Re: Record Store Day: The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle
Apr 16, 2011, 22:14
Maybe the inflated prices were to either deter some of the ebay sellers - I'd be reluctant to pay £6 for a 7" in the hope that I could make a profit on ebay - or to make sure everything didn't sell out by 10am.
The whole day does feel a bit like they are preaching to the converted though. It's a good way of raising the profile of record stores, but you're hardly going to bring back the crowds on a regular basis if, one day a year, you sell fairly pricey "exclusive" records. Most of the people queuing up there - and therefore the ones likely to get the most desireable releases - seemed to either be regulars at the shop or seemed to have an overly eclectic wish list (to sell on ebay by any chance?).