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Audio Recording "They'll buy basically anything if the price is right."

"They'll buy basically anything if the price is right."

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  • "They'll buy basically anything if the price is right."


  • Landi, Vincent (Narrator)
  • Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • 1994-08-17


  • -  Interviews
  • -  Oral history
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  Clothing industry
  • -  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
  • -  Stores & shops
  • -  Garden State Cutting Company (Paterson, N.J.)
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson


  • Ethnography
  • Interviews


  • -  Interview with Vincent Landi, owner of Garden State Cutting Co. on Gray Street at 21st Avenue.
  • -  Summary of audio segment: TC asks about the retail store in front, Madison Ave. Apparel Outlet. VL says that started because at one time they were getting a lot of returns from stores, were overcutting, there were damaged goods, etc. and they needed a way to get rid of returns. They were right across the street from one of the busiest delicatessens in Paterson (Giannella's), so felt the location was good, being on a very busy avenue -- 21st Avenue -- and felt could sell retail there for the same price they sold to wholesalers. So put overcuts on the rack, and made a nice profit. People will buy basically anything if the price is right [so can sell damaged goods there too]. Get quite a bit of traffic in there. People love outlet stores, love a decrease in price in this area. People in this area are fairly poor, and that's how they need to shop. And it's been working out well. A lot of the trade is local -- Paterson. Occasionally they get a flyer out to surrounding towns, but most customers are local.


  • Digital Audio Tape

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A013

Source Collection

  • Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Landi, Vincent, and Thomas D Carroll. "They'll buy basically anything if the price is right.". -08-17, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Landi, V. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "They'll buy basically anything if the price is right.". -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Landi, Vincent, and Thomas D Carroll. "They'll buy basically anything if the price is right.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.