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    Where do you folks buy your software? (Like Reason, Cakewalk, etc)

    Right now I only know of two places with semi-good deals:

    -Guitar Center
    -www.sweetwater.com

    Please don't tell me to just download it of some warez ftp/site. I've been there before and I think it's better to purchase the software for a few reasons, the most important being that joy you get from ripping open the boxes and sniffing the crisp manuals/CDs.

    hehe.....

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    as a followup...

    Guitar Center - Reason: $299
    www.sweetwater.com - Reason: $349
    www.macmidimusic.com - Reason: $295

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    buying software


    I agree with you. I also buy my music-software and games because it is always nice to open the box, read the manual etc. And you also support the producer of the programs.

    Take care,

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    A good tip if you are shopping at Guitar Center. Find the cheapest price you can online and bring it in to GC with you. They will match the price 99% of the time. You HAVE to ask though! You can haggle too. I always see people paying full price without even asking if they can get a better price.

    On big ticket items (over $1000) you can always get at least 100 bucks off if you ask. Unless of course the item is in extreme demand like the Access Virus.



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    Yeah, guitar center isn't too bad, but it also depends on who is behind the counter.

    When I bought my keyboard, I got no deals (100 off, etc), even though I asked. They did offer me a discount on a stand, but I didn't need one. But then again, the keyboard was on sale to $3695 from $7700, so no complaints here!

    but there was a guitar guy that sold me a guitar and threw in a free stand and gave me a discount on a case.

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    audiomidi.com -- they have been holding weekend sales the past few months. I got Reason for USD249.00 (with free shipping!!!) and an unbeatable price on an RME Digi 96/8 Pst card. Check their site on weekends...

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    go with either sweetwater or musician friend

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    EBAY!!!
    always has cheap stuff. also helpful to cop a 5$ reason video tutorial on ebay.

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    I usually shop at americanmusical.com. They offer payment plans on items that cost $250 and up I believe (without interest or the need for a company-specific credit card/line) and have some of the nicest customer service people I've dealt with.

    Sweetwater is good for their fast shipping...although the prices on some of their items is just a touch too high.

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