proaudiostar.com, for people who miss the days of sleazy music store owners offering you a special friends-and-family discount, no promises.
Yeah, I wouldn't expect much customer service out of them but I did buy a defective item and was able to ship it back to them on their dime and get my refund.
Some years ago, GC was 'friendlier' about discounts, but in the last coupla years?, they will only discount for certain holidays and to price-match a competitor. Getting verification of a deal made over the phone with PAS so that GC will match the price is pretty much impossible. So having deals from PAS that can be verified, like I talked about in the first post, is great.
Currently my list of retailers:
- GC: because of 45 day returns and ability to return to a store and not have to ship
- Sweetwater: because of the knowledgeable service and year of warranty added, as well as them having in-house full repair facilities
- AMS: because they offered me payments even with my lousy credit