Finding DJ equipment is one of the most exciting parts of becoming a DJ. Hunting around for the best pieces of kit that you can find for your budget is actually quite enjoyable. Especially when you find that bargain that makes your DJ set complete. Yes admittedly we would all like to be able to invest an infinite amount of money on getting the best equipment but this is not always possible.
That is unless you have the funds of DJ Tiesto. Being that you are not, it is important that you manage your budget effectively and get the most for your money. But for the beginner DJ knowing where to spend the money is difficult. This article is designed to tell you how to make the most of your budget and how to save money on DJ equipment.
One of the best ways to make saving is to make the most of the special offers that many DJ equipment suppliers offer. The standard ways of saving money is to buy DJ equipment that is ex-display or B-stock. This way you are more likely to be able to buy higher quality equipment than you might ordinarily be able to afford. Ex-display equipment is often a great option because it means that you can have an item of DJ equipment at a cheaper price than it would normally cost. The ex-display item is likely to have spent time on display and the likelihood is that this will not affect the performance of the item of DJ equipment.
The only thing that you are likely to notice is that it might be slightly faded or might have superficial marks. None of these things are likely to really affect your use of the equipment. The added bonus of using ex display equipment is that you are likely to be given the box as well as a warranty. It does sometimes encourage people to ask the question why buy new? The packaging for these items has often been kept in impeccable order by the stores as they know how important it is to keep the product in good working order.
As a result you can buy a product that is pretty much new. It is a better option than buying second hand as you can usually be sure that the store have not abused the item and as a result they will often offer a long warranty that is comparable to buying new. Add to this the fact that you can save up to seventy percent off then you have a potential bargain.
Buying factory seconds through a reputable retailer is another risk free way of saving money. These items are usually the end of the line and might have small superficial damages. These damages however do not affect the ability of the DJ equipment to perform the task that it was built for. The only downside of purchasing these types of good is that they are not to the same high level of appearance as their new counterparts.
But if you are willing to settle for a product that comes without the sheen of a new one then this is a great option for you. Chances are you will be able to take a step up the ladder in terms of quality and forego some of the looks. It is therefore a good way to make savings on your DJ equipment.
So whether you look to make savings by purchasing ex-display or b-stock equipment make sure that you search around and find the best deals that you possibly can. That way you will soon have a complete range of DJ equipment that will far outreach your expectations.
Expert disc jockey and distributor of numark, pioneer and technics dj equipment Shaun Parker has been involved in the music scene for many years.