Tuesday, October 26, 2021

It's the Supply Chain, People!

Just a friendly note to SHOP EARLY for the holidays~ yes the supply chain issue is real and has been a problem for for a long while now - especially with vinyl. You may have read the upsurge in demand for vinyl (and turntables as well) and the music industry -and in turn Everyday Music -we simply cannot keep up with demand.  Besides the general pandemic-related supply issues - backlogs at the docks, transportation problems and worker shortages - the manufacturing of vinyl in particular is so backed up we never know when titles can or will be restocked.  Plus the demand for vinyl has caused big box stores to gobble up massive quantities of titles that us little guys can't afford to buy in quantities that Target or Walmart can.  And then we get left with the dreaded "backordered" button.

 So hear me now:

IF YOU SEE A TITLE YOU WANT FOR YOURSELF OR FOR A GIFT IN STOCK - BUY IT. There are just no guarantees when we will have Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" back in stock.  We've been waiting months already.  If you expect to find something specific in December...just be aware there is no guarantee you'll find it.

That said, we do have LOTS of great albums in right now on vinyl so come on in and browse!  From new releases to great box sets to indie discoveries and reissues of your old favorites.  The Stones, Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac (they have other great albums besides Rumours), Amyl & The Sniffers, Taylor Swift, Metallica, Arlo Parks, The Fugees, MF Doom to name a tiny few.  If you're looking for something specific give one of the stores a call and we'll gladly check stock.

We remain open downtown Portland, eastside on Sandy Blvd and up in Bellingham!  11-6 Daily except Thanksgiving!  And don't forget the GREAT Limited-edition titles coming out Black Friday like Sam Cooke, Leonard Cohen, Motorhead, Carole King, RZA, Kali Uchis, Weird Al, Jason Isbell, Oneohtrix Point Never & more! See recordstoreday.com for details.











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