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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2018, 03:31:48 PM »

Customer Service is quickly becoming a lost art everywhere we look...I hate buying things online but it's so frustrating going into stores these days. On a happier note, congrats on the upcoming adventure!

Cheers,

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Yes that seems to be true. Between being insulted by some young punk in Guitar Center and ignored at Gruhns and the 12th Fret, I don't know what to think. Anyway thanks!  
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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2018, 03:32:56 PM »

Well, we have a lot of decisions to make. My wife still maintains residence in Wisconsin and her kids are still there. We love our place in Canada on the big lake but will probably sell it if and when we get the right price. We are both tired of winter, however, and Wisconsin doesn't really solve that problem. Unless we win a lottery, ha ha, it will be difficult to do it all. Trying to work out spending time in both countries and avoiding winter. Nashville is the country music Mecca and I would like to knock on a few doors and see if anyone might be interested in a song or two. As for moving there? Tennessee is very pretty. Who knows?       
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2018, 03:59:57 PM »

Nice to see your energy and strong sense for adventure Tom  bowdown

Thanks. You only live once, they tell me.   
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« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2018, 06:35:32 PM »

Yeah to Nashville. Fun, cool, place and plenty of all kinds of music.  Going there to see Sweethearts of the Rodeo show at Ryman with McGuinn, Hillman along with Marty Stewart and his great band. I'm excited about that. Good luck.
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« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2018, 08:22:21 PM »

Yeah to Nashville. Fun, cool, place and plenty of all kinds of music.  Going there to see Sweethearts of the Rodeo show at Ryman with McGuinn, Hillman along with Marty Stewart and his great band. I'm excited about that. Good luck.


I see that's in October. I'd love to see them. Marty and his Fabulous Superlatives are a great band. This is one of the best albums I've ever heard. I visited Nashville before but only stayed two days. Loved the Country Music Hall of Fame!

https://www.amazon.ca/Souls-Chapel-Marty-Stuart/dp/B000AA7I14   
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« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2018, 06:50:38 PM »

Elderly Instruments is a wonderful resource for the stringed instrument enthusiast.  I’ve shopped there several times each year over the past 35 years. One of the best aspects of their sales philosophy is that you are free to play absolutely anything on the walls or in the racks without asking for assistance. This includes many 5K + instruments, both new and used. 

However, if you want/need help they are right there and will spend as much time with you as you like, regardless if it is a set of strings, a $200 import, or a Martin D45. Seriously the best shopping experience you could ask for, in my opinion. So I guess it’s all about perception.

 Now, if I sensed that they weren’t “interested” at Elderly, I’d have stopped going in many years ago, so that’s a different dynamic altogether.

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« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2018, 10:52:04 PM »

Elderly Instruments is a wonderful resource for the stringed instrument enthusiast.  I’ve shopped there several times each year over the past 35 years. One of the best aspects of their sales philosophy is that you are free to play absolutely anything on the walls or in the racks without asking for assistance. This includes many 5K + instruments, both new and used. 

However, if you want/need help they are right there and will spend as much time with you as you like, regardless if it is a set of strings, a $200 import, or a Martin D45. Seriously the best shopping experience you could ask for, in my opinion. So I guess it’s all about perception.

 Now, if I sensed that they weren’t “interested” at Elderly, I’d have stopped going in many years ago, so that’s a different dynamic altogether.

Rb

They have a great reputation but I've never had the pleasure. I was saddened when The Podium in MPLS went under as it was similarly great. We are lucky to have a great store in the backwoods here in nearby Thunder Bay.     
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« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2018, 03:28:06 PM »

regarding the OP's post title.

I was taught (and has bode me well)

"expectations are resentments waiting to happen"
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« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2018, 09:53:33 PM »

regarding the OP's post title.

I was taught (and has bode me well)

"expectations are resentments waiting to happen"

Then there's Dickens. Pip, pip tallyho!
 
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« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2018, 10:22:27 PM »

wasn't meant as a dig or a shot, just a safety net for myself when I get caught up in my own expectations that's all. 
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« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2018, 10:26:57 PM »

wasn't meant as a dig or a shot, just a safety net for myself when I get caught up in my own expectations that's all. 

I know that. Great expectations lead to great let downs. 
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