Re: Funny Ripoffs??
Ok, another quick one...
A few weeks back I went into a music shop in the northwest looking for an electric piano for my Dad. When it became obvious that they didn't have anything (and because I was being pestered by the shop assistants BIG time) I asked them whether they had any Ibanez guitars. They guy says "I've got the thing for you, something a bit special!" Now at this point I start sweating a bit thinking he's going to pull out a Jem 10th or a DNA, what does he pull out? an RG570. Ok, so it looked nice and I asked how much to which he replied "£800 mate."
800 QUID for an RG570. That's like $1400-$1500 or something!
Trying to be polite, I said "No thanks, I actually prefer Jem guitars" just to end the debacle, to which he replied "Oh, that's one of those with the handle isn't it? Well, 10 minutes with a jig-saw and you can put one in this! Better yet you can make a handle and stick it on it!" This is all dead-serious from this guy, no glimmer of joke or sarcasm.
So this guy wants me to pay £800 for a guitar and then butcher it with a jig-saw?