Hi felo, if Getzen says it’s disco’d you may be able to find a same used rogue rotary valve link online, or at least hone in on the specs like length, thickness to set in rotary collet.
I read your prior post about the violin issue, that is basically strings repair 101 in a nutshell.Does the school system usually pay for this?
I would guess that what I paid for having done was a lot less extensive/expensive than could be for, say, a trumpet or sax or whatever.
A lot of parents probably can't afford some of it.
Yeah, but as usual, their prices, excluding sales, are still about the same as everyone else's so it's not just them.Sweetwater has also been raising prices. Concept Classic bop kits went up $50 overnight. Gibraltar hardware has gone up $20-$50. I'm guessing the excuse will be supply chain but when it corrects I bet the prices don't.
I was referring to the businesses that sell them. We are talking about retailers in this thread, not the manufacturers. Cell phone retailers make next to nothing when selling an iPhone. They don't make a ton on Samsung or other brands, but more than any iPhone.That is incorrect. The new SE is the least profitable of their line, but Apple holds a 66% profit share in the phone market. They're the third best selling phone worldwide, but they hold the largest profit share in the market. Samsung is second at 17%.
Apple makes a mint on their products.
Apple enjoys high profits on its smartphones partly because the cost to make them is significantly less than the retail price.www.investopedia.com
All the more reason for Apple to take less profit. But this is America and greed is more important than anything else.I was referring to the businesses that sell them. We are talking about retailers in this thread, not the manufacturers. Cell phone retailers make next to nothing when selling an iPhone. They don't make a ton on Samsung or other brands, but more than any iPhone.
If a cell phone retailer doesn't sell an accessory or service plan with an iPhone, after they pay the associate commission, the retailer might be upside down on that sale.
Perhaps they are playing the long game, building brand loyalty from an early age while capturing a larger market share.higher prices don't necessarily equate to higher profits...there very well could be decent profit margins in school program equipment. (might not be, too, but I expect its gotta be decent else why bother adding the line)
But they sell a lot of them, mostly to repeat customersThe iPhone is the least profitable cell phone on the market, for example.
I've never sold instruments but I've been around them for 40 years and one thing I can't understand is how someone can call an 800 number, talk to a "sales engineer" and expect to get accurate knowledgable information about an Apollo Audio Interface and that person can recommend a clarinet?
If that’s what someones passion is - it is done all day, in person.Was gonna say...I'd assume they would hire people "In the know".
I will piggyback to my comment to say, it’s most likely a departmentalized sales team within that division I.e.. woodwind, strings dept., brass department.If that’s what someones passion is - it is done all day.
You’d be amazed at the level of instrumental AND overall musical knowledge the people I worked with garnered, some tenured upwards to 40 years, some retired local musicians, band directors.
I did sell band, orchestral, AND drums.
Continuing to educate myself primarily in drums, I’m no expert though.
Drums we carried DW, Gretsch, Pearl, Premier, Yamaha, Roland, guitars we carried Gibson, Martin, Fender.
Our floors didn’t just have entry level stuff.
We had full lines of Zildjian, Paiste, and Sabian, where I first fell in love with a 16” Paiste Alpha crystal crash with the block tapered bell.
Some memorable kits on hand were a cherry to black fade 6 piece exotic DW that was retailing for close to $7k, beautiful ebony satin oil with black hardware 4 piece DW that was so gorgeous yet looked so mean, dark red Premier Signia, couple of Genistas including the cobalt blue, RCs, SCs.
We had the $6k Roland V drums, also where I picked up my V-Club e-kit.
Saturdays were always lively at our music store, we had anything from cats coming in first thing in the morning (opened at 9) to talk about gigs and performances the night before, to band directors drinking coffee waiting for repairs, large pick orders, or just hanging out.
During football season since we were open on Saturdays, we had a teachers rolling tv cart that would be rolled up towards the front for games galore to liven things up as well.