Musical Instrument Store In Jefferson...

Musical Instrument Store In Jefferson City

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Curious

Parkersburg, WV

#1 Jul 15, 2012
Would there be any interest in having an excellent music store in Jefferson City?
Danny

United States

#2 Jul 15, 2012
Yes. I was speaking to someone about this on Saturday. Definitely needs to be done.
rkm910

United States

#3 Jul 15, 2012
Hard to make money though. The internet is killing these type of businesses. People will walk in and find what they want and then go home and log in to Amazon or Ebay and get it cheaper. Really sucks but that's the reality.
Justin

United States

#4 Jul 25, 2012
I wouldn't mind a good one close by. I don't want to go to Morristown, Sevierville, or Knoxville.
Konkey Dong

Morristown, TN

#5 Aug 6, 2012
It would be awesome, but rkm910 nailed it on the head. Interent killed small town/mom & pop stores.(So did big box stores to an extent, i.e. Guitar Center etc.) It would have to be done by someone that owned the storefront, was able to maintain low overhead and really not need to make much money! LOL!
Like a retirement thing or a hobby.
rkm910

United States

#6 Aug 7, 2012
Most people going into a small business way under estimate what their costs are going to be and the sales they will need to make to offset these costs. Any commercial storefront with a decent traffic count and visibility and parking is going to cost a thousand bucks a month for just the rent and electricity. Then there is insurance and other costs. Add an employee or two and your costs skyrocket. Then there's your cost of inventory which will be in the tens of thousands if your are going to have a good selection. Sellers on the internet can settle for making only $3 or $4 per item because they are selling thousands of items and are either operating out of their garage or renting a cheap warehouse somewhere off the beaten path.
A lot of mom and pops open shops for emotional reasons and don't think about the reality of the business world.
There is still room for small business retail but only if you either offer a service or deal in commodity items like gas, beer, cigarettes, lottery etc.
Konkey Dong

Morristown, TN

#7 Aug 7, 2012
Let's open a music stores that sells gas, beer, smokes and lottery tickets! ;-)
yes

Morristown, TN

#8 Aug 14, 2012
Curious wrote:
Would there be any interest in having an excellent music store in Jefferson City?
Do it!! I have to drive to Knoxville 3 times a month... It would be nice to buy p a stuff in town
Yes

Clover, SC

#9 Aug 21, 2012
This would be a great idea for Jefferson County. Go for it!
Yes

Morristown, TN

#10 Sep 3, 2012
I was just curious if anyone had given any more thought to putting in a music store
Maybe

Knoxville, TN

#11 Sep 8, 2012
You could offer lessons, repair, buy/sell, maybe even have a small studio within the building for local artist.
Curious

Beckley, WV

#12 Sep 17, 2012
If there becomes enough interest, I would still consider

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