A Sunrise Score

I had a wee dig at our new Sunrise the other night, and came up with a gem.


Oh yes. I do love me some Burnside. This was one I didn’t already have, so I’m thrilled to bring it home.

Check out that price sticker up in the top right corner. $11.99 (CAD) for a brand new LP? That’s awesome! Especially considering I checked the Amazons when I got home and it’s going for $26.19, thus giving me a savings of $14.20! And that’s not including shipping, as they now require $35 before free shipping…

Now, I’d be inclined to think Sunrise had mis-priced this item and I got away with something. But I can also recall buying a Burnside LP at Kops on Bloor in Taranna for about the same price.* So maybe Fat Possum just prices things well so that even with store margins, we win. As a favour to all of us diehard blues fans. Right on, if that’s true, Fat Possum!

Either way, I’m very happy with this addition to the collection. Sunrise scores again!


* I checked, it was a brand new LP of Mr. Wizard for $9.99!


Posted on June 25, 2017, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. I’m glad Sunrise is coming through for you. Hope they can make a go of it.

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    • Me too! In some ways, they’ve definitely coming through (so far)!

      Then again, the 2LP of the Rolling Stones’ Lonesome & Blue was $46.99. I asked the lady why the hell that was so high when the CD was $14.99. She said it had to do with the cost of shipping over the border from the US, as there’s no printer here in Canada (yet). She said they only make a couple of dollars per record. But she didn’t know how much it cost to ship over the border, and I’d like to know. I mean, the 4LP Joe Bonamassa live boxed set was $52 (Live at the Greek, on Amazon it’s $64.47 so on this one they’re better, another weirdness). But 4LP for $5 more than 2LP of 12 songs of Stones? What gives? Weird. I just looked at our Amazon and the Stones is $40.79, so maybe that is indeed the case, but that seemed REALLY high to me!

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  2. I appreciate the Sunrise here, but find the prices high. Plus I would rather buy from a local store that has been here forever than a Nation wide chain.
    I have been to other Sunrise that have bern around longer and they have used records and bargain bins. Our local Sunrise has neither.
    Good on you for finding a deal.


    • The prices are high (see my reply to jprobichaud, above). But on some items, they seem not bad. I saw a couple of Clutch CDs for $5.99, that’s decent. So it may be hit and miss.

      I would definitely shop at a local store over this one… if I could. We have one used record shop. I assume you’ve been into it? It’s… special. You have to have hours to dig, especially the CDs ‘cos they’re all just thrown in, no attempts at alphabetization. Half of them are stacked in Rubbermaid tubs and milk crates piled here and there. Not an easy experience, but I do find things there now and again.

      But yeah, if I had an Encore or an Orange Monkey in my town, hell even a Beat Goes On, I’d go there first.

      Our Sunrise hasn’t got a bargain bin either, but they’re still in the mode of receiving new product, so I’ll give them some time and things will surely change.

      I was pretty happy with this deal. $12 for new Burnside on LP? That’s a no-brainer!


  3. P.S. Was your store playing decent music, or that generic pop crap that most of the chains play?


    • When I was in, they were playing Quiet Riot’s Cum On Feel The Noize, so that wasn’t too bad.


      • Cool. They seem to be a little better than HMV was in that regard, and maybe stores actually are not mandated what limited songs to play.
        Ours is in a mall, so they seem to cater the music to the teen girl crowd.
        Not a great record shopping experience as far as I’m concerned.
        Also, the staff are suspect on their musical knowledge from the little bit of conversation I overheard.
        I hope they succeed, but wonder if it will be a case of growing too big, too fast.
        They are the shining thing right now, but time will tell if they can sustain this level.

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        • Yeah the HMV played all the Top 40 crap. I’ve only been into this one twice, but neither time did I think “oh this music SUCKS.”

          The staff in our Sunrise seems to be from the old HMV. At least, both times I was in I saw familiar faces. At least they might be semi-knowledgeable, with previous experience. Neither time did I see the timid woodland creatures of old, though, so they might’ve only kept the good ones.

          In our town, short of the Wal-Mart (with it’s shite selection), this Sunrise is the only corporate game in town. In a larger center like your town, you have more options. Here, it’s all we’ve got, baby!

          I hope they sustain. If they go out, there’ll be nobody to replace them. Music World and HMV are dead.

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  4. Inspired by this, I made a Sunrise trip myself today and scored two! Pictures coming soon.

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  5. Nice score, my dad did me a copy of this one a while back.


  6. Me and Lex bought two albums at Sunrise one which was Rival Sons Hollow Bones for $20. They had KISS Alive 2 which I haven’t seen in years on vinyl yet it was going for $42…passed on that one…


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