PMT Nottingham vs Birmingham UK

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  1. ScottMGee

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    Hi,

    My youngest wants me to take him guitar shopping at the weekend and PMT Nottingham and PMT Birmingham are similar differences away from our home.

    Is either shop particularly better to visit than the other?

    Regards Scott
     
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    I have no idea but look at their websites, assuming they list what they have in stock, and pick the best store. That said, I'd visit both
     
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    I'd look and see how many guitar shops there are in each city, then have a day out in the one with most.
     
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    There is all a good branch of guitarguitar in Birmingham, so there would be my choice
     
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    That's pretty sound advice - I wish we had a branch of GuitarGuitar here in the South West, everything I've seen on their social media makes it look well worth a visit!
     
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    Looking online GuitarGuitar is pretty close to PMT so I might take the time to visit both in Birmingham! :)
     
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    I buy from GuitarGuitar. PMT always add roughly 10% in store from their online price.
     
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    Guitarguitar is a great place and they are very helpful, bought quite a bit of stuff thetr.
     
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    Fair Deal Music is well-worth checking out too. Well, it was whenever I used to visit Birmingham.

    Musical Exchanges in the Snow Hill area was a fantastic hangar-like store; there was something there for everybody and at very reasonable prices. It's long gone now, I've no idea why. :cry:
    Here's just a part of it:

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  11. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I live in Nottingham & parking is a challenge for PMT.

    Clifton Bridge is also down from 6 lanes to 2 and traffic at the moment is horrendous but from Leicester you'd come up the Fosse Way and into Nottingham on the A606 so you could avoid it.

    Forest play on Monday so football traffic won't be an issue.

    PMT in B'ham has its own parking as I recall and as others have said there are several other guitar stores close by.

    As a Nottingham guy, Birmingham is the better option. :)
     
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    Cheers for the info. It is much appreciated. Birmingham sounds the better options.

    Turns out I've got to drop a relative off at Birmingham Airport anyway (thought originally it would be EMA) so I might as well combine two trips into one.

    So this afternoon I'll visit GuitarGuitar, and possibly PMT, in Birmingham after dropping the relative off.
     
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    Hot tip for drop offs at BHX. Drop off at the Birmingham International railway station. It's free and there is the free Airtrain to the terminal.

    If you passenger has just carry-on then they walk off the train and 30-metres away is the security check entry point.

    If checking in a bag, use the escalator or lifts and go down one floor to check-in.

    Both EMA and BHX have a minimum £3.00 drop off fee. No fees at B'ham Station, and it makes for a relaxed and hassle free access to the airport.

    I fly from BHX two or three times a month and always get dropped off at the station. :)
     
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