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    Man to have a set sit there for 9 years! and u wonder why stores like these are going out of business. I have walked into stores like that and find that prices are always the same if not higher than amazon or other big name stores. If they want to survive they should out sell the big Named Stores, maybe not a big profit margin, but it can drive more sales and more profit in the long run?

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    I will tell you it's sad but true... my music store has the same darn 7 drumsets still sitting in the store that have been there for 2 years if not longer. . . .
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 55 Snare drums and growing!

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    What I'm wondering is this...How much is it B&M vs Online, or how much is it simply fewer people buying musical instruments anymore?

    all the best...

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    Probably some of each.

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    I agree, probably a little of both. However, I also think that internet options like CL have greatly expanded the USED instruments market. Many of the used instruments 20+ years ago were still funneled through the local music store. The new generation of musicians can easily and conveniently sell their old gear. Which in turn makes it harder to sell new gear.
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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