Record shop's "Rules": what do you think?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by RiRiIII, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. eflatminor

    eflatminor Forum Resident

    Yes, of one person, the definition of an anecdote.

    In any case, my personal experience differs from yours, but my point is neither supports a broad conclusion.

    Hope things work out better for you in your future record shopping endevours.
  2. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will...

    Brooklyn New York
    I learned to tune these guys out many moons ago.
  3. sully12

    sully12 Forum Resident

    Novato, CA
    A local record store refuses to post up any “rules” in fear of bad Yelp! reviews. Their rules we’ve had convos about tend to circle around comments and behaviors seen daily, but it’s a record store...I guess you need to switch careers if it bugs you that bad, right?
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  4. action pact

    action pact Music Omnivore

    A reformed "FLID," eh? :D
  5. If I hadn't been there before I would probably visit because of those rules. They make perfect sense and are very reasonable.
  6. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Athens, Greece
    Such rules, do not make me feel comfortable and easy - which is the essence of having a hobby (unless collecting is a sickness as a world famous art collector once said).
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  7. Devin S

    Devin S Just slightly ahead of my time

    I don't give a damn about record shop rules. If I find something I've been looking for in nice condition for a fair price I'll buy it regardless. I wouldn't hold their rules against them. It's their shop, not mine.
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  8. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident

    Do they sell CD's?
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  9. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident

    Seriously though I would take it as fair warning - these guys take themselves way too seriously and look down on their customers and thus can't be trusted to treat you fairly.
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  10. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Orbiting Sgr A*
    British humour .. love it !
    I don't buy or sell vinyl anymore,
    don't travel, so likely I won't end up
    in their shop, unless of course the
    Doctor pops 'round in the TARDIS and
    invites me to join him in paying a visit,
    in which case I'm liable to spend hours
    there before returning home again prior
    to having left, of course.
  11. Jack Lord

    Jack Lord Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Why do you think that is?
  12. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Maybe, but whatever you do don't mention the war.
  13. robcar

    robcar Forum Resident

    Denver, CO
    They lost me at “cd’s” and “45’s”.
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  14. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Senior Member

    Oh boy, more rules !
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  15. therunner

    therunner Forum Resident

    Completely agree. I think any form of trade/business should be an equal exercise in respect, behaviour etc. But the pendulum has swung too far in favour of the customer, with the seller expected to put up with any nonsense from the buyer - look at the ebay bias towards buyers, for example, where sellers cannot leave negative feedback for buyers who are rude or unreasonable or don't even pay for their purchase.
  16. Spotmaticfanatic

    Spotmaticfanatic Lost my shape, trying to act casual.

    Ottawa, Canada
    Methinks some people on this thread are taking the "rules" too seriously...
  17. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Yeah, that would drive my wife nuts.
  18. Maranatha5585

    Maranatha5585 Forum Resident

    Down South
    Great post! .. I remember Val from many decades ago.
    I think I could possibly be a nightmare myself, not sure.
    friendly and giving... but do not suffer fools all that well.
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  19. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Still don’t like a list of rules. I know that I’ll be more careful than they will with vinyl.
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  20. deredordica

    deredordica Music Freak

    Sonoma County, CA
    Typical record store humor. It's fine.
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  21. izgoblin

    izgoblin Forum Resident

    Or many personal experiences.

    For cryin' out loud, this is a bunch of guys spouting off on a music forum. We're not doing scientific research here.
  22. planetexpress

    planetexpress Hypnotist Collector

    I think I'd be annoyed by rule #4 more than any others. If you can't be bothered to sticker all the 45's at least keep the unmarked ones a consistent price. The cheaper they are the more I'd buy but if I have to guess the price I'm not getting many; especially at $3 a pop for a common 45....
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  23. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    No vinyl for you! Come back in one year.
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  24. izgoblin

    izgoblin Forum Resident

    I contacted Val once since I'm in his area. I don't get that guy, but I imagine he likes to sell only to friends or otherwise just keep his collection around. Browsing is pretty key to record store buying. How many of you go into used record shops with a list of exactly what you want? Sometimes I don't know I want something until I see it. I emailed him once asking him if he had specific records I wanted to throw into my jukebox, and while I can't recall the exact response I got, it was enough to tell me I might as well just buy elsewhere.
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  25. Archguy

    Archguy Forum Resident

    Richmond VA
    Then what on God's Green Earth are you doing on the Internet?!

    PS: Way back when I used to visit record stores, I often had a list with me.
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