Re: Make it hard for their customers, the customers will avoid the stores.
When I was entering the intermediate to high end drum level during the 1970s I would go to my local Ma and Pa drum shop and they rarely stocked a full spectrum of better gear.
Everything had to be ordered from a catalog.
Back then it took longer to get something than it does today once it was ordered.
It is actually easier to get gear today.
We have access to anything that is made instantly.
I kind of like old drums:)