Boo Boo Records is a local institution here in San Luis Obispo County. Originally opening way back in 1974, Boo Boo’s has managed to weather the record retail storm that has been brought on by digital downloads and big box megastores. Boo Boo’s secret to success…? Give the customer something that they can’t find at these soulless giant music marts or compressed and crappy music download sites. This is, of course, good old-fashioned, hands-on, personal service.
Boo Boo’s main goal is to provide the utmost in customer service, something you can’t put a price on. Couple that with an incredibly knowledgeable and musically passionate staff, along with a few thousand square feet of decades worth of nostalgia, and you have record store bliss. Sadly, the era of the record store is becoming a thing of the past. This huge part of our American culture is becoming dominated, diluted and standardized by corporate juggernauts bent on music retail domination.
Boo Boo’s has managed to keep up the good fight thanks to legions of local customers who’ve remained loyal over the years. These are the types of people who value the sound of uncompressed digital media (CD and DVD) and the warmth, realism and presence that an analog vinyl record can provide. These customers also know that they will be assisted by a caring staff, eager to turn them on to something new once they enter the store.
Although Boo Boo’s has an existing web presence, provided by yours truly, it is in need of an update. The platform it was built on is no longer in development, plus it’s time to evolve.
My aim is to provide Boo Boo Records with a website that showcases the culture and character of the store, while also keeping visitors up to date with the abundance of activities and happenings that go on there. Boo Boo’s plays host to many monthly functions and in-store performances by artists both local and worldwide.
In addition to their historic record shop in San Luis Obispo, CA, they also actively engage in the various online marketplaces as a means to fortify their business by reaching a broader audience. While Boo Boo’s primary focus is on that of their downtown SLO record store, let’s face it… if they hadn’t embraced the internet as a vehicle for business, they’d probably have been crushed by the unstoppable force of the corporate machine.
Boo Boo’s continues to buy and sell on the internets as a way to cater to a larger audience and to provide their local customers with a deeper catalog. In order to ensure Boo Boo’s continued success and to keep up the good fight, it is time to launch Boo Boo Media.
This site will promote the online portion of Boo Boo Records, with the emphasis being on buying large collections of music. Boo Boo’s is always looking to fortify their existing stock by purchasing collections of all types and sizes. Whether you have loads of CDs, Records, DVDs, old 45s or any type of music related memorabilia you are looking to unload, chances are Boo Boo’s will want to offer you good money for it.
Check back later this month to see what I have in store for them.