Biz Spotlight: Vintage Stock

Friday, March 29 at 08:55 AM
Category: Business Banking

Vintage Stock, known for its large selection of new and used entertainment, came to Joplin, Mo., in 1980. In 2001, the store only had five locations when Rodney Spriggs and his business partner purchased the company. Twelve years later, Vintage Stock has grown to 42 locations in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

“We set goals and we always beat our goals. Some years we’ve opened and some we haven’t. [It’s] planned growth,” said, Rodney Spriggs, owner of Vintage Stock.* “It’s the ‘mom and pop’ feel, even though we are a bigger company.”

Not in the mood for a movie? Well that’s not a problem. The store offers a wide selection of music, video games, rare comics, toys and memorabilia. Movie and other products can also be ordered from different stores and shipped directly to a customer’s home within 24 hours.

Customer service is one thing you will notice when you walk into the store.

“We really push and expect our employees to greet the customer and help them within one minute of entering the store,” Spriggs said. “We haven’t forgotten our roots.”

Vintage Stock has been a customer with Arvest since June 2012 and has been working with one of Joplin’s commercial bankers.

“It really has to do [with] we have a relationship with that person [Arvest's banker] and company size. [It] made sense to switch because they can handle our loan needs,” Spriggs said. “[Arvest] has been very easy to work with. We’re diversifying, going into real estate. [It’s] much easier than our last bank too.”

Whenever the company looks to go into a new location one thing Spriggs says they do is “form the store to the community.” Each and every store is a little bit different because of this philosophy.

“When the right thing comes along, we take advantage of it,” Spriggs said.

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Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Biz, Business Banking, Missouri, Oklahoma
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