Seen a few gripes on here and on Twitter, was just wondering, rather than moaning, what people think could be done to improve the day?
My main thought to address folks biggest issue of 'fairness', is some sort of 'indie points' system. It would work a bit like a loyalty card that you get in Tesco or Starbucks, a kind of Nectar Points or the Esso tokens system (if you collected football coins, you'll know what I mean), where throughout the year you get credit towards the most desired releases on RSD. This would mean that regular patrons aren't being shafted in favour of eBay scumbags, which seems to be the major issue.
I've always wondered if DiS could introduce something like this, across ticketing and record stores, so that those who spend the most across the year, get first dibs on gig tickets and special limited releases. And maybe tie it in with things you can do to support bands, in none monetary ways (so it isn't something that favours rich kids). And perhaps offer bonus points for debut singles, running labels/promoting gigs or investing money via Pledge. Superbonus points if you're Johnny Marr. Maybe even find a way that post-counts on DiS could contribute to it :)
Obviously the idea of RSD is to get new people into stores, so there would need to be an element of percentages, otherwise it might become all about regulars and not be as inclusive.
Also seen people suggest turning it into a whole week so it isn't quite so condensed and having a limited run of stock per day...
Let's give the folks behind RSD some constructive feedback (rather than grumble), unless you think it all works ok?