Paul Weller was one of the artists taking part in Record Store Day this week with a vinyl single release, but he’s less than impressed with the online touting that went on around the annual event. Weller has posted an apology on Facebook to fans who couldn’t get his single, then saw it being sold on eBay for inflated amounts. “I am disheartened by the whole thing and unfortunately I won’t be taking part in Record Store Day again,” he wrote. “It’s such a shame because as you know I am a big supporter of independent record stores but the greedy touts making a fast buck off genuine fans is disgusting and goes against the whole philosophy of RSD. There were copies of my single on eBay the day before Record Store Day and I’ve heard stories of people queuing outside their local record shop only to be told there were none left at opening time!” A shame, although it’s hard to see how an event based around one-day, limited availability of physical music can avoid having people queue up to get the products then try to sell them online.

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