RSD: YOU HAVE QUESTIONS… WE TRY TO HAVE ANSWERS
Rest assured, Cactus has ordered all of the titles on the official Record Store Day list as detailed on recordstoreday.com. We order more than any other retailer in Houston and we try to be the flagship record store for RSD in Houston. We have even ordered many of the unofficial releases that have a street date of 4/22. We have a remarkable track record of having a plentiful stock of these items. That said, there are many circumstances that play out that affect what we actually receive. Stock allocated to special events or in-stores, pressing complications, miss shipment, items damaged in transit, items limited to a region and other issues all affect our shipments. With many items, the demand far outweighs the amount of stock pressed. We do not know the quantities that we are going to receive or what circumstances are going to affect those shipments until the week of release. With almost 400 releases, something is bound to go wrong. We are prepared to answer your questions about these limited edition items as best we can, but find ourselves overwhelmed with requests for information. In order to best answer your queries we ask the following:
- Do not call the store. Odds are, the person answering the phone does not know how many were ordered, how many were pressed or how many we may receive.
- Send us an email. Contact us at cactusrsd[at]yahoo.com with your questions. We will be glad to inform you regarding our expectations on fill and the anticipated scarcity of select titles.
- Please save questions until 4/13. We will not know about our shipments until that time…at the earliest.
- Know that we may still not have an answer for you as many items don’t arrive until the day before RSD.