This year it is being done as 3 'drops' on 3 different days. Today was drop 1. Some stores were doing 'socially distanced queues' but I wasn't risking it and was busy moving house anyway. Due to Current Circumstances, rules were relaxed so shops could sell online from 6pm. I had a few bookmarked but they all fell over as they were hammered and stock seemed to sell out instantly. Not fun at all. Took me an hour but finally ordered the 3 I wanted from 3 different sites. It was such a pain I didn't bother browsing to see if anything else tickled my fancy.
Not fun. Hopefully the more relaxing and enjoyable in-person experience can be had next year.
I don't have a record shop near me, so I tend not to get too excited about this, but Ginger Wildheart had a release out for this and it was scalped like the blazes. So much so that he went on Twitter and said that as an independent label, they print to demand, so will be just making more for those who couldn't get it. Anything to stiff the scalpers.
Moving it online was manna for heaven for scalpers this year and certain sites were clearly being hammered by bots clearing them out in seconds. It was awful. The complete opposite of the usual relaxed way it was where there is usually plenty of stock for everyone. Lots on unhappy people.
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2020 11:23:32 GMT by The Doctor
I look forward to it selling out in seconds. Last year's online RSD drops were a pain in the hoop. Scalped to fuck and if you weren't there bang on time no chance. A lot less relaxing than the nice in-person events.