Except in major cities, most audiophiles I know are exclusively buying off
the 'net. Music Direct, Acoustic Sounds, Todd The Vinyl Junkie, etc, all
sell 'audiophile' vinyl including Europressings, Japanese releases, etc.
There's definitely a large vinyl renaissance afoot. Judging by some of the
prices I've seen in B&M stores quite a few don't know where to buy it
though! I had to laugh when I saw a ton of Fantasy Original Jazz Classics on
sale at a B&M store for $35 per album! I don't see 'em at the webstore
anymore but they were $10 or so.

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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Is The Record Shop Dead?

I still see New Vinyl at The Bop Shop in Rochester. Not sure if Record
is still getting new stuff (lots of "Final Vinyl" signs over some bins) but
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
in Britain?


Aaron Levinson wrote:
> Actually, at least here in these parts that institution still exists and
> 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 that
> 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 well.
> 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?
> AA
> 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
>> dead.
>> Phillip
>> Roger and Allison Kulp wrote: