By Zach Fulcher
Well, Chicago is shut down again. We lose more freedom because some people can’t do the right thing and wear a mask. Another shutdown is going to be tough, especially during the holidays when we should be celebrating with our friends and family. There really is no end to the torture of 2020, but at least we’ve made it this far. One of the ways I’ve been taking care of myself during the pandemic has been online shopping.
We’ve enhanced our style and expanded our brand at 6D (see blog post from May about finding your style and budget). With most music studios closing, we like to share some of the best deals out there for music equipment that are both affordable and necessary for you to create at home. All of these suggestions are for online shopping.
First, look at Guitar Center’s website. Guitar Center has been struggling with the pandemic and the company is filing for bankruptcy. Guitar Center has an entire page on its website dedicated to the best daily deals on guitars, pro audio, drums, accessories, and more. They promote a deal each day and there is also a 15% discount off your total purchase if it exceeds $199.
Most companies have Black Friday deals and some even have early deals right now. This website can keep you up-to-date on how many stores offer deals and which stores offer the best deals. Right now, Sweetwater is offering up to 60% off in early deals. Amazon always has great deals and has the widest selection of equipment, but if you’re looking for something more local than Amazon or Guitar Center, I would suggest Chicago Music Exchange. Chicago Music Exchange keeps a fresh selection of equipment and is offering a chance to win equipment in a big giveaway.
Getting the best deals right now during the pandemic and Black Friday can be a massive improvement for your brand and your career.
Take care and continue to support each other!