I got a delivery date of 12 weeks for a Performance bass and snare! bummer.....
Is it worth the wait?
Is it worth the wait?
The shops where I buy my equipment, especially one, is usually hundreds less than all the online stores that I contact. Case in point, my latest kit, a 3 piece Ludwig Classic Maple set of drums was three to four hundred dollars less at my nearby Five Star drum shop than anyone else's listing on Ebay. I work directly with the shops owner or their general manager if the owners not there, but still for anyone walking through their doors, they'll receive the best prices around. I saved between $800 to $1000 USD on my 5 piece DW classic kit just over a year ago. Just look and call around, but know exactly what you're talking about when negotiating.Is it a good idea to buy DW or for that matter any vendor from online stores versus going to local stores? I can find what I want online in shorter time.
This also works for me with individual add on drums. I just mentioned the Ludwig kits because there are so many on the Internet. A lot of the time if you become a good customer with any shop, they'll bend backwards for you to get you a better price. There is a heck of a profit margin when it comes to purchasing drums and cymbals, it all depends how much or little the shop decides to make on the sale. When the shop calls a distributor, the shop already knows what it will cost them, it's up to the shop to figure what they want to make on that particular sale. The more equipment the shop moves, the more it reflects in their prices. I'm sure that you're not being gouged, I'm just saying that it's up to the individual shop the price you'll have to pay.well that's an interesting point Dennis. I wonder if that is because we are talking kits versus individual components like I am. Seems that the prices online match up with the local shop. Since they had to call DW for E.T.A, that's the price they quoted me. Don;t think I will be able to negotiate.
Aside from pricing, I f I did get either a better online price or if the components available without waiting 3 months, is there a difference in product support I would get from the local versus online shops?