We will be closed for the Victoria Day long weekend: Closed from Saturday, May 22 and reopen for business again on Tuesday May 25th.
Hopefully you find something “musical” to listen to this weekend.
Spring is in the air and that means Easter is almost upon us.
We will be closed for the Easter long weekend: Closed from Friday, April 2nd and reopen for business again on Tuesday April 6th.
Hopefully you find some hidden easter eggs this weekend. Have a blessed holiday!
Mark is going to open THE RECORD ROOM ONLY for your buying and listening pleasure on the following days:
There will be many in-store specials for all your listening pleasure, so be sure to check it out, BUT PLEASE NOTE; the showroom and repair section of Innovative Audio is CLOSED. Mark will not be taking in repairs or selling any products – do not ask as he won’t be able to process any of this. Innovative Audio will fully reopen on January 5th
So, what’s up at Innovative Audio? Over the next two days ALL RECORDS WILL BE 15% OFF! AUDIO EQUIPMENT 20% OFF*!
*Please note that these discounts DO NOT apply to consignment items, or consumables such as cartridges, belts and record cleaners (Christmas is coming and they make GREAT stocking stuffers!)
Don’t know what to buy your better half? Gift Certificates are available in ANY denomination, with NO EXPIRY DATE!
Doors open at 10am Friday morning, masks are mandatory before entering the store, hand sanitizer is available in-store.
Effective September 1, 2020 we will be increasing our shop repair rates to $105.00/hr
Estimate deposits for stereo equipment and speakers is $50.00 per item. Deposits for tape decks remains at $75.00 & tube equipment stays at $100.00.
Shop supplies are being raised to $8.50 due to increased costs associates with cleaners, solder, lubricants, etc that are beyond our control.
Our last service price increase was in 2015. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to being your number one source for all vintage purchases & repairs.
What would summer be without a Garage Sale????
Yup, after sorting, cleaning and feeling the need to NOT let our customers down we decided to have a garage sale on July 25th, 2020. WEATHER PERMITTING, of course!
Now, before you start getting all excited there are quite a few things you need to know first;
Due to everything going on, it will only be our shop having items for sale. We thought about having other vendors but too many factors prevented this from going forward. Yes, I know it sucks but its short notice and and at least its something, right?
ALL PEOPLE ATTENDING ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS! No, not halloween types so let’s show respect to others by doing our part. It should go without saying that if you are exhibiting symptoms of cold, flu or just not feeling well, PLEASE STAY HOME.
ALSO if you venture into the store, please use the hand sanitizer. Inside our store we need to keep clean, so we ask that you help us out and sanitize before wandering through.
Since this will be on a Saturday, a day we are normally open, the number of people allowed within the store will be limited, so please be patient and understand.
Our first garage sale was in 2008, and we have had one every year with each bigger and better than the last. As much as we wanted to do something spectacular this year, world events have changed those plans dramatically.
So, why not still do something but scale it down so people can still have fun, find some great bargains, and dig through piles of awesome audio stuff?
Yeah, I thought so to which is why we felt its needed.
So mark your calendars for 10am July 25th, bring a pocket of cash and come on down!
NO EARLY BIRDS! It’s not fair to others and we will be enforcing this.
Because this is short notice, there will be no food truck or other types of refreshments available – sorry.
It’s so good to see you again, even from 2 meters away. We’re okay with that and hope that you find your experience worth the trip.
OBVIOUSLY some things have changed, so here’s everything you need to know to keep our staff and you, our customer, safe and to help with your shopping experience:
So let’s breakdown each section of the store so it’s easier to understand how each department is going to be running.
We have moved the record room just inside the entrance way straight in front of you as you enter the shop.
We are excited to have a completely updated and expanded showroom – all on one floor now! No longer do you have to go upstairs to see everything.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND that if you show up hoping to be able to come in and wander around by yourself, you could be disappointed if we are at capacity. As some people will be making an appointment and you come in without one, you could be asked to wait for the next available opening slot. Please avoid this by calling ahead to see if there is an opening.
Please call before showing up with your turntable or your cartridge replacement. We will be very busy helping people who had an appointment and walk-ins will be handled as we have the space and time. We don’t want you to be disappointed, so please call ahead to ensure we have the staff to help you. You may have a wait inside (or outside depending on if we are at capacity) and we want to minimize that inconvenience.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call us or email us with the items you are wanting us to consider purchasing. Provide us with make, model and price you’d like to get. We will first let you know if we are interested in buying them and if we are, contacting you to make an appointment for you to bring them in so that we can have the time to test, evaluate and if we need more time, giving you the appropriate paperwork so you can leave and we can contact you to discuss further.
TO FINISH UP, we believe that you will have a similar experience with us as you did before COVID-19, but we also know that we have to work together respectfully and in a comfortable shopping environment. That takes a bit of effort on everyone’s part. We want to be here for the long haul and are glad to get back to business serving our community. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us so that we can help as best as we can.
UPDATE: May 27, 2020
We know it’s been awhile since you heard from us, but we haven’t forgotten about you. All your emails and phone calls keep us going.
We are getting ready to reopen next week with a brand new update including a showroom makeover and expanded record room. We are rolling it out as quickly as we can. Some things might not be quite completed, but we’re going to make it as great an experience as we can, just like we always have.
We will get an update on the website as soon as we can – confirmed opening date and new store hours (I already know it’s Tuesday to Saturday – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm). We’ll have our new COVID-19 protocol – we want everyone to continue to be safe (our province rocks!) and we’re going to do our part as well. There may be some waiting times if we meet capacity, but we’ll try to make it easy and quick for everyone.
We just wanted to let you know construction is taking a bit longer than we had hoped, but I think once you see it, you’ll say it was worth the wait.
We look forward to seeing our customers, both old and new again – behind masks and without the handshakes! Take care until the big reveal.
UPDATE: April 6, 2020
As we are still closed as a storefront, but our online sales are available so that you can purchase items you view on our website. We will answer your email or phone inquiries and make arrangements for you to purchase in-store by appointment, or have an item shipped to your location.
We hope that everyone is enjoying some music and should you need anything further, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and we will be in touch as soon as we can. We are checking phone messages and emails on a daily basis.
We are currently not taking in repairs, nor do we advise shipping anything to us, as the store is closed and no one can accept your parcel. We will be the first to let you know when our repair department is operational once again.
Please stay safe and do your part to reduce the spread of this virus by social distancing and listening to our Health Authorities so we can all recover from this sooner, rather than later. We’ve got this!
To our Valued Customers:
As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve day-to-day in Canada, the primary focus of Innovative Audio is to protect the health and safety of our co-workers, customers and their families. We are closely monitoring this ever changing situation and are basing our actions and decisions on recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada and relevant local authorities.
At this time, we have taken the following preventative measures EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 2020:
With questions or to discuss a repair you currently have in our shop, we ask for your patience until things return to normal.
If you wish to pickup your item you have left with us for an estimate or an item you have on consignment, either contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a phone message (604-594-9575) and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can and make arrangements with you.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued support, while we navigate these unprecedented times and do our part to lessen the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Based on these actions and the guidance shared by the Public Health Agency of Canada, we feel confident in what we hope is a short term shut-down of our business. As this is an evolving situation, we are closely monitoring any changes to this assessment and will share any updates on our website and social media. We will continue to base our actions on recommendations from both the Provincial and Federal authorities, always with the health and safety of our co-workers, customers and communities as our utmost priority.
Every year we close our shop during the holidays to allow our staff and family some ‘down time’ to really enjoy the season. As a family based shop, we do not believe in grasping every last dollar with mad sales and shopping blitzes like the ‘big box’ stores do, but feel that Christmas is a season best spent with family and friends, some good food and music, and to enjoy the things that make our lives special.
With that, I want to take the time to thank all of our great customers for a truly awesome year. Some of the many changes and additions we have implemented over the past year are due only because of the loyalty and support of our clientele. Also, I personally want to tip my hat to those that make this place run as well as it does because of their dedication to doing the best they can.
So to Edwin, James, Mark and Susan – thank you! You guys ROCK!
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS VACATION:
From: December 22 (Sunday) and reopen: January 7th (Tuesday)
From all of us here at Innovative Audio we want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!