RSD BLACK FRIDAY 2021
YOU'VE GOT RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY QUESTIONS, WE'VE GOT RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY ANSWERS.
WHAT: RSD BLACK FRIDAY 2021
WHEN: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26th @ 10AM (CST)
WHERE: THE RAILYARD + 10,000 Hz RECORDS
1st AVENUE, DOWNTOWN OPELIKA, ALABAMA
Here's the explainer on how we're handling RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY this year:
_10,000 Hz Records [THE BRICK & MORTAR SHOP] will be open 10AM-7PM on Friday, November 26th with our usual 5000+ new vinyl titles in stock, a large fresh used drop you're going to want to have a look at, and a bunch of fake records stashed throughout the shop that you can trade-in for prizes like test-pressings, free 10,000 Hz tees, or a shot at free Phish or Phoebe Bridgers records or Miles Davis, Tame Impala, and Black Crowes box sets.
_10,000 Hz Records [THE RSDBF VINYL POP-UP SHOP] will open at 10AM in the Railyard and close at 4PM on Friday, November 26th when we'll begin moving whatever RSDBF stock remains back indoors to prep for our online sale on Saturday, November 27th. Black Friday titles will still be available in the shop for the remainder of the day, but you just may need to ask for them after 4PM.
_If you're asking yourself what in the hell the RSDBF VINYL POP-UP SHOP is, it's this: we will set up all of the 100+ RSD titles we've ordered for Black Friday 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.
_Only about 41% of people in Lee County have received 1 dose of any of the Covid-19 vaccines - this hasn't changed much in months - and there will certainly be people at this event who have not been vaccinated. You'll be outside, where the CDC says transmission is highly unlikely...we're not requiring masks for the Railyard this time around, but we're still 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 the rule, same as it's been since we re-opened in April, and if you're gonna refuse to follow it, please go ahead and make plans to shop elsewhere.
_The first ten customers in line will enter the Railyard one by one with a little time between them at 10AM, and we'll try to keep capacity in the Railyard at roughly 10-12 shoppers at any given moment. Our regular capacity limit of staff + 5ish customers will be in effect in the store, so you may need to wait a few minutes for your turn to enter the shop, and 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 1200+ stores participating in Record Store Day events all over the U.S. - some titles will be hard to come by and/or will sell out quickly.
_All of our RSDBF 2021 stock will be viewable but not, uh, "checkoutable" in the RSD tab at 10000HzRECORDS.COM by the end of the day on Wednesday, November 24th. 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 RSDBF titles that remain after Black Friday will be available at 10000HzRECORDS.COM beginning at 7AM on Saturday, November 27th. Based on how things went for last summer's RSD Drops, 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 RSDBF titles online, you should plan to do it early that morning, alright?
_As always, and per RSD rules, we cannot hold or pre-sell any RSDBF releases.
_And of course, all RSDBF 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.