Madison, WI (PRWEB) March 22, 2011
Audio-Depot, an online retailer selling professional audio, dj equipment, lighting and musical instruments, has announced plans to close their retail outlet store located at 708 East Johnson Street in Madison on May 28th.
Audio-Depot will begin their Store Closing Sale on Friday March 25th and will further mark down prices every Friday thereafter. Additional inventory will be added from the local warehouse as space allows, and the local warehouse will also be closed at the conclusion of the sale on May 28th, just 3 days shy of Audio-Depot’s 15th Anniversary.
Sole proprietor Ken Udell cited increased competition from Best Buy and Guitar Center as the main reasons for declining outlet store sales. “Sales growth continues online, but in-store sales have been down for years” says Udell. “Unless you are one of the big boys, it is not a good time to be in retail selling professional audio, dj gear, or musical instruments.” Udell added that he has no intentions of opening another retail storefront.
Audio-Depot is an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau with their highest A+ Rating and an Authorized Dealer for hundreds of audio-related product lines. “In particular, Audio-Depot currently has the largest stocked selection of keyboard controllers, keyboard synthesizers, and dj equipment in town. Probably more than every music store and dj store in the Madison area put together” says Udell. “We have so many in fact that we don’t have room to put most of the synthesizers that we stock inside the retail store; we sell them primarily online.” Udell stated that signs would be posted advertising many of the items not able to be displayed in the retail store. These items will be brought in from the local warehouse ‘on demand’ or as space allows.
New store hours during the sale will be Monday through Friday from 11am to 6:30pm, and Saturday 11am to 4:30pm. Audio-Depot will continue to sell online at http://www.audio-depot.com and through partner websites, but most of the Store Closing sale prices and products will not be offered online.
For additional information, contact Ken Udell at Audio-Depot, 608-268-0749. http://www.audio-depot.com