Recent Purchase - So Far, So Good
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Hello from a new Spark 40 owner,
Having seen some number of posts along the forum about shipping delays and protracted waits for delivery, I thought it might be worth adding my "data point" to the collection.
For reference, I am located on the east coast of the US.
I purchased a Spark 40 via the Positive Grid website on 5/7/2021 and it arrived today, 5/13/2021. I went via the website due to the $30 off sale, the $10 coupon for signing up for emails, the free gig bag accessory and free shipping.
Order placement was straightforward and I didn't encounter any hiccups. I got an email almost immediately to help set my expectations on delivery times and provide all the details about the order.
I got a second email on 5/11/2021 with the update that my unit was being shipped and providing a tracking number for the UPS shipment. The shipment originated in Atlanta GA USA.
The package arrived today in a plain carton. Inside, packaged in their own cartons, were the amp and the gig bag. The amp was further packed within this plain carton in a retail box with form-fitting padding and was well-secured against movement and displacement. I would rate the packaging as being on par with some of the best electronic packaging I've encountered.
I will get the amp set up and going within the next few days and report back with anything that might be useful to someone considering a purchase or wondering how the initial ownership experience goes.
By the way, I did check and verified that it came equipped with a three-prong grounded plug for the power supply.
I haven't unpacked the gig bag yet, so no opinion on it as of yet.
I'm looking forward to mothballing my assortment of effects boxes, cables, latency-prone apps, and inconsistent interfaces with this do-it-all (at least by my lights) device that will (hopefully) be an accelerator to my playing abilities as opposed to an impediment, as some of my prior setups have been.