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

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

  1. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Location:
    Marple, PA, USA
    Val is a huge schlong. He must have plenty of money, cause you are right, he has absolutely no interest in making a buck or not.
    I was in the store once and left after a few minutes, knowing I couldn't browse. (There were other people in the store, so there was some entertainment factor in hearing Val insult them).
     
  2. Archguy

    Archguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richmond VA
    OTOH, at least they're up-front about it. Many places you have to find out the hard way.
     
  3. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Location:
    Marple, PA, USA
    You have a point. I've read some stories on here that are pretty crazy with owners jumping all over customers verbally when the shop has no signs posted.
     
  4. Ratto

    Ratto Forum Resident

    I'd have walked out by then for (a) the shop selling records only and (b) the unnecessary apostrophe on show.
     
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  5. Archguy

    Archguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richmond VA
    Way back before it had become completely tourist-infested, the town of Hudson, NY had an antique store staffed by an effete, tiresome, pretentious Frenchman. Okay, maybe a tad redundant there, IDK. But the point of this little story is that he had a regular practice of telling people "I'm sure you can't afford it" in relation to whatever piece of furniture had their interest.

    Now you and I know he thought it was a clever way of making New Yorkers feel the need to prove themselves. But it didn't really work out too well for him, because his knowledge of New Yorkers was, shall we say, incomplete.
     
  6. classicrocker

    classicrocker Life is good!

    Location:
    Worcester, MA, USA
    What a cool shop! would love to have a few days to rummage around that place!
     
  7. Archguy

    Archguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richmond VA
    I hope you caught the pic upthread advertising "Vinyl LPs" (or is there some other kind?)
     
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  8. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Location:
    Marple, PA, USA
    you go in with that attitude, you will find yourself referred to by a variety of creative insults involving your private parts and posterior.
     
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  9. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    Depends on if those rules were written tongue and cheek, cause if there is one way to get me to take my business elsewhere it is standoffish and arrogant shop owners/workers
     
  10. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

    Location:
    South West, UK.
    Perhaps something got lost in translation. Greek humour?
     
  11. Archguy

    Archguy Forum Resident

    Location:
    Richmond VA
    Speaking of! I'd like to offer everyone my apology now, perhaps even before you feel you need it.
     
  12. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    The problem is, apparently, not being allowed to rummage.

    It's not just record shops and antiques stores. Kansas City has a potentially fascinating hardware store, Harry J. Epstein's. But I wouldn't know, as they were always so rude and opposed to my coming in and browsing that I never have bothered.
     
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  13. phillyal1

    phillyal1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    philadelphia, pa.
    He lets Brits browse -- knows they will spend some $$$. Also I heard Lenny Kaye can browse.
     
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  14. Trace

    Trace Senior Member

    Location:
    Washington State
    I would say they don't really like their customers very much and should probably find a new line of work where they don't have to deal with the public (aka The Great Unwashed).

    I would not spend a cent at this store, even though I wash my hands regularly. As a customer, I like to be appreciated, not ridiculed. Don't get me wrong, I'm not expecting anyone to kiss my a**, but I do expect common courtesy at a minimum.

    We have a store here that I usually avoid, even though they have a pretty good selection of vinyl, but I always get the feeling the employees think they are just too cool. I avoid it because it makes me feel uncomfortable. Too bad for them, I guess. Luckily for me, we have a plethora of record stores in the area.
     
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  15. E.Baba

    E.Baba Forum Resident

    'Do not enter '.
    OK. Not going to volunteer where I'm not wanted.

    Happily my local store is very friendly.
     
  16. eric777

    eric777 The Duke Of TN - A Number 1

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Honestly, if I were still buying records I would be more inclined to shop there then anywhere else. Those rules tell me that they care about their products. I could be wrong of course but I would still give them a chance.
     
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  17. aroney

    aroney Who really gives a...?

    How does he even stay in business? Even browsing in that joint looks like a nightmare. :(
     
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  18. I think it probably reads more comprehensibly in the original Greek.
     
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  19. Gaslight

    Gaslight My Hodag Ate The List

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    There's a bathroom in the store that I can actually use?

    All good.
     
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  20. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    It is the same feeling more or less. I can say maybe worse, because such "British" humor does not translate well to Greek mentality.
     
  21. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Again, the guys are kind and gentle. I have been there and bought records.
     
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  22. bluejimbop

    bluejimbop Forum Resident

    Location:
    Castro Valley, CA
    What’d they want for the congas?
     
  23. bluejimbop

    bluejimbop Forum Resident

    Location:
    Castro Valley, CA
    No vinyl for you!
     
  24. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway overground | underground

    Location:
    London, England
    A while back, I was having a cigarette in a public space outside but not overly near a large London HMV, before going in to spend a reasonable amount of money. One of their security guards came out and unpleasantly complained I was smoking "too close" to HMV.

    So I went up the road and spent the money in one of their competitors instead.

    RIP Tower, Virgin and Zavvi..
     
  25. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Well done.
     
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