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Old 17th February 2010 , 11:05 PM
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Since i started buying in a load of new gear at the start of the year, most of it has come from DV. Some which suited me perfectly, some stuff i had to send back for replacements after trying them out which is easy enough to do and they're more than happy to do it but i'd really love to go to one of the stores and spend a bit of time and try some gear out before buying. In the coming year i'll be making quite a few more purchases, infact quite alot actually and i plan to do exactly that. Living where i do in Scotland, i don't really know of anywhere that let's you do just that, or atleast nowhere that has the Range that DV has. Everywhere i have ever went up here, i've always felt like i was pressured to either hurry up and buy something and stop touching the instruments. I'm hoping that DV will be happy to let me spend quite alot of time instore trying alot of different things out and offering me some good advice, something which i need alot of the time! Anyway, my partner (knowing what a big kid i am when it comes to things like this) has promised me a weekend in London to visit one of the stores and buy some new toys while there. My question is, what store would be the best to visit? Just looking for somewhere with a nice relaxed atmosphere where i can try out different gear at my own pace without being pressured and some helpful staff. So, what's the best?
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I'd say probably the Romford store

http://www.dv247.com/romford

mainly because of the amount of stock they have to hand. Whichever store you do decide to go to, call ahead a couple of days beforehand and let them know what kind of gear you'll be wanting to demo... giving them some prior notice will mean they'll have chance to make sure as much of what you want to try out is available on the day.
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I'd say probably the Romford store

http://www.dv247.com/romford

mainly because of the amount of stock they have to hand. Whichever store you do decide to go to, call ahead a couple of days beforehand and let them know what kind of gear you'll be wanting to demo... giving them some prior notice will mean they'll have chance to make sure as much of what you want to try out is available on the day.
Thanks for the advice Dave, i'll do just that
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+1 as Dave said it.. The Romford (East London) Retail Warehouse is the biggest for sure.. If you're traveling down specifically for this 'day in the shop' then no doubt you'll have a great time and the staff there will certainly be pleased to look after you. If however you're wanting to take in some of the central London sights, the DV Clapham (South) and Acton (West) stores are 'tube-hoppable', with the Barnet (North London) store next in distance.

For Romford, your best bet is a tube to Liverpool Street and a short (15/30 mins depending) train ride out there. Then, it's just over a 10 minute walk..

Of course, if you're armed with a vehicle and sat-nav.. scratch the above train shenanigans..
Either way, ENJOY!
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Of course, if you're armed with a vehicle and sat-nav.. scratch the above train shenanigans..
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You need to be armed to drive around in Romford... ?!?


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+1 as Dave said it.. The Romford (East London) Retail Warehouse is the biggest for sure.. If you're traveling down specifically for this 'day in the shop' then no doubt you'll have a great time and the staff there will certainly be pleased to look after you. If however you're wanting to take in some of the central London sights, the DV Clapham (South) and Acton (West) stores are 'tube-hoppable', with the Barnet (North London) store next in distance.

For Romford, your best bet is a tube to Liverpool Street and a short (15/30 mins depending) train ride out there. Then, it's just over a 10 minute walk..

Of course, if you're armed with a vehicle and sat-nav.. scratch the above train shenanigans..
Either way, ENJOY!
Thanks for the advice! We're most likely going down for a long weekend, there is no way my other half will let me spend ALL my time drooling over instrumets and pro audio gear so i think i'll probably visit the romford store and leave it at that, i might be able to convince her to let me visit the others though Got a vehicle and sat nav, just don't know if i'm brave enough to drive in London so it will probably be by rail. Just need to figure out the best place to arrange accommodation for a few nights. I'll have a look online.

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Premier inn in Mercury Gardens looks close enough
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You need to be armed to drive around in Romford... ?!?


As I recall most of birmingham is baseball bat and crash helmet territory
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Hi Guys, just another quick question. I've been looking at how i'm going to get down to London. Flying seems to be the cheapest but i can only get flights to stanstead. Is this practical? Are there good regular transport links from stanstead to Romford? Train is expensive, i still have the option of driving aswell but would like to avoid a long journey so prefer to fly.
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i believe stnstard airport operate a coach service or somthing, not sure though, worth cheking it out on their website
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just an update to save you some effort,

http://www.stanstedairport.com/porta...0357e120a____/

probably worth going down to liverpool street and then take the short train journey to romford

and trev you only need to be armed after 7pm!
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just an update to save you some effort,

http://www.stanstedairport.com/porta...0357e120a____/

probably worth going down to liverpool street and then take the short train journey to romford

and trev you only need to be armed after 7pm!
Thanks Brad, appreciate that. Was just wanting to make sure that there were frequent bus links from stanstead to Romford, actually i was really wanting to just make sure that stanstead wasn't ages away from Romford. Might end up just getting a taxi to the Hotel, would probably easier

Edit: Scrap the taxi idea, just seen the prices!!!! Bus and Train it is. lol
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Thanks Brad, appreciate that. Was just wanting to make sure that there were frequent bus links from stanstead to Romford, actually i was really wanting to just make sure that stanstead wasn't ages away from Romford. Might end up just getting a taxi to the Hotel, would probably easier

Edit: Scrap the taxi idea, just seen the prices!!!! Bus and Train it is. lol
its about an hours journey from stanstard to liverpool street then about 20 mins from liverpool to romford, then just a short walk from the station.

and yes there are regular coaches
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Have you checked the prices of flights to London City Airport? Apparently there are flights to London City Airport from Glasgow, Endinburgh and Dundee.

London City Airport has it's own Docklands Light Railway station which means with a change on the Tube, you're only 30 minutes from Liverpool Street.
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Have you checked the prices of flights to London City Airport? Apparently there are flights to London City Airport from Glasgow, Endinburgh and Dundee.

London City Airport has it's own Docklands Light Railway station which means with a change on the Tube, you're only 30 minutes from Liverpool Street.
Yeah, i did check that Dave. I couldn't find flights to London City Airport. I know that is the closest one to where i'm going but it wasn't available when i checked on easyjet website. I'd be flying from Glasgow airport. If you have a link to anywhere that is offering flights to there from Glasgow please send me it if you don't mind!
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