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McKay's, Chattanooga

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  • This place is insanely packed with everything! A huge variety of books, records, cassettes, comics, movies, and video Games! The Video game section is massive and covers pretty much every system from ...  more »
  • We used to live in this area and loved to visit this store for bargains. Last week we went back to visit the area after 7 years in FL. Not just for locals it is a great stop for people passing through...  more »
  • Make it easy on yourself and look for used book on Amazon. At a visit last weekend, we found some children's books priced MORE than the printed price in the ISBN number - ridiculous!! And that's after...  more »
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  • It's a great idea. Not only books, but music (vinyl and CD), movies, video games, some camera equipment and musical gear. It's almost like a pawn shop but you don't get that sketchy "is this place safe?" feel and everything they have seems to be in good shape. They also give fair payments for used media you sell. Searching can be a bit frustrating as the book you're looking for could be in multiple places and it may not even be there. But it's worth browsing. I can almost guarantee you'll find something you like.
  • Looking for a certain book, movie, CD, audio book, video game? McKay may just have it and more! My wife and I love to read which makes McKay a dangerous place especially for our already full bookshelves at home! They are a used book, video, games and accessories, etc store. You can bring your items and they will give you in-store credit or cash. The quality of their items are usually in good condition and the prices I feel are fair. The aisles are pretty wide and accessible to handicapped although the shelves are pretty high so it may be difficult to get to some of the upper shelves however the staff are helpful and most of the patrons are helpful too. Probably from the shared love of books ;) The aisles are broken into genre and then author. There are signs in the end of every shelf showing where all the genres are. Whether you are visiting or a long time resident in the area I highly recommend stopping by McKay but make sure you set some time aside! You may find yourself stuck looking for all of your favorite authors and/or movies!
  • I love book stores esp used book stores! McKay has a huge selection, and it has a much wider variety than you'd expect at a book store. If you are a book collector, movie buff, gamer or just into odds n ends check out this local hot spot! It's a great way to spend an afternoon. They also have a Knoxville location. My only gripe is it can be a little pricier than I'm used to for this sort of store but still worth a visit
  • Great place to take used books. They give you cash or a generous credit. Would have given 5 stars but there is so much merchandise it is hard to find what you are looking for. A bit overwhelming. It would be helpful to have a self serve terminal where customers could look up books, audio, video etc. Similar to what the Library uses. That way you could find what you need without spending hours looking. Overall a great place to shop for media. written and electronic. Free parking. Give it a try!
  • Used books and movies, what more to say? I will say this new location is easy in and out compared to their old location. The line moves very quickly. I am impressed by the setup of merchandise. One thing I don't like is the movies on the shelves down low, I have bad ones so I'm missing out on what might be on the lower shelves

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