This Saturday, you could win true collector’s vinyl goodies.
If you’ve been following my blogs, you know ATMV’s move to 6800 Gateway East has been a bear. Now, I get to have some fun. Every hour on-the-hour, we’re giving away true vinyl gems, collectibles that any collector would be ecstatic to own. If you think this is an overstatement, here’s just a sample: The Pink Floyd “The Wall Singles Collection”, with three 7” 45s packaged in the original artwork; The complete Janis Joplin “Classic LP Collection”, with all four of her masterpiece LPs meticulously remastered in faithful reproductions of the original cover art; The Beatles “Limited Edition Boxed Set”, including four of their killer 45s in the original photographic sleeves and a 21” x 21” poster. In all, we’re giving away 12 pristine, factory-sealed boxed sets of true classics. Others include Bob Dylan, Syd Barrett, The Doors, John Lennon, and Nirvana. See all the details on the prizes HERE.
To participate in the hourly drawings, all you have to do is show up for our Grand Opening Celebration, which is also Record Store Day nationwide. I promised to have our grand opening by this date, and somehow, on a wing and a prayer, we made it. In addition, every item in the store that’s not already on sale will be 10% off. We’re opening early this Saturday only (9 a.m.) so we can have our first drawing at 10 a.m. Just ask any employee for an entry form. We’ll empty the entry box after each drawing to give everyone who stops by a fair shot at winning, also allowing only one winning entry per person.
By the way, my sincere apologies to those who missed my BLOGS and ads in entertainment magazines and still stopped by the old location in the last couple of weeks. We’ve actually been open here at the Gateway East location for two weeks, trying to put finishing touches on the store. People who know me well know that I’m a perfectionist, the borderline-neurotic type, so we still have lots to do to make the store environment perfect. But we’re definitely open for business. Please don’t wait until Saturday to visit our new ATMV location, which is larger and more thoroughly stocked than ever. Come in and browse the store now and see how we’ve lived up to our commitment to create a “Collector’s Marketplace” as our amended name suggests. This store and this time is a turning point for the music business, a fact that has by no means been lost on me. And those who felt that vinyl and CDs were fading away just haven’t been paying attention to the marketplace, where there is a rapidly growing appetite for these landmark music media worldwide.
Once again, I want to thank everyone who has helped make the move to our new, expanded location. The expansion continues. I actually never stop trying new ideas for the store, because I get a lot of them from my customer friends, new and old. So your comments, too, are very much appreciated. The giveaways for our Grand Opening Celebration are worth literally thousands of dollars. You’re worth it. Support for an independent music store is not a given in every community, but here in El Paso, it’s a blessing that none of us here at ATMV “Collector’s Marketplace” take lightly.