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Forum: The Bull Pit 07-29-2012, 09:51 PM
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Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Also..

Fender started it's own accessory distribution for wholesale about 10 years ago or so. We became their 'Boutique' Bass String supplier. They would send us UPC labels and we would stick them on all...
Forum: The Bull Pit 07-29-2012, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Ken Smith
Thumbs up Yes, I agree. Some people I have spoken with...

Yes, I agree. Some people I have spoken with believe that GC is like a Cancer in the MI business eating away at the small dealerships that built this industry in the USA.
Forum: The Bull Pit 07-28-2012, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Ken Smith
toy companies.. lol

Well, if you have ever been to a NAMM show you might see just that, toy companies. Much of the goods falling in that category. Maybe the 80/20 rule applies here. Maybe 20% or less actual quality...
Forum: The Bull Pit 07-27-2012, 10:28 PM
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Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb If only it was that easy. What if GC goes down?...

If only it was that easy. What if GC goes down? Or if Kaman or any of the other companies they bought don't do well? It's not just Fender any more.

It looks very very complicated.
Forum: The Bull Pit 07-27-2012, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Ken Smith
Question well..

What do you think of this story?
Forum: The Bull Pit 07-27-2012, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb Fender IPO, GC Risk, Bain, past connections on top!

Why Fender pulled its IPO

July 20, 2012: 3:07 PM ET
Guitar manufacturer Fender cancelled its IPO after its stock was deemed overvalued by some...
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