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What's Most Important When Buying
Old 16th August 2002
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What's Most Important When Buying

What is most important when buying pro audio gear?

A. Service/Support
B. Relationship with Sales Person
C. Price

Just want to get a sampling of people's opinions.
Old 16th August 2002
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Re: What's Most Important When Buying

Originally posted by Kutter
What is most important when buying pro audio gear?

A. Service/Support
B. Relationship with Sales Person
C. Price

Just want to get a sampling of people's opinions.

...Or D. All of the above!

IMO, all three answers make for a great sale.

When buying new -- A. & B. over C. But C. is a key factor too.

When buying used or via an auction -- B. & C. over A.

Old 16th August 2002
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For me, it has to be 1) relationship, then 2) service, then 3) price...

1) Doesn't matter how good a deal is, if I would rather shoot the salesman between the eyes than look at him, I'll take my business elsewhere.

2) Bought once on a 'no service, just sale' skee-rood. Never again

3) A minor issue...its all tax writeoffs anyway.

Of course, depends on the product, too...but for anything my limited budget considers a 'major' purchase' I follow these rules out of self preservation.

"You get what you pay for" seems more pertinent now than it ever has, but that is just this Redneck's opinion...
Old 17th August 2002
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jon's Avatar

Hmm...guess I'd better not answer this one.

Old 17th August 2002
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price. plain and simple. i dont give a **** about the sales guy. i can get support direct from the company
Old 18th August 2002
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I think different people have different needs and that the role a particular piece of gear plays in your business makes all the difference in the world.

I wouldn't blink at paying full list price if it were a crucial item that I couldn't function without and a nearby dealer will provide me with a loaner the moment anything goes wrong. On the other hand, price generally rules in the case of outboard fluff that I could easily manage without for a few weeks.
Old 18th August 2002
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Price Smice. I care about making the best music possible. Besides, I'm drastically overpaid considering I love what I do, and would (and Do) do it for free. There's a guy at West LA (Kevin) that is dope as hell. He will call me if there's a new piece of gear, or a special on a piece of gear. If I buy it and don't like it, he'll accept a return, and ask me why I did and didn't like about the gear for his future ref. However, if someone offers me a distressor at $500, I'm not stupid.
Old 23rd August 2002
I used to pay for service and I felt the relation ship I had with the local proshop here (Studiotech) was worth it. I gave them a lot of cash IMHO. However, once we got a Mars and a few GC's. They startted to get all pissy about me not buy everything there and wanting them to at least be close in price on things I could buy there. to be honest, they are good people but, passing on their distain for the big guys to me was uncool. Glad they moved away. The trick is to do a project for a GC manager and you will get taken care of.

Old 25th August 2002
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