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Record Store Day 2023 Info and Reservations

Thanks for checking out our shop to celebrate†Record Store Day 2023 on 4/22!†


Our Plan for RSD 2023

Our plan†will be designed to try and make RSD as fair and fun as we can for everyone.

This will be†many†people's first RSD and we†are keeping these customers, who might not know exactly how everything works, in mind, while still making it a great day for seasoned RSD veterans


Celebrating the Day

We will be open from 10AM - 7PM.

We brought back our timeslot reservation system (sold out) from 7:30 AM until†10AM

No timeslot? No problem.†While we can't guarantee availability on any particular records,† you'll be able to shop RSD titles and take part in all of our deals and giveaways all day long. There are only 60 reservations and we have more than 10 times that amount of records coming in! We are planning a really fun day for anyone into vinyl and music!

I apologize if the "reservation system" was confusing. It made a lot more sense in our first year (last year) when COVID was still a concern and we went with it again. We really strive to be a store for casual fans and experienced collectors alike, and this seemed to be a way to make it accessible to people with less time to line up, For the next Record Store Day, we are going to switch to a plain old line, so get your folding chairs ready!

-Kris


DEALS!!!

We are going to be running some special deals all weekend check em out below!\

  • 30% off all rarities/cool stuff records we have in the rarities bin since we are bringing in a ton of used titles to fill it up
  • "Deals off the wall" - we are going to be rotating different records on the wall will different discount levels! You might come in and be able to snag some cool wax with a big discount! We have a few boxes squirreled away and some of those titles will probably make it onto the wall...
  • "Discogs Discount Records" - Some cool titles we think would sell on discogs, but we'd rather you save some money instead of paying discogs fees!
  • 20% off all boxsets!
  • New overstock records!
  • $10/$15 T-shirts!


Used Rarities and the return of the MoFis to the shelf!

We have a†few boxes we have been squirring away with some really cool and hard to find titles. Additionally, we are putting back out†couple dozen Mobile Fidelity records! Check em out while we pack you order!


Purchase Limits -††PLEASE READ THIS†

THERE IS A STRICT PURCHASE LIMIT OF 1 of EACH RSD TITLE PER†CUSTOMER/TIMESLOT

You can buy as many DIFFERENT titles as you would like (with few exceptions explained below), but may only purchase 1 copy of each.

Every year there are limited availability titles that will be highly sought after. In an effort to†limit†flipping we will "pink stickering" select titles.

These titles will have pink stickers and each customer/timeslot may only purchase 1 pink stickered record each at checkout. This does not limit purchasing of any RSD titles without a pink sticker.

  • 1975 / LIVE WITH THE BBC PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (CLEAR VINYL/2LP)
  • 1975 / LIVE WITH THE BBC PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - CD
  • 1975 / LIVE WITH THE BBC PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - Cassette
  • DIRTY PROJECTORS / BJORK / MOUNT WITTENBERG ORCA
  • DODIE / HOT MESS EP (COLOR VINYL)†
  • DONNAS / EARLY SINGLES 1995-1999 (METALLIC GOLD VINYL)†
  • MACHO MAN RANDY SAVAGE / BE A MAN PURPLE
  • MEDESKI,MARTIN & WOOD / IT'S A JUNGLE IN HERE (30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) (CLEARWATER BLUE VINYL)
  • RSD-CARNIVAL RIO!
  • SWIFT,TAYLOR / FOLKLORE: THE LONG POND STUDIO SESSIONS
  • WONDER YEARS / BURST & DECAY: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

So everyone knows my thought process on this, we have†many people ask†us "what is record store day?", which given how many new people have joined our ranks in the last year is no suprise. If you are signed up for a timeslot, this most likely isn't your first rodeo. For everyone else,†they might not understand just how limited some RSD titles are. We set up the timeslot system to enable the more experienced collectors to get what they are really looking for and opening up the rest of the day for our newer friends to find some cool stuff on their first RSD.†We are bringing in 153 different titles for Record Store Day, and only 11 made the list (3 of em are the 1975), so there will still be plenty of options to choose from!

As soon as Sunday rolls around, this limitation will be lifted.

If anyone has any questions or feedback reach out to me: kris@southmetromusic.com


The rest of the titles!

Check out the titles we are bringing in below!

Google Sheets

PDF

We are switching to a printout that will look a lot like the link above this year to distribute RSD titles until we don't have a line anymore. We will give you one with a clipboard and pen to fill out while you are waiting in line!

We worked really hard to bring in the titles you all asked for in the survey. We had some boxes damaged in shipment and might not have some of the less requested titles as a result.


Our Taylor Swift Policy

Long Pond Sessions will be a ďPink StickerĒ record. I hope not too many of you are disappointed by this decision. We have a lot, but we ordered even more and had an entire box damaged in shipment. We really strive to be a record store for collectors and for more casual customers as well. Trying to make this available for fans without a reservation and not flippers is how we are going about doing this.†

-Kris


*SOLD OUT* Timeslot deposits *SOLD OUT*

We will be open 10AM-7PM†and limiting in store customers to make things comfrotable for everyone! Feel free to come by early to line up, our sidewalk IS covered

Starting 3/3 at 11AM will will be taking $10 deposits for a reservation for one of 5 timeslots from 7:30-9:55.

Each slot will have 12 reservations:

- 8 will be made available online and in store

- 2 of will be held for in store signups.

- The last 2 will be made available other ways, but will probably be doing something fun with them and saving some for newbies. Don't hold out for an earlier slot hoping to to get one of these.

Timeslots are 25 minutes each. Your deposit goes toward your purchases.

ORDER ENTRY PER SLOT WILL BE RANDOMIZED

Show up early for your spot and help out your fellow attendees! We will try and move†the next slot in early if we can!

You may have one additonal person per slot, but purchase limits (see below) apply per timeslot.

Later times will†NOT be admitted unless ALL of the customers in earlier times†are done shopping or don't show up after 10 minutes.

If you don't have a reservation, show up at 9:15-9:30 and if we get done early, you get in early!

CHECK YOUR EMAILS IF YOU SIGN UP! THAT IS HOW WE WILL COMMUNICATE ALL DETAILS!




        
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