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More than 250 independent record shops from all over the UK are expected to take part, with thousands more celebrating across the globe in what’s become one of the biggest events in the music calendar.

 

Record shop parties, live performances, DJ sets and more are expected on the day. Not to mention the exciting range of exclusive and limited-edition release to be announced later this year.

2024 marks the 17th annual celebration of Record Store Day as it shines a light on the unique culture of record shopping, the art of vinyl and the incredible music-loving people behind the counter that serve music to their local communities. 

FAQS

 

How do I get a particular release? 

 

Record Store Day releases are only available, in-store, through Record Store Day Shops from the date of Record Store Day.  You can search for shops near to you on this site but are advised to contact the store directly to ascertain whether they will be carrying the release you are looking for in advance. Stores are not permitted to reserve a product for customers so you will need to visit the store early on Record Store Day to get the release you're after! 

Can I pre-order / reserve Record Store Day products?

 

Stores are bound by the Record Store Day code of conduct which prohibits them from reserving the product for customers or allowing customers to pre-order products. Record Store Day is about the occasion and visiting the store is part of the enjoyment so our best advice is to get up early and check with stores in advance that they have your product.

 

Can I buy Record Store day products online?

Only Record Store Day shops may purchase Record Store Day product legitimately and stores are bound by the Record Store Day code of conduct which prohibits them from selling online in advance of Record Store Day or for the Monday following Record Store Day. 

Any remaining products will be available from participating store websites at 8pm on Monday 24th April. 

How can I get Record Store Day products if I live outside the UK?

 

Many countries celebrate Record Store Day so check on recordstoreday.com to find out. If it is a product only available in the UK, the product is listed online the Monday after Record Store Day at 8pm so check back with the UK stores then. 

The store has sold out of the product I wanted

 

The Record Store Day exclusive releases are available in limited quantities on a first-come first-served basis. We know some customers will be disappointed that their favourite product may have sold out but unfortunately, that is the result of their "exclusivity". Queue up earlier is the only answer I'm afraid. We can check with our other stores if they still have stock.

The store did not stock the release I wanted

Not all stores carry every release. Indeed with over 400 releases for Record Store Day, it is almost impossible for a shop to carry every title. That is why we advise customers to contact the store before the day to find out what they are stocking.

The product I want is listed on eBay at a high price

 

Unfortunately, the nature of the exclusive releases means that some unscrupulous ebayers list the product at inflated prices online. Those who list the product before the event do so in the hope they will secure it on the day but they cannot guarantee this. This is the downside of the value in having a Record Store Day release. We investigate all eBay listings and send takedown notices to sellers of RSD product in advance of the day.  Sometimes these takedowns are appealed or can take a couple of days to take effect.

All Official Record Store Day sellers adhere to a strict code of conduct which prohibits selling online for 1 week following RSD – if any shop is found to be in breach of this code they can be banned from participating in future Record Store Days so the ebay sellers are unlikely to be shops or be able to guarantee delivery of the product.

Sadly we find this kind of behaviour as frustrating as you and can only apologise that such people try to use RSD to make a quick buck. We can only apologise that there are people out there who want to profiteer from the event but we work hard with stores to try wherever possible to restrict known culprits from buying our products. Our research also tells us that more than 95% of all product makes its way into legitimate fans hands and is not sold via eBay.

We advise all customers not to give in to the temptation to buy from these sellers as often the product they are seeking can often be found after the event – we advise contacting stores after the event to see what is still available.

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