I've been saving for a while to buy some new gear for my home studio. I invested in a preamp that I've wanted for some time. The next thing on my list was a new microphone. Once I decided which mic I wanted for sure, I contacted Sweetwater (my go to store). Since I'm a college student and whatever I saved is exactly what I can afford, the new tax stuff made it difficult to go through Sweetwater. SO, I asked my sales engineer if I could possibly get a slight discount, I didn't even specify an amount, on the mic. Anything would be helpful cause I really wanted to go through my sales engineer. He told me that there was nothing he could do because that brand has set prices and do not allow any discounts. So I found another retailer and completed my order..... just a week later, the same mic I inquired about is ON SALE for $300 off . I would find it difficult to believe that, as a sales engineer, that you were not aware of a huge sale that was happening just a week in advance. Please please please don't read this a diss on SW. I love Sweetwater and my sales engineer has always done a great job. But this just has me super disappointed. Rant over, thanks for listening. I'll get off your lawn now.