The Exclusive Company is an excellent independent with competitive prices, special deals and a great selection. The employees are semi-knowledgable and helpful, if they are in the mood. I like the lay-out and the vibe of the store. New CDs are the focus here, as well as an increased number of DVD titles to choose from. The box set collection is top-notch. The staff selections are always helpful. The Exclusive Company is one of the few record stores in the world, it seems, that relies only on it's employees knowledge, rather than computer data bases for artist information.