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.
     
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  2. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    Canada
    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.
     
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  3. noname74

    noname74 Openly Canadian

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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 Openly Canadian

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

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vancouver
    $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

    Location:
    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 saving!

    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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    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.
     
  15. VatiBobo

    VatiBobo A Scotsman in Canada

    Have you been to the new store since it opened? I start a new job next week practically right next to Conestoga Mall, so I’m sure I’ll be checking it out soon.
     
  16. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vancouver
    Criterions might be gone from stores now. Heavy push on Arrow and Kino.

    As for used vinyl, I was surprised when the manager recently told me they sold through 200 used records in a single weekend.

    If you dig a bit at the stores you can find some nice prices. Got the Arrow WaterworlD triple Blu-ray for $40.
     
  17. colinu

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

    I did a quick browse.
     
  18. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

    Location:
    Fonthill, Ontario
    I haven’t had much luck lately for new releases :cheers:
     
  19. LarryP

    LarryP Soul Singing

    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    I went to the largest mall in Ottawa the other day (Rideau Centre) and, poof, no more Sunrise. Very surprising as I had always seen a good crowd in there being right downtown....their prices are a little hefty though. Their other Ottawa locations are still there....
     
  20. Daryl M

    Daryl M Forum Resident

    Location:
    London, Ontario
    Still can't believe that neither store in London, ON has a King Crimson CD section.
     
  21. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips? Thread Starter

    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    It was reported above that the Rideau Centre store closed suddenly a few weeks ago.
     
  22. LarryP

    LarryP Soul Singing

    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    Didn't see it. If I had seen it, I would not have posted....................................
     
  23. kevywevy

    kevywevy Forum Resident

    Credit where it is due . . . The Kelowna store seems to be pricing things a bit more reasonably these days. I bought the 5 CD Ken Burns Country Music soundtrack there and it was the exact same price as Amazon.ca, to the penny. The Abbey Road super deluxe box is only ten dollars more than Amazon.
    On the other hand, they have never stocked a single copy of Springsteen's latest. That I don't get.
     
  24. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips? Thread Starter

    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    They have always had problems getting Sony stock since they reopened all the HMV stores.
     
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  25. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vancouver
    I bought both formats of the album from Sunrise in Vancouver-Metrotown. The vinyl was way under pressed on both sides of the border for weeks.
     
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