Spark Buyer Beware
Tim Hajduk last edited by
So, I was super excited to get myself a Spark amp, by Positive Grid! Well, I submitted my order, was told "ready to ship!" on the tracker, then shows up saying expected shipping date was going to be May 11th! THAT'S AN ENTIRE MONTH! Why would I buy this amp from the Positive Grid website, when I can buy it from Amazon and get it in 9 days?! That makes no sense. Positive Grid, you guys need to increase your production plant or something. Waiting a month for a $300 amp is a bit ridiculous. Especially when I can order it off amazon, and get it 20+ days earlier for the SAME PRICE! SMH. I'm sorry for the rant, but gosh darn, 30+ days to get a decent amp is beyond ridiculous if you ask me. RAMP UP PRODUCTION AND QC!! BUYER BEWARE! YOU WILL NOT GET YOUR AMP SOONER THAN 30+ days! GO TO AMAZON.COM AND YOU CAN GET IT SOONER FOR THE SAME PRICE!!!
One canceled order, and business lost.
Ian Emery last edited by
@tim-hajduk Yeah... I fell for the same trap! I ordered March 16th and today is April 12 2021.
When I purchased it the Positive Grid website claimed "Low stock order now before they are gone!", To me it seems that "Negative Grid" has been taking preorders to pay for another batch being made. I could've paddled a canoe to Britainia picked it up and paddled back by now. I expect that within 30 days after I receive it, the Spark+ Pro version 3.0 with predictive mind controlled skill enhancement will debut with an overstock 2for1 half off sale.
ordered my spark 25th march got it yesterday 15/04/2021.
3 weeks in total and came with the bag and 3 pin earthed plug.
i will post later on my thoughts after a bit more time with the amp. but first impressions, this thing is Beautifully built. very 60s retro and looks ace.
spent 2 hours with it and I am knocked out how good this sounds. no buzzes or hum or crackles or anything other than some FANTASTIC sounds.
played the thrill is gone track and played along using the bb king tone and couldnt stop... this amp is the dogs b********* astonishing just how good this sounds.
gotta go need to switch it back on,
@tim-hajduk this amps worth waiting for Tim, got mine yesterday and i am knocked out with how good it sounds and how good it also looks.
for the price its unbeatable.
cfieno last edited by
@jimdurkin71 Nice. I ordered mine on the same day and was told today that it will take up to 25 to 30 days to get mine. Not happy...
@cfieno Not sure where you are in the world mate. It came from Shenzhen in China. 21 days to my door from day of order. I’m in England. Been on this amp for over 4 hours today and it just gets better and better. The sheer range of sounds you can get from super clean shimmering highs to all out sonic assault is beyond wonderful.
I know I’m sounding like I’m drooling but good god this is a god send. I was in the next room from the missus and she never heard a thing and I wasn’t using headphones. One of the first backing tracks I tried was bb king the thrill is gone. There’s a little download tab next to the chord icon which lets you download the bb king tone for guitar. Played the backing track no vocal just backing vocals and no lead guitar great for soloing over.
The backing track itself sounds superb wound up loud. Makes a great Bluetooth amp. Some tracks are better than others mate but it’s early days I’ve heard for this App, things are a coming. It’s worth waiting for in my opinion. It’s early days so nothing can be said about reliability yet......I’m crossing them because this concept is a game changer.
@cfieno have you got your amp?
vange.dk last edited by
Was initially a little nervous after reading OP.
I ordered April 23rd, and was delivered today...Sent from Poland it would seem, to Denmark.
Hope you got yours @Tim-Hajduk, or will soon ;)
pmspaul74 last edited by
I ordered my Spark on May 5th. I live in Germany and was anticipating a 10-14 day shipping time as informed by the website. I received my amp today, May 8th. I couldn't be happier with my experience. I don't know where my order was fulfilled from, but it definitely wasn't from the US.
crystalpit last edited by crystalpit
considering what most of us elders went through when this amp was released, any international delivery under 4 weeks is a job well done in my book...
for a desktop amp to doodle around, it's as good as any out there...