- Oct 12, 2019
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OK here goes.... a bit lengthy story but the end result is unheard of but true. Two years ago my father passed away at 87. He meant everything to me and had his own big band during the 50’s in which he was also the drummer. Upon his death I decided to finally purchase a DW Collectors Kit in Broken Glass 10/12/26/22 SSC Configuration which I had always wanted. That being said, I found the exact kit on Reverb for 3719.00 from a very reputable instrument dealer in New Jersey and purchased it. Prior to the purchase I messaged them on Reverb to make sure I was getting what was described in the listing (Stock Photos) and they said yes. However, I was told that due to the automation of their warehouse/orders, they would be unable to open the boxes as the kit was coming directly from DW. Nonetheless, I went ahead and purchased the kit based off their solid reputation. About 3 days later, the boxes (From DW directly) arrive. Upon opening them, I discover a brand new DW Collectors Kit but in White Glass, Maple Standard. Needless to say the kit was gorgeous but not what I ordered. After several messages back and forth with the dealer about receiving the wrong item, they offer me the kit which initially cost me 3719.00 for YES....1000.00 !!! (I still have the Reverb messages) The irony of this story is I had a strange feeling that my dad was watching over this whole transaction because 1) The first kit he bought me as a kid was a Royce in White and 2) He was ALWAYS about getting the best deal for his kids when it came to any kind of purchase whether it be a car, household item etc and 3) Out of the many kits I’ve owned throughout the years, he always said White was his favorite color and the classiest. I find it fitting that my first kit was White and my last and final kit is White albeit “White Glass”. Thanks dad for everything I miss you everyday and “Thank you” to the instrument dealer for going above and beyond with making things right.