RECORD STORE DAY 2022 @ 10,000 Hz
YOU'VE GOT RECORD STORE DAY QUESTIONS, WE'VE GOT RECORD STORE DAY ANSWERS.
WHAT: RSD 2022
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd @ 9AM (CST)
WHERE: THE RAILYARD + 10,000 Hz RECORDS
1st AVENUE, DOWNTOWN OPELIKA, ALABAMA
Here's what we're doing:
_10,000 Hz Records [THE BRICK & MORTAR SHOP] will be open 9AM-5PM on Saturday, April 23rd with our usual 5000+ new vinyl titles in stock, a refreshed "on sale" bin, and a bunch of fake records stashed throughout the shop that you can trade-in for prizes like white label promos, free 10,000 Hz tees, and/or our sweet new X-Ray totes, which we're stoked for you to see.
_10,000 Hz Records [THE RSD VINYL POP-UP SHOP] will open at 9AM in the Railyard and close around 4PM on Saturday, April 23rd when we'll begin moving whatever RSD stock remains back indoors to prep for our online sale on Sunday, April 24th. All RSD titles will still be available in the shop for the remainder of the day, but you may need to ask for them after 4PM.
_If you're asking yourself what in the hell the RSD VINYL POP-UP SHOP is, it's this: we will set up all of the 250+ RSD 2022 titles we've ordered for the day in the open air of the loading dock in the Railyard, about 20 yards down the street from our front door on 1st Avenue.
_Nothing too convoluted this time around, and we're not gonna get started crazy early like we have with past RSD events. Just line up outside of the 1st Avenue entrance to the Railyard [it'll be clearly marked]. There will likely be a line, and it'll probably start early that morning.
_RE: COVID SAFETY - Less than half of Lee County residents have received 1 dose of any of the Covid-19 vaccines. There will certainly be people at this event who have not been vaccinated. You'll be outside, where the CDC says Covid transmission is highly unlikely...we're not requiring masks for the Railyard, but we are still certainly encouraging social distancing and masks, and you should absolutely wear a mask around other people if you're unvaccinated, period. You will still be required to wear a mask over your mouth and nose while in our brick & mortar shop. That's just our rule, same as it's been since we re-opened - if you're gonna make a big deal out of following it, please go ahead and make plans to shop elsewhere.
_The first 10-12 customers in line will enter the Railyard one by one with a little time between them at 9AM, and we'll try to keep capacity in the Railyard at roughly 15 shoppers at any given moment. Our regular capacity limit of staff + 8-10ish customers will be in effect in the store, so you may need to wait a few minutes for your turn to enter the brick & mortar shop. You will be asked to check any shopping, tote, or otherwise large bags at the entrance to either space, ok?
_As usual, we've ordered *heavily* for this event, and we've done our best to get substantial quantities of the titles you all requested the most in our customer survey a couple of months back. That being said, please keep in mind that these titles are all limited edition and there are 1400+ stores participating in Record Store Day events all over the U.S. this year - some titles will be hard to come by and/or will sell out quickly.
_RE: *TAYLOR SWIFT*: It's a whole damn thing. Because of insane demand for the Taylor Swift "The Lakes" RSD release, none of the 1400ish shops participating in Record Store Day this year will have more than a handful of copies of this title, best we can tell. We will likely have fewer than 5 copies and WE WILL BE GIVING THEM AWAY FOR FREE via DRAWING RATHER THAN SELLING THEM. Here's how that's gonna work:
- You do not have to wait in line at some crazy hour to enter the drawing.
- You do have to come by in-person and put your name and number on a slip and put it in the jar at checkout in the RSD pop-up shop before 2PM.
- You will only be able to enter once.
- We will draw a winner for every copy of this release that we're able to get and notify you by phone if you get lucky.
- If you win, you will need to pick up your copy in-person - we will not be shipping these to anyone for any reason.
- That's that on that. Please stop messaging us about it for the love of all that is holy.
_All of our RS2 2022 stock will be viewable but not, uh, "checkoutable" in the RSD tab at 10000HzRECORDS.COM by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 20th. There, you'll be able to see descriptions, photos of the actual items, our prices, and our starting stock numbers for each title.
_FOR OUR ONLINE CUSTOMERS, all of our RSD titles that remain after our in-person Saturday event will be available at 10000HzRECORDS.COM beginning at 7AM [CST, Central, Alabama time] on Sunday, April 24th. Based on how things went for last year's RSD events, we expect many of our remaining titles to move very quickly once they're made available on this site. If you intend to shop with us for RSD titles online, you should plan to do it early that Sunday morning, alright?
_As always, and per RSD rules, we cannot hold or pre-sell any RSD releases.
_And of course, all RSD releases are one per person. On the website, that translates to all RSD releases being one per person/household/shipping address/credit card/whatever. Multiple online orders containing the same names, shipping addresses, billing addresses, etc will be canceled without further explanation. No funny business. We don't play.
OK? Got it? Holler with questions if you've got'em. By phone during hours is pretty much always the fastest way to reach us: 334-748-9074.