For those of you in the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Miami/West Palm Beach area, we will officially open on Record Store Day (April 22, 2017) at 8AM and stay open until at least 8PM. We are ordering plenty of every title available in all genres. We'll also have lots of other sales going on in the store, and free refreshments. And it is important to note we charge no more than the suggested retail price for each Record Store Day title.
On our facebook "Event" page, we post a list of everything we ordered and what our prices are. This should help you plan! (And if you see something that's a "must have" and we only ordered a few, let us know, because we often get merch offered to us up to the last minute and can add to our orders to make sure we have enough for everyone!)
We are bringing back the "early bird wristbands" from last year, which were very successful and made things fair and easy. Basically anyone coming into the store before 10AM got an "early bird wristband" which entitled the wearer to our significant early bird specials all day long. That means you can get your RSD merch, visit another store if you like (or go to - gasp - work) and come back later for our discounts at your leisure.
Also, we will write a number from 1 to 10 on the first 10 wristbands to be distributed to the first 10 people in line. (Some people get here at 4AM or sooner, fair warning!) We will ask those first 10 people what is the one RSD item they want the most. We'll write down their answer, and put that item aside for them. (We think people hanging out since 4AM deserve that.) (Note: a person in line is defined as an adult with the means to pay for the item separately from anyone else in their party.)
Re: parking: there is parking available in both the front and back of our building, and our friendly neighbors directly to our south (only) allow us to use their lot every year for RSD (only) since they are closed on weekends.
You can find our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/wegotthebeatsrecordstore/ LIKE our page to get updates, sales, etc.)
If you have never been to We Got The Beats before:
We opened about 7 years ago with a focus on dance music, disco, 70's singer-songwriters, 80's stuff, R&B/Soul, and pop - specializing in imports and other things you won't find most other places - and at great prices, new & used. With the move a few years ago to our current location, we also added a rock department - it tends to be pretty mainstream, not too heavy, matching the rest of our groove - classic rock, 70's stuff, alt rock that crossed over to a Y-100 type of audience, etc. (Again, for RSD we order everything, and in good quantity.) When we expanded the new location, this evolved into basically "the dance side" and "the rock side" (affectionately known as "SIDE B.") The dance side also includes R&B/Soul and all new arrivals. The rock side also includes a nice sized hip-hop department.
Most of the used vinyl in our store sells for $2 to $3 each.
If you are interested in a Record Store Day item you found at www.recordstoreday.com that may be less well-known, please email Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him to order it (the sooner, the better!) Obviously we order all the Dylan, Bowie, Grateful Dead, etc. by the boatload. But if we don't recognize something, we tend to order far fewer of it. (This is especially true of the 7" singles because we tend to get stuck with a lot of those that don't sell on RSD.) Your input really helps us to place better orders, and we are happy to do it. (Note: this is not a hold or a pre-payment or reservation, just information to help us buy enough to meet the demand.)
This is a friendly store - no 'tude, no snobbery - ask any question you may have.
We Got The Beats Record Store
5130 N Federal Hwy suite #2
Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
(954) 671-9482 (671-WGTB)