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Record Store Day Releases Showing Up On EBay A Week In Advance


Record Store Day is around the corner and horror! Some of the Record Store Day deals are already sold on eBay! According to many media outlets and Reddit threads, a few releases, that should only be available ton April 18th, are already showing up on the online store.

According to Riffyou: ‘Right now, the special edition of The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan double blood red vinyl is being listed for $149.99, while the Foo Fighters 10″ Songs from the Laundry Room is up for $99.99. In addition, the Slayer When Stillness Comes 7″ picture disc is priced at an astounding $99.99, as is Interpol’s Everything is Wrong/What is That 7″. Additionally, offerings from David Bowie, Dolly Parton, Jerry Garcia, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, The Stooges and Mumford & Sons are also up for grabs for stupidly high prices.’

And this is so wrong, this day was especially designed to save independent record stores and some people are getting advantage of this. But here is the question that everyone is asking… who is behind this?

However, according to the LA Times, which interviewed Carrie Colliton, co-founder of Record Store Day, most of these listings are probably fake.

‘The majority of [RSD] listings on EBay in advance are people who DO NOT have the releases, but are listing titles (some that aren’t actually even coming out on Record Store Day, another [sign] they don’t have them in hand) in hopes of getting people to pay for them in advance,’ she said to the Times. ‘Then they go out and try to fill the orders on Record Store Day. We think selling something you don’t have in your possession and can’t guarantee you will have is fraudulent.’

So this is what all this brouhaha is about? People put these listings on eBay before having the objects in hand? Of course it’s fraudulent, the eBay listings will only be ‘available on Record Store Day’, but what if the seller cannot get his/her hands on the said record?

Colliton also questions the implication of some stores doing this and she is not happy about it: ‘If we do find a store behind it, there are serious consequences for the store. The advance listings are especially maddening to me because most people on social media assume it’s a store behind it, but it’s really just someone who feels entitled to make money off the backs of independently owned record stores and their customers.’

This is hard to prevent, you will always find people buying tickets concerts in order to resell them. It’s sad that some people will always find a way to make easy money.

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