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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-17-2007, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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Guitar shops that try to 'pull the wool'

I HATE it when anybody tries to pull the wool, especially guitar shops for some reason..

take this for example

they're trying to say a Gibson SG Special Faded Worn Cherry is over £1000 normal price....yet it sells for £489-£599 elsewhere..

The other thing is arrogant sales staff....the worst offender here in the uk seems to be the 'sound control' chain....their attitude is so bad i wouldnt go in there to buy even a pick never mind anything else.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-17-2007, 06:14 AM
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I think they are just stating the "Manufacturers Retail Price" is 1019 pounds. Manufacturers price is always way high and never the actual 'street price'. That said, if they are 489-599 everywhere else and theirs is listed at 449, theirs appears to be the cheapest around, no?
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Who pays list?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 10:17 PM
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List is the "suggested retail price" and it's set by the manufacturer. All dealers receive the same list, but not necessarily the same discount off of list.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 11:54 PM
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Re: Guitar shops that try to 'pull the wool'

That's not "pulling the wool", it's just standard practice. Makes the deal sound a whole lot sweeter. Dealers everywhere do it all the time.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2007, 12:03 PM
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I agree when i went into Sound Control to see about ordering an Ibanez Floral they said £1900 no discount for cash,no trade in & i'd be lucky if they got hold of one.Went to Academy of Sound & got a cash price of £1500 plus another £250 off for my old RGT42.Also i contacted them about a RFR RG550 20th & got told i could only have it in black for £849.Ended up getting what i wanted from Playback for £570.Shop around moneys better in your pocket than their till!!!
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2007, 01:23 PM
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holme yeah thats what i paid for my 20th same site based in france, all uk sites i found were £849 (well the one or two i found as i ordered mine late).

There's one chain of music shops that always charge way too much for Ibanez (and prob other makes too) and thats Willyams (i've kinda changed the name in case i'm not allowed to say).
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-19-2007, 01:28 PM
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Sound Control is pretty good actually. Always there to help. Most of em cant play an instrument though.
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