Jim Clinton Violins Greenville, SC

Archive for August, 2013

Are You Being Served?

 

Have you ever felt like the sales pitch at the store was more beneficial to their bottom line than to serving your interests? Here are a few ways to determine whether or not you are being served. Be sure to read the last item. A phone call removes the impressive store facade from your conversation and quickly gets you to the heart of a store’s attitude toward helping you. 

 

Questions & Listening

If the salesperson goes into the “pitch” informing you of all the features and prices and asks minimal questions,  you may not be experiencing good service. The more interest a salesperson takes in your story and listens to you, the better your future with that company. Some sales clerk questions may be qualifying you but many questions asked of you indicates interest and effort in finding the best recommendation for you. 

 

Time & Space

Along with listening comes the good service habit of allowing you time and space. Hurrying you along with the sale because another call may come in or because the next person is waiting is not only rude but leaves you uninformed, under served, and merely another number at this store. A good sales consultant will often create opportunity to step out of the room to give you and your musician or spouse a chance to discuss the information privately before making a decision.

 

Explain that again, please

A patient consultant willingly repeats important information, even voluntarily. 

 

Good news, Bad news

Every contract has a requirement for each side to fulfill. If your representative tells you only the wow of their presentation, you will get the bad news later after you have signed the contract. By the way, a contract that doesn’t cover the good and bad news doesn’t tell you what is coming. 

 

Comments about a competitor

Competitors negative opinions of each other are biased opinions at best. 

 

Today only, Now

Pressure to make a purchase now minimizes your power in the decision process. Sometimes you may miss a good deal, but try to obtain information in advance of that pressure situation, should it occur. Every sale has to end some time, so be informed before the sale. Make a call and visit the website. Waiting till the last day for class forces you to make a pressure decision.

 

Information empowers 

Ask lots of questions. You will make a better decision if you know what your options are. 

 

Plus and Minus

Asking the clerk to explain the plus and minus of a particular selected item vs the plus and minus of another selection will help you choose a more personalized product than what you were seeking when walking into the store. Read “Why JCV?”.

 

Big Store or Local Shop

Big impressions are often smoke in mirrors when it comes to good products and personalized service. Shop around and find a local, small business that wants and needs your business. You can tell when a shop will try harder to serve you, even if they don’t seem to be the biggest, lowest priced guys around. 

 

Limited options

“This is our model to rent. This is our upgrade model. Any questions?” If that is what you get, there is not much for your child to grow into should he/she succeed. You do wish for your child to succeed. Lots of options here….

 

Contradictory claims

“We have high quality instruments and the lowest prices.” Discernment is necessary to understand that two different instruments may be discussed here or that this claim is simply too good to be true.

 

Inconsiderate behavior

Shop with people you like. Enough said. 

 

Call before you visit

Telephone manners and conversational courtesy informs you about a company and its culture. Before you walk into an impressively decorated and fully stocked store, you will have the advantage of knowing the people of this business before seeing their well planned facility presentation. Remember, you will be doing business with this company in the future, not just today. Once in the store, you are not obligated to stay and begin a long-term business relationship if you are not being treated fairly on the first day. Contact Jim Clinton Violins….see if they pass the test.

From now until September 30, 2013, Jim Clinton Violins is offering several back-to-school specials. Print off the special coupons below.

For Instrument Outright Purchases:

  • $100 off any new instrument purchased outright.
  • Add-on upgrades receive 10% discount.

Violin Coupon

$10 Off Any Other Purchasemusic coupon

Heyyyy, this is fun!

Heyyyy, this is fun!

 

Smart idea to play the violin

Smart idea to play the violin

Create-Your-Own Case ID Tag

Receive your free Case Identification Tag and create your own personal design for your instrument case. When you Rent to Grow, Rent to Upgrade, Rent to Own, or Purchase your violin, viola, cello, or bass from Jim Clinton Violins. We will provide the glitter glue, stickers, pens and workspace so you can create it right here in our shop. Here are just a few creative musicians with their own personalized, hand crafted name tag. These case ID tags were handmade right here in our town.

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Eye think Eye see what you are saying about fun!
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Just a few ideas

 

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Ocean Theme

 

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Talk, talk, talk

 

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Aaah, very satisfying.

 

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Me and my case tag

 

Join us Saturday, August 24, 2013 for a special 1-day sale at Jim Clinton violins.

We’ll have live bluegrass music, BBQ sandwiches, and great deals! Kids will love designing their own case tags, while parents love picking up a beginner instrument they can afford.

Check out our scratch-n-dent section for:

  • $69 violins!

  • $79 violas!

  • $119 cellos!

  • $189 basses!

  • $30 cases!

  • $20 bows!

  • $3 cds!

  • $2 music books!

Call us for more details, or, better yet, stop by on Saturday, Aug. 24th to check out the sale. The fun starts at 10 am. We’ll see you there!

 

Greenville cheap violin sale

 

Greenville beginner violins