Used Sound US Map & Phone & Address
31 Holland St. Somerville; (617) 625-7707
In addition to secondhand stereo equipment (see the listing under Electronics), Used Sound has guitars and amplifiers starting as low as $90 or so. These include a 90-day warranty. They sometimes get some professional recording equipment in as well. The store is open every day but Sunday, including Thursdays and Fridays until 7 P.M.
The Big Party!
Liberty Tree Mall, Danvers; (508)750-8964
321 Worcester St. (Rte. 9), Natick; (508)650-8811
100 Granite St, Quincy, (617)471-1119
19 Paradise Rd. Salem; (508)745-8585
880 Broadway (Rte. 1), Saugus; (617) 233-4433
100 Boston Tpke. (Rte. 9), Shrewsbury; (508) 767-0477
1457 V.F.W. Pkwy. West Roxbury; (617) 323-4344
Taking the superstore approach to party supplies, The Big Party! is certainly as festive as its name implies. These stores are bright and colorful, offering a dazzling array of choices. And while they don’t tout any particular percentage-off, high-volume sales allow them to keep prices uniformly low.
Not only will you find all the standard items here, like greeting cards, wrapping paper, and novelty tablecloths; TOP sells party favors and toys, masks, candy, joke books, cook books, helium balloons, and lots more. Along with your basic styles of matching paper plates and napkins, they carry designer looks from Marimekko, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Caspari gorgeous prints on heavy paper stock. They also have specialty items like wedding cake centerpieces, and take orders for custom-printed invitations.
On top of these competitive prices, senior citizens get a 10% discount on Mondays; teachers get the same on purchases over $25 at any time. Don’t forget to check out the clearance tables in the rear of the store, as well. Open seven days, including weeknights until 9.