Guitars At Good Prices

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Looking at this  dean vendetta  I wished that I can bring this in to re-sell at our store.   The price is good and it looks really decent and after reading its review , I think this is quite a decent guitar to start with for just about anyone.  If only , we had more space at the store , we can definitely re-sell this item easily.  I know of many people who would love to get their hands on a new guitar at a reasonable price but decent looking and decent in sounds.

Digital Pianos

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It would be nice to expand and carry some musical instruments at our store but because space is quite limited , we are unable to do so right now.  But once a month , we have people looking for drums , guitars , amps and pianos.  After reading some  digital piano reviews  I think we might want to carry digital pianos instead of regular ones because we bought one for our kid for her piano lessons and found that they are just as good as a regular piano.   So as we are planning and looking seriously for a bigger store , we are factoring in bringing these into our store for our customers.  We are truly hoping that it will work out but my wish is to own our own building.

Portable Stopwatch For Music

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The traditional  metronome looks like the above and no we do not carry this in our store even though we do carry some musical accessories.  So when a customer came in asking for a  seiko stopwatch   I didn’t know what it was.  And it was good to find out more about it because my daughter takes piano lessons too and she might need a portable metronome in the future for her music classes.    A pretty neat device as it has the  Metronome/Tuner/Stopwatch functions and it can work simultaneously without any trouble whatsoever.  So we may try to carry this for those customers who may need it , especially since we are considering moving to a bigger spot meaning more space to carry more musical accessories.  One can always hope and anticipate for better and bigger store.

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Bigger Store For More Inventory

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We have been looking for a bigger store to carry more inventory in the music department.  From more mics to cables and even  crickets sound effect gadget for the musicians in town. At the moment, we only carry limited things because we have no space to display them , no more extra glass cabinets to fit the store.  As soon as we can buy a new store , that is bigger , we would definitely want to carry more inventory.

Drum Sets

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We used to sell drums at our store, not the expensive ones and high ends ones like the  premier acoustic  but more like the starter drum set at $500 a piece.  But we don’t have them anymore – why?  because every kid and every adult that comes into the store would play with the one on display and scratch the hell out of the drums.  Some even go as far as trying to be pros on the drum set and others would let their kids do just about anything to destroy our drum set.

Sure it wasn’t a very expensive drum set but being a small business like ours, we cannot afford to sell scratchy or old stuff.  We ended up selling the display drum set for much lesser than we paid for it because of its condition.  So when the drum sets got sold, we didn’t bring in more and then everyone is currently asking if we do have drum sets.

So we tell them where they can order it and also explained to them that we really have no space to house and display drum sets and plus this site that we purchase all our music instruments has just about everything you need in a drum set.

Little Task Lamps

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Our offices back home use to have these  littlite led  on our desks , in fact for all our desk.  Little did I know that musicians uses them often for their gigs and now that my daughter need one for her piano lessons as well, we went online in search of it for her.  We didn’t want to get her a normal lamp on top of her expensive piano , and her music teacher recommended this to us.  We will carry them in our store too if there is a demand for it in the future but for now, I will just have to order them online.

Guitar Amps Sale

We used to take in a lot of amps for sale at the store but because it takes up too much space, the boss didn’t want to carry them anymore.  Plus used amps can be quite tricky to re-sell, with various problems that we may not have encountered when we first purchase it.  These days, when anyone comes into the store and wants to get an amp, we ask them to order it  here  directly because the prices are great with many sale prices and they have full warranty for all their items and they ship to Canada as well.  What I liked best is their awesome inventory, you can get just about anything from this site.

Dancing For A Fund Raiser

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This summer we were invited by the Marriot Group for a fund raiser and dancing is involved. Lucky for me, I’ve taken some basic dance lessons when I was living in Asia because every now and then, we needed to attend cocktails thrown by the hotel.  Of course, my dance lessons were unlike those in  santa monica dance studios  where they gave professional instructions to groups or private lessons.  But for now, it will have to do.

I’m glad I didn’t embarrass myself or PB but I would loved to pick up some tips from a professional dance studio if i can in the near future.  As you all know I love wining and dining so much and I foresee that it will come in very handy for me.  At some point in our life, we will have to teach our kid how to dance for her first prom and also when she gets married as well plus dancing is a good form of exercise, now to convince PB to go with me.

Music Warehouse

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Sometimes, when  our supplier don’t have the musical instrument that we need at the store, we look for it at this music warehouse that has almost everything that one can think of.  We tell everyone that we know to also  order now  if they want a good deal for any vintage or mic , guitars as they are having a store wide saving sales.

Sure they are in the States but they do ship to Canada as well, so we are in luck and I think shipping is free around USA and if it is to Canada, I know it is not too expensive either for we’ve ordered from there ourselves.  While other stores may not share this kind of info with their customers, we do because if we don’t have it why not redirect them to the right places to get what they need right?  no need to be selfish about it as far as we are concern.

Corporate Functions

The boss and I were invited to a corporate event recently by an advertiser of mine and they should have hired the  dj in charlotte nc   instead of having a live band.  They had a theme for the corporate event and that we loved very much.  Food and wine were plenty , lots of lucky draw and door prizes for everyone but when it came to the end of the night, we wanted to let down our hair and boogie the night away but they had a live band instead.

Sure they played a lot of nice songs but not the latest though and a lot of the people who were attending the event were not so old people.  So if you ever have a corporate event, I strongly suggest a dj instead of a live band.  Live bands are so yesterday!

Wedding Season In Spring

 Yes, we have been invited for a few already and one of the perks as an owner by association to the spouse’s business is knowing just about everyone in town.  And yes, we get invited to weddings !  yay!  did i tell you how much i loved weddings!!!  I go to all weddings if i could, I just love the atmosphere, the bride, the bridesmaids and the ceremony and of course the food! most importantly, the memories and the videos and photographs.

And since you only get married once in a lifetime, you probably want to get the best photographers like the  photographers in nc  .  If you see their work, you will know how good they are.  And if you asked me for advise on what’s the most important thing in a wedding is a good and professional photographer!  don’t be stingy on it now,  you pay for what you get like my mother used to say.

Used Fender Amp

I loved fender amps and a  fender starcaster  is one that I’m looking out for and I’m hoping that one will come into our store eventually.  Now if you have a vintage bass fender, I will get it off anyone’s hand because they are hard to come by.  I’ve just been given a lesson by someone who owns a number of fender and am very intrigue in collecting some for re-selling at our store.  For someone who is not really that into musical instrument, I sure know a lot about Fender, I will take just about anything from Fender because you and I know that they are made for pros.

Music Gear For Christmas

This Christmas music gears like  markbass  has been selling like hot cakes at our store, had we known  we would have ordered more stuff to be re-sold at the store.  Just today another markbass was sold and at a very good price too.  Like I said earlier during the week, we do need a bigger store to bring in more music gadgets and instruments.

We knew that there is a market for them but I didn’t know how much people are willing to spend for the good stuff.  So this year, we did bring in a few markbass for re-selling, I guess next year, we are going to have to order more.  There are also some stuff that we get online for our customers too, like special orders if we don’t have it in stock, so don’t forget to check it out if you need a markbass.

Swags For Music Fest

The music fest had just ended in town and every year I wished they gave out swags for those who attended the music fest, now that would be something to look forward to right?  Maybe, next year, we can buy altieri gig bags at wwbw  and sponsor the local music fest this way.  Who wouldn’t love one of these gig bags right?  I received one when I attended a street music fest in San Francisco one year.  Hopefully, next year the music fest organizers would approach us earlier that way we can make the order for them in time for the music festival.

Piano Lessons For Kids

Many parents wants their kid to take up piano lessons when they are young but they are afraid to get a real piano right away because you never know if you can keep the kid interested.  I can fully understand it because my kid had just started taking up piano lessons too.  We bought a keyboard for  her because it’s cheap and easily available but when she came home and told me that she needed to use a pedal for practicing I got worried too – that she may not be learning to do certain things correctly.   I had wanted to rush out to get her an acoustic piano but learned that a sustain pedal  is all I needed to get for her.   So for those who are worried about the same issues, have no fear because the sustain pedal is made to feel just like the pedals on the acoustic piano.

More Inventory

Most of our customers are looking to buy racks and stands  when they buy a tv at our store but we haven’t carried a lot of these kind of inventory because we don’t have enough space in the store as it is.  But things may change if we do buy a building ourselves and have lot of display area.  I think I would really like to carry more inventory of these kind because, one really can’t lose a rack or stand because they are of bigger object and not likely to get stolen. Therefore, I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping to come across a good business building to buy.

Good Deals For Christmas

Everyone wants to look for a great deal for Christmas and I don’t blame them and even though we own our own small business, we are still looking out for good deals in anything we need.  We wanted to get some cigars for our business associates and clients – like those that give us regular business (ie :  the schools and some rental places and of course the justice department) because without them, we won’t be around for this long.  Cigars in town are quite expensive, there we get them from some  cigar auction sites  after I accidentally stumble upon it.  Now I can get any amount of cigars that I liked by bidding on them. But I do read up on them and it tells me exactly what I’m bidding for, sometimes i can get cigars at really good prices here.   I used to only know how to buy the Davidoff brand but now with the auction site, I am able to see more varieties at a good price, so buying Christmas gifts for Christmas don’t break our bank no more.

Layaways

More like why we don’t do layaway?  because people here changes their mind too much and if somewhere else sells them cheaper than our store – they have no loyalty and buy it for even $10 cheaper than support their local business and the worst part of it all is – they want their deposit back in full and some even forget to tell you – till it’s too late to resell them.  And Christmas is such a busy time for us, there is really no time to keep things and hoping that the customer that gave you $10 deposit would come back for it before Christmas.  Nope !!  13 years in business – you think you’ve seen it all but it’s not true !  everyday there is a new surprise from the customer/s.  And the customer/s are always right – and if they are wrong – look at Rule # 1.  So, in order to avoid any stress – no layaways – period.  Not even for good friends and buddies.

I Want A Bigger Store !

Yes, I do but I refused to pay more for rent – not that we cannot afford it, it’s gonna mean we need to work a lot harder  and I don’t want to  hire anymore lazy bums to work.  So I have no choice and not complained when the  bean bag chairs  I had bought for the kid to put them in the store for her had to be brought back home instead because she don’t have space at all.   You see the kid always had a small area at the back of the store – so that we can bring her to work and let her play around the back area.  But as she grew older – she collected more toys and more movies and of course, the small space looked even smaller.  But I’m pretty happy with the size although we could really use more retail space and a wee bit more space for the kid.  So I’m going to be thankful and not ask for the impossible now.

The Bouncy Pirate Ship

As usual – the town or the seafest co-coordinators rented the bouncy pirate ship for the kids to play for the entire day – well, not really a few hours but the line up was so long, my kid only got to play in it twice.  So someone must have paid some good money for the pirate bouncy house – but I wished they would do something different every year – kinda stale the idea – and kids do grow up you know, you have to keep them intrigue all the time.  Same old, same old can be very boring every year.

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