Online shopping for your favorite brass accessories has taken on a huge role in how you purchase Denis Wick Products these days. While you can’t look, touch, and feel the product before you purchase it, it does allow us in many cases to shop across a much wider selection or product. Though, since you can’t actually handle the product before you purchase, how do you know you are getting what you want and what you are paying for? Is it counterfeit? Has it been used or sitting on a shelf for 10 years? Is this online seller trustworthy? Especially with something as personal as a new mouthpiece, you want to know you are getting the best quality, and you want to have a partner in the seller as you may need to return or exchange if the fit is not right. Here are some tips to help you make decide what seller is going to be the best option for you.
If the cost is just too good to be true, it probably is. Before you purchase online, compare that price at one or two other sites. If the price you’re quoted is 50-70% less than the other two sites, it’s highly likely that the incredible deal is on a counterfeit mouthpiece, used, or very old product. A dealer will most likely not be selling at a loss. Are they promising a suspiciously high discount on new product, and free shipping? This should send up a red flag for a shopper. You might want to contact the seller and ask why the pricing is so good.
2. Contact the Seller
If you are shopping from a new storefront, contact the seller before you purchase. Talk to them about the product. Ask questions. That personal connection goes a long way in knowing what you are getting. If the seller is never reachable, or they know nothing about what they are selling, this should be another red flag. In my opinion, the best sites are sites where you can also get real, technical advice on the product in which you are interested. If you looking at special equipment like musical instruments, or golf clubs, wouldn’t it make sense to go to places that specialize in those products? You may pay a dollar or two more to purchase from someone who knows what they are talking about, but chance of being satisfied with your purchase, and choosing the right mouthpiece or mute for you, just went up astronomically.
3. Do your homework.
While you want to search for someone who specializes in what you look for, do your own research first. If you are looking for a Denis Wick mouthpiece, what are you trying to accomplish with the new mouthpiece? What qualities are you looking to improve in your playing? There is a host of resources to answer these questions on the Denis Wick App. Download, and go to the Products section to answer all your questions. Once you have narrowed down your search, and defined what questions you need answered, then start your search at the shops. This will help you, and the seller define what you need much faster.