Shopping >J & R Electronics Inc
“This is easily, my favorite CD/record store.”
“know where everything is and their cutomer service people are always so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.”
J and R been around for ever!.
I remember coming here when my father bought his first laser disk player in the 80's! And even today, when i walk in it is still a bit overwhelming to see the selection and the ginormous store that is on a street in downtown.
They have a hell of a selection and are usually fully stocked. The sales people can be a bit pushy at times, but i guess that is the nature of sales.
WHAT AN EXPPERIENCE!!. IT WAS MY FIRST TIME @ J&R MUSIC 23 PARK ROW SO SINCE IT WAS MY FIRST TIME I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WHERE THE ITEMS WERE. WELL CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS WERE DEFINETLY OUT THE WINDOW FROM THE CLERK WORKING THE FLOOR TO THE CASHIER ON THE DVD SECTION AND ALSO THE EXTREMLY RUDE ELEVATOR OPERATOR!!! WELL EXCUSE ME FOR ASKING IS HOW I FELT IF IT WASN'T 4 THE GREAT SELECTIONS AND PRICES J & R MUSIC WORLD CAN STAY OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND!!!
If you want it, they got it!.
This place is huge! The set-up is unique with its multiple entrances and different stores and for some a bit confusing or exhausting but for me it works just fine. Us New Yorkers are lucky to have such a huge electronic store in our city considering rent prices and all.
On my last trip I was looking for a small camcorder to shoot video with. I wanted something small that could fit in my pocket but at the same time I didn’t want to have to sacrifice quality for size. The gentleman at the counter immediately suggested the Flip Video Camera. He explained how it is super easy to work with if you want to shoot, upload and share with friends on the Internet. He sold me when he used the word “simple”. Once I said I was interested he took out a few different models and helped me pick the one that was best for me. I went with the Flip Mino HD and I love it to death.
The folks at J & R really know their stuff when it comes to electronics. I suggest you visit them if you are looking for anything ranging from a dryer to a new iPod. This place has it all.
Don't Expect To Leave With Nothing!.
There are definitely more pros than cons to this interesting layout of a store. Obviously a con is the way it’s set up. Going in and out of one store to another can be exhausting and confusing. It can actually be a pro too if you just have to go to one place and you know exactly where to get it from. On top of that, I find the selection they have on many different items to be enormous. The people in each department really seem to know their department well and their prices are very reasonable.
Whenever I’m in this area I find myself stopping by and half the time I have no reason to go in there but somehow end up with something. This store could be dangerous to some degree. Last time I stopped in just to kill some time, yet I ended up buying a handful of DVDS. Not only that, you could also have a lot of fun trying out instruments and many other products. They also have tons of music you could buy, including vinyl. Everything seems to be inexpensive compared to other huge stores.
Whether you are in this area or not this is one store you should definitely check out. The people will help you, they have a vast amount of merchandise, and their prices are practical. There are way too many pros that won’t stop me from coming back to this place.
Every Techy's favorite place to shop. If you’re looking for variety in apparel you go to a department store. If you’re looking for variety in selection on designer brands that can’t be found anywhere else you go to an outlet. If you’re searching for the best deal on any electronic item from DVD players to laptops you go to J&R Music World. My favorite retail location for J&R Music World is the one located in the Financial District because its one of the largest in New York. From the moment that you walk in you are visually overwhelmed by the massive amount of inventory and can’t decided where to go first. Shortly afterward you are greeted by an associate who directs you to the item you are looking for at prices that are hard to match. I’ve even had friends who stated that on several accounts they had simply walked in to pick up a few DVD’s releases or CD’s and walked out after purchasing a new camera or laptop. For any techy entering a store like J&R is like being a kid again and walking in to a first rate candy store! I rate J&R Music World as the one stop destination for top electronics at unbeatable prices and encourage you to indulge.
ZERO customer service, ZERO warranty. Sorry for screaming, BUT WILL NEVER SHOP THERE AGAIN. Bought a Kindle two weeks ago, and had screen problems within a week. They claim the device was damaged- NO KIDDING; that's why I brought it back. There was NO damage to the screen-they kept claiming it was the screen. The screen is intact. The damage is below the screen, the fonts or the ink are all white or cracked and illegible. I'm in market for a wireless printer and a new laptop; no way will I buy it at JR even though I work one block away. My main reason for not going back is no one in store even cared that I had a defective device-they all seemed programmed with same, standard answer-" it's damaged, we can't send it back like that"... 3-4 different people said same thing. Sorry for rant, but I'm so angry over a lousy purchase/lousy customer service....
Knowledge goes a long way.. It's good to see that people really know their stuff when it comes to personal computing. The prices are competitive and the people are freindly.
With two music stores--one pop, jazz and classical and another Latin and world music--it's a world unto itself..
They've got all the ambience of a factory outlet--both stores seem accidentally decorated, with yellow wood panelling, cylindrical lighting and leftover neon. They're playing Miles Davis, Counting Crows, Bob Marley and Marc Anthony, depending on the store and floor. The music is smothered, however, by J&R's mall-cum-loading-dock environment.
The pop, jazz and classical store has everything issued by the major labels, all displayed alphabetically in crowded bins. The countless titles make you realize the breadth of pop's mainstream appeal. Rock still rules, but Nashville, Broadway, and the 'hood are more than adequately represented. Greatest hits, popular collections and box sets are also available, and a quarter of one floor is sectioned off for cassettes only. The world and Latin store offers Asian, Irish/Celtic and Middle Eastern selections in the basement; reggae, soca, calypso and African music is on the street level and Latin, Brazilian and South American offerings are on the upper level. Each floor has a breathtaking comprehensiveness given the limited space and the niche-market nature of the music offered here.
Best record/CD store!!.
This is easily, my favorite CD/record store. I have found recordings just lying around in the classical bins which are ordinarily only obtainable through import houses and special order. The ambience is not the greatest, but when the classical section was in an upstairs section of a separate location (no longer) I once saw the Mayor of the City of New York (yes, Rudy Giuliani) looking through the CD bins; but for his NYC police detective bodyguard, he was alone.
Quite a place!
Home away from home. When shopping at J&R, I almost feel that I am home. I know where everything is and their cutomer service people are always so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
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