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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-23-2010, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just scored a NOS JS1600

Hey gang. I just scored a NOS JS1600 at the local Sam Ash! They had it marked down to $999 (which I couldn't believe), but after haggling with them I got it for just under $875! I triple checked with them that it was a new instrument with full warranty... still can't believe they were willing to let that much guitar go for that price. 'tis the season I guess

I'm assuming it's been in stock for a while (which explains the mark down) because the back of the headstock serial number is F081... neckplate reads 019... going off the typical Ibanez serial number scheme I assume it's a 2008 model.

I checked it over with a fine tooth comb for about 20 minutes... can't find a flaw on it. Once I picked it up to play it I couldn't put it down. It gets some pretty convincing strat tones and it's got sustain for days when you crank it up... both courtesy of the the strung-thru fixed bridge. It didn't hurt that they had a used Marshall JCM 800 lead head for me to demo her through (I wanted to leave with the amp too)

I hope everyone has Happy Holidays... mine got a little brighter today
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-23-2010, 03:00 PM
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They're closeouts, I have 16 in stock. $920 plus shipping, and no tax
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-23-2010, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ah, so they're discontinued?

Well, at those prices I definitely recommend anyone who's considered one nab one while ya can!
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Really??? I would love to go for one, I always loved It but It sells for the equivalency of more than 2000 dollars in Europe...such a pity that's discontinued, It was a really good looking axe.
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I did a quick price comparison while I was out today (before I pulled the trigger) and the only online retailer I found in the US that has 'em was still asking $1,699 USD.

That wasn't exactly an exhaustive search (quick Google search on my phone while in the store), but clearly not all the dealers are advertising closeout pricing.

Anything under $1,000 USD is a total steal for these, no question. They look even better in person. Might as well nab one from Rich while he's still got 'em
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MAP is in effect until 1/1. You should have emailed me!

I cherry picked the best they had from the 48 they had left. I got all the good ones
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You need to advertise things like this, Rich!
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I've listed them as "CLOSEOUT COMING", until MAP drops 1/1 I shouldn't even say here, but, IT'S CLOSE ENOUGH! How much trouble can I get in for breaking it a week ahead!
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MAP is in effect until 1/1. You should have emailed me!

I cherry picked the best they had from the 48 they had left. I got all the good ones
A timeless lesson re-learned... no matter how great a deal you think you've found, always email Rich
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I've listed them as "CLOSEOUT COMING", until MAP drops 1/1 I shouldn't even say here, but, IT'S CLOSE ENOUGH! How much trouble can I get in for breaking it a week ahead!

Dont suppose you accept credit card orders from UK buyers?
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how much for shipping to the UK Rich? Is there no tax for the UK too?
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-24-2010, 06:57 AM
 
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Import tax on the declared value totals 22% on imports from non EU countries, I'm just waiting for an answer to the same question about shipping charges but I suspect they'll be between $120 and $250 dependong on service used.
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sorry if this is a silly question, but do I pay the import tax when I pick up the guitar? Does this happen at customs? again apologies for the question but I have no idea as I've never bought a guitar outside of the UK before. many thanks chris
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You will get a lovely letter from Royal Mail demanding that you pay up before going to collect a parcel that they are holding for you at your local depot. You sometimes get extra handling and transfer charges as well, just for good measure.
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