thanks! so glad you are excited! we are too, its a fantastic record.
so, the way Record Store Day works, is that you have to go to the actual store to buy the albums. You cannot hold copies, buy online, etc they are exclusively only available at record stores. (its the whole purpose) and because all of the releases on RSD are very limited, none of the stores are allowed to sell them online ahead of time or hold copies because it would be unfair to those people who camp outside overnight and wait in line for hours.. and create a problem with people selling on Ebay, etc. Now that does exist, you will always see people selling on Ebay ahead of time, but those people never actually have copies of the record, they are betting that they will get some and taking people’s money in advance (and then cancel the orders if they dont) Record store day polices this pretty heavily and if they find out who these people are, notify the stores and they are banned. so its pretty strict.
that being said, the one thing that is allowed, is the Monday after (April 24th this year) if you have any leftovers (as a store), then you are allowed to sell those online. but that’s a risk you take by waiting. the best thing you can do is go to recordstoreday.com, you can search their site and it will show all of the participating stores in your area that are official RSD stores. they all ‘should’ be ordering it, but every store is different some buy everything, some buy just small quantities, its a huge risk for the stores so unless they know a customer is looking for something in particular they are forced to be conservative b/c otherwise they get stuck with leftovers that dont sell. (I have three stores myself so I know how difficult this is for stores) so you should call them now and ask if they plan to bring it in. that’s your best bet and if you dont find it on the day, then contact us the monday after and we’ll see if there are any leftovers at our stores or the stores that purchased it. thanks! ]]>
just found out about your wonderful bettie serveert record store day release from the betties webmaster. i’d like to get a copy (as they’re my absolute favorite band!). is it possible that i can order from you guys OR do you know what record stores are going to purchase the betties’ new lp to have in their shops for record store day?
any info is MUCH appreciated! thank you!
evanston, IL ]]>