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Yet another record shop to close

24 March 2008 - Specialised record shop Get Records will close by the end of June, Metro reports. Previously, other record shops including Boudisque had to close as well. Meanwhile, Concerto is considering expanding to Haarlem.

Get Records, likened by some to the record shop in the movie High Fidelity, has been selling alternative music from the Utrechtsestraat since the early 1980s. Only in the beginning it was really successful.

When business deteriorated, Concerto - a record shop across the street - bought Get Records, in order to 'kill the competition' as former Concerto owner Erwin Kroon told Metro.

Running Get as a alternative Concerto branch did not really work out. During the past decade, turnover fell by forty percent. "The customers are as loyal as hell, but they are gradually getting older", owner Dick van Dijk told Metro. Meanwhile, Concerto was expanding and drawing customers away from Get.

During the past year, customers have been complaining about specialised Get staff being let go. Some of the remaining staff will be employed by Concerto. Meanwhile, Concerto is considering opening a shop in Haarlem. The shop owes its success in part to its large collection of second hand CDs and LPs.

Source: Metro. Photo: ZabriskiePoint

See also: In Get Records we lose a good friend


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