Tom Fine wrote:
> Also Elusive Disc:
Careful, Tom. I mentioned Elusive a month or so ago and was
"lambasted" (nicely) for it, because of their seeming inflated prices.
My purpose was to share a web site and email therefrom that is well
laid out and informative. They seem to keep up to date on the latest
high quality releases. I personally have never purchased anything from
them. I found that your link to Acoustic Sounds:
for me it was worth the trip. Their prices seem more competitive, but
I sure others in the group can and will give more data on that.
Thanks for all the good information, everyone,
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roger and Allison Kulp"
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> Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 11:56 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Is The Record Shop Dead?
>> Acoustic Sounds is the exclusive retailer for Speakers Corners,in the
>> US,as far as I know.
>> David Lennick <[log in to unmask]> wrote: I still see New Vinyl at
>> The Bop Shop in Rochester. Not sure if Record Theater
>> is still getting new stuff (lots of "Final Vinyl" signs over some
>> bins) but the
>> prices on some albums there don't reflect a desire to get out of it.
>> What I
>> never see anywhere is new classical vinyl (Speakers Corner, etc),
>> which is
>> reviewed regularly in Classic Record Collector. Is the sale of this
>> stuff only
>> in Britain?
>> Aaron Levinson wrote:
>>> Actually, at least here in these parts that institution still exists
>>> I am truly thankful that it does. No fewer than 5 within 5-7 miles of
>>> each other. I know that sounds crazy but its true. I actually think
>>> a small footprint chain that sold nothing but vinyl
>>> would do really well. Vinyl sales are up 30% in the last year and I see
>>> no end in sight. If someone carried Dylan, Tool, Coltrane,
>>> Outkast and a bunch of great music on wax I bet it would do really
>>> Stroll in, buy a few albums, and get that elated, "I just bought
>>> 'Introducing Roland Kirk' on a 180 gram pressing feeling". There is
>>> still nothing like it. Viva Vinyl anyone?
>>> phillip holmes wrote:
>>>> The real record shop died a slow death in the '90s. What I mean by
>>>> real is: 33, 45, and 78 rpm; all genres; record care supplies;
>>>> ephemera; the selection of replacement styli; the stylus magnifier;
>>>> the audition turntable and headphones; tobacco smoke _OR_ an old man
>>>> chewing a cigar _OR_ the hourly help dealing pot out the back (but
>>>> preferably all three); two pair of JBL L100 on the walls; cardboard
>>>> stand-up Beatles; a ceramic nipper somewhere in the store; at least
>>>> one crotchety old worker and one bipolar young worker; a jaded owner
>>>> that USED to be in "the business"; the smell of paper aging (the not
>>>> acid-free kind); and let's not forget the most important part of a
>>>> real record shop--delusional and weird record collectors. Yes, it's
>>>> Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
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