Bull Moose......a class act?

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by MerseyBeatle, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Jerryb

    Jerryb Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Jersey
    They had several cds that I've been looking for years. Really hard to find stuff. No Amex. No Paypal. They won't even accept a MC or Visa pre paid gift card!
     
  2. ggergm

    ggergm sexagenarian

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Back in my retailer days, AMEX charged me an extra couple of points over MasterCard's and VISA's fees. I accepted AMEX but hated each transaction. If I was to have a store now, I'd only take MasterCard and VISA. A retailer can find relatively cheap transaction rates for them.

    I understand your problem with Bullmoose, Jerryb, and agree to a point. I kept repeating to my salespeople that they needed to make it easy for the customer to buy. Another catch phrase I used was, "Get out of the way and let the customer buy." But at the end of the year, my net profit was always less than 2% of gross sales. AMEX ate those 2 points up. A sale using AMEX could end up costing me money.

    Have you called Bullmoose to see if they will take a check? Get them to hold the CDs you want and send them a check. It might be a work-around.
     
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  3. Opeth

    Opeth Forum Resident

    Location:
    NH
    I really like bull moose they got me some cool records sent from Maine down to Salem NH that were very limited in the past. Like Iron Maiden BNW RSD.
    One complaint is they do not get any EU/UK pressings or next to none. Newbury Comics often has superior EU/UK pressings in their bins a lot of times you won't ever see them at BM.
    Another complaint is particularly the Salem store, these people are clueless about vinyl care. The records in their bins are hacked and stuffed to together so tight it's pretty bad.
     
  4. Jerryb

    Jerryb Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Jersey
    OK here's what I did. For $1 at a local dollar store I bought a pre paid Visa debit card. I loaded some money on it and then went home and registered the card online. I used it for my BM order and it worked! Normally I wouldn't go this crazy over a few used cds but the 5 used cds I ordered are selling for hundreds of dollars on Ebay and Amazon.I got all 5 for $55.
     
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  5. Lorraine

    Lorraine Forum Resident

    Location:
    Stamford CT
    wow, congrats! that was completely worth the effort!
     
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  6. JAG

    JAG Forum Professor with Tenure

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    what are the cd's? don't leave us hanging
     
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  7. Jerryb

    Jerryb Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Big Country several of the Rarities cds they put out.
     
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  8. MYKE

    MYKE Offended By The Easily Offended

    Location:
    Tennessee
    Just finished corresponding with Chris, Kiley, and Sebastian, over their malfunctioning Free Priority Shipping for orders over $50.00, and I either re-learned something I forgot, or learned it for the first time.

    I was told that since my order was made up of upcoming new releases, they'd be sent Priority as SOP anyway, in order to get them all to me by release day.

    There's your " Class Act." :agree:
     
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  9. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mt. Kisco, NY
    I have to drive to Portsmouth from NY on Sunday to have dinner with relatives. Just noticed that the Bull Moose store is right around the corner from the restaurant. I'll definitely be making a stop.

    Back when I was going to SxSW I went to a bunch of retail panels and more often than not, someone from Waterloo was there. They used to have a policy of accepting ANY gift card from ANY big box store that sold CDs. Their rationale was that they would rather have your business than the big box stores. They used the gift cards to buy toilet paper, cleaning supplies and other things they needed around the store. He even said they might buy one of their 'exclusive' releases to have in stock.
     
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  10. melstapler

    melstapler Forum Resident

    Definitely. Waterloo have always had the industry support and that was the main reason they respected the record companies by refusing to buy or sell promo copies of music in their used section. Was in Waterloo a couple months ago and although it's harder to find sealed OOP CD titles, they still manage to stock the latest releases by even the smaller artists and labels. The store itself remains intact, although the restaurant they owned next door has closed.
     
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