sorry to make another thread about rich/ibanezrules. im not trying to beat the dead horse. mods, if im out of line, i apologize.
ive thoroughly read through these forums, and the ibanezrules website, and i have my heart set on a js1000bp from rich's site. the extensive setup/thorough inspection is something that sold me right away. after my last guitar that i bought, which gave me constant problems, i want to buy a guitar that plays properly and is reliable.
its a birthday present, and my parents are splitting the money with me. they are very hesitant about ordering a guitar from a "unathorized" dealer. i've explained to them about all the positive feedback rich has recieved, and how important to me it is that i get a properly functioning instrument, tweaked to perfection, but they are still very hesitant about the whole situation.
i know since im not paying for it 100%, i have to live with whatever choice they make. im not going to cry if they refuse to split the cost if they dont agree with where im buying it from.
with that said, im just wondering if anybody has been in this situation, and maybe give me some advice on how i can show my parents that im not buying into some scam. i feel ive done enough research throughout the forums to not have to worry about getting ripped off, but im just having trouble getting this message through to my parents.
any advice that could make them feel more secure about this transaction would be greatly appreciated.