Entertainment has evolved over the years.
Rodney Spriggs, president and CEO of Joplin-based Vintage Stock, says his company has evolved right along with it.
Vintage Stock started as the Book Barn, a used book store on Joplin’s Main Street that quickly branched into sales of used LP records and cassette tapes.
“As technology evolved, we just evolved,” Rodney says. “It went from records to cassettes to CDs.” Video evolved from VHS and Beta to DVD and Blu-ray. Primitive Atari and Nintendo games gave way to more elaborate Xbox and PlayStation systems.
As the quest for more sophisticated entertainment grew, says Rodney, so did his business. Today, Vintage Stock has fifty locations in seven states and no plans to stop growing.
Vintage Stock is an entertainment superstore, says Rodney, offering music, video, games, comic books, and collectable toys and cards. “People come to us because they’re trying to get away from their day-to-day grind,” he says. “They want to decompress. That’s what our job is: to give them a chance to escape and enjoy life.”
Visit them online at VintageStock.com.