Jive Time Records record bags have arrived! They’re made of natural cotton canvas with a strap and feature our Space Needle tone-arm design silk-screened in black. Now you can shop for records, look super stylish doing it, all while saving the environment!

They’re available at the store now for only $9.99 (or spend $100.00 or more on merchandise and get a bag for free!) For those of you out of town, we’ll have them up on our web store soon!

Jive Time Records’ Tenth Anniversary!

Jive Time turns ten! After a decade of serving Seattle quality used records, our mission remains the same: to make shopping for music as much fun as listening to it!

Thank you Seattle. Because of your support, we’re able to share our passion for music together. We promise to continue our commitment to bringing you fresh stock daily, always at competitive prices. Follow us on Facebook, for stores news, special offers, album reviews, music polls, guides, and more!