IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO VISIT THE SHOP ON RECORD STORE DAY YOU MUST REGISTER WITH US BEFOREHAND. PLEASE READ THE DETAILS BELOW. YOU HAVE TO BE ON OUR LIST TO MAKE A PURCHASE IN THE SHOP ON SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST.
As many of you will be aware, there have been big changes this year in terms of the plan for Record Store Day. The original date of Saturday 18th April has now been replaced by 3 “RSD Drops” and the first of these takes place on Saturday 29th August.
Although it’s a different plan this year, there are still some very special limited edition releases on the way and we will be selling them on a first come first served basis.
The full list of releases will be on sale over the counter only from 8am on Saturday 29th August. However, all remaining unsold stock will go online at 6pm on the same date.
We have had to make some very difficult decisions to ensure that we have control of the number of people who queue up outside the shop. Social distancing and customer/staff safety is of paramount importance so we have had to put very strict rules in place. We need to ensure that customers are stood in a queue for as short a time as possible and are in and out of the shop very quickly.
We have therefore decided that all customers who intend to visit us on Saturday 29th August need to book an appointment. We will allocate time slots to everyone that registers with us. Once we reach a maximum number of customers for the day we will close the booking system, although we are hopeful that won’t be necessary.
Customers are invited to contact us to be added to the Record Store Day list. All you need to do is email the shop ([email protected]) with subject header “Record Store Day”. We will contact all successful applicants with further details one week before the event takes place.
Everyone will be given a time slot in which to arrive. For example, if you are in the 9am – 9:30am time slot you must arrive during those times when you will be checked off the list and invited to join the queue. This will ensure that we can control the flow of customers and move everyone in and out as quickly as possible.
One of the main purposes of this system is to ensure people aren’t in close proximity to each other for too long. If you are on the list you have a guaranteed spot in the queue, so there is no need to arrive early.
Full stock lists with prices will become available in the week running up to Record Store Day and stock will be filed behind the counter. As in previous years we ask people to be ready with their requests for when they get to the counter. If possible please bring a bag (or bags!) for your Record Store Day purchases to go in to.
There will be social distancing measures in place of course and a door control system in operation. Masks will be required to be worn when entering the shop, but we also recommend that they are used when standing in the queue. We will continue to sell Record Store Day releases throughout the day on a first come first served basis. However, we will be closing the shop at 5pm in preparation for online sales from 6pm onwards.
We are hopeful that there will be a good selection of stock going online at 6pm, so anyone who feels at all uncomfortable or anxious about standing in a queue (totally understandable of course) should go on our website then.
Record Store Day rules will still be in place. Nobody can have more than 1 copy of any of the releases. However, there are no real restrictions on the number of different titles you can purchase.
Customers cannot pre-order or reserve stock even if they have been allocated a place in one of the early bird queues. All releases are subject to availability.
As in previous years we are trying to get as much stock as possible of the limited edition RSD releases and are hopeful that if you visit the shop or go on our website you will get what you are looking for.