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

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Title
"They'll buy basically anything if the price is right."
Contributor Names
Landi, Vincent (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-17
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Clothing industry
-  Stores & shops
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Garden State Cutting Company (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  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.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A013
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca01305
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. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003922/.

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, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003922/.

MLA citation style:

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, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003922/>.