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    Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Great interview Mike. Congratulations on the growth of your business.
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    I usually get bored during these longish video interviews and make an early exit, but I watched all 18+ minutes of this one and it was fascinating. The things Mike talked about during the interview are exactly what makes Suncoast Audio different from other dealers. Well done.

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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Congrats, great industry exposure
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Great video, your way to laid back 😉. Never been to Suncoast but their my number 1 dealer via iPhone for purchases.
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Well Done Mike. Keep it going my friend.

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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Suncoast Audio and Mike - a dealer who cares that you get the best sound for your room. Well done!
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    We remember when he was just a young whipper snapper...

    Great interview Mike... would love to come by at some point, maybe when I am up for a 3000 mile road trip ...

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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Mike, I havenít had the pleasure to meet you but I wire look forward to doing so! Congrats on a great interview! Youíre a class act!!

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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Nice interview, Mike. Great to hear about your stories and success.
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Well done Mike! Amazing what happens when a dealer listens to his customers, works tirelessly to understand their needs and recommends solutions (systems) that provide a fantastic musical experience. Here is to many more years of success Mike!
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    I also did see the interview and i think it was great , and the whole idea on doing interview that way instead of an written article is really good as you get things you dont do in a written article.
    Great job with your store , Mike
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Congrats Mike..!!!
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Great interview! I liked how you dropped in the plug for the Florida Audio Expo! Looking forward to it's return (whenever)!
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Its obvious listening to Mike that he's been part of successful enterprises in his previous work life. I sell for a living and I can I.D. the pros from the also-rans very quickly. Mike and Suncoast are far from being the latter and will be around for a long time. Mike, congrats on running a great business.
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Huge congrats, Mike!! Well earned. Proud to call myself a Suncoast Audio customer. Based on personal experience I couldn't recommend you highly enough.
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Nice! I enjoyed the interview. Mike's philosophy of being an advocate for the client is exactly the model that succeeds long term.
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    It's been a pleasure dealing with Mike. The best part of it is he COMMUNICATES. He once replied to an eMail from me while he was waiting for a flight back from Europe.

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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Thanks for the kind words guys. It was a pleasure to speak with Jeff the other day. Iíve admired his efforts and contributions to high end for a long time. I hope I was able to portray some insights into the luxury buyer. Funny enough, we had a lovely couple in the store this week. They want a high end system, but the speakers had to be white to match their decor.


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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    They want a high end system, but the speakers had to be white to match their decor.


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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    MBLs?
    Nope, Magicoís.


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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Mike, you might have shimmied left or right a foot or two for the interview and I could have ogled at that mostly hidden Esoteric what-ever-it-is whilst listening to the conversation!
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    Re: Suncoast Audio on Selling Luxury Hi-Fi - SoundStage! Talks (November 2020)

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    Mike, you might have shimmied left or right a foot or two for the interview and I could have ogled at that mostly hidden Esoteric what-ever-it-is whilst listening to the conversation!
    Ha yes! Itís certainly audio eye candy.


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