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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-20-2008, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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GC $29 Weekend

http://gc.guitarcenter.com/29-deals/?source=4NL8LK

Bunch of stuff is gonna be on sale for $29 (or slightly more, stupid tax) but still definetly a deal to take advantage of if there's one in the area.

Gonna call tomorrow and see what they have for 7 string pickups and hopefully snag a set for dirt cheap
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 12:33 AM
 
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sweet ima hit up GC tomorrow, see what kind of pedals they have, thanks for the heads up!
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 11:25 PM
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I might get some bass strings, but I need to see if I can get to one first. Thanks for the heads up!
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Don't do it. It's a scam.

I went today. I asked the clerk for the BBE pedals that were $29.00. he said he had one.
None of the stores were stocked for this sale, all the managers are doing is moving old crap that they haven't been able to sale. And that is why they can't do the sale online.

The clerk told me that he had about six things on sale.
Not six items he had multiples of, but 6 items . One BBE Vintage Buzz. A box of Dean Markley strings, and some cables.

The gimmick is to get you in the store with a BS sale. I was pissed.

Guitar Center NEVER again.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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They do have one thing I need which is an acoustic pre-amp but I'll have to call and see what brand it is and stuff, aka if its worth the $29
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Similar situation with me.
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If you go, just remember that it's a marketing strategy to sell stuff.
They are in business to make money before anything else.
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If you go, just remember that it's a marketing strategy to sell stuff.
They are in business to make money before anything else.
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Yea, I can understand that. Just please have some product.
I'll buy something if it's a good deal. Hell, I'll probably spend a little if I see something I like.

But when the clerk tells me what the deal really was, it just made me feel like I wasted my time.

However I will say, the wife and I did have a nice lunch and it was nice to get out of the house, so it wasn't all that bad.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 01:54 AM
 
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I figure if it's only worth $29.00, then it's probably some useless sh!t to begin with...
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 08:12 AM
 
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dudes so I went. the first two clerks i talked to didn't even KNOW there was a sale going on. finally i talked to someone who did and he said all they had were strings and other useless stuff. GC is like a whore... i depress myself because I always go back
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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The only reason stores have sales is either a marketing strategy to get people into the store and/or to get rid of old stock that hasn't sold. Shouldn't really be a surprise that this sale is doing just that.

It shouldn't be that surprising, this isn't the first time GC has run a sale like this, and a lot of their other sales generally have these kinds of deals as part of it when they are clearing out some old stock.
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I never actually dragged myself over there, I assumed it would useless stuff they couldn't otherwise get rid of.
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Wait a minute, a store had a sale as a promotion to get rid of garbage and maybe get you to spend more money on something else? No store in history has ever done anything like that, especially not one as trustworthy and staffed with such knowledgable people as CG. Im appalled, I mean the thought that they would have a sale to benefit themselves instead of the customer. I thought they were nice guys.
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Now I see why you 2 guys are Moderators. LOL

They don't let the rest of us play with sharp objects.
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To be honest, I only ever stop into GC when I have a real bug up my butt to try something specific, or to go to the awesome "Total Wine" store that's right next to it. ("Total Wine" is like a supermarket, 10 rows of all sorts of wine and beer and whatever else that has alcohol in it. The beer selection is fantastic.) So, I may take my Bongo6 over to GC in the next few weeks to play it through some of the MarkBass amps, but I get my strings and nearly everything else online.
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