I have outgrown the violin that I began learning on, and am seeking to buy a new one, but have some problems. I live in an area without any violin shops within hundreds of miles, and can't afford to travel across the United States to search for violins.
This has led me to consider having instruments sent to me for trial, in order to find the right violin for me. This approach has some problems, because neither me nor my parents are at home during the time FedEx or UPS delivers, and the nearest FedEx hub is hours away.
Which presents a problem especially when I want to try quite a few different violins in order to find one that fits me.
So, to solve that problem would I have to have the sender tell FedEx/UPS to leave it at the door? This presents another problem. I live in an apartment, and I am very worried that if the violin was just left at the door, when I got home there'd be a huge empty space where the box was left!!
Also, someone broke into my family's apartment a few weeks ago, taking our TV, clothes, money ... and in a neighboring apartment there was a break-in just a few days ago.
If a company like Shar sends me violins, or a modern maker sends me a violin to try out to decide if I want to buy it, and it is stolen from my doorstep/apartment, what would I do since I don't own the violin?
Maybe I shouldn't worry because not many people steal violins, but as a lover of violins I am deathly paranoid at the idea!
But at the same time I really need to try a new violin since I've outgrown mine, and having ones sent to me seems the only way since I live in the middle of no where.
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