DIYAPASON-L Digest #884 - Sunday, September 21, 2003
 
Organ Supply Industries
  by "wcjharrisville" <wcjharrisville@webryders.net>
RE: [Residence Organs]  Organ Supply Industries
  by "atos" <atos@stirlingprop.com>
[Residence Organs] Organ Supply Industries
  by "Drew Taylor" <dhtaylor@netmcr.com>
 

(back) Subject: Organ Supply Industries From: "wcjharrisville" <wcjharrisville@webryders.net> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 09:24:00 -0400   I have found that the people at OSI are very accomodating to amateur = organ people - after all, it is a valuable source of income to them as = well as promoting much needed good will within the realm of pipe organs. = However, one should be reasonably knowledgeable when ordering materials = so as to not waste anyone's time or money. I have found that most = professional pipe organ builders and maintenance people are very busy = and often respectfully refuse to get involved with amateur projects - = for obviously good reasons. This is why I find Diyapason so incredibly = helpful to those seeking information. These are just my thoughts and = musings. Thanks To Everyone who contributes and asks!! Will  
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] Organ Supply Industries From: "atos" <atos@stirlingprop.com> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 09:37:44 -0500   OSI's reluctance to sell to amateur builders came from a very = understandable need to keep their business out of the line of litigation. If they were = not careful in selling parts to builders or repair people who lacked the background or reputation of doing reliable work, they may find themselves = on the short end of a bankruptcy if the project builder did not get paid, or worse yet, was sued. It is also very easy for a wholesale supplier to get drawn into third party litigation should a project be less than satisfactory. Any prudent business person takes caution in who their customers are and how the customers run their businesses.   I am quite certain vendors like OSI, Peterson and others have come to realize that home organ hobbyists and theatre organ clubs are a relatively safe source of income, and so they have relaxed somewhat in allowing those types of sales. OSI's policy still states "As a wholesale supplier, sales are limited to qualified buyers", so they are probably still evaluating each customer on a case-by-case basis. They are, as the previous post states, very helpful and a valuable resource as long as you don't waste their time. -----Original Message----- From: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org]On = Behalf Of wcjharrisville Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2003 8:24 AM To: Diyapason Subject: [Residence Organs] Organ Supply Industries     I have found that the people at OSI are very accomodating to amateur = organ people - after all, it is a valuable source of income to them as well as promoting much needed good will within the realm of pipe organs. However, one should be reasonably knowledgeable when ordering materials so as to = not waste anyone's time or money. I have found that most professional pipe organ builders and maintenance people are very busy and often respectfully refuse to get involved with amateur projects - for obviously good reasons. This is why I find Diyapason so incredibly helpful to those seeking information. These are just my thoughts and musings. Thanks To Everyone who contributes and asks!! Will    
(back) Subject: [Residence Organs] Organ Supply Industries From: "Drew Taylor" <dhtaylor@netmcr.com> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 16:43:10 -0400   I too have found that OSI is happy to deal with hobbyists. After using their online customer signup form and declaring that I was a hobbyist (also mentioning that I was currently building a specific instrument) they quickly sent me a customer number and pricelist. Having used them several times, they are fast and friendly to deal with. They state specifically that they don't deal with individuals, for the good reasons that were posted earlier here, but in an unspoken sense they seem to be friendly to amateur builders.   -Drew Taylor