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Record Store Day Black Friday FAQ

Q: Why are the organizers of Record Store Day celebrating “Black Friday”?
A: Like it or not, the day after Thanksgiving is the start of the biggest shopping season in the country, when almost everyone buys presents for others, and may get to make a wish list of what they’d like others to get them. Historically, Black Friday is an American event held by large corporate retailers promoting mass-produced items at super low prices in hopes of driving customers into their stores to buy all kinds of other things.

Independently-owned stores, especially record stores, are fantastic places to shop for gifts, and we see our RSD Black Friday efforts to promote brick-and-mortar indie record stores in the face of a shopping frenzy as part of our year-round mission to bring them into the spotlight. RSD Black Friday subverts the model slightly and focuses on pieces of art in the form of limited special editions, with hopefully something for everyone. (And yes, we do see it as a way for stores to entice people in to check out everything else they offer. Almost all of which makes a good present!)

RSD Black Friday is a way to celebrate the special place of music in our lives by shopping for some of the special people in our lives. At local indie businesses to boot!

Q: When is RSD Black Friday?
A: Every year on the day after Thanksgiving. This year Black Friday takes place on Friday, November 24.

Q: Why don't you have this on Small Business Saturday instead?
A: Our RSD Black Friday event predates Small Business Saturday by a few years! In the world of retail, Black Friday is an important day and we want record stores to be a part of it if they choose to. We're also big fans of highlighting the independent neighborhood business side of record stores, and some of them participate in Small Business Saturday too.  Each store can choose to be part of RSD Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or both!

Q: Is RSD Black Friday really Record Store Day II?
A: No. RSD Black Friday isn’t a stand-alone “holiday”. April’s big event, Record Store Day, generally means an all-day party celebrating the record store, in addition to the special titles released on the Day.  That’s not necessarily the case with RSD Black Friday.

We see RSD Black Friday as the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, and this means stores will launch the special releases on RSD Black Friday but may choose to carry them throughout the holiday season (as supplies last).
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Q: Will RSD Black Friday titles be available online? Yes, Curious Collections will have our remaining stock available Saturday, Nov 25. between 10 AM and NOON

Q: Will Curious Collections carry all the RSD Black Friday releases?  No. We base our ordering on what you tell us you want to buy. Visit our website list to see what albums will be available in store on Friday morning. 

Curious Collections is committed to helping our customers get what they want on Record Store Day. Please use this form to help us understand what RSD Black Friday albums you want to buy from us. (form is closed) Please use these links to check out the official posted list  RSDBF PDF List or RSDBF Web List 

Q: Can I pre-order these albums?
NO! *These are NOT pre-orders and filling out this form does not guarantee you will get these albums. The wishlist helps us understand what you want, for our own ordering purposes, so hopefully everyone will get what they want from us come Black Friday 2023, happening on Friday, November 24, 2023
Q: How do I know how much the items will cost? 
Visit our list of incoming RSD Black Friday albums HERE. (All will read out of stock until we make the remaining albums available online Saturday, between 10 AM and Noon Central time.)
You can reference Our RSD Black Friday PDF doc. We have a dollar sign scale to help you estimate costs for what you are wanting. Large box sets tend to be very pricey and will HAVE "$$$$" next to their album. This helps you decide if you really intend to buy the $400 6 LP box set or if that's just a pipe dream.
Q: Will there be other sales going on at Curious Collections for Black Friday?
YES!  🌟 Black Friday Extravaganza at Curious Collections! 🎁🎶

This Black Friday, Curious Collections is your destination for music savings! Doors swing open at 9 AM on Nov 24, offering an array of exclusive vinyl releases, $1 Bargain Vinyl, 4 for $1 CDs, 50% off select new vinyl, and an incredible 20% off on all used media!

🎧 Key Highlights:

  • Exclusive Vinyl Releases
  • $1 Bargain Vinyl
  • 4 for $1 Christmas & Classical CDs
  • 50% Off Select New Vinyl
  • 20% Off All Used Media

📍 Location: 710 N. Rosemary Dr. Bryan, TX 77802

Explore the magic of Black Friday deals that cater to every music enthusiast's taste. Whether you're a vinyl collector, CD enthusiast, or hunting for the perfect gift, our Black Friday Extravaganza has something for everyone!

🎉 Join us at 9 AM on Nov 24 for a day filled with music, savings, and the spirit of Black Friday. Don't miss out on these unbeatable deals - see you there! 🌈🛍️ #BlackFridayMusic #VinylDeals #CuriousCollections

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