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Shop Local

#DidYouKnow that July is Independent Retailer Month? So when better than to support your local non-chain shops? These are the ones who have been hit hardest by the #COVID19 #lockdown and, sadly, we know many have taken the difficult decision not to reopen 😢

We make a special effort to shop local, and support independent suppliers, as much as we can; as many of these really are use it or lose it. And, during July especially, we’re actively encouraging you to do the same.

Independent Retailer Month

Did you know that July is Independent Retailer Month?

We do our bit by using local independent shops and suppliers as much as possible. Not forgetting that all our instruments come from small independent luthiers.

So instead of hitting the internet and shopping with global giants, why not check our website? 99% of the time we’ll be the same price or cheaper on a like for like basis. Better yet, why not give us a call or pop in; there’s nothing quite like getting personal service.

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Independent Retailer Month

Small Business Saturday might be in the winter but did you know that July was Independent Retailer Month?

Independent Retailer Month was established by Clare Rayner, known throughout the world as “The Retail Champion”, to help get local communities working with their local retailers which then helps to keep local money local.

Between the big box companies and internet giants many small companies have been driven out of business. Small businesses are hit in two ways; they cannot purchase in large enough volume to get the lowest prices (often finding the giants are selling for less than they are able buy it for) and they cannot hold the enormous variety of individual stock items.

In fact, there’s hardly a month goes by without us hearing the sad news of another small music company folding. Which all goes to make us even more appreciative of our wonderful customers who’ve kept us in business for the last ten years.

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