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Avad is god awful. Man get it together.
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Post 31 made on Friday June 14, 2019 at 17:10
internetraver
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I order as little as possible from Avad but decided to grab a iPort xPress for a job.  Just got it today and not only was it clearly opened with an attempt to tape back shut, it has dirty fingerprints on it.  Of course the packing slip says "special order-cannot be returned"  LOL, we'll see about that.  I was on hold when I started typing this and got disconnected 5 minutes later.

Stay the F away from this company.
Post 32 made on Friday June 14, 2019 at 20:24
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On June 13, 2019 at 22:07, radiorhea said...
Mark Fakuda is a good guy, man..... he is an old car stereo guy.....

Yellow blazer Mark Fukuda?
Post 33 made on Saturday June 15, 2019 at 01:24
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I am not sure much has changed since the last time we had an AVAD bash fest. It seems like the story has always been that some regions and branches do a great job, while others donít have a clue. It sounds like that has not changed.
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." - Winston Churchill
Post 34 made on Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 10:14
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I've worked at a CEPro top 20 dealer for 7 years now. Do you think they would call on us? Even after stopping by their CEDIA booth and asking for a call. Only contact was a Wave guy not even calling on my division. then a message from avad to call them back and nothing since.

Ever since they moved to their stupid hub and spoke distribution scheme, then shutting down the local branches. Why order from them when I can buy direct at a cheaper price, usually faster, or a local distributor a get what we need same day.

If they think they are going to be the next Snap they are going the wrong way. I see my Snap sales guy at least one a quarter, and get calls from my inside guy at least one a month.

RIP AVAD Wave
Post 35 made on Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 12:37
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I buy from Mountain West and HCA Distributing in Denver and next to nothing from Avad. Avad has dramatically downsized their staff and inventory here. MW and HCA have excellent inventory, extensive line cards and much better product knowledge. The choice is very obvious here. The other integrators I know here have largely dropped Avad also.
Post 36 made on Wednesday June 19, 2019 at 13:23
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I won a set of wave speakers last year after going around to all the associated booths. Nothing showed up. Called. nothing happened. If I go to CEDIA this year, I will probably kick me out of their booth.
I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.
Post 37 made on Wednesday June 19, 2019 at 17:47
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On June 14, 2019 at 17:10, internetraver said...
I order as little as possible from Avad but decided to grab a iPort xPress for a job.  Just got it today and not only was it clearly opened with an attempt to tape back shut, it has dirty fingerprints on it.  Of course the packing slip says "special order-cannot be returned"  LOL, we'll see about that.  I was on hold when I started typing this and got disconnected 5 minutes later.

Stay the F away from this company.

5 days later and haven't heard back from those turds!
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