Sounds like that store wouldn't get a fucking penny from me. Fuckin guitar nazis is what they are!
NO ESP FOR YOU !!!
They wouldn't get $$ from me, either. Haha. If I had the $$ for such a high end guitar, they'd better let me play one just to be sure if I like it. And, by the way, I've played an M 2 before(the neck thru model with EMGs) and I absolutley loved it. I have nothing but good things to say about it. One of the best guitar I've ever played.