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Record Store Day/Black Friday is on Friday November 27
First, remember there are no pre-orders, hold requests, or online sales of any exclusive RSD title before the release date.
We will post a list of available titles/prices at Pure Pop starting Wednesday morning and updating throughout the day.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 social distancing, we will not be able to operate Pure Pop like previous Record Store Days. There will be no wish list drawing as in the past. There will be no line outside. People will be allowed in the store during allotted times to balance the need for social distancing and providing the opportunity for as many people as possible to get their desired title(s).
Before we get into the procedures for the morning at Pure Pop Record Store Day, please be aware that online/phone orders for RSD titles will be allowed starting at 1pm. So if you are looking to get your favorite title at Pure Pop, keep this time in mind as customers from all over the USA will start buying these titles after 1pm.
How do I get my Record Store Day titles at Pure Pop?
Starting at 8 am, customers will be allowed in the store at scheduled time slots to purchase Record Store Day titles. Desired titles will be collected by Pure Pop employees for the customer based on their filled-out wishlist. Filling out a wishlist is not necessary, please be prepared with the titles you want.
No in-store browsing by customers will be allowed in the morning. We are aware that not allowing physical browsing of the RSD titles is not ideal but we feel this is the best way to get all customers the titles they want in a safe,efficient manner.
To prevent a line forming outside the store, initial time slots will not be “first-come, first serve”. Anyone arriving at Pure Pop front door before 7:30 AM will be given a raffle ticket. We will then draw random raffle tickets to assign all initial time slots. Anyone arriving at Pure Pop front door after 7:30 AM will be given a time slot in the order they arrive which will obviously be after all people in the raffle ticket lottery drawing.
8:00 AM- 9:20 AM
Customers will be allowed in the store at 4 minute time intervals
8:00, 8:04, 8:08 etc
No physical browsing of RSD inventory
9:20 AM-11:00 AM
Customers will be allowed in the store at 3 minute time intervals
No physical browsing of RSD inventory
After 11 AM, we will allow physical browsing of the RSD inventory.
Again, we will assign each person a time slot to try to avoid a physical line.
Please note that we will require all customers to put on gloves or use hand sanitizer before browsing the RSD section
11:15 AM-til necessary
Customers will be assigned times in 6 minute intervals
Physical browsing of RSD inventory allowed
Titles will be available to purchase online at purepoprecords.com or via the phone at 802-658-2652 starting at 1pm.
Answers to possible questions:
Can I buy more than 1 copy of a title?
No, 1 copy per title per time slot
Do I have to buy everything I put on my wishlist?
No, we will give you everything that is still available on your wishlist to you. You can decide what items you want to purchase. Please be considerate and only list items that you are seriously thinking about purchasing.
Can I purchase titles I don’t put on my wishlist?
Yes, within reason. We will work with you as much as possible without effecting the next customer’s time slot.
When can I go into the store to buy non-Record Store Day titles?
We will open to customers for non-RSD titles at 10:00 AM
Do I have to come to the store in-person to get a scheduled time slot?
Yes, we decided that this was the best way to have social distancing but not have a lot of empty time slots with no-shows.
What if I am late for my scheduled time slot?
We will allow a 20 minute grace period, where you will be allowed to take your turn to purchase RSD titles
Do I have to go inside the store to purchase titles before the 1pm phone/online starts?
No, but you must be present in-person outside of our physical store to make a purchase/pick-up of record store day titles.
Will you be running a big sale on all non-RSD titles like previous Record Store Days?
Yes, but the sale will apply to the website as well. We encourage folks who are not buying Record Store Day titles to buy online if possible.
Hope to see you on November 27. Hopefully, we can provide you with titles you want in a safe, efficient and enjoyable manner.