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#1 of 23 Taylor Assen

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Posted September 09 2003 - 06:02 PM

Well I finally did it! Started to sell HT speakers! I get to the enjoyment of selling Energy, Totem, and Mission speakers! Thanks to everyone who posts thus making HT my new obsession!
I get to play with speakers all day everyday! And I get paid for it! Thanks again!

Taylor

#2 of 23 Paul Chalk

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Posted September 09 2003 - 07:07 PM

Cool. Which one do you work at? I might come by and say hello. Maybe even buy something. A&B has some nice stuff. Posted Image

Edit: I didn't know A&B sold Totems.

#3 of 23 Tab Nichols

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Posted September 10 2003 - 10:22 AM

When DID they start selling Totems?

I remember Enegy and Mission... didnt they used to sell Nuance as well? Maybe they finally got out of that game.

#4 of 23 JohnnyG

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Posted September 10 2003 - 11:11 AM

Just remember this feeling and recall it when you start hating every second of every day you have to work there Posted Image

I used to manage a staff of 15 at my previous job and it would always amaze me how some super-eager and ultra-grateful new hires would turn into miserable drones after time. They were thrilled with $x salary when they were hired, then complain about it endlessly only a year later!

Now how the heck did I get on that tangent?! What I meat to say was CONGRATULATIONS!

#5 of 23 MikeH1

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Posted September 10 2003 - 02:14 PM

I don't think A & B ever sold Nuance. The store here in downtown Edmonton had a big pair on sale for $888.00 and a month later a sign was posted on them saying "make us an offer!"

They had the socks off so everyone could see their revolutionary paper drivers. More of a farce then anything...

#6 of 23 Joe Hsu

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Posted September 10 2003 - 03:27 PM

Congrats! I've applied at both local hi-fi stores, and they both barely even wasted air on me. Mind you, I'm pretty qualified, knowledge-wise, but I've only had one summer of retail work. Sucks.

But congrats, again. Posted Image

#7 of 23 Jason GT

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Posted September 10 2003 - 04:56 PM

I was visiting the downtown Vancouver store a couple of weeks ago and was really surprised when the guy mentioned that A&B would start carrying Totem stuff.

Anyways, from what he told me, they won't be available at every store, as they "should be treated with respect". It's certainly a departure from most of the rest of the stuff that A&B pushes.

#8 of 23 Paul Chalk

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Posted September 10 2003 - 06:04 PM

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didnt they used to sell Nuance as well?


You might be thinking of Soundsaround.

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It's certainly a departure from most of the rest of the stuff that A&B pushes.


Maybe A&B wants to get back into high end audio. It wasn't too long ago when select locations were selling such brands as Dynaudio, Joseph Audio, Gershman Acoustics, Simaudio, Rega and Myryad.

#9 of 23 Taylor Assen

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Posted September 10 2003 - 06:28 PM

Im at the Edmonton location (south).... We just got totems in... Parasound recievers are coming in as well.... All in the attempt to jump from lo-mid fi, into mid-high fi. We dont sell Nuance.... Thanks ummm for most the of the support... If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask! Thanks again!

Taylor

#10 of 23 Jason GT

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Posted September 11 2003 - 04:31 AM

Woo Parasound too?!

What other new stuff are you guys shilling? Posted Image

As for the high-end stuff, in the same conversation with that guy, he mentioned that the crazy hi-end stuff was toast. Stuff about unhappy customers, unhappy staff and unhappy management. Still, I do like that A&B, a good western Canadian company is pushing an outstanding Canadian product!

BTW Taylor, congrats on the job Posted Image

#11 of 23 Richard Travale

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Posted September 11 2003 - 07:45 AM

Nice work Taylor, congratulations... now let's talk about that 3803...Posted Image
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#12 of 23 Wayne McRae

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Posted September 11 2003 - 09:05 AM

I was in the Langley B.C. store yesterday and they were setting up Parasound's Halo line. Very impressive looking.

#13 of 23 Kenneth Harden

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Posted September 11 2003 - 05:54 PM

Just remember this feeling and recall it when you start hating every second of every day you have to work there

I used to manage a staff of 15 at my previous job and it would always amaze me how some super-eager and ultra-grateful new hires would turn into miserable drones after time. They were thrilled with $x salary when they were hired, then complain about it endlessly only a year later!

Now how the heck did I get on that tangent?! What I meat to say was CONGRATULATIONS!

Dude, thats EXACTLY how my job works. I was really eager the first month, then it all went away, but the pay sucked from day one... Posted Image

#14 of 23 JohnnyG

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Posted September 12 2003 - 11:04 AM

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I was really eager the first month, then it all went away,

The goal is to figure out how to keep the staff motivated and prevent this! It's not only about money.

#15 of 23 ifor

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Posted February 13 2005 - 06:06 AM

ab sound classifies there store into 3 catagories.
a, b and c list.
a stores get all the goods because they have the track record for sales.
btw, the ed south store is one of the most profitable stores for ab sound.
taylor,congragulations, ask if any body there remembers me!!!
the audio crew when i was there consisted of jeff, james, justin and myself. one of the best crews ever there !!!
i am very modest you can see Posted Image
they added totem to try and revamp there line. they unfortunately lost the high end lines, stopped bringing in the top end receivers and disbanded the very high end area in vancouver. it is a good company as long as the managers are good as well. they make the difference.
if you get tired of ab sound, give shand a call @ audio 5.1
ifor morris
i live in california now.

#16 of 23 Paul Simmons

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Posted February 13 2005 - 06:17 AM

I thought A&B sound declared bankruptcy? Posted Image

#17 of 23 MikeH1

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Posted February 13 2005 - 05:04 PM

Actually, I thought I read that too a few months back.

#18 of 23 JohnnyG

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Posted February 14 2005 - 05:37 AM

I believe they filed for the Canadian equivelent of the US's "Chapter 11". Technically, it's protection from creditors. It prevents a creditor from forcing you into bankrupcy in order to allow you to continue operating while you restructure the organization and it's finances. This is the same thing Air Canada went through. The goal is to restructure and come out of it.

In many cases, it's easier just to pack it in and go home, so this shows that there's a strong desire to save the business.

#19 of 23 Lee Distad

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Posted April 23 2005 - 07:21 AM

Well, since this thread came back from the dead, here:

http://www.absound.c.../ccaa.asp?l=3rd[/url]

It's a link to info about the sale of A&B Sound to Seanix Inc. of Vancouver.

#20 of 23 Lee Distad

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Posted April 24 2005 - 04:28 AM

Ifor, how could you forget Sal? He would be hurt if he knew...





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