I’ve just picked up on this thread: I have sold 5 Basses thro’ BD, I’ve bought one. I’ve bought and sold (via BD) a few heads. I’m a retail person, customer based, worked in Rumbelows Wallasey in the late 70’s, Domestic, Electrical, Vinyl and musical instruments. I understand the ‘filter system’ but, as has been said there are (IMO) no tyre kickers in BD. I went there to buy, bought and sold, Marks a hard nosed retailer, Marcus is receptive IMO it’s a great place to both dream and shop.... Sure, the pressures on with so much stock, but, look at the alternatives...... a London Company that has relatively little stock, international retailers that are ‘just’ retailers.
Me, I’ll stick with BD