- Jan 17, 2011
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Seems like we hear this every 6 months.
I knew than and that is why I used both terms. Flat rate shipping and a guaranteed no questions asked return period still seems to me to be a good deal compared to what some private sellers and some stores offer. Could GC do better - sure, especially since there are a lot of folks who don't realize the Vintage and Used policies are not the same but even so it is better than much of the competition.Used gear, yes. Vintage gear only has a 72 hour return window.
I guess what might happen this time is they will file for Chapter 11 and reorganize/refinance and come out of it in 2021. So maybe a few stores get closed in the process. Can't imagine they would go out of business. To many suppliers depend on them.i wonder who or what will take its place once it folds.
Sure, but there's a difference between running a successful website and keeping 269 huge brick and mortar shops running.Musical instrument retail - for anyone who has a website and ships - hasn't been hit that hard by the pandemic at all - the online big box stores might have actually sold more....!
IMHO, Sam Ash is in a completely different league than GC. I knew Sam when he was alive, and he was a good man who treated his employees like family, and that's why they almost never left. They're also very knowledgable and service oriented. GC's hiring process is more like "Here, fog up this mirror", and that's why you mostly get dumb looks when you ask a question there.I haven't heard anything about Sam Ash going chapter 13 or 11. Maybe this will be their time to shine.