Originally Posted by xb1032
Those guys probably thought you were off your rocker taking all those pics! The look on the guy on the left probably pretty much sums up what they were thinking.
Oh and I watched the video too. And now I know why they remembered you!
That's funny man! By the way, the guy on the left was the one who remembered me! He's been working for Showcase for eight years, and it was six years ago when he delivered my older Pioneer. I recognized him and particularly his voice right off the bat.
Before everything started, I simply told them that I was a audio/video enthusiast and loved documenting any changes my system goes through. I asked them if it would be ok to take pictures and I let them know I was going to continually shoot. They were great sports!
Here in Scottsdale, and I'm sure other areas too, that some of their customers don't really know what they are buying into. Those customers are mainly interested because "it's a big TV". These guys could tell I understood what I was buying into.
Being a enthusiast, I told them from the start that I would be doing all the hookups. Like many of you, I'm very comfortable with all this stuff and I already had a game plan on how it was all going to be connected. In my other posts, I documented much of the prep work that went into making this delivery go quick and smooth. I even had it down to all the steps on how it was all going to take place.
Each delivery is different as I'm sure they never quite know what they are going to run into next. With me, they didn't even have to think! I went through the steps and they followed it verbatim. I even took one of the guys through a very quick trial run as how it was going to take place. That took less than a minute and even before I was finished with the trial run, the other guy that was outside had already taken the 151FD out of the truck and had it on the ground! The whole thing happened very fast, and after about the 3rd step, I could tell they both knew I had it well organized. Once it was all over and done with, I asked them if their other customers prep as much as I did. The general concensis was "I would not believe". Don't get me wrong, I know all customers are as good of customers, some or many either don't have the time to prep or have no clue as to how to help out. However all have ease of mind knowing that the extra money they are paying will take care of everything. It makes it very easy for the customer. Heck, I'm sure many of their deliveries get very involved and beyond my capabilities. That's what these guys are paid for, they do a great job, and their services are greatly appreciated.
If it was not for these guys, the 151FD would still be in it's box! Seriously, without getting that 250bls of a picture tube off that one cabernet, I'd still be trying to figure out how to get it all started!
Also, knowing how "starved" everyone is for images when it comes to the Kuros (including me) I thought it would be nice to give everyone a sense of what a delivery of one would be like.
That was my goal!