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Old 26th May 2018
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Well, if a store won't let you play with an amp in a way that allows you to evaluate it properly, go to another store. You are the customer, if they want to make a sale they should accommodate you.

I worked in guitar stores for many years and NONE of the stores I ever worked in would have dreamed of discouraging a customer who was seriously trying out an amp.
Yea that makes sense! Thanks for the tip!
Old 26th May 2018
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Originally Posted by John Eppstein View Post
Well, if a store won't let you play with an amp in a way that allows you to evaluate it properly, go to another store. You are the customer, if they want to make a sale they should accommodate you.

I worked in guitar stores for many years and NONE of the stores I ever worked in would have dreamed of discouraging a customer who was seriously trying out an amp.
I think if you communicate that you're serious and "are prepared to buy an amp today" most stores will find a way to accommodate you. certainly smaller stores will.

For a time i worked at Levin's just outside of DC and in the middle of the week in the middle of the morning it was slow enough that this was de rigeur. However late Saturday afternoon the place was so packed and so many potential buyers were trying out so many instruments it was like a giant, chaotic bird house at some zoo. One guy playing loud was simply not an option unless you were lucky enough that for a moment nobody was in the isolated Pro Sound room.
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