I’m a huge fan of Amazon, I have have always found the buying experience excellent, so with limited time I used them to get my son’s Christmas present. Serendipity or irony, he had called me a few weeks ago and asked for the M-Audio Keystation Mini 32, so I jumped on Amazon and used my one-click for pain-free buying.
Sadly then it all went south, as the package was tracked from Amazon to the delivery hub and then didn’t move for nearly 2 weeks.
Not wanting to disappoint my son, I decided to opt for a plan B, I was heading into London and so I called a dealer near the pub I was meeting friends at, West End Productions. They had one and I got it for a better price than I had from Amazon, plus great service from Shona.
It just goes to show, that whilst online shopping can offer convenience, it doesn’t always offer the assurance and professional friendliness of a decent music retailer. West End Productions don’t know I’ve written this, but I think credit where credit is due - it’s hard on the high street right now, so perhaps I should lead by example and get off my butt and support the good music retailers we have, perhaps in future online should be my plan B?