Wow. East coast around New York many years ago was Crazy Eddie’s and their smaller rival, Druckers. You can read up on Crazy with a web search, great great story. I have a 100 stories, but just one. We’d sell technics and pioneer turntables at cost - really - at cost! But we’d sell the cartridge separate at 500 to 1,000 percent mark-up. Yes, we’d pay $9.00 for a private label Shure, Pickering, Audio-technica and sell them for $59-$129 each. We made more money doing it that way by undercutting Circuit City and other stores on the turntable, but huge makeup on the cartridge. This was around the time when receivers were going though the power competition who had more watts and lowest THD. Nothing else mattered to most folks. Good old days. I’ll post speaker stories if folks want to hear.
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