Our customers love our bright, well-organized store, which makes it easy to find what you’re looking to find. We’re not like your typical Big Box retailer, with high-pressure salespeople hounding you to close a sale. Our Record Head team is passionate about records, turntables, CDs, musical instruments, video games & gaming systems, and are happy to let you browse at your leisure.
Attention all music, media, and pop culture experts, beginners, and geeks of Milwaukee: You are being called to the mothership! Your local Mecca of all things awesome, Record Head Buy-Sell-Trade, wants you to know about our extensive collection of music and multi-media, including sound systems, musical instruments, DJ equipment, video games, media collections, and many other related items.
We have it all. Do you want to buy an electric guitar to start your own rock band? We got that! Do you want to buy vintage or rare classic video games? We have those, too! Do you want 13th-century European art? Okay, so maybe we can’t help you there. To quote Meatloaf, “Two out of three ain’t bad.”
But what we CAN do is cover all of your music and media needs from A to Z, with a vast section of new and used items. With over four decades of experience right here in West Allis, Milwaukee, we know our products inside and out, and our friendly, helpful staff can answer any questions you might have (and a few you haven’t even thought of yet)!
All of our equipment has been thoroughly inspected and tested. Our reputation depends on you being happy with your purchase, so we make sure your studio gear, stereo, guitar, or other device works the way it should. Also, to protect you against any surprises, our new items carry a one-year manufacturer warranty, while our used items come with a 30-day guarantee against any defects. We believe in and stand behind any product we sell. We aren’t looking just to make a quick sale; we want to be your one-stop-shop for movies, media and music in Milwaukee.
Of course, we also supply all necessary cords, cables, and controllers. What good is buying the perfect used stereo, or electronic device if you can’t get home and fire it up right away? We told you we had your back!
One thing we regularly hear from our customers is that they love being able to compare new and used prices in one store. You might find a new stereo system that’s set up just the way you want it, or you might prefer to pick and choose from quality used components and build your system. Whichever you prefer at Record Head, we have you covered.
Highly recommend for any musician or any avid music collector. Video games used video game systems all the above. it's one of our city's gems.
— Anthony A.
Great customer service! the cashier is so sweet and helpful! she made me feel very welcomed!
— Ashley Dietenberger
Best record store in Milwaukee.
Best spot in town for all things, music, used, collectable, vintage video games and stereo. Good buy prices. Great trade rates. Good service.
— ASMR homerow
Awesome local place for music, music accessories, and smoking accessories. Well curated selection of vinyl, CDs, cassettes (!) for reasonable prices. Some new as well. Video games and movies for all kinds of systems and some instruments too.
— Cory Windorff
Very knowledgeable and helped us make the right receiver purchase. Spent time with us answering all our questions and reviewing set up procedures. So rare to find a business that has such exceptional customer service. We will be back!
— Joanne P.
Great selection of old and new vinyl records, CDs, Stereos, speakers, turntables, guitars, amps, wide variety of stuff. If you're looking for vintage vinyl you're going to love this store.
— Doug Kinart
This place never ceases to amaze me for so many years with everything from their knowledge, great prices, a fun variety of nostalgic equipment and the music! I can't stop myself from going in and looking around
— JP Bluma
Great selection of new and used vinyl. Best in the city. Prices are better than most in the area. The space is large and inviting. Staff friendly and helpful. I'm 55, and this reminds me of being in my teens hanging around in record stores browsing for hours, listening to music. Also a large selection of new and mostly used stereo equipment, cd's, games and musical equipment. I love this place!
— M Carroll
It had been a couple years since I was in and was amazed at how much their LP inventory has expanded in that time, both new and used. Decent prices. I'd have to say this was the best selection across categories that I've seen in quite some time.
— Pops Sear
Legendary greater Milwaukee institution. Check it out for your vinyl needs and for any number of surprises they stock. If you ask politely, someone on the staff may shrink-wrap something for you, including their own noggin. Long live Record Head.
Brilliant service all round from start to finish, all the staff were knowledgeable and helpful, however big shout out to Bill, he was the man. Sorted me out for everything I needed, had all the time in the world to answer questions, discuss options, and give demos. I can't recommend this place enough.
— Rick Buckley
My lady an I stopped into here to see about some retro games for her Nintendo 64. I've visited this locations numerous of times in my past so I assumed they would have what she wanted. Took tops one to two minutes before we came across the original Mario Kart . The cashier was super nice an what we paid was very reasonable compared to other places we visited.
— Tennessee Love
Didn't get to spend as much time as I wanted there but the amount of vinyl albums they had & artist is exactly what I've been looking for. . . Plus the video games
— Thaddeus Fitzpatrick
Excellent selection of new & used vinyl, CDs and tapes starting at $1.00. I go every couple of weeks to see what treasures I can find!!
Update: they changed the store around and it is more streamlined. They now carry LP box sets and collectibles which they did not prior.
— Tim B
Great place to get old vinyl records import records Jazz Rock progressive rock good prices on their guitars accessories lot of sound reinforcement speakers so good place to go
— Ken C
Staff is always helpful, courteous, and fast. Love this place. Great variety of anything you could be looking for
— Daniel A
A staple of West Allis for... ever. This place has the best new and used music instruments, TVs, stereos, movies, music, dj equipment, and records, as the name states, of course. The staff is very knowledgeable and they have the electronics and games, at an affordable price!
— Kory M
Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and they have an excellent and constantly changing collection. They even let me know that record cleaning kits had come in. I think the only downside is how hard it is for me to leave without buying something!
— Dan C
Amazinggggggg. Love the customer service employees are attentive but not too much. They are knowledgeable of product in store and out side. Huge variety for video games great prices. Extremely fair with trade in prices.
— Lacey G
First time customer. The service was above and beyond and the prices were great. I purchased the wrong game console and had to bring it back for an exchange, and was given a great deal on the correct item.They were very friendly and swift with the issue. I will be returning and recommending.
— Miss McQue
I hadn't been here in four or five years, when they had just one rack of used vinyl in the back and mostly sold dvds and electronic equipment. Imagine my surprise when I walked in today to find the best record store in the area. A wide selection of new and used records: rock, jazz, blues, metal. The prices are good, especially for the used records, a few of which are marked play-test guaranteed. The clerks were very friendly and helpful, even when they had several customers at once and seemed to be restocking. I walked out with about twenty records and have my next three trips planned out -- and I really didn't even explore the entire store. This is going to be a new regular stop for me.
— Mike S.
Record Head is an exclusive company in Milwaukee, which means we can focus all of our attention on buying and selling the kind of media items you want. We’ve got a mega video game exchange program in place so that you can swap your old games for new ones. We carry all types of systems and games – even the vintage video game systems – so don’t hesitate to drop in to buy or sell your obscure games and systems.
If you’re in West Allis and looking for any music, movie or related media collections we’re close by and looking forward to your visit! The moment you walk in the door, you’ll feel like you are home. If you are looking for a pawn shop, Record Head is an exclusive company in Milwaukee that offers many of the same features. Learn more about the differences and similarities between a pawnshop and buy-sell-trade. For buying and selling new and used music, video games, stereos, musical instruments, and media, there’s no better option than Record Head – Buy Sell Trade of West Allis, Wisconsin!.