Music Store Floor Models...Not Good!

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by stratfanGB, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Wrighty

    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Been round this one many times. Different stores have different approaches, except, it seems for Guitar Centre where the consensus seems to be they couldn’t set up a guitar if they wanted to. My view is that a basic ‘average’ set up, checked after it’d been on the wall for a while and settled, is about right and would probably result in more sales, even impulse buys.
     
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    Is it just that those who work in those brick & mortar stores just don’t know HOW to do proper guitar setups?

    IF I was a store manager, I would want my salespersons doing setups and tunings during slow times....
    and don’t tell me they never have slow times. Setup knowledge would be a requisite for hire.
     
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  3. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    When I apprenticed for Dave Bunker Sr. at Bunker Guitars one of my jobs was to make sure every guitar was in tune when I got there first thing in the morning. I took that ethic with me when we parted ways and I went to work in a retail store. The other guys thought I was nuts. And when I found a guitar that didn't feel good I took it to my bench without having to be asked. I know the owner appreciated it because he gave me better than employee deals on anything I bought.

    Yes, it is very simple. If you want to sell guitars make sure the buyer doesn't want to put it down. It's not rocket surgery. Some folks are just lazy and apathetic.
     
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  4. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    Not every sales rep or guitar player is cut out to tech and not all techs make good sales people.

    I know this from experience.
     
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