Glad to see my parents finally dropped by with their record collection. Hope you gave them the big bucks they deserved.Later,Ian Sh.
i remember it all too well.
Cold Eric, very cold....but I understand your frustration.
I travel alot with work and I'm always in the following stores Halifax-TazMoncton- Spin-it RecordsSaint John- SecondspinBedford- Select soundAll four of these stores always have great select with lots of new stuff on the shelves,it seems like they have a steady flow of lps being taken into their stores- but your Store In Fredericton is always pretty weak for selectionThe cold hard truth-
While I'm not sure why a short video post about lame records warrants unrelated criticism I will respond. Another truth that relates to record stores is "right place at the right time.". That is to say if you come in one day we might have multiple pressings across the history of The Beatles discography. Two weeks later not a Beatles record to be found. People find rare pressings of punk records at thrift shops from time to time, yet the other 99% of visits you'd be lucky to find a Boxcar Willie cassette. We also (like all stores that depend on folks voluntarily selling "treasures") can be prone to dry spells. Fredericton is the smallest of the centres you mention, Bedford being a satellite of Halifax, and it's record treasure sacrificing population is even smaller... given their tendency to move once they complete school or get a better government posting. Finally we tend not to price things so obscenely that only the most hoard-happy of collectors will buy them. We like our regulars and like that they listen to records and not just seal them and shelve them or traffic them on eBay. So I guess the shorter answer is keep looking and better luck next time.
Yeah, I have to look through all those and ton's of Chilliwack, Bryan Adams, Billy Joel...hundreds at The Salvation Army Thrift Store...but I always remember that Mono pressing of Dylan's Freewheelin' Bob Dylan that I found in there...and many gems...the e-bay wolves have ruined "record hunting"...sigh...Bruce McKielNew Westminster, BC
"You don't want to take it? But it's a collector's item..."
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