As some of you who have read my previous post know, I ordered a complete PA system from Carvin's website.
Rather than try to remember everything "after" it gets here, I will create a thread describing my experience from start to finish, and I will update it as new developments unfold. I also plan to include photos and a detailed review of the equipment once I get it and have a chance to test it out.
Sunday June 6th - Placed my order online.
C1648P-LM153 Complete PA System
$1,799 USD + $472 Shipping to Canada
* Just to be fair, this $472 includes all taxes, duties and brokerage fees that us Canadians would normally have to pay. Carvin pays everything up front, so once the equipment gets here, there is nothing more to pay, it's all included in that shipping fee)
Monday June 7th - Received an acknowledgement email stating my order was received and is being processed.
Here's a little tidbit of information you should know aheead of time:
If you visit Carvin's website and click on "Pro Audio", you will see a banner on the left of the webpage showing an offer for free gear depending on how much money you spend.
Since I'm in the $1500 category, I'm entitled to a free wireless mic system.
This is a nice offer from Carvin, but what the website doesn't tell you is that in order for this free item to be processed, you must "call in" your order in person and order through a salesman.
There is no mention of this small caveat anywhere on the banner and I only found out by accident when I called in to inquire.
Carvin did send this freebie out to me as soon as I asked about it, but had I not asked, there would've been no mention of the special promo,
They really ought to make this clear on their site, but no worries, now you know.
I've been dealing with a Carvin salesman by the name of Kevin Wall (ext 111), and he's been very friendly, helpful and knowledgable.
Tue June 08 - Received an email from Carvin stating the mixer is on back-order but the rest of my order has shipped. I called in to inquire and they said the mixer still needs to be built. I don't know how long it will take but I will keep you posted. I do like the fact that Carvin builds their equipment right at their factory in San Diego, and they don't import it from China or whatever.
I'll add to this thread once I have more news or receive anything.