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How to Make the Most of RSD Black Friday 2020 Online

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For some, Record Store Day is a chance to get your hands on a special gem that could appreciate in value due to the limited nature of the releases. For others, it can be your introduction to collecting or even your local record shop. It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been […]

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All 3 Weekends of Record Store Day 2020 Were Huge for Shops

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After three vinyl-filled months, Record Store Day 2020 has finally come to a close. Unlike the 13 previous Record Store Days, which was a single in-store drop in April, the 2020 version offered three socially distant events throughout the fall. This past Saturday, October 24, was the third and final of the RSD trio. All […]

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The Second Weekend of Record Store Day 2020 Was Still Pretty Big for Shops

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Another wave of Record Store Day has come and gone. Unlike the 13 previous Record Store Days, which offered a single in-store drop each April, the 2020 version boasts three socially distant events throughout the fall. This past Saturday, September 26, was the second of the RSD trio. While the September version was not as […]

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The First Weekend of Record Store Day 2020 Was Massive for Shops

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Thirteen years ago, Record Store Day was created as an opportunity to bring the record community together. However, being “together” is a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why the organizers of RSD opted for three socially distant drops this fall rather than the one big event in April. The first of the RSD […]

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The Highest-Rated Record Store Day Releases of All Time

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Every year, Record Store Day rolls around, and every year, collectors are hit with a massive drop of limited-edition albums, unique formats, and classic reissues. Sometimes we get a release we never asked for (although nearly 1,000 Discogs users have this 2016 picture disc of shirtless Justin Bieber). Sometimes we get the good stuff. The […]

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The Most Expensive Record Store Day Releases of All Time


Record Store Day 2020 is just around the corner, so we’re taking the time to look at the RSDs of days past. The limited-edition nature of this annual event — broken up into three different drops for this year — creates an aftermarket of seismic proportions. The following ranking explores the most expensive Record Store […]

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Tips For Opening Your Record Store During COVID-19 From a Shop Owner

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Open. Close. Stay closed. Re-open. Deciding what to do in relation to opening or reopening a brick-and-mortar record store during the COVID-19 pandemic feels a bit like being trapped in a maze. You finally round one corner, you feel mostly assured you are heading safely in the right direction, and somehow you wind up in […]

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4 Record Store Owners On Making The Most Of Record Store Day

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With Record Store Day 2018 fast approaching, we’ve connected with four record store owners from the USA and Japan to ask them about what makes Record Store Day such a special occasion to their record stores. The answers are enlightening in different ways, and they also show how creative record stores around the world get […]

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The Discogs Guide To Record Store Day Shopping

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Record Store Day 2018 is here and we are here to help you to make the most of it! Most of our tips for effective Record Store Day shopping come down to preparation, getting a little feisty when you need to, and perhaps a little cunning. If you don’t feel like leaving the house, you […]

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Staff Picks: Record Store Day Finds

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Record Store Day. Some of us braved the crowds, some of us avoided it – and ordered online, and some of us were at a record fair. Some of us were after special RSD releases, but most of us ended up purchasing items from our wantlist or releases we came across we didn’t even know we […]

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