Wednesday, 25 March 2020

New arrivals, Pre orders continue

Despite the closure of our shop for safety reasons during this awful Coronavirus situation, we continue from HOME to list new arrivals and pre orders for future releases. As you may have seen we have put some information up on our new Mail Order page on website, so might be worth a read if of interest. Its also OK to reserve any titles for collection when we re-open (our usual 14 day collection rule will be waived during our closure) .So, despite being invisible for a while we are still actively doing our very best to make sure we can hopefully return at some point in the future. We will keep the updates coming.....

Monday, 23 March 2020

We have closed our shop for now...

Although we had hoped stepping up safety procedures would help this week, given the gravity of the current situation and with thoughts for all our customers it seems best to close With immediate effect until further notice. There is no knowing when we will be back,but assure you our intention is to return when the time is right.We have plenty of current NEW vinyl stock which can be ordered from our website and we will arrange to get it to you by Mail order or some other way. Also, Pre orders will continue to be listed and hopefully by the time of release we will be closer to re opening. In the meantime all those with Pre orders due in very soon will be contacted and we will make sure you receive your orders in or around date of release.
We have added a link on our Website with Mail Order details but will waive any shipping fees until we are fully back on track.
It will be very sad to be away from our little shop, but much more important we all stay safe.
See you soon from us all at VOD Music.

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Social distancing

With the need for us all to step up safety procedures, from next week we ask if we could set a limit of 2 customers in the shop at any one time until further notice.
Thanks so much for your continued support in these tricky times.

Friday, 20 March 2020

Shop,Fairs,RSD update

As for everyone things have been fast moving and changed daily.So,just a quick update relating to our position, we are still open and following government guidlines,we are still unsure of how long this will continue and are making plans (sounds like we know what we are doing!!) for whatever might be next.We will of course keep you informed on any changes to opening times.

We have moved to cancel Our Record Fairs at Wrexham, Ty Pawb May 16th and
Neston,Civic Hall on Saturday June 20th, not the best news but absolutely the right thing to do for everyone.Our event at Denbigh Town Hall late July is the next one under consideration but we will see how it goes over the coming weeks and Months.

This is proving to be an ever more difficult and complicated position for most Record Shops. Whilst the rearranged date of June 20th for RSD seems now to be at best very optimistic the immediate concerns are that the shops will face their annual biggest outlay for stock at a time when the they have will probably experienced real difficulties with cash flow due
to the Coronavirus issue. Most shops at this point are still open but this could change at any time.The cut off date for ordering RSD titles has been put back early May so any decisions for our shop  will be made at this point.Worth noting that a small number of RSD releases will still come out on 18th April but will no longer be an official RSD title,this is due to some of the smaller labels needing the funds for vinyl pressed.

Will keep updates coming,we are thinking of you all...
speak soon,

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Day off back in Thursday

We have an extra day off this week so back open Thursday and will update on the situation with shop, fairs and RSD by end of week.

Saturday, 14 March 2020

RSD, Record Fairs and Shop

The postponement of RSD with it moving to Saturday 20th June was inevitable and certainly the right thing to do to move it from April. Then comes the realisation that we dont really know how long this Coronavirus will affect everyday life, so for us at this point there is no
decision on our RSD-are we back IN or OUT or maybe somewhere inbetween? SAFETY has to come first whatever,vinyl will be there for us when all this has hopefully gone away. So, this is not a YES or NO - we will do what we think is right at the time. With the ordering cut off dates for RSD to be altered it gives time and space to stand back and assess on a daily basis.We will keep you updated so you too can plan.We are Independent so any decisions will be ours and ours alone, doing what we think best for us ALL.

The same applies to our Record Fairs and while at this point no Government guidlines restricting these we feel it just makes sense to cancel any event that could put people at risk. With Mold Record Fair on 18th April already pulled we are already considering our Wrexham event mid May. It is far too early to say yet but we will liase with Ty Pawb and let you know nearer the time.

Like all shops there will inevitably be a downturn in sales,this is fully understood.We are no different but in our case we are hoping being very small may limit the longterm financial affects.Our usual opening times continue for now, like everything else just see how it goes.
We are in the process of setting up the provision of NEW vinyl by Mail Order, there is now a link on our website main page. We would obviously much rather instore sales and chat but appreciate some people may have concerns at the moment. Hopefully this will just be a temporary measure.

Thats it for now, sure to be back soon with further updates.

Thx Colin

Friday, 13 March 2020

RSD date change

RSD has a new rearranged date for 2020, more on this soon.