Walmart has a great selection, though.
andy.fekete at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 16:05:11 EDT 2009
Geez, shows what I get for trusting a blog post.
Ok, so if a “one stop” is just another name for a middleman who
purchases stock direct from various labels for resale, doesn't that
imply a markup? I would imagine it'd be cheaper for a store to buy
direct from the label whenever possible; but then I can also imagine a
one stop would enjoy considerable volume discounts.
Anybody here with indy record store experience care to chime in? Do
indy record stores -- the few that are left -- more often buy direct,
or through “one stops”?
On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 12:21 PM, martin hall<mdhall005 at gmail.com> wrote:
> That is probably the stupidest, most poorly researched article I have ever
> Gotta love the internet. Jump to unsubstantiated conclusions much?
> Glenn and the (as best I can tell, one sane/informed) commenter sussed it
> One Stops do not = WAL MART or BEST BUY.
> As best I can tell EMI is still selling to One Stops.
> The sky is not falling.
> Actually, I guess the sky is and will continue to fall, just not in this
> particular/specific fashion.
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Glenn / Local 506 <local506 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> This was in the comments...and is likely the explanation. I dug a
>> little deeper as that article made little sense. I mean, why would a
>> music distribution company not want their music in dedicated music
>> >>this really isn=92t such a big deal. First of all =93One Stops=94 DOES
>> T mean Wal-mart and Best Buy. A one stop is a distributor that buys from
>> e labels and sells to retailers. Most indie stores get their product from
>> ne stops anyway. Some labels do sell directly to larger indie stores that
>> ave a large volume, but this, and only this, is what EMI is halting. I
>> ld know, as I am an indie retailer. We have always used a one stop
>> tor, and will continue to do so. And F*CK Wal-mart!
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