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13 minutes ago, Dhesketh said:

Couldn't sleep so walked down to the shop down the street to wait for it to open. Only one here.  Just picking up sunny day, think they ordered 2 copies.  It's a small shop but if anyone wants me to check for something they missed out on pm me. 

PM'd! 

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Woke up at 6 to drive an hour and a half, 80 miles, to my favorite record store. Would've gotten up earlier, but I worked until midnight last night and was  already exhausted. Got there at 745ish which was later than I wanted and there was a pretty decent line. Finally got in at 10. The store had everything behind the counter, so employees had to grab them. I gave one my list, which they recommend. Just Thrice, Coheed, and not as important but Balance & Composure and Pearl Jam. Right before I went in I saw a Thrice label on the floor through the window, so I assumed that was a no go. But there was one copy of Coheed on the shelf so I was sorta content with that. The dude with my list kept pacing behind the counter like he had no idea where any of them were. Finally he reaches for Coheed only for another employee to grab it at the same time. The employee helping me lets go and starts saying there might be more somewhere else and I watch completely baffled as the other employee hands the final copy to the guy directly behind me. After another minute of awkwardly searching, he handed me a copy of Pearl Jam, saying that's all he has left, and went off to help someone else. Since I drove all the way out there I tried to enjoy myself and look through their other records, but I was too dumbfounded to actually concentration. The checkout was going to take another half hour and I could tell the Pearl Jam single would end up in the bargain bin, so I just walked out empty handed. What a waste of six hours and half a tank. All I got was a Snapchat of me flipping off a Dunkin Donuts cup with a Rangers logo.  Now I gotta go directly to work for the next 6 hours and I'm sure by the time I'm out it won't even be worth checking other stores.

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Got the Distillers and Lil Uzi Vert (on a complete whim). And @biodigitaljazz is helping me out with Bangerz!!

Only thing I really wanted that I didn't get was Ike Reiko.

 

Edit: Just grabbed the Ike Reiko from Two Headed Dog. RSD success!

@RockPuppetz http://www.twoheadeddog.com/ike-reiko-you-baby-lp-cd/

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41 minutes ago, rpm4 said:

If any U.K.-based members stumble across an extra copy of the Goldie "Timeless" 12", please shoot me a PM. Thanks. 

RPM

I saw a few out there today after the queues had gone. It's probable there will be some around when the online sales go up next weekend.

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27 minutes ago, Dhesketh said:

Couldn't sleep so walked down to the shop down the street to wait for it to open. Only one here.  Just picking up sunny day, think they ordered 2 copies.  It's a small shop but if anyone wants me to check for something they missed out on pm me. 

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19 hours ago, charles1028 said:

Just got word that I won a drawing to be first in line at my local record store.  I get 15 minutes in the store all to myself .  Not really much that I'm after that is in danger of selling out but should make for one of the smoothest RSD experiences yet.

 

Well - that was fun.  Showed up to the store at 4:30 and they let me right in and started to hand me records as I read them off my list.   I had everything I came for and was out of the store before 5am.  Walked out with:

 

SDRE 

Luna - Penthouse 

Cinematic Orchestra - Ma Fleur 

Neil Young - Decade

Cure Greatest Hits & Acoustic Hits (this was one of my biggest wants and they only got one copy in)

Toto Pic Disc

Prince Pic Disc

Superchunk - Cup of Sand

 

I also picked up a copy of Aja because, why not? 

 

And this was me practicing self control.  They have quite a big selection of titles still and they plan to put them online at 5am PST tomorrow morning.

 

Check them out at portofsoundrecords.com.

 

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28 minutes ago, EverRaiden said:

Woke up at 6 to drive an hour and a half, 80 miles, to my favorite record store. Would've gotten up earlier, but I worked until midnight last night and was  already exhausted. Got there at 745ish which was later than I wanted and there was a pretty decent line. Finally got in at 10. The store had everything behind the counter, so employees had to grab them. I gave one my list, which they recommend. Just Thrice, Coheed, and not as important but Balance & Composure and Pearl Jam. Right before I went in I saw a Thrice label on the floor through the window, so I assumed that was a no go. But there was one copy of Coheed on the shelf so I was sorta content with that. The dude with my list kept pacing behind the counter like he had no idea where any of them were. Finally he reaches for Coheed only for another employee to grab it at the same time. The employee helping me lets go and starts saying there might be more somewhere else and I watch completely baffled as the other employee hands the final copy to the guy directly behind me. After another minute of awkwardly searching, he handed me a copy of Pearl Jam, saying that's all he has left, and went off to help someone else. Since I drove all the way out there I tried to enjoy myself and look through their other records, but I was too dumbfounded to actually concentration. The checkout was going to take another half hour and I could tell the Pearl Jam single would end up in the bargain bin, so I just walked out empty handed. What a waste of six hours and half a tank. All I got was a Snapchat of me flipping off a Dunkin Donuts cup with a Rangers logo.  Now I gotta go directly to work for the next 6 hours and I'm sure by the time I'm out it won't even be worth checking other stores.

I'm sure this type of experience is what the RSD founding fathers had in mind when this kicked this shindig off 10 years ago.

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