Once in a great while I get a comment from strangers which is always nice. Nicer still are the even fewer times that I have gotten comments from record store owners who saw their post and let me know they enjoyed it.
I don't go out of my way to trash anyone and I have thought long and carefully about how difficult it must be to earn a living running a record store. I know in today's marketplace who much online reviews can mean and while I do not have delusions that my blog is some kind of important 'taste maker', I try to keep it civil unless things are laughably bad. With that in mind, let's review!
Not shocked to see that they were pleased with their post because I was pleased with my visit! I remember it clearly even though it has been a few years and it is a great feeling to know that I brought them a tidbit of happiness. Rainbow Records - you are welcome!
This was even longer ago but I remember it just as clearly. Even then, I will admit that my post may have been mildly critical. But obviously the good reverend took it in stride. Once again - I am glad to know that the owner got to read their own post. I recommend this store to anyone going through GR!
Ok...here we go! Yes, I remember this place very well and I did not hold back in my post. But let's take the time to break down this ridiculous retort just a bit:
Hater hating. Record store wannabe.
According to my records, I now have 82 posts tagged 'record store'. I'd say that qualifies me quite well to be if not an expert on the topic, then at least someone far, far beyond 'wannabe'.
So many fabrications. If i could bring legal action against this clown.
Why is this an 'if'? What is stopping you? Gladly welcome it!
WRS by peer definition is considered one od the few real music stores left.
I certainly do not argue against this place being a 'music store'; my definition of the term would only entail a place that asks for money in return for some type of recorded music. If being a fairly dirty facility that also sells pipes and bowls, etc is what makes it 'real', then I stand corrected, it is indeed as REAL as can be!
Next i fo not operate a goodwill store as this person is used to shopping at. He obviously is looking for dollar items to resell on ebay.
God knows I have been to many, many Goodwills (and other thrift stores) and certainly not, I do not expect those kind of prices in a record store. In fact, I don't visit record stores nearly as much for this reason. That being said, upon review of my post my only criticisms regarding price were for the CDs. I can attest that the market for new or used CDs is far beneath that of vinyl. That isn't snobbery - in fact I have even bought a couple used CDs this year. And while I generalized a bit (I didn't really dig around as I came to look at vinyl), the $10-15 price tags (which the commenter seems to acknowledge) is insanity. I would have a lot of trouble believing that customers visit with any regularity to purchase CDs at all, even if the price was half of what I had seen. And I certainly do not purchase any media to 'invest' or try and flip on eBay. I guess the eBay reference was in regard to my own mention of the app, which I only explained that I use to monitor for the existence of certain releases.
Facts all records have product not for sale.
(I assume 'records' means 'record stores'). When you already have a fairly limited inventory and you actually shoo customers away from a portion of it, no, that is not good for business. Why was it laying out in the middle of the store then? I wanted to look because I may have purchased something. Your loss.
Luckiky for indy i do put out high quality stuff for to cheap.
I'd have to say that defining 'high quality stuff' is subjective but 'cheap' is not. And I actually applauded the store for the price I paid for the item I did purchase.
Bins are solid wood.
Good to know. Very proud of you. So are mine.
The sticker is not my store.
I can see you've had some college! We've got a real Mensa member here with us on my blog today! This is obviously in reference to the Tom Jones LP I found (which I almost purchased as a duplicate to one already in my collection over the sticker which is 'nor your store'). I never insinuated it was, it is clearly very old, I only pointed it out because it actually made the item more desirable to me, the actual cost shown on it was irrelevant.
The reciept is not ours.
Not sure how to respond to this one. The receipt shows that I paid $4 for an LP which even I attest was a good deal. I can't figure why you would disclaim that it came from your store, or what my motivation would be for lying.
Price in cds .. dumb ass they are new.
And I'm sure you sell lots and lots of 'new CDs' because everyone knows the market for them is HUGE.
I am a real store. Not a garage sale. The only reason there is used its service to My less fortunate customers i've had these past 45 years.
Well I certainly commend anyone who can keep a place up and running for 45 years so I will give you that with a hearty congratulations. Trying to decipher the rest of your comment, I guess it was in regard to the dollar bins, but I certainly have no issue with that, they were the first place I looked.
Lastly what a waste of time. Mindless gibberish that only mindless people would believe from a wannabe.
Proud to be!