Record Store Day 2023
Download the full RSD 2023 list here
Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 260 independent record shops across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar.
Guidelines and Reminders
- Please contact us with a list of the releases that you would like to pick up from us at Record Store Day at firstname.lastname@example.org - PLEASE NOTE: The cut-off date for us to place orders is Wednesday 15th March at 5pm. Please understand that this does not secure a copy.
- No reservations or pre-orders can be made. All stock will be available on the 22nd April 2023 on a first come, first served basis.
- All prices detailed are guide prices only to assist you with your budgets. Please note that prices may change before or on the day itself. (we will update our list with guide prices soon).
- All products are correct at the time of listing. These are subject to change. We will provide updates as and when we hear. Please keep an eye on our social media channels to keep up to date.
- Our opening times on the day will be from 9am until 5pm. Please expect to queue, enjoy the experience and be patient with us; this is all part of the day and we will try to serve you as quickly as we can.
- We recommend that you get to us as early as you can on the day. We are based within Cherwell Business Village and the entry gates are generally locked until around 7am. If you plan to arrive before then, please do not attempt to enter the site. Our doors open at 9am. We will have additional staff available to assist you. Further guidance will be provided closer to the date.
How do I get a particular release?
Record Store Day releases will only be available, in-store, at Strummer Room Records from the date of Record Store Day. You are advised to contact us directly to ascertain whether we will be carrying the release you are looking for in advance. We are not permitted to reserve a product for customers so you will need to visit the store early on Record Store Day to get the release you're after!
Can I pre-order / reserve Record Store Day products?
As a participating store, we are bound by the Record Store Day code of conduct which prohibits us from reserving the product for customers or allowing customers to pre-order products. Record Store Day is about the occasion and visiting the store is part of the enjoyment so our best advice is to get up early and check with us advance if we have your product.
Can I buy Record Store Day products online?
Only Record Store Day shops may purchase Record Store Day product legitimately and stores are bound by the Record Store Day code of conduct which prohibits them from selling online in advance of Record Store Day or for the Monday following Record Store Day.
Any remaining products will be available from participating store websites at 8pm on Monday 24th April.
How can I get Record Store Day products if I live outside the UK?
Many countries celebrate Record Store Day so check on recordstoreday.com to find out. If it is a product only available in the UK, it will be listed online the Monday after Record Store Day at 8pm so check back with us then. Please note:Our website is not set-up to calculate the variuos taxes when selling overseas. If you wish to make a purchase of an RSD product, please contact us by email at email@example.com
The store has sold out of the product I wanted
The Record Store Day exclusive releases are available in limited quantities on a first-come first-served basis. We know some customers will be disappointed that their favourite product may have sold out but unfortunately, that is the result of their "exclusivity". Queue up earlier is the only answer.
The store did not stock the release I wanted
We are unable to carry every release. Indeed with over 400 releases for Record Store Day, it is impossible for a shop such as ours to carry every title. That is why we advise customers to contact us before the day to find out what we are stocking.
The product I want is listed on eBay at a high price
Unfortunately, the nature of the exclusive releases means that some unscrupulous ebayers list the product at inflated prices online. Those who list the product before the event do so in the hope they will secure it on the day but they cannot guarantee this. This is the downside of the value in having a Record Store Day release.
The administrators of Record Store Day investigate all eBay listings and send takedown notices to sellers of RSD product in advance of the day. Sometimes these takedowns are appealed or can take a couple of days to take effect
This year, all official Record Store Day sellers adhere to a strict code of conduct which prohibits selling online for 2 days following RSD – if any shop is found to be in breach of this code they can be banned from participating in future Record Store Days so the ebay sellers are unlikely to be shops or be able to guarantee delivery of the product
The administrators of RSD say "It is frustrating that such people try to use RSD to make a quick buck. We can only apologise that there are people out there who want to profiteer from the event but we work hard with stores to try wherever possible to restrict known culprits from buying our products. Our research also tells us that more than 95% of all product makes its way into legitimate fans hands and is not sold via eBay".
"We advise all customers not to give in to the temptation to buy from these sellers as often the product they are seeking can often be found after the event – we advise contacting stores after the event to see what is still available".
We hope you still enjoy the RSD celebrations taking place at your Strummer Room Records.
I have a disability and would still like to take part in RSD
We are aware that some of our customers have disabilities and participating in Record Store Day can be more challenging. We take our responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 seriously in terms of not discriminating against those with disabilities.
We are under no obligation to offer preferential treatment (like reserving product) but we will take positive steps to remove the barriers faced because of disability to ensure customers can receive the same services, as far as this is possible, as someone who's not disabled.
We take take steps to make access easier but it is not possible to experience an event like Record Store Day without going to the place in which it is taking place.
All RSD stores are under a strict code not to reserve items and to sell them on a first-come first, served-basis.
The best option for many is to ask a friend or family member to queue up as this is the best way to guarantee they will get the product they want.
We aim to make reasonable adjustments for those with disabilities including, for example, the following:
- Ensuring if possible wheelchairs can access the shop with via the lift or offering alternatives such as bringing product out to them in the downstairs foyer, giving a numbered ticket for their place in the queue, asking another person to hold their slot etc.
- Offering a chair, place to sit, numbered queue place holder etc.
- Ensuring if possible that customers can be helped upstairs/downstairs etc or that products can be brought to them in a location they can access.
We kindly ask customers not to pressure us into reserving product which is in breach of the RSD rules