Record Store Day offers Black Friday alternative

Instead of heading to the mall, many spent Black Friday at record stores.

By sarah greene

Published 11/27 2015 06:12PM

Updated 11/27 2015 06:12PM

The day after Thanksgiving is another holiday for audiophiles. It's Record Store Day, a day where independent record stores all over the world celebrate special releases on vinyl.
The stores also give deals on vinyl records, CDs, cassettes and music players.
Owner of Ragged Records in Davenport, Bob Heringgon said, "it's kind of our Black Friday, you know we don't have the doorbusters where people line up, so it gives us something to compete with."
In fact, more modern artists are releasing their albums on vinyl, in addition to CD and digital releases. That change is transforming the face of record store customers. 
"I'm noticing that it's not just guys in their 40's and 50's that are trying to, still collecting vinyl, it's a lot of younger people. They're buying boybands and the new Adele and things like that," said Heringgon.
Unlike Black Friday Record Store Day comes twice a year, so if you missed out, the next one will be on the 3rd Saturday in April. 

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