RIP Riff City, We barely got to know ya!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by smithguitars, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. smithguitars

    smithguitars Supporting Member

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    Some decent discounts at Riff. Got The store closing notice yesterday. I got a lot of gear from RC, but not enough to keep them in business. RIP RC.
     
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    That's strange considering how known they were being partners with That Pedal Show and Andertons.
     
  3. blackba

    blackba Supporting Member

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    Uh Oh, That Pedal show will have to find a new US Partner
     
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    That sucks. I bought a few things from them off Reverb.
     
  5. oansun

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    I think they just made a lot of new customers and money with the Chapman thing. They probably expanded too quickly and then Chapman partnered with GC so it just went south quick. IMHO
     
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    I never purchased anything from them but in shopping it seemed that they always had a ton of out of stock items listed on their site.
     
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    It seems most of the time when things look great on the outside and they appear to be doing well it is often business mis-management on the back end. I have zero knowledge of the situation, but seems to be a common trend among companies that appear to be doing well and suddenly close.
     
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    Yep. Tax problems lots of times too.
     
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    Yep, and throw musicians in the mix.....
     
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    Was RC gear focused or lessons focused? Lessons seems to be what keeps most mom and pop places in business. Pure gear angles are rare and much more difficult. I suspect the Chapman thing hurt them a lot and they were the early and main regional youtube promoters of that brand.

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  11. Vaibhav Joshi

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    I liked the crew at Riff City, what I saw in the videos.
    I'm not sure how big/small this store was but in general smaller stores need to be encouraged.
     
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    Yep
     
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    Sweetwater to the rescue.
     
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    I thought I read a while back that they were just closing one location - it's the whole thing now? That's a shame...
     
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    Bought a lot from them on Reverb. Sad to see.
     
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    They were supposed to have a gear expo in August and I got the notification last night it was cancelled. No details tho
     
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    I never bought anything from them. I guess I'll never get a cookie with any of my pedals now!:(
     
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    "GC" as in "Guitar Center"? Considering some of the crap that Guitar Center has pulled on its employees in recent years, this would cause me to dislike Anderton's... if I didn't already dislike them.
     
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    JackfromAK Gold Supporting Member

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    I bought a Keeley Aria and they sent me a oatmeal raisin cookie. No wonder they went under.
     
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    Yes Guitar center
     

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