Quote Originally Posted by Greg Davis View Post
As a university, we are not allowed to purchase used equipment, so when we have to replace our machines every few years, they are all new.
I feel your pain, I worked as a music teacher for several years and was frustrated by this same problem. There are hordes of perfectly usable student trumpets out there for $100 each, yet I was forced to waste $500 or more to buy them new because that was school policy. Administrators would constantly ask us to "Stretch your budget", yet only if it was stretched on their terms.