First, the bad news: The Record Exchange is getting an extremely low number of Taylor Swift Record Store Day exclusive 7-inches. As in, single digits. There are 1,400 stores in the United States participating in Record Store Day, and the orders far exceeded demand. Thus, every store in the country is only receiving a few copies of the release.
The good news: You don’t have to get up and stand in line at 2am for a chance to purchase one.
While most RSD exclusives are typically first-come-first-served, the Taylor exclusive is a rare situation, and a rare exception for The Record Exchange. Instead of putting it out with the other exclusives for Saturday morning, we’re holding a drawing for a chance to purchase one of the 7-inches.
Here’s how it works: You must visit The Record Exchange in person on Record Store Day Saturday, April 23 to fill out an entry form for a chance to purchase the Taylor vinyl. We will be open 8am-8pm on Record Store Day. It is free to enter, but if your name is drawn, you must purchase the item (i.e. we’re not giving it to you). The entry forms will be behind the counter. In order to get one, you must visit the counter on Record Store Day and ask a clerk for one. The entry forms are one per person and must be filled out in full at the counter. Incomplete and duplicate entry forms will be discarded. Entry forms will not be available before or after Record Store Day, only on Saturday, April 23. You will not be able to enter the drawing over the phone or online; in person only.
After closing on Saturday, we will draw names at random, then notify the winners on the morning of Sunday, April 24. If you are one of the winners, you must be able to visit The Record Exchange in person on April 24 and purchase the vinyl. We will be open 10am-7pm on Sunday. If you win, we will not sell the piece to you online or over the phone; in-person only. If you are unable to come back on Sunday and make the purchase, we will draw another name in your place.
Thank you for your understanding with this unprecedented situation. If you have any questions, please contact us here.