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Old 11-04-2013, 21:11
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http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/

I am going to go to Banquet Records in Kingston - I used to shop regularly at its predecessor Beggars Banquet there when I was at college. Like many I have fallen out of the habit of buying music in an actual store.

So are you going to participate or do you regularly buy from an independent record store (something I shamefully don't)?
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Old 11-04-2013, 23:23
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It sounds interesting but I don't have any record stores near me I could visit. If you're talking about vinyl records then no I don't buy them as I have nothing to play them on.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:27
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It's a good idea to help promote independent record stores.

Last year there were queues outside many of the participating shops and people queuing up early to make sure they got what they wanted.

If you e-mail Banquet records they may be able to tell you what records they will actually be getting (obviously not every shop gets every release)
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Old 15-04-2013, 23:59
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yeah I will certainly be heading to my two local independent stores this saturday. Really looking forward to it. Although i regularly buy from them throughout the year, mostly vinyl. Find they are a few quid cheaper than amazon too.

Here's the list of exclusives:

http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/excl...products/2013/

Some tasty vinyl there!
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Old 21-04-2013, 12:09
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So did anyone make any purchases yesterday?
I went for the Inspiral Carpets 7" and the Primal Scream 12" both really good
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:29
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For the second year tried to get records that were being released for record store day & couldn't get them (3 different shops) thats why record shops are closing a outdated poor service way of getting music, why chase around to try & purchase something & not get what you want. I'm sticking with the internet to buy my records & CD's, better service.
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Old 21-04-2013, 18:00
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For the second year tried to get records that were being released for record store day & couldn't get them (3 different shops) thats why record shops are closing a outdated poor service way of getting music, why chase around to try & purchase something & not get what you want. I'm sticking with the internet to buy my records & CD's, better service.
The point of Record Store Day is to celebrate independent stores. To do this they release limited edition vinyls, clearly you weren't early enough to get what you want
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Old 21-04-2013, 18:33
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We started queuing at 8am last year and a lot of the stuff I wanted had gone, so me and 2 friends went down to Crash Records in Leeds at 4.30am this time and were about 20th in the queue Got everything I wanted - Biffy Clyro, Jamie xx remixes, Bring Me The Horizon, While She Sleeps, Secret 7" and a free Music Finland vinyl. Was well worth it!
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Old 21-04-2013, 19:10
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My brother went into Head in Belfast yesterday, which I didn't think was an independant record store since I know there's another Head branch in Bristol. He got David Bowie's The Stars (Are Out Tonight) and Drive-In Saturday 40th Anniversary on my behalf. So pleased.
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Old 21-04-2013, 19:46
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My brother went into Head in Belfast yesterday, which I didn't think was an independant record store since I know there's another Head branch in Bristol. He got David Bowie's The Stars (Are Out Tonight) and Drive-In Saturday 40th Anniversary on my behalf. So pleased.
Nice one, I really wanted the Drive- In Saturday picture disc, but think that one sold out very quickly. That aside my local record shop in Leamington Spa had pretty much everything. They seemed to have about 20 copies of most the releases and that was after being at the back of a long queue where i had to wait 40 mins.

Also my record shop is next to a gig venue where they had a number of local bands playing for free as part of the event. So went there after and got a few beers down me.
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Old 22-04-2013, 00:40
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a long queue where i had to wait 40 mins.
You got away lightly, we were waiting for about 4 and a half hours
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Old 22-04-2013, 01:17
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I think it is a shame that independent record stores have closed down over the past few years. We had called Rounder Records and it went about a year ago.
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Old 22-04-2013, 11:39
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[quote=JoshWilliams08;65496440]The point of Record Store Day is to celebrate independent stores. To do this they release limited edition vinyls, clearly you weren't early enough to get what you want[/QUOTE

It was nothing to do with time,in all 3 cases I was told that evan though the records I wanted were released as part of record store day the shop hadn't bothered to order them.
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Old 22-04-2013, 12:53
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[quote=JamesBsheppard;65506922]
The point of Record Store Day is to celebrate independent stores. To do this they release limited edition vinyls, clearly you weren't early enough to get what you want[/QUOTE

It was nothing to do with time,in all 3 cases I was told that evan though the records I wanted were released as part of record store day the shop hadn't bothered to order them.
There are only a limited number of copies of each record, which needs to be split between all the participating record shops. Not all shops will have all the releases.

You should have e-mailed the shops before Saturday to find out what they had ordered, must will let you know.
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Old 22-04-2013, 12:54
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There didn't really seem to be anything to interest me in the UK this year, but there was a 7" released by Cake in the US Only.

Just looking on Ebay and it seems to be going for 20 (inc P&P). Not sure I want it that much!
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Old 22-04-2013, 14:13
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I was unable to get to a record store on Saturday so this week I ordered two records off eBay; one a limited edition picture disc, so quite happy.
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Old 22-04-2013, 14:40
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I went to Brighton for this year's Ebay Profiteers' Day and there was a 100 foot long queue for the Resident Record store by 9am. Luckily there are a few other record shops in the town and I managed to get one record I wanted, although the selection this year was not particularly good. Glad I managed to get something, though.

Lots of people on the Record Store Day Facebook page complaining about how many records went up for sale on Ebay so quickly (at inflated prices, naturally).
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Old 22-04-2013, 16:30
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Last year I got an excellent Gary Clark Jr EP from my local record shop on Record Store Day.

This year I got nothing. My local record shop has closed down.
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Old 22-04-2013, 16:39
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Reminded me of Rex Manning Day.
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Old 23-04-2013, 17:31
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I went to Brighton for this year's Ebay Profiteers' Day and there was a 100 foot long queue for the Resident Record store by 9am. Luckily there are a few other record shops in the town and I managed to get one record I wanted, although the selection this year was not particularly good. Glad I managed to get something, though.

Lots of people on the Record Store Day Facebook page complaining about how many records went up for sale on Ebay so quickly (at inflated prices, naturally).
There are 24 copys of the record I wanted on ebay at the moment all at stupid prices (over 100 some of them),so an event to promote the high street shop does wonders for online traders!
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