When I used to play clarinet and piano fairly regularly, I'd come here for repairs (dropping the clarinet through bleachers really did a number on it) and would always get a perfectly-repaired instrument back. They had a nice selection of sheet music to find new pieces to play, which was updated fairly often. Great place.
If you're looking for used DVDs, this is the place to go to. I thought buying from eBay was the best way to get the lowest price, but the DVDs I found here were as much as 75% cheaper as what I'd pay online. I've never had a problem playing the discs before due to scratches or defects - they all run smoothly. Great place.
Bill Kap boasts having the largest piano section in Ohio, and after seeing his showroom, I have to agree. They have hundreds of pianos - all different colors and sizes with different options. A piano player would be in paradise and have a hard time choosing between all of them since there are so many. We didn't buy one at the time, but if we become more serious players, we'll come back here to pick one out.
This is a store that can be good for professional musicians/sound recorders (the psychology lab I work in got recording devices to design an experiment in the psycholinguistic area) or pure fun. Karaoke machines are fun for all ages and occasions - parties, weddings (more fun than listening to prerecorded pro tapes), family get-togethers, etc. This store has a large selection and the prices range on a large continuum to meet your budget.
Dodd Photo has everything you want when you purchase a camera - hundreds of digitals both for the amateur point-and-shoot user and the professional, lenses for cool effects, cases to keep your camera protected, rechargable batteries (much better than expensive one-time-use Duracells or Energizers), and photo printers. Their staff is very knowledgeable and patient and will let you experiment with different cameras to see how you like them. They devote all of their attention to you and will give you a positive buying experience.
I used to have a Dell laptop before switching to an iBook (and most recently, a Macbook Pro) and it used to crash constantly and experience all sorts of problems I had no influence over. After my Dell Inspiron's warranty ran out and Dell refused to extend it, I needed cheap ways to repair it (before ultimately switching to Apple). These guys were great, they had parts half the cost of what Dell wanted that remediated the problem quite well. If I ever had computer problems anytime soon (which I doubt I will with my switch to Mac), I wouldn't hesitate to go back - they were friendly, helpful, and really did wonders to my notebook.
My parents wanted a Windows-based PC (they aren't Mac-savvy yet, having used some version Windows Operating System their whole lives) and wanted to customize it to their liking. They selected a base model and got to customize every aspect of it, from basic accessories, down to the sound card they wanted. They got to have a say in what they got (computers are expensive - you might as well get one to your liking) and it turned out pretty good... as good as a Windows machine gets. :-)
When car shopping, I was most impressed with Hyundai. All of the salespeople were friendly and greeted me warmly at each dealership I visited, but after that, Hyundai really stood apart.
Kevin gave me a complete tour of the car I was interested in (Sonata) from its trunk to underneath its hood and everything in between, showing me every detail and feature the Sonata offered. He was really knowledgeable and laid out everything you could be interested in knowing. The folks at Toyota were less than enthused and I practically beg for details. Not only didn't they offer any information, but when I asked specific questions, their answers were brief.
My test drive at Hyundai was very lengthy (30-45 minutes) and I got to have it on different sorts of pavement and test out different features. Kevin knew the area well and let me drive long enough to get a feel for the Sonata's handling. At other dealerships, my test drives averaged 5 minutes, which wasn't adequate to see if the car was a good fit for me.
Finally, I appreciated that while Hyundai tried to make a sale, they didn't practically lock me in a tiny room and press me until they made me sign for a new car, as a Honda dealership down south did. They let me walk out to check out other cars, while giving me contact information if I had any questions.
When I did purchase the Sonata, I wanted the horizontal pinstripe that ran across the car, under the door handle, buffed out. While I signed the papers, the mechanic team took care of it and it looked absolutely perfect when I drove it off the lot. There were no traces of that pinstripe and no scratches or smudges from buffing it off. They were quick and efficient, and willing to customize it to my liking.
They really sold the vehicle to me without pressuring me or forcing me to commit to something I didn't want. All in all, an excellent dealership and an excellent car.
PROS: Free washes for a year!
I took my car to Superlube when I needed repairs based on a friend's recommendation. I was told their prices were very good - after being cheated blind by Marathon Gas Station, I was a bit jaded, but did it anyway. They were super quick with the repairs and fixed the problem immediately, rather than doing a half-job as Marathon did, leaving me to turn to my dad to finish the brake installation. I wouldn't hesitate to come here; they're honest and don't try to pull the wool over your eyes, unlike OTHER places!!!
Federated Auto Parts Store is fully stocked with just about every accessory and part you might need for your car. I've had smooth transactions each time I've gone there with no problems. Everything I wanted was in stock, and when I was unsure, the friendly employees were more than happy to make recommendations and let me know pros/cons to various products, working with me to find the right merchandise for me.