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Buy music gear interest free for 9 months up to £2000

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You can buy instruments, synths, guitars, software, or other gear interest free for 9 months from the Arts Council at all participating retailers. This is a new scheme. Take it away is an Arts Cou…
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You can buy instruments, synths, guitars, software, or other gear interest free for 9 months from the Arts Council at all participating retailers. This is a new scheme.

Take it away is an Arts Council initiative designed to help more people get involved in learning and playing music. The scheme allows individuals to apply for a loan of up to £2,000 for the purchase of any kind of musical instrument, and pay it back in nine monthly instalments, completely interest free.

Gonna buy me a Tenori-On maybe ?
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#1
great post - in most council funded music schools in counties usually have some sort of scheme -

my local one will buy item for you at cost as long as students are taking lessons - i have saved a few ££ over the years
#2
Voted HOT! from me.

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#3
Awesome!
#4
Sounds like an amazing deal!
#5
I work in a music shop and this scheme is proving very popular.

Hopefully it will stop a lot of high street shops from going bust because of people just coming in, treating us as a showroom, trying instruments etc then just buying online.

Online-only retailers are unlikely to get on to this scheme.

It's easier to do it just by walking in the shop, pay your 10%, have a quick credit check done then walk out with the goods.

You can also do it via mail order but that invloves posting the forms back and forth before you actually get the goods and the distance selling regs will likely not apply as the 14 (think its 14?) days apparently starts on the day you apply for the form and shops have been advised to not despatch the goods until the cooling off period is up to avoid having goods returned and voiding the finance so be warned on that front.
#6
I just spent £860 on an acoustic guitar for my youngest daughter too. :x

Used the local Credit Union...........but certainly not as cheap as this offer. :roll:
#7
This was on Martin's e-mail I saw it too :)
#8
:w00t:two 15yr olds starting a band (which has already cost me a fortune)
need to save money somewhere. this group is growing.

they now want drums and a p.a. system :shock::shock:
#9
cRuNcHiE
I work in a music shop and this scheme is proving very popular.

Hopefully it will stop a lot of high street shops from going bust because of people just coming in, treating us as a showroom, trying instruments etc then just buying online.

Online-only retailers are unlikely to get on to this scheme.

It's easier to do it just by walking in the shop, pay your 10%, have a quick credit check done then walk out with the goods.

You can also do it via mail order but that invloves posting the forms back and forth before you actually get the goods and the distance selling regs will likely not apply as the 14 (think its 14?) days apparently starts on the day you apply for the form and shops have been advised to not despatch the goods until the cooling off period is up to avoid having goods returned and voiding the finance so be warned on that front.
#10
This is a great scheme. Voted hot.

Btw I have a Tenori-on - Yamaha gave me it for free :D
#11
where do you work? are prices good/?#

what if we lve in Wales? (no rude answers, please)
1 Like #12
miss money saver;2838433
where do you work? are prices good/?#

what if we lve in Wales? (no rude answers, please)


I work here www.noteworthy-music.co.uk not everything we do is on the website as its a work in progress still.

I hope i don't get slammed for saying where i work as i am not actively advertising , you asked!

We don't sell the junk that places like ebuyer or even Asda try and sell you,while alot of people on here will say those guitars are fine, us REAL music shops are the places they are taken when they go wrong and they do go wrong alot. Would you goto asda for a tripple heart bypass?

If there's something you cant see on there just ask us, were a small family business that are happy to help!

IF you live outside England you can still go on the scheme by either visiting a shop in England (not just ours!) , or applying via mail order.

You can't go on the scheme to just buy an amp or mixer etc, but you can buy an instrument and an amp,music or other accesories to go with it etc.

To find a store near you on the scheme goto this link http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/takeitaway/stores.html


hope that helps!
#13
Any saving had by this is likely to be offset by the enormous markup the listed stores put on their goods. Voting neutral I'm afraid - it's time the shops stopped selling packs of strings for £7 and entered into the competition.
#14
argk342
I just spent £860 on an acoustic guitar for my youngest daughter too. :x

Used the local Credit Union...........but certainly not as cheap as this offer. :roll:


Sounds to me as if you don't need the assistance to be honest...
1 Like #15
This is a great deal in terms of delaying payment, but you will still pay the full price over time, even though it is "interest free".

Further, if you pay RRP for the item, then you aren't even getting discount, so do shop around :thumbsup:.


two 15yr olds starting a band (which has already cost me a fortune)
need to save money somewhere. this group is growing.

they now want drums and a p.a. system


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I just spent £860 on an acoustic guitar for my youngest daughter too.

Used the local Credit Union...........but certainly not as cheap as this offer



:w00t: Do you know it is possible to get Instruments VAT-free if your child is in a State School under AIPS scheme?


To use the assisted instrument purchase scheme you get the school to buy the instrument and then it sells it on to your child VAT-free. There are many online and offline musical instrument suppliers that work with this scheme. Fortunately this includes a number of discount online stores - so you can get already discounted prices and THEN take the VAT off too :p

Google "AIPS" or "assisted instrument purchase scheme" and "musical" to get many stores.

Just one store, for example below (and I have been a customer but am not connected with the store in any way!)

http://www.netmusicalinstruments.co.uk/vat_free_scheme.html
#16
UEF;2838909
Any saving had by this is likely to be offset by the enormous markup the listed stores put on their goods. Voting neutral I'm afraid - it's time the shops stopped selling packs of strings for £7 and entered into the competition.


If you think music shops make an enormous markup you are very mistaken.
I can often buy certain things online at LESS trade price because of the unfair practices that go on.

It's attitudes like that which is killing the high street and just turning shops into showrooms and inevitibly empty outlets.

It costs money to employ skilled staff that actually know what they are talking about to advise you on what to buy.
#17
cRuNcHiE
If you think music shops make an enormous markup you are very mistaken.
I can often buy certain things online at LESS trade price because of the unfair practices that go on..



Well then I always ask "why don't you then?" - they must have access to the same suppliers, why don't you use those?
#18
It's attitudes like that which is killing the high street and just turning shops into showrooms and inevitibly empty outlets.


What attitude? Wanting to find the cheapest supplier of a product? You mean the attitude that keeps hotukdeals running?

Seems to me the attitude problem is with the manufacturers & importers who have lost control of the supply chain and let certain outlets receive the goods for substantially less than others.

Marking up every-day items so much that people don't set foot in the door seems to be a huge mistake IMHO, but blaming the customer for not wanting to pay over-the-odds for something mundane is not gonna help change their attitude.
#19
The attitude i mean is the false impression you have that shops are Marking prices UP.
They are charging the standard retail price or usually 10% off it. You make it sound like they are adding money on top of the standard prices.

It's the online retailers who are marking the prices down because they don't have to display the stock or employ people to show you how to use the product.

The quality of service you get from a real shop as opposed to a website is clearly not the same so it is not fair to just slate them because of price.

Also many people don't realise that online shops ( with a few exceptions) just shift boxes and do not set-up guitars intonation at all whereas a real shop will have set the guitar up, sent back any with duff necks(very common) etc.

So if you buy a guitar online cos its £40 cheaper but it needs setting up which will cost you anywhere from £30 to £90 to get done properly then its not a bargain!
#20
From my experience I would have never started learning to play guitar if it was not for my local guitar shop. I got a Tokai guitar for as cheap as ebay with the advice from the shop owner. A free guitar lesson and get guitar strings for £5 that he will put on for me and show me how to do it myself. I also got a electric guitar tuner and instead of offering to sell the most expensive he sold the one that he used himself and was alot cheaper than the one i was gonna get. If I pay a bit extra thats fine by me. I am happy paying for the advice and service that I get. I will be getting a acoustic guitar there next.
#21
Might be time to upgrade my Alhambra 2C :thumbsup:
#22
For newish high tech gear, I often find there is little difference between online price and shop price.

Look at tenori-on, I cant buy it cheaper online at the moment.

D.

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