For those of you in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, we will officially open on Record Store Day (April 20, 2013) at 8AM and stay open until 8PM. However, Tony will be there getting ready early, so if you see him check-in on our facebook page, by all means pop in early. You can find our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/we-got-the-beats/109371405750780?ref=hl
(It's a good idea to "like" the page to get our updates, sales, etc.)
If you have never been to our store, we've been open nearly three years at this location, and most of the time we focus on dance music, disco, 70's singer-songwriters, 80's stuff, R&B/Soul, and pop - specializing in imports and other things you won't find most other places in town - and at great prices, new & used. We do not regularly stock much rock, metal, blues, country, etc. But for Record Store Day, we "butch up" a bit and carry all of that.
With that said, if you would like a Record Store Day item you found at www.recordstoreday.com that may be less well-known to your average Y100 listener, please email Tony at email@example.com and tell him to order it (the sooner, the better!) Obviously we order all the Dylan, Bowie, Grateful Dead, etc. But if we don't recognize something, we tend to not order it or not order many. Your input really helps us to place better orders, and we are happy to do it. You will not pay for anything until you come to pick it up. And you'll be happy to know we never jack up the prices over the suggested retail price. In some cases, we can offer discounts on the spot if you are buying a good bunch of stuff.
UPDATE 4/19/13: We got in so much stuff that we basically had to open a second store! Unit 202 next door to us was empty, so we took it over and loaded it up with vinyl. Woo hoo!
Thanks to the Sun-Sentinel and New Times for some great coverage:
This is a friendly store - no 'tude, no snobbery - ask any question you may have. While we mostly carry dance-pop, Record Store Day is a great time to have us order whatever you may need in any genre. Since we'll have deliveries coming in from all of our suppliers in the week prior to RSD, we are happy to order anything you like so you can pick it up when you pick up your RSD stuff. We charge just a little over our cost for these types of special orders, so you can get some great deals.
And, like every day, we have free beer. Ta-da!
On RSD, we will do our best to post our "sold-outs" here in real time.
2900 N. Dixie Hwy Suite 201
Oakland Park FL 33334
(954) 671-9482 (WGTB)
When you do come out to the store - truth be told, while it's a pretty cool location and it's on a main road, it doesn't look like what you might expect a store to look like from the street. We are in "The Trestle Building" on Dixie Highway. Here's a pic:
It's just south of Oakland Park Blvd, on the East side of the street. For those of you who know the area, it's between Peter Pan Diner and U-Haul, right on the Wilton Manors/Oakland Park line.
For those of you who are not familiar with the area, if you take 95 to Oakland Park Blvd and then go South onto Dixie Highway, we are in the first parking lot on the left. (You'll pass Peter Pan Diner, then a bus stop, and then there we are. Upstairs on the left, suite #201. Feel free to call if you can't find it the first time!! 954-671-9482.)
And here's a map: