Listen, here's something else you can with your money...like give it all to me so it doesnt go to waste!!
Seriously, theres about a thousand better things you can do than open a music store. I worked in one (a major chain store too) for 5 years and it was the most difficult, frustrating job Ive ever had. And unlike a GC sales person, I was salaried so I really didnt care too much how much I sold.
Youll be selling to mainly a non-professional, hobby, at home player. Your balls will be broken in so many ways to Sunday that you wont be able to stand straight after a week. Every customer will try to chew you down on price. Almost 75% of what you sell will be returned. The general public will physically destroy your store stock. And the maunfacturers want you to buy in greater quantity than you will ever be able to move and still GC and Sam Ash will be given BETTER invisible end column deals than you will ever see. They will ALWAYS under sell you.
I think you'd lose less money playing the lottery daily or gambling in Las Vegas for a living.
Oh and forget having a life or being able to take a gig...you will need to be open 6 days a week 9 AM to 9 PM. Still sounds good?
Dont be foolish...take a job at GC...I'll be surprized if you last a week
Sorry for the out look but this is the reality of the retail business. Its about a pole position lower than trying to earn a living gigging (which I have done for the past 30 years, so again I know from experience.)
Last edited by Fusionman; 12-15-2007 at 11:00 AM.
Joe F. aka Fusionman
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