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Does anybody have any experience renting from Long & McQuade? I was looking at buying an Epi Dot, thread:https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=24744111#post24744111, but cant really try it out in the city. So, I was going to rent one for a while and try them. And possibly buy it if I liked it.

Anybody have any experience with renting?
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Does anybody have any experience renting from Long & McQuade? I was looking at buying an Epi Dot, thread:https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=24744111#post24744111, but cant really try it out in the city. So, I was going to rent one for a while and try them. And possibly buy it if I liked it.

Anybody have any experience with renting?


I've rented an amp through them before. Prices were reasonable. Plus side is that a percentage (can't remember the number, they should tell you, if not ask) of the rental payments, up to a certain amount, can go towards buying the rented product if you like.
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Another plus with Long and Mcquade is their 30 no questions asked return policy. You could buy the Dot, take it home and try it out for a bit and if you are not happy with it, take it back. My brother did this with 4 different basses before he found the one that he liked and there was no problems or harassment at all with any of his returns.
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Another plus with Long and Mcquade is their 30 no questions asked return policy. You could buy the Dot, take it home and try it out for a bit and if you are not happy with it, take it back. My brother did this with 4 different basses before he found the one that he liked and there was no problems or harassment at all with any of his returns.


Yea they're good. When I bought my Jackson, a couple weeks after I got it, the trem arm wouldn't stay tight. So I went in looking for a new one, and they just did it as a warrenty replacement.
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Another plus with Long and Mcquade is their 30 no questions asked return policy.


The staff may be commission hounds, but the store does have an excellent policy in this regard. They don't even bat an eyelash.
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The staff may be commission hounds, but the store does have an excellent policy in this regard. They don't even bat an eyelash.


The staff at L&M don't make commission or so they claim. The 30 day grace period is the way to go, I've bought all three of my guitars thru them and they're very good. I've also purchased some items (Drum Machine & Porta 07) many years ago and if I remember correctly the payment plan was pretty easy too.
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I've rented an amp through them before. Prices were reasonable. Plus side is that a percentage (can't remember the number, they should tell you, if not ask) of the rental payments, up to a certain amount, can go towards buying the rented product if you like.


I think its 10%. Renting from L&M is pretty simple. They make you fill out a standard form and thats pretty much it.

Oh and they don't make commissions at all. Kind of weird to be honest.
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The staff at L&M don't make commission or so they claim. The 30 day grace period is the way to go, I've bought all three of my guitars thru them and they're very good. I've also purchased some items (Drum Machine & Porta 07) many years ago and if I remember correctly the payment plan was pretty easy too.

Maybe they aren't; I never asked or checked it out. Dude got pretty antsy, though when another sales guy went to ring in my stuff.

Some places have quotas to prove performance. Maybe it's something like that.
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I think its 10%. Renting from L&M is pretty simple. They make you fill out a standard form and thats pretty much it.

Oh and they don't make commissions at all. Kind of weird to be honest.


Might just get a yearly bonus or something, depending on the person's sales.

And the staff at the one here have been great for recommending things for price ranges. A lot of places, if you tell them your price range is [blank], they'll show you through all the product you're looking for, close to that price range. The guys here, when I was looking at an amp, took me through a bunch of amps from my price range and down, and even steered me away from buying something more expensive, when I showed a bit of interest towards it (he said it wouldn't suit my style).
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whoa, all canadian guys UG thread

i quite like L&M. only ever had good experiences there
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What would be better? If I rent, I'd have to ship it up to central manitoba, then mail it back, probably after 10 days. However, if I buy it, I'd have 30 days to return it if I dont like it.
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Ouch, that's a long ass drive lol. You'd probably be better buying it with the return policy in that instance, since shipping with L&M is a pain in the ass. Took them 3 weeks to send something from Cambridge to Burlington, which is a 1 hour drive lol.
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whoa, all canadian guys UG thread

i quite like L&M. only ever had good experiences there


Isn't L&M only in Canada?
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^ that's what he meant lol


I like L&M, I spent like 4 hours there just messing around with guitars. I ended up buying a guitar though so it was all good.


I think another reason they might not get commission is because they make a lot of money off of schools. I mean maybe not the whole reason but that's a lot of their sales.
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Quote by onemanarmy9
Ouch, that's a long ass drive lol. You'd probably be better buying it with the return policy in that instance, since shipping with L&M is a pain in the ass. Took them 3 weeks to send something from Cambridge to Burlington, which is a 1 hour drive lol.


How does MusiciansFriend compare? Would I be safer getting it from L&M because its a physical store?
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^ You'd have to pay brokers fees plus exchange rate & the mighty GST as well. Go with L&M.
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