As a long-standing forum member you should know by now the only thing people tend to agree with Purrin is that he has an opinion
For example I disagree with several of his comments. For my tastes the AK100 / AK120 (first gen) were thick sounding and did not engage me. AK240 is big improvement in clarity and the approach, at the expense of the asking price.
Reading forum posts is a false economy in the sense buying decisions - especially at this level of the game and upwards - should be based primarily on personal demo. Scientists cannot answer whether each of us see colours in the exact same shade as each other. Only your ears and tastes matter. Use forums and reviews to inform, not to dictate :)
Anyway surely you could just leave your card details with the local dealer.
I agree to everything.
I know Purrin is polarizing.
I've been involved in this hobby on/off for many decades and I know that there's no substitute for a good unrushed home demo. However I do tend to pay some attention when a product is unanimously raved about by experienced, non-affiliated users.
I could probably arrange something with the dealer but I've been in that shop a quite few times and had them plug/unplug gear quite a few times but never ended up buying anything.
I'd find it hard to walk in and have the sales guy say to himself ''hmmm...I remember him...another tire kicker'' and then ask him with a nervous grin ''Hi there... hey do you think I borrow a Chord Hugo for a few days...there's a good chance I might buy it (despite what Purrin says)