More Time to Pay
I'll make this post short and sweet to let you know that we're taking advantage of a great deal that PayPal offers to merchants and customers. Have a guitar that's in poor shape and you've been putting off fixing it or getting upgrades until you can afford it? If you're just a casual hobbyist, maybe you can get away with that. But if your guitar is part of your livelihood or adds significant value to your life, it would make a lot of sense to get it fixed sooner if there was a way. PayPal credit offers a deal where if you spend $99 or more you'll get 6 months to pay without interest.
Now we want to be very clear about how this works so no one gets past 6 months without paying the balance and feels hoodwinked when their balance suddenly grows. Interest does in fact accumulate during this 6 month period, but if you pay the balance off within 6 months you never actually pay any of this interest. After 6 months, the interest is added to your balance but you still have more time to pay. Most companies probably wouldn't go to great lengths to explain this detail, but honesty, transparency and integrity are extremely important to us at Artifact. It is the foundation on which everything else is built.
Irresponsible debt is a significant problem in our country, heck in the entire world right now. The last thing we want to do is add to that, but as a business and as people passionate about putting amazing guitars into the hands of our customers, we understand that sometimes you need a little more time or flexibility. So let's say you wanted to get your guitar Voided, but need some time to save up the $399 to make your current guitar more amazing than you dreamed possible. Instead of waiting, you could get it done now and just apply that $100/month you were planning to save toward the PayPal balance.
That's what this service is for. It's not for wild spending sprees on guitars or accessories you can't afford to pay back. We don't want to put anyone in a hole. We want to build client relationships that span across generations, and thought that a little payment flexibility would be a nice thing to offer to our customers. Forty years from now we'd like to have your kid coming in to us for a setup on that guitar we voided for you back in the day and was handed down. That's the sort of forward-thinking business we're building at Artifact.