That must be my problem with GC: I never saw their prices as a sweet deal. As far as I can tell they are just like any other big music retailer when it comes to prices. I could just order from Sweetwater and get free shipping. The best prices in the DC area are at Chuck Levin's, not GC.minorleagues wrote:If you are looking for staffs with a lot of know how, shop at Front End Audio or Mercenary or Atlas Pro Audio, they'll have an answer and a product for your everything. But instead we go to GC in the hopes of scoring a sweet deal, and don't feel bad hagglin' and having a short temper with their employees because, face it, the majority of us could care less about how we come off to them. And really, they could give a flying f*** about us to.
The only reason why I've ever gone to GC is because I need something right away. From where I'm sitting I could score an SM58 at a GC in less than 45 minutes round trip, and I know that because I've had to do it before. If I didn't need it right away and it's mass market, I'd order it online. If it's not mass market then I'd go to a boutique place or order it online, in which case god help me if I need it right away.
I think GC would do a lot more business if they took the time to make sure their staff knew audio 101 (especially the pro audio people). If you work in Pro Sound and you don't know what a TRS cable is then I have no sympathy for you at all.