Re: Typical Noob Mistake
The trick to Guitar Center is to build a relationship with one salesperson there, or preferably an assistant manager. If you keep going back to the same guy for every little thing, he'll be far more likely to take care of you than if you just walk in there and deal with whoever. Generating repeat business is the secret to success for a commisioned employee, and the managers have more authority to cut deals.
My guy in Atlanta gives me free strings just for driving down lol.
Also, leave them under the impression that you paid close to list for it, and make sure you peruse their used stuff. They can move a lot more on the price for used than they can for new.
For used pricing, they'll generally do half of the list price if its in mint condition, but on a trade its been my experience that they're willing to work with you. For example, I traded an Ibanez RGT42 and $1200 for a 2004 Ibanez Jem, even tho the list price on that thing was like $2200. Per the invoice, he only gave me $200 for my guitar...
Come to think of it tho, I don't think Guitar Center carries Peavey (if thats what you're after) I think Sam Ash does tho, and they work on the same principle...
Good Luck !
Last edited by Bahamut; 08-20-2005 at 11:51 PM.