Does in-store music played influence your shopping?

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  1. spellcaster

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    When you go into a place of business, does the music they play make a difference to you? Does it make you more comfortable shopping longer, or just make you want to get away from it ASAP?

    I had a first-hand experience yesterday that gave me some insight. Went to the dealership where I bought my car for an oil change, and waited in the customer lounge while it was done. The in-store music system was blaring rap music that wore thin with me almost immediately. The dealership recently changed hands and employs a younger group of workers than the previous owners, so maybe I shouldn't be surprised by changes like this, but I decided the next service work I have done will be somewhere else.
     
  2. 3bolt79

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    I hear you sir. I wouldn’t want be made to listen to rap. I would go someplace else as well. I can’t stand rap for the most part. I find it irritating.
     
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    I tune it out so no, doesn’t influence me at all.
     
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    No.
     
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    No. I go straight in, get what I need and I'm out of there.
     
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    Unless it's blaring so loud that you can't have a conversation over it, I don't care.
     
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    I don’t care what is playing on the Muzak station. I only care if they have what I need so that I don’t have to “shop” any longer than necessary.
     
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    the only thing that influences me when i go into a place of business is if they have hot strippers or not.
    if they have hot strippers, i might be persuaded to buy whatever product they are selling(usually alcohol).
    but if they have no hot strippers, ill probably just leave.
     
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    Is it really any worse than being at Guitar Center lol?


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    I tend to spend longer in shops if they're playing music I like, even if I'm not going to buy anything.

    I went into a music shop once, and they were listening to Europe's The Final Countdown. I hung around for a bit to listen, and it turned out there weren't just listening to the song, but the whole album! I didn't buy anything, but made a mental note to go there more often, since they clearly have good music taste. It closed down a few weeks later. :(
     
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    It does influence whether I ever return.
     
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    Everything about a retail stores experience should be curated and mapped to the target customers. The whole experience should be cohesive.
     
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    Now that's interesting, thanks for the refreshing topic. I'm sure there has been lots of research done in this area. But my marketing background has faded by now, still I have a faible for it.

    For me personally, I don't care too much. Just music that I really dislike drives me away.
     
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    I hate shopping, unless it is guitar or motorcycle oriented. On the rare occasion I go shopping with Mrs P I refuse to enter shops playing rap or similar (non) music.
     
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    I would have turned around and walked out right then. :eek:


    Uhm... Apparently not. :confused:


    I'm not surprised. :whistling:


    :p:D:p
     
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    This. Absolutely. Lots of mainstream clothing shops play club dance tunes at 10 am. If I really need something there, I’ll buy, but won’t return. I’ve also asked ships and restaurants to turn music off before. But Then music is important to me.
     
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    I work in marketing, and trust me: it influences people. The numbers are undeniable.
     
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    You don't know what you're missing. :D
     
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    Yes background music plays a big part with shopping experience; if it's rap crap or the like I hurriedly get what I need and leave or just put in my phone ear buds and listen to my music while shopping/waiting.
    I understand taking a vehicle back to the original dealership for service particularly if the vehicle is still under wty. Both of our vehicles are now out of wty. but I still like/trust them to perform service. Both dealerships use a customer experience follow up report that's either filled out before leaving or via email. If you like the dealership just tell them about your unpleasant experience; the owner or general mgr. may be unaware and take note, who knows. Good luck.
     
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    100%. I am a hard rock, metal guy for my listening pleasure. I for one can listen to rap and dance stuff, not my favorite but tolerable. Stuff that will drive me away instantly is country along with oldies (some refer to it as classic rock).

    I have left retail locations over it and never returned. I give much music a listen, looking for something new to hold my attention while shopping.