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  • The new music store in town (Best Buy)

    FYI.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080728/...uy_music_store

  • #2
    Additional info from an earlier thread:

    http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showpost...8&postcount=11

    Also, a 5th So. California location opened about a week ago.

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    • #3
      Lovely. Another place to view neglected and abused V-drum equipment.


      Sorry about the cynicism....just wish there were more mon & pop music stores, with the knowledge and care that the big box stores typically lack.

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      • #4
        Great!

        Another Wal-Mart Guitar Center music store where no body knows anything!

        I can't wait for them to put out smaller stores who are actually passionate about their craft.

        No wonder you use apple.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Drew Armentrout View Post
          Additional info from an earlier thread:

          http://www.vdrums.com/forum/showpost...8&postcount=11

          Also, a 5th So. California location opened about a week ago.
          I was just going to add this there, but this seemed more official.

          I'm all for Best Buy getting into instruments, people complain about Wal Mart until they see that they sell nearly everything for cheaper. So long as Best Buy is cheaper, I will absolutely shop there... People with less knowledge can still go to the more expensive local shop.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SoarAndEnvision View Post
            Great!

            Another Wal-Mart Guitar Center music store where no body knows anything!

            I can't wait for them to put out smaller stores who are actually passionate about their craft.

            No wonder you use apple.
            Apple products are excellent, but I'm not sure what that has to do with this thread. You aren't trolling are you

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            • #7
              Originally posted by porieux View Post
              Apple products are excellent, but I'm not sure what that has to do with this thread. You aren't trolling are you
              Don't feed them...

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              • #8
                No I'm not trolling just because I'm not an apple fan boy and because I'm against badly run, inefficient, non-specialist, giant companies muscling their way into musical instrument market share. Its typical consumerist mentality that would support both those companies and they go hand in hand.

                So you would support anything that's less expensive and that's pretty much the only thing that matters to you?

                You obviously don't know anything about Wal-Mart, and I'm guessing you have no background in economics whatsoever either.

                Google "stop walmart" or "why is walmart bad" or "why I should care a little bit more about any other principle or value other than price in my consumer-centric selfish life"

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                • #9
                  Thanks for assuming what I do or don't know about Wal-Mart and economics in general
                  I don't believe I have ever given an opinion about those subjects on this forum...

                  So yeah, um ok. I'm going to take Canerican's advice. No offense.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by porieux View Post
                    Thanks for assuming what I do or don't know about Wal-Mart.
                    I don't believe I have ever given an opinion about that company on this forum...

                    So yeah, um ok. I'm going to take Canerican's advice. No offense.
                    I was addressing Canerican.

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                    • #11
                      OK fair enough. I'm staying out of this.

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                      • #12
                        Hmmmm, this seems like an opportune moment to resurrect my all time favourite thread! This merry-go-round has definately gone around before - but it was such an enjoyable ride the first time that I am willing to pay to see it again!
                        Steve

                        'I only ever quote myself - except when I quote someone else' - me

                        , plenty of , and , , triggered acoustics, , and a plethora of PA blah blah freakin blah...I mean does anyone care about the specifics of pedals, speakers, processors, hardware or anything that I'm using?? :confused: Hmmm, maybe this is an appropriate place to mention that I tried out a new cymbal stand the other day...

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                        • #13
                          In one very simple summation:

                          Our society has moved from one of quality oriented and communally constructive ethics(among musicians no less, who should understand community more than anyone else) -- to one where you are willing to go and do whatever you can if it's "easier" and "cheaper."

                          --- with absolutely no concern with the qualitative impact you would have on both your community and YOUR economy.

                          70% of every single item sold at Wal-Mart is made in China, and not to mention they have like a terrible record of the way they treat their American employees. You should also see the dormitories and life the overseas workers live in.

                          I think I have a very good idea of competitive markets, I study them for a living.

                          But it is a little bit enraging to hear this readiness to sacrifice all and everything for a better deal.

                          More importantly - large stores like these put other stores out of business. Thereby excluding people like me who like walking into a drum shop and asking someone a question and getting an intelligent answer, because the person there is actually personally endorsed by the proprietor and has a GENUINE interest in the trade, not a genuine interest in his/her district managers sales goals.

                          That is it.

                          Cut and dried.

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                          • #14
                            OK I was going to stay out of this, but now that I know what we are talking about...

                            I've had better service at Guitar Center than at any local independent music store.
                            Of course, I almost always know more than anyone working at either place...
                            Nonetheless, independent stores have never ever justified their higher prices
                            to me by offering my anything of value, just attitude and games...and crappy hours.

                            Since independent music stores don't seem to have evolved and adapted with
                            the times, personally I say good riddance to them.

                            BTW I do not shop at Wal-Mart and do not like Best Buy much either.

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                            • #15
                              OK we get it. Back on topic...

                              If it isn't about Best Buy or music, it shouldn't be here.

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