That's the way of the world. The richer you are, the more likely it is that you'll be given things for free. I suspect that financial size has its own kind of gravity that attracts money.
Exactly what I was going to point out, in addition to his myriad misunderstanding of business endorsements... negatively mentioning the plight of the mentally challenged is NOT cool in my book.I don't see how endorsements can be described as, "slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress." That is, unless you are referring to the derogatory use of the word, in which case the title of this thread is very offensive...
I'm sure SJC will be happy to support these rising stars!! As well as XCEL Drumsticks, and Yungin$$ double-bass pedals, and Kool~Dawg speed metal cymbal toppers, and rippinTitez drum pants...But what of SoulTone? You can be an endorser over there
Sorry for throwing gas on the barbecue.....
Why indeed? Those steaks are one of the most amazing things a man can eat and I say that as a general vegetarian who normally has no issue avoiding meat. Take me to a RC, though, and you bet your ass I'm ordering a filet that's served on a 500 degree plate in the middle of sizzling F***ing butter!why when I walk into Ruth's Chris steak house I pay full price ?
Quite. Give the guy a break. It’s a legitimate topic for discussion.I don't why people are beating up on the OP. He is far from the first person to think this.
Word. Or whatever the current term for "I agree" is....the richer you are, the more "free" stuff you get...
Ah yes, the American Dream. How’s that working out for everybody these days?This is just pure pig-headed pouting and sour grapes. ... Turn around, get good, get better, get great, make it ....and then you can do whatever you want,
Big companies often have "contract" pricing for buying exclusively, and usually in bulk, from a vendor. They also have recurring annual service contracts that help make up any supposed losses the seller takes, so in reality, a big company isn't getting off so cheap.Do you think a big company buying new personal computers pays what you or I would if we walked into a retail shop? No way!
That's a bit skewed. If a rich drummer whips out a bunch of $100 bills for a $1000 snare, and a poor drummer has to save for 6 months to buy the same drum for $1000, how does he get hosed? As a percentage of each drummer's wealth, there's a difference, but nobody got hosed, or received special treatment.The rich people/companies get stuff cheap, and the poor people get hosed.
Exactly. Thank you for illustrating my point. They know you’ve got money, so they treat you differently, and maybe give you a better deal. As you imply, it’s all about the money. Nothing to do with music or drumming....in music stores...It's not "let's be nice to Bermuda", it's more like "let's keep this guy who spends money coming back!"
It is exactly a form of payment, and in legalese it's called consideration for use of the artist's name and likeness used to market the brand.If barker thought ZILDJIAN'S were crap, he wouldn't play them. He endorses them and yes, it is like a form of payment, a little freebie.
I get discounts based on volume (repeat business.) I don't expect a store to do anything because I'm a drummer or chose the arts as a career. It's not their responsibility to support the arts or artists.Exactly. Thank you for illustrating my point. They know you’ve got money, so they treat you differently, and maybe give you a better deal. As you imply, it’s all about the money. Nothing to do with music or drumming.
Not their responsibility, it’s true, but it’s absolutely in the interests of retail music shops to support both arts and artists. (If the art fades, so does their business.)I get discounts based on volume (repeat business.) I don't expect a store to do anything because I'm a drummer or chose the arts as a career. It's not their responsibility to support the arts or artists.