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Old 09-14-2010, 01:36 AM
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Default Re: Make it hard for their customers, the customers will avoid the stores.

Originally Posted by azrae1l View Post
well if somebody here has several million to outfit an actual pro shop here with educated sales people and offer decent prices and carry a nice selection of stuff on a regular basis, well you would probably have a whole state worth of business...

there is your solution.
There are only a few drummers that are seriously seeking high end gear.
There are thousands of drummers seeking the lower end gear.
The stores simply cater to their customers.

Sales flow dictates what they stock and sell.
Department managers review national sales flow data and they stock their store accordingly.
They will stock a few high end products just to have some in the store.
They have a budget that limits the inventory that they can carry and also sales goals to meet.

The overhead of operating a store is very high.
The stores have no choice.

Bottom Line,
If the stores were swamped with people wanting to buy all kinds of expensive drum gear and all sorts of things like tension rods and hoops, etc. They would stock them.

Supply and Demand, Thats the first rule of economics.
The demand isn't there, so the supply isn't there.
I kind of like old drums:)
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