Record Store Day FAIL

Posted April 20th, 2009 by Eric Greenwood · 3 Comments

So, I wasn’t able to hit up my locally participating record store the moment it opened for Record Store Day. This was evidently a mistake. By the time I rolled up, there was one shitty little display with a handful of records left. The good stuff had long been snatched up. Ugh. I checked eBay this morning and, much to my chagrin, it’s all thereoutrageously marked up. So now if I want any of those limited records, I have to pay out the ass. I should have known it would go down this way, but I just couldn’t envision a crowd at a record store in 2009. I’m not sure if it speaks well to the current interest level in records or if a few greedy dicks just bought up all the cool shit to turn around and sell on eBay. I did manage to grab that Dead Weather 7” with the Gary Numan cover because it was hidden behind a Sublime reissue or something.

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  • 1 CP // Apr 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I really wanted to get hold of The Thermals 7″ and the Pavement live album but I couldn’t make it to any of the stores in the UK. Probably wouldn’t have had the records anyway…

  • 2 Trey // Apr 22, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    It doesn’t look like the sellers are finding too much action on ebay so hopefully they’ll be forced to start selling this stuff at a loss and leave the stores alone next year. I do think it was a pretty impressive array of items put together for this event. There were more than a few things I would have liked to have gotten my hands on. I guess the best thing to hope for at this point is that everything was snatched up by speculators who have overestimated the real interest in this stuff. Very few things with opening bids above retail price seem to be seeing any bidding.

  • 3 Eric Greenwood // Apr 24, 2009 at 7:43 am

    yeah, i’ve been following a few items on ebay, and there doesn’t seem to be too much action. i think some of these sellers definitely overestimated the demand, especially at some of those prices. that tom waits 7″ seems to be going for consistently high prices, though.