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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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Re: NGD 1990 540S LTD Pawn Shop Score

I used to have one of the prototypes 540 Saber, with on/off switch to each pickup. I think I got it 1988. Best guitar I ever had as far as I fell of the stage and broke it.
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Pawn shop employee's ignorance is a wonderful thing. I found a 1985 Kramer Pacer at a pawn shop for $150. It said with case so I asked where the case was and the manager THE STORE MANAGER! said they throw out the cases because they don't have the room.WTF. I also got a Ernie Ball Musicman JP6 in dead mint condition with case and candy in mistic dream with piezo and the inlays for $1200 out the door. I am in a pawn shop just about every day, but you do have to know your guitars.
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Pawn shop employee's ignorance is a wonderful thing. I found a 1985 Kramer Pacer at a pawn shop for $150. It said with case so I asked where the case was and the manager THE STORE MANAGER! said they throw out the cases because they don't have the room.WTF. I also got a Ernie Ball Musicman JP6 in dead mint condition with case and candy in mistic dream with piezo and the inlays for $1200 out the door. I am in a pawn shop just about every day, but you do have to know your guitars.
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Does the negotiating work like on pawn stars? :rofl:
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Here's my advice from working the pawn shops around here (yes, we actually have pawn shops in Montana). Each shop has their own policy for what they will buy things for, it's usually 1/3 or 1/2 of what they think they can sell it for. The thing is, they make absolutely no money by holding onto product. Many of the employees would be willing to give you the price you offer, but they often don't know how much they can mark it off without getting in trouble with the store owner. If you can, haggle with the pawn shop's owner, he knows how much they paid for it and he doesn't have to answer to anyone. Also don't be afraid to low ball them, that's where the haggling starts. Also very important, there are fees the shop has to pay with credit and debit transactions, paying in cash will always get you the most success in haggling. I've gotten a MIJ '01 450LTD silver with mirror PG in damn good shape with OHSC for $160, 1 '91 RG570 with a chip in the finish on the underside of the body with ibanez prestige HSC for $205 (funny story on this one, I offered the guy $200 for the lot and he got this smirk and said, $205 and you've got a deal, I laughed and said alright.) LTD-V350 for $150 (I offered him $150 he said he'd take $250, he was a pretty big guy and I'm skinny, he said, "How about this, we arm wrestle if you win you get it for $150, if I win you pay $250. I figured, ahh why not. I said, "alright". Turns out he hurt his back a few days ago and his wife would kill him if she walked in and he was arm wrestling so he gave it to me for the $150 since I was willing to arm wrestle him. Had plenty of other scores, just make an offer, worst thing they'll do is say no.
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Yea, most of the time they will negotiate.
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my friend told me his pawn shop story while we were making the Marshall vid yesterday. Apparently the JCM800 he has he paid $850 for. He walked into the pawn shop and they wanted $600, he offered $350 and the guy told him no way. So he said "Listen, no one who is looking for this amp will come to a place like this and spend that much, I got $350 today" the guy still said no, so my friend always promoting, gave the guy a copy of his cd and left. The pawn shop guy called him later in the day and said he had been a fan for a few years and that he could have the amp for $350
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Was just in a pawn shop. They had a Prestige for $500. Not sure which model, but it looked pretty nice - RG style body, in great shape. Only Ibanez in the place, the rest were Fenders, Jacksons, Gretsch, and some POS entry level OLPs.

Someone is gonna love a $500 Prestige.
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Which shop in Jacksonville, I've got a brother there.
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Great stories guy's lovin it, keep em up, never get tired of hearning that somebody got a great deal Alaskabat, are ya moving to ,WPAFB
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It's called Sadeal, on Atlantic Blvd. technically a guitar store I guess, but pawn shop feel. Had a bunch of used tools in 1 corner. Not a bad store. Had a JS head too. I was just in that part of town, which is rare so walked around the store for 10 minutes. People there seemed cool.

If I were in the market for a strat I probably would have worked on them for a decent white MIM they had.

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I wish we had pawn shops like this where I live. All we've got is Cash Converters, and they charge top dollar for crap.
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