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#443372 - 12/26/17 04:46 PM Arrangers in stock near Philadelphia, PA?
TedS Offline
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I’m visiting my folks near Phila., PA for a few days. Are there any music stores with arrangers in stock in the Delaware Valley? I see plenty of Yamahas in Texas but I would love to try a Roland EA-7, Casio MZ-X500, or maybe a PA700 or PA4X?

Please advise, thanks!

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#443373 - 12/26/17 04:54 PM Re: Arrangers in stock near Philadelphia, PA? [Re: TedS]
Dnj Offline
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there is a sam ash and guitar center in Cherry hill NJ just across from Philly
right next to each other they may have arrangers on display call first.

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#443376 - 12/26/17 05:59 PM Re: Arrangers in stock near Philadelphia, PA? [Re: TedS]
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Originally Posted By TedS
I’m visiting my folks near Phila., PA for a few days. Are there any music stores with arrangers in stock in the Delaware Valley? I see plenty of Yamahas in Texas but I would love to try a Roland EA-7, Casio MZ-X500, or maybe a PA700 or PA4X?

Please advise, thanks!





Guitar center in Plymouth Meeting.... just outside Phila.
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#443379 - 12/26/17 07:05 PM Re: Arrangers in stock near Philadelphia, PA? [Re: TedS]
Ketron_AJ Offline
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Originally Posted By TedS
I’m visiting my folks near Phila., PA for a few days. Are there any music stores with arrangers in stock in the Delaware Valley? I see plenty of Yamahas in Texas but I would love to try a Roland EA-7, Casio MZ-X500, or maybe a PA700 or PA4X?

Please advise, thanks!


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#443419 - 12/27/17 01:09 PM Re: Arrangers in stock near Philadelphia, PA? [Re: TedS]
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
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Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
Cherry Hill and Plymouth meeting have only low end arrangers.
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#443634 - 12/31/17 01:39 PM Re: Arrangers in stock near Philadelphia, PA? [Re: TedS]
TedS Offline
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Loc: North Texas, USA
Thank you all for the leads. I called around as suggested without much success. I think one store reported having the Casio's little brother the MZ-X300. And one store didn't even answer the phone (I called several times!)

I've bought boards before without trying them; both times it was a bad experience. It's obvious that Yamaha knows how to get market penetration. I've also seen a few Korgs here in TX, but if Roland and Casio are serious about their arranger business, they need to work harder to get their product into stores. These boards are so rare, maybe their websites should have an inventory locator to help consumers find the nearest store stocking a specific model. It's been done before. I collect high-end model trains (another dying hobby!) and at least one manufacturer has a "product locator" like this.

Or better still, offer a factory-direct demo program. These boards have an enormous feature set, maybe more than you can get into by just noodling around in a store for a couple hours. Store stock rarely have the latest OS. Instead let a prospective buyer try it for 2 weeks with the option to purchase as B-stock, or return it for the cost of shipping. That's a better deal than the restocking fee charged by some online retailers. My $.02, Grrr!

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#443647 - 12/31/17 03:32 PM Re: Arrangers in stock near Philadelphia, PA? [Re: TedS]
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Registered: 06/25/99
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Loc: Benton, LA, USA
Sweetwater Music has a great return policy. I've used it on two occasions over the years.

If you want to see a PA4X, drive over to my place!
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#443648 - 12/31/17 03:44 PM Re: Arrangers in stock near Philadelphia, PA? [Re: TedS]
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Loc: Middletown, DE
Middletown DE (about 30 mins South of Phili) ... some high end stuff ....

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