Sunrise Records Canada - New Stores opening thread.

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by jimod99, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. VatiBobo

    VatiBobo A Scotsman in Canada

    I remember seeing the Rideau Centre store when I visited Ottawa last summer. It looked nice from the outside but I didn't go in as I'd already spent my record budget at The Record Centre.
     
  2. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    It seems they're struggling to get new releases on release day, or even within 1-2 weeks after. I’ve bought 7 new releases online in 2019 that I would have bought in store if they could get them in stock.
     
  3. noname74

    noname74 nocustomtitle

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    The closing of RPM with no notice has really hurt Canadian distribution. If they had deals with some majors to buy direct then for those they are fine but any labels they bought through RPM they now have to deal with Isotope or FAB...neither of which were ready to take the kind of orders coming in since RPM went down.
     
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  4. noname74

    noname74 nocustomtitle

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    Old news....I shared that info two months ago a few posts above yours.
     
  5. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

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    $5 free after you spend $300 isn't what makes it special. It's the double stamp days and other $100 giveaways.

    So far the "sales" at Sunrise have sucked beyond the 2017 boxing day and the 2018 pre-christmas coupon card that go you 10% off.

    BTW, I noticed my Vancouver area store now have some used DVDs.
     
  6. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    Well that explains things.

    I’ve seen used CDs although it seems the selection has hardly changed in months.
     
  7. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips? Thread Starter

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    Vienna, Austria
    Sunrise do have a direct distribution deal with Universal, that’s why there’s generally a lot of their product in stores.
     
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  8. kevywevy

    kevywevy Forum Resident

    The Sunrise in Kelowna shut down for renovations for about a month. It recently reopened with a new layout and a lot more empty space than before. Unfortunately almost everything still seems to be Amazon price + 20%. Not sure how they can keep that business model going but I wish them luck because I still like spending time in these stores. Unfortunately the one staff member who knew his stuff and who I quite enjoyed talking to doesn't seem to have survived the transition.
     
  9. colinu

    colinu I'm not lazy, I'm energy efficient!

    I was just in Conestoga Mall in Waterloo - a new Sunrise Records is prepped and ready to open.
     
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  10. JustGotPaid

    JustGotPaid Forum Resident

    Same with Kitchener Fairview. They relocated in the mall. I think they may be open already.
     
  11. VatiBobo

    VatiBobo A Scotsman in Canada

    Both the Sunrise website and the Sunrise Kitchener Facebook page still state that it is temporarily closed and due to open in May. Not sure if it's a delay in reopening or just a delay in updating the websites. Based on the mall map, it's moved into the area of the mall behind Jack Astor's.
     
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  12. JustGotPaid

    JustGotPaid Forum Resident

    I was a the mall 3 weeks ago and they were stocking shelves. Looked close to opening. I will find out soon because I need to pick up a gift this week.
     
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  13. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips? Thread Starter

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    Vienna, Austria
    Sunrise in the Rideau Centre in Ottawa has abruptly closed with a typed note in the window to say that some staff will move to other stores.
     
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  14. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

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    Ottawa
    I am not surprised. I was in that store a few months ago and it didn't seem well kept like other Sunrise stores I've been in. I dunno if that was an indication that the end was nigh or not.
     

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