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vchizzle
02-13-2013, 10:55 AM
Since PRS has announced the dates, it got me thinking. Those who have purchased guitars, amps, large items...how do you get them home? Have them shipped? Try to carry on a guitar friendly airline and put in planes closet? What do/would you do?

WEDGE
02-13-2013, 01:37 PM
Passenger seat of the car.......six hours aint too bad a drive for the cause....

markie
02-13-2013, 01:46 PM
I have put them in the overhead luggage compartment on the Plane..............

themike
02-13-2013, 01:48 PM
Since PRS has announced the dates, it got me thinking. Those who have purchased guitars, amps, large items...how do you get them home? Have them shipped? Try to carry on a guitar friendly airline and put in planes closet? What do/would you do?

If you don't want to take it with you, the dealer you purchase it from can have it shipped to his store where he will in turn ship it to you.

Shultzie
02-13-2013, 04:43 PM
Back seat of my Chevy (not a '60)

'Course, I'm just below the DC beltway on the VA side of the Potomac - Last two experiences, in fact.

What's up for next year? Bring home two? (Better get a bigger boat)

How's that - Song lyrics and movie quotes in one post...

Shultzie

Chris528
02-13-2013, 07:56 PM
Well I didn't even know you could buy guitars there since I've never been. I guess I should start saving up now then.

watelessness
02-14-2013, 08:49 AM
Well I didn't even know you could buy guitars there since I've never been. I guess I should start saving up now then.

Last year if you bought a guitar they handed you a $100 bill. :D

JMintzer
02-14-2013, 09:39 AM
You can buy guitars there? Why didn't anyone tell me???

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2270/702387/23581865/405374554.jpg


Jamie

Blackbird
02-14-2013, 10:23 AM
If you don't want to take it with you, the dealer you purchase it from can have it shipped to his store where he will in turn ship it to you.

Just curious, what is the need for shipping it to the dealer store first before shipping it to the owner? Doubling the chances of having FedEx or UPS moshing my brand new axe makes me cringe a little. If it's so they can provide you a special "dealer pro setup," can you maybe opt out of it and just request that it be shipped directly to you from the factory?

alantig
02-14-2013, 09:13 PM
My 408 last year had to go to the dealer then to me, so I didn't qualify for the $100. But there's something cool about picking one up at the factory.

vchizzle
02-14-2013, 10:13 PM
We'll see if I can hold out til then and bank more cash. I can see how that would be cool. But if something pops up....well, you know how it goes:D

TAJ
02-15-2013, 08:56 AM
I am trying my best to hold out in my purchases until the Experience this year, but it is getting harder to do especiallly with Shawn's PS friday thread!!

francric
02-15-2013, 12:56 PM
there's something cool about picking one up at the factory.

THIS!!!!!

WEDGE
02-15-2013, 03:15 PM
Just curious, what is the need for shipping it to the dealer store first before shipping it to the owner? Doubling the chances of having FedEx or UPS moshing my brand new axe makes me cringe a little. If it's so they can provide you a special "dealer pro setup," can you maybe opt out of it and just request that it be shipped directly to you from the factory?

My guess is it has to go to the dealer because PRS is a wholesaler and does not deal direct. Even a private stock is 'bought' by a dealer then sold to you as I understand it.

even when you buy at the Experience you buy from a dealer

Shultzie
02-15-2013, 03:22 PM
What he said...

Artist
02-15-2013, 04:01 PM
Well I didn't even know you could buy guitars there since I've never been. I guess I should start saving up now then.
Oh yes you can!! and it is an amazing "experience" just to be in that sales floor.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8436/8009695753_6f7bed6844.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulreedsmithgtrs/8009695753/)
Sales Floor (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulreedsmithgtrs/8009695753/) by paulreedsmithgtrs (http://www.flickr.com/people/paulreedsmithgtrs/), on Flickr

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Sales Floor (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulreedsmithgtrs/8009697583/) by paulreedsmithgtrs (http://www.flickr.com/people/paulreedsmithgtrs/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/8009698631_ca01bc0291.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulreedsmithgtrs/8009698631/)
Sales Floor (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulreedsmithgtrs/8009698631/) by paulreedsmithgtrs (http://www.flickr.com/people/paulreedsmithgtrs/), on Flickr

JustRob
02-15-2013, 04:17 PM
Well I didn't even know you could buy guitars there since I've never been. I guess I should start saving up now then.

It's hard NOT to buy one. Everybody is so nice and it's so much fun.
Been to 2 Experiences, bought 2 guitars.

Chris528
02-15-2013, 05:54 PM
Damn I better start saving more money

Chris528
02-15-2013, 06:11 PM
Do they have SEs there too?

Artist
02-15-2013, 06:25 PM
Now that you ask I don't think I remember seeing any. Maybe a couple at the actual dealer booths.

I may be wrong but I think that sales floor is all about the big babies.

Chris528
02-15-2013, 08:41 PM
Now that you ask I don't think I remember seeing any. Maybe a couple at the actual dealer booths.

I may be wrong but I think that sales floor is all about the big babies.

Well I guess I will have to get my Lowery SE in May and save up and buy something nicer at the Experience.

JustRob
02-15-2013, 09:01 PM
Do they have SEs there too?

Last year, the 1st table on the right on the sales floor had SEs. Since every SE comes through a quality check at the factory, they have boxes and boxes of them there.
My guess is, if you have the money, they will do all they can to get you a guitar.

Chris528
02-15-2013, 09:24 PM
Last year, the 1st table on the right on the sales floor had SEs. Since every SE comes through a quality check at the factory, they have boxes and boxes of them there.
My guess is, if you have the money, they will do all they can to get you a guitar.

Sweet!

vchizzle
02-16-2013, 12:17 PM
I'm not sure if I have the will power to make it 7 months :creep:

alantig
02-16-2013, 07:47 PM
I'm not sure if I have the will power to make it 7 months :creep:

This is a rough time of year - my local pusher has a March Madness sale. If I get through that, then I find I want to hold off buying anything until Experience.