Oy! Not pretty! I guess I shouldn’t be hopeful that they’ll resume publishing their famous percussion catalog any time soon.
I'm just trying to be positive. Yes I would have thought they would have a bigger inventory before their big opening event. It makes me think maybe they had actually expected to be better stocked by now. Hopefully it's a temporary inventory delay, but only time will tell. It'll take a lot to overcome first impressions at any rate - that's just reality. I'm sincere in wishing them success.I don't see it that way. They've had plenty of time to stock up. My guess is that companies want to be paid for outstanding balances before supplying them any more gear.
The shutdown had nothing to do with it. They were already on life support and had publicly stated they would go out of business in a month if they couldn't find a buyer. There is a thread about it here on DFO. The shutdown certainly didn't help but they were already in a death spiral before the pandemic. Sadly they only buyer they could find is the one who bought them and so far it looks like whatever they recreate will be nothing even remotely like the old Interstate Music.I've bought a couple grands worth of stuff over the years from them with good deals.
The government shutting then down was an over reaction to say the least.
Lots of places not opening back at all.
With that said ,most stores are down in inventory these days.
Maybe Ryan Howard from The Office is in charge of their web site...Something smells a little bit with the website. Every item I looked at showed as having sold at least one of them. One showed 9 sold (in just over a day?) but I know its not a popular item at all. Not even a stocking item at GC stores & they keep only a few in the GC/MF warehouse.
Also each category like electric guitars has 3 or less brands. Some in guitars, a store is required to stock more models than on this website. Wondering if another dealer is drop-shipping for them.