I have been to quite a few stores where I have been disrespected, for the instruments I have or whatever. When I came back to NY from Co in 1999 I went into a local music store to buy strings. He rings them up and I say wow, thats twice the price I was paying for them in Co. He says close your eyes, I ask why, he says just humor me. So I do, then he says open them then proceeds to tell me, "this is 1999". Then I ask him to do the same, and he does and I tell him open them and proceed to tell him this is the last time you will ever see this customer. This was all after he asked what guitar I was putting them on and when told he starts putting the guitar down! How do these people stay in business. He may have went out of business? I never returned. I went into a music store here recently and the owner asks if he can help me. I told him yes, I am looking for an acoustic dreadnought that is not cut away but has built in electronics. He proceeds to tell me no one makes that kind of guitar, I just let that go. He has a bunch of guitars behind the counter so I am on the side of the counter and start leaning in to get a better look. He now is on the other side of the store and starts yelling at me, get out of there, you can't go back there. That was when I left never to return.I was in a local store that I've done business with for more than thirty years that recently sold when the owner retired. Some kid walks up to me and starts into his "string" sales pitch. I told him I had used GHS Boomers and he says "hmmmmm.....never heard of them". I won't be going back.