Marrs Plectrum

Friday 21 April 2017

Records Store Day 22n April 2017

A letter for anyone planning on queuing for RSD at Marrs Plectrum on Saturday morning...

Hello fans of popular tunes,

Thank you so much for coming out at stupid o’clock for some pop records. There’s no better way to spend a Saturday morning, eh? Hope you don’t mind if I take a few moments to explain some RSD workings to you…

  • ·      There’s a separate queue for eBay flippers and scalpers who will be given the treatment they deserve. Please form an orderly line at the Bus Station.
  • ·      Many titles will be very limited and we may just have a single copy. There’s over 250 shops taking part so a run of 500 records won’t go far. Remember, we’ve worked our socks off to get you that one copy. Many shops won’t even have that. Please be understanding.
  • ·      Say hello and make friends with the queue. Help each other out. Vinyl people are good people.
  • ·      Can you do us a solid? Can you check in on our Facebook page please? Share the page? Tag a mate? Tweet a photo? Hashtag #RSD17 Thank you!
  • ·      Yes, there will be tea and coffee and rumours of a bacon or egg butty are completely true.
  • ·      All stock is sold on a first come first served basis. No more than 10 items per customer/household whilst there’s a queue. You can go to the back of the queue and start again if you wish. No queue? No limits!
  • ·      Free Fred Perry tote bags whilst they last. We just ask for a donation to the official RSD charity which supports musicians on hard times. Thank you.
  • ·      Yes, we really did get quite a few copies of The Smiths 7” because of the shop’s name. And probably the The The single too. Aces. No, we’re not changing our name to BowieBeatlesPearlJamPrinceCabbageCureElasticaGoldiePlacebos Plectrum.
  • ·      We’re in a residential area so kindly keep the noise down. Most sensible people are still in the land of nod. Please make sure that you’ve not parked on a grass verge or blocked access to a drive. We know you know and every year you’ve been amazing. Thank you.
  • ·      RSD is about getting people into independent record shops. Like you, here today. Remember, we do this everyday of the year. We stock 1,000’s of records and can pre-order new releases for you all year round. We genuinely believe that Peterborough would be a better place for having more small independently owned businesses. Support them.
  • ·      Ralph is in the shop today helping us out. We’re not paying him anything but a commission if he sells the Sting LP that’s been here since we opened. Be excellent to Ralph.
  • ·      We’re opening Sunday 11.00am until 2.00pm. Then I’m going to sleep for 24 hours.

Many thanks for all your support – have an amazing RSD 2017.

Love Matt and Claire.

Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm Saturday 11am to 2pm.

Buying, Selling and Trading Vinyl Records


07884 357021

387 Fulbridge Road, Peterborough, PE4 6SF.