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Went to Quality(?) Records today

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Haven’t been there for ages but I was given a voucher for my birthday and I thought I’d take the opportunity to buy some records. 

 

Their selection of new vinyl has has almost disappeared. What’s happened?

i usually buy “audiophile” pressings when I get a voucher but even that section only had like 10 records in it. 

 

The used vinyl section seems quite a lot bigger, but I always went there for their great selection of new stock. No longer it seems. 

Very disappointing. 

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1 hour ago, Sierra said:

Sounds like you would have been better off going to JB HiFi Trev ...

Except that I was given a voucher for Quality records. 

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Sad to hear. I used to live close and loved that store, they used to have a huge range of new records and a range of MoFi albums

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Yeah I used to be a regular there too.  Maybe the new owners don’t want to be loaded with the debt of having a lot of new stock on shelves, but the likely medium term outcome will be you drive away your regular buyers

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1 hour ago, Demondes said:

Yeah I used to be a regular there too.  Maybe the new owners don’t want to be loaded with the debt of having a lot of new stock on shelves, but the likely medium term outcome will be you drive away your regular buyers

I generally prefer buying new and even though they were never the cheapest, their wide selection kept me coming back. 

 

Doubly disappointing as someone went to the trouble of buying me a very generous voucher which I’m going to struggle to use. 

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2 hours ago, Demondes said:

Yeah I used to be a regular there too.  Maybe the new owners don’t want to be loaded with the debt of having a lot of new stock on shelves, but the likely medium term outcome will be you drive away your regular buyers

Which is why it's almost impossible to make money out of purely vinyl sales in this country.

Add to that most owners being self-obsessed collectors of the very stock they should be selling, and you have a recipe for financial disaster.

I don't see too many vinyl purveyors riding around in AMG's these days (unless they work for a record company or the distributors).

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31 minutes ago, candyflip said:

Which is why it's almost impossible to make money out of purely vinyl sales in this country.

Add to that most owners being self-obsessed collectors of the very stock they should be selling, and you have a recipe for financial disaster.

I don't see too many vinyl purveyors riding around in AMG's these days (unless they work for a record company or the distributors).

Yes, a very good point.

 

Sometimes being a collector/enthusiast can be a good thing in business, but it can sometimes also be a bit of  a liability and retail margins don't make for getting rich.

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Perhaps you could use your gift certificate by asking them to order an “audiophile” pressing for you, on a label they stock.  It might take a while for it to arrive, but at least you will be getting something you like.

 

I'm sitting on a JB voucher at the moment.  Nothing in store appeals, and some bigger-ticket sets I would be interested in using the certificate for are not listed on their website database. 

 

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That’s terrible news. They were always worth visiting for their excellent range of new vinyl. The new owners are clearly not up to the task. Very sad.

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Perhaps you could use your gift certificate by asking them to order an “audiophile” pressing for you, on a label they stock.  It might take a while for it to arrive, but at least you will be getting something you like.

 

 

Yes, I’ve ordered what I want from them as the don’t seem to stock as wide a range now.

 

I have had more success with Readings, Discrepancy Records and even JB Hifi.

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I've just got a Quality Records gift voucher too.

 

I used to buy from them on a regular basis but have only been in there once since the new owners took over.

 

I was just browsing their online site to see what they had and they seem to have limited the range of both stock and what can be ordered in. 

 

For instance I searched for Joni Mitchell and they don't have anything in stock by her, or able to be ordered, which I find amazing.

 

Also, many of the New Arrivals are out of stock which I don't understand i.e how could something be a New Arrival but out of stock?

 

Herby

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5 minutes ago, hugo_wilco said:

Go to Greville Records best selection in Melbourne!

 

When in Melbourne................that's where I go!

(and the Bazzar)

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24 minutes ago, hugo_wilco said:

Go to Greville Records best selection in Melbourne!

They do have good stock, but they don’t accept vouchers from Quantity Records 

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Well, you know what to tell them where to get a voucher next year!

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39 minutes ago, Sir Sanders Zingmore said:

They do have good stock, but they don’t accept vouchers from Quantity Records 

 

 

You got two vouchers?

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32 minutes ago, Kaynin said:

 

 

You got two vouchers?

No. @Herbyj mentioned he’d got one and then someone suggested going to Greville st records ...

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On 10/02/2019 at 2:39 PM, Sir Sanders Zingmore said:

Except that I was given a voucher for Quality records. 

 

1 hour ago, Sir Sanders Zingmore said:

They do have good stock, but they don’t accept vouchers from Quantity Records 

 

 

1 hour ago, Kaynin said:

 

You got two vouchers?

 

 

Pedantic, I know...

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I'm very sorry to hear that Quality is not doing so well. I was unaware that there are new owners, as not only did I buy quite a lot there, but I sent a heap of my turntable customers there (I used to sell turntables and do setups professionaly for years). With vinyl sales increasing, we need good, knowledgeably retailers to supply us. 

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On 24/03/2019 at 10:16 PM, Kaynin said:

 

 

 

 

 

Pedantic, I know...

Oh I get it now. 

Calling them “Quantity” Records was my attempt at humour (as the quantity of records is very low). 

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1 hour ago, magical said:

I'm very sorry to hear that Quality is not doing so well. I was unaware that there are new owners, as not only did I buy quite a lot there, but I sent a heap of my turntable customers there (I used to sell turntables and do setups professionaly for years). With vinyl sales increasing, we need good, knowledgeably retailers to supply us. 

I have no idea if they are doing well

or not. My comments were about their very limited range. For all I know they are doing fabulously 

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