Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

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Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:02 pm

I have a feeling I won't be seeing any APC40's around my parts for a while, so I'm thinking I'll order on-line. But I'd like to actually know whether or not they have them in stock before I order so I'm not waiting forever.
It also has to be able to ship to Canada and I'm hoping shipping won't be too expensive so it would help if it ships from somewhere in the eastern U.S.

Most places give a shipping quote of near 100 usd, which is a bit much. I found Novamusik.com, which gave a shipping quote of just over 20 usd, which is great, but I can't tell if they have them in stock, and their 1-877 number doesn't connect.

Can anybody recommend anything?

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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by ctx » Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:33 pm

PSSL if they still have them in stock, don't know if they ship to canada though

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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by contakt321 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:45 pm

NOT Musician's Friend

sigh...

still waiting, no shipping update.

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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by bbuzzard » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:06 pm

I can recommend American Musical Supply since they shipped me mine last month. FYI, it was pre-ordered in March! LOL

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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by blueprint » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:32 pm

I use zzounds.com

Got it for a bit cheaper but they don't ship til' the 13th.

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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:18 pm

thanks fellas, I'll check those out.

Musician's friend - yeah I'm definitely not going that route! :wink:
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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by G-force » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:19 pm

blueprint wrote:I use zzounds.com

Got it for a bit cheaper but they don't ship til' the 13th.

+1 for Zzounds--or also American Musical----these two retailers offer "pay as you play" (will bill your CC in payments).
In these difficult economic times, it's the best way to afford your APC40 ! :)

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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by NoelEiffe » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:39 pm

Fwiw, mine shipped Friday from Sweetwater. Their prices aren't always the best, but their service is quite superior, and they apparently have a bit of stock.

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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:12 am

Well unfortunately Zzounds and American Music Supply don't ship to Canada. Still not sure about Novamusik because I can't get through.

Don't know if I totally trust sweetwater either. Because of this type of thing:
Sweetwater wrote: We've confirmed this item will ship soon from Waldorf and should arrive in our warehouse the week of 4/20. Go ahead, place your order now. We will ship it immediately, the very same day we receive it from Waldorf.
Sweetwater wrote: We've confirmed this item will ship soon from Waldorf and should arrive in our warehouse the week of 5/24. Go ahead, place your order now. We will ship it immediately, the very same day we receive it from Waldorf.
Sweetwater wrote: We've confirmed this item will ship soon from Waldorf and should arrive in our warehouse the week of 6/21. Go ahead, place your order now. We will ship it immediately, the very same day we receive it from Waldorf.
This was about Largo. I don't know what exactly they are "confirming" but they seem a bit full of shit. Their site says the aPC40 ships June 21. Don't know if I'll ever believe them...

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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by teestone » Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:36 am

contakt321 wrote:NOT Musician's Friend

sigh...

still waiting, no shipping update.
I must add a big ole +1 to this statement.

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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by chaircrusher » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:01 am

audiomidi.com

I haven't talked to them since May 29. I actually called them up to see when mine would ship and asked if they were back ordered and they said "Who told you that!? We have plenty of them and we're shipping all current orders May 30!"

So it's worth calling them in advance, but they at least anticipated the APC40 being a big deal. And they're great to work with in general.

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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:05 am

chaircrusher wrote:audiomidi.com

I haven't talked to them since May 29. I actually called them up to see when mine would ship and asked if they were back ordered and they said "Who told you that!? We have plenty of them and we're shipping all current orders May 30!"

So it's worth calling them in advance, but they at least anticipated the APC40 being a big deal. And they're great to work with in general.
The only thing is that shipping from them is over 80 usd, whereas novamusik is about 20. I just don't know when Novamusik will get them. If it's going to be as long a wait as stores near me, it wouldn't be worth it.
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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by Nikos T » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:17 am

www.samedaymusic.com is good too. Seems like most of these sites still have it on order though.

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Re: Where's a good place to order the APC40 (North America)?

Post by elementv » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:49 pm

I like novamusik.com http://www.novamusik.com/search.aspx?ty ... 729&mid=70

I pre-ordered mine with them. I really want to visit their store, they have awesome stuff.


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