Really, Good Bye Needle Doctor Part 2

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fscl
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Really, Good Bye Needle Doctor Part 2

Post by fscl » 20 Nov 2019 03:36

Oh boy, seems like their website is still up, however:

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... alist.html

:shock:

Anybody in the Twin Cities ? Drive-by ? :-k

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Re: Really, Good Bye Needle Doctor Part 2

Post by spensar » 20 Nov 2019 03:47

Looks like that first round of smoke has some fire behind it. I wonder who was interested in buying him out. Garage-A-Records was picked up by TurntableNeedles.

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Re: Really, Good Bye Needle Doctor Part 2

Post by Ripvanvinyl » 20 Nov 2019 05:15

Sad. All too much of this in the last few years. :(
(goes back to reading the obits)

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Re: Really, Good Bye Needle Doctor Part 2

Post by vinyl master » 20 Nov 2019 06:19

Wow! And all he wanted to do when he started the business was buy a stereo! :shock:

My vinyl mentor used to go on about buying needles from Jerry all the time, so this will be sad news to him, too! :(

I guess we should be thankful for who and what we have left, namely Gary Stork@thevoiceofmusic.com, LP Gear, turntableneedles.com, Carole's Needles on EBay and whatever other sellers are out there...Still, I hope someone eventually keeps the name alive and as mentioned, maybe buys Jerry out to keep it running...

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Re: Really, Good Bye Needle Doctor Part 2

Post by rewfew » 20 Nov 2019 16:01

From reading the article. It seems plausible that a buyer will eventually make an offer he won't refuse. It's a shame though from the aspect of his small cadre of staff, that they are soon out of a job. Hopefully his intent of what to do also reflects the needs of his probable loyal staff. It would be wonderful if they collectively could buy it from him and make the business a workers coop. As he mentions, "the money was good".

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Re: Really, Good Bye Needle Doctor Part 2

Post by vinyl master » 21 Nov 2019 01:52

That, rewfew, would be a cool idea! 8)

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Re: Really, Good Bye Needle Doctor Part 2

Post by rewfew » 21 Nov 2019 15:14

Yes. It certainly would VM. Worker coops are a means of democratizing the workplace. And what this capitalistic world could do to mitigate the disparity between the obscenely rich and the rest of us. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worker_cooperative

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Re: Really, Good Bye Needle Doctor Part 2

Post by derspankster » 21 Nov 2019 21:26

If there is a void to be filled - it will be filled.

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Re: Really, Good Bye Needle Doctor Part 2

Post by Boltman92124 » 06 Jan 2020 18:27

The website is definitely gone now FYI. Glad I looked into it before buying another cart last week..when the website was still up.

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Re: Really, Good Bye Needle Doctor Part 2

Post by spensar » 06 Jan 2020 19:50

Boltman92124 wrote:
06 Jan 2020 18:27
The website is definitely gone now FYI. Glad I looked into it before buying another cart last week..when the website was still up.
That's a wrap for sure. I used to work with a lot of insolvencies and the website was usually the very, very, last thing that went. A company may be working out of the owner's garage or basement, lost pretty well everything but that public face on the website was protected until the bitter end. Not suggesting that Needle Doctor was a insolvency, I understand it was a retirement decision.

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Re: Really, Good Bye Needle Doctor Part 2

Post by Dutchy » 08 Jan 2020 15:33

derspankster wrote:
21 Nov 2019 21:26
If there is a void to be filled - it will be filled.
Horror vacui......

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