Originally Posted by james5
Did you buy from Saturday Audio Exchange? If so, did you order and have your speakers shipped to you or do you live in the Chicago area? What do you think of them?
I ask because I am interested in purchasing some PSB speakers, but there are no dealers in my area.
Yes, I bought from them. Originally I was going to buy maple, as they are on special, but my wife is planning on changing decor and wanted black as they are more neutral towards decoration. So, I paid extra, but still like that I saved $600.00 (including freight) over local pricing.
I live in Puerto Rico, and there are 4 PSB dealers within 20 minutes of my house. All of them sell at MSRP, and have limited stock. So, besides having to pay MSRP I would have had to wait 2-3 weeks for them to arrive. Tried to negotiate, but they would only discount 5-10%.
It was easy to work with Saturday Audio, Andy was very helpful and understanding. He sent a Paypal invoice for maple, and I asked him to change the order to black, so he sent me a new invoice, after I already paid I commented that my wife now said that maple might work, and he said that if I wanted maple he would sell them to me and refund the difference. Anyways, I decided to leave the order for black, even though I would have saved about $150.00+ for maple.
My air freight carrier just called to advised that the shipment is delayed because of bad weather in the States. Not SA fault, as they shipped the day they promised. I can tell you later how they arrived, but since SA sold me A-Stock in factory sealed boxes I don't expect any problems.
To answer your third question: Yes, I recommend them.
As a note, I originally wanted Monitor Audio, and requested a quote for RS6/Silver Center/SFX. SA refused to quote, as they do not sell Monitor A-Stock current models outside their region. But, they do sell Monitor Audio clearance items outside their region. The fact that they didn't quote and protect other Monitor Audio dealers says alot about their business ethics.