Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
Yep, Carter's presidency had a huge impact on the decline of service industries outside of the US. :-)
It's an unfortunate fact that this issue is not just limited to the retail sale of drums.....it's far more widespread than that.....and far more widespread than just the US. I'm not convinced the problem can be pin pointed back to one single presidential administration either. Corporates have far more control over this than any government could ever hope to.
I agree. This has doodly squat to do with government and everything to do with corporations cost cutting like crazy because ...
1) as each larger company gobbles up a smaller one it brings management another step further away from its customers and 2)
Originally Posted by bobdadruma
I pretty much buy everything on the net now also. I only go to the store to buy heads, sticks, mic cords, and things that I know that they stock.
The trouble with online shopping for me is you lose the experience of going into a drum shop and having that Adventures in Fantasyland feeling. Oh well, times change and it was good while it lasted ...