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10-05-2006 11:58 AM
tTz
Re: GAK.co.uk

Quote:
Originally Posted by the.godfather View Post
I have head very good things about Merchant City Music in Glasgow. Apparently they are very good also.
And GuitarVillage are brilliant too. Very nice guys that work there.

Regents Guitars is brilliant as well...customer service that's above and beyond what most other shops do, the guys there are great to deal with - http://www.guitars.co.uk/


I mean...who can honestly say that a 24-hour 'Live Help' feature (which, if Rich isn't at his desk, will send a message to his PDA that he keeps with him at all time) is something you'd expect from a shop? It's not, it's better than anywhere else I've ever seen.

Big thumbs up for Regents.








And no, I don't work there, even though this does sound like a shameless plug...
10-05-2006 06:38 AM
MrJacko03
Re: GAK.co.uk

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Originally Posted by the.godfather View Post
I always deal with GAK, and will never deal with any others tbh. They are THE best and the cheapest most of the time. Stefan always helps me out when I email/phone them up. Very nice guys there and you always get the best deal. Apart from Machinehead (who are the best for service btw) I wouldnt deal with anyone else. Very cheap and fast delivery, just a great company all-round.

I have head very good things about Merchant City Music in Glasgow. Apparently they are very good also.
And GuitarVillage are brilliant too. Very nice guys that work there.
I guess if you live in the UK, itīs different. You donīt have the hazzle with payments etc.
10-05-2006 04:50 AM
the.godfather
Re: GAK.co.uk

I always deal with GAK, and will never deal with any others tbh. They are THE best and the cheapest most of the time. Stefan always helps me out when I email/phone them up. Very nice guys there and you always get the best deal. Apart from Machinehead (who are the best for service btw) I wouldnt deal with anyone else. Very cheap and fast delivery, just a great company all-round.

I have head very good things about Merchant City Music in Glasgow. Apparently they are very good also.
And GuitarVillage are brilliant too. Very nice guys that work there.
10-05-2006 04:41 AM
MrJacko03
Re: GAK.co.uk

I know it´s an old thread but I guess it´s always nece to hear about other peoples experiences......

My advice is that you have to make shure you don´t send them too much money ;o) They don´t accept credit cards and they are not adjusted to international business. I got my guitar, but not very fast and they were not very friendly on the phone afterwards.

They kept 94£ of mine and I´m never gonna see it again ;o(
05-31-2006 12:10 PM
markg5150
Re: GAK.co.uk

I've previously bought a POD from GAK cheap and fast free delivery

I almost bought a JEM from them (didn't in the end because I wanted to try it first and they were too far away)

They will haggle a bit if you call them. You shouldn't have any problems with them
05-31-2006 11:30 AM
knotty
Re: GAK.co.uk

~I bought my RGA 121 from these guys http://www.imuso.co.uk/ THey were not only the cheapest but the service was fantastic. Cant recomend them highly enough.
05-31-2006 03:36 AM
nickcoumbe
Re: GAK.co.uk

If we are giving out the names of the best Ibanez dealers then you need: www.guitaruk.com

They are also in Portsmouth (as well as Nevada) and are without question the best shop I have ever been into. They carry a load of good stock, and they are really great guys. I only buy gear from them, I do't need/want to go anywhere else.
05-30-2006 09:02 PM
Ki swordsman
Re: GAK.co.uk

Quote:
Originally Posted by sanitarium
GAK Jem7vwh with free p&p = Ģ1549

Matts music Jem7vwh = $2089
Shipping is usally around $80
= $2169

Ok now import duties are around 25% so lets call it Ģ275
i think RGT is saying imports are far cheaper and he's right, for australians, the UK is one of THE most expensive places to buy from
if you are importing, Matt's is good but you can find cheaper. buying a guitar from Japan or China usually works out slightly cheaper
here's a legit chinese online shop price i found- 12000 yuan. it converts to 794 UK pounds with XE, you said 80US for shipping, let's add 80 pounds instead(more expensive and realistic)
=874 pounds

let's then add your 25% which is 218.5

we have a total of about 1092.5 pounds to import a real jem7vwh

Ģ1549 compared to Ģ1092, yes importing is cheaper, it's also more risk and more work/research. it's a tossup
05-30-2006 08:17 PM
Golan
Re: GAK.co.uk

Is there a decent RG retailer for the U.S.? Or are we Yanks stuck with huge shipping costs?
05-30-2006 07:47 PM
gw510
Re: GAK.co.uk

I bought one of my RGs from GAK a few years back and had no problems at all
05-30-2006 07:35 PM
SirGary
Re: GAK.co.uk

Thanks, I will.
05-30-2006 07:28 PM
Dee
Re: GAK.co.uk

Good luck, Gary. Let us know how it goes.
05-30-2006 06:41 PM
SirGary
Re: GAK.co.uk

I agree with the fast email responce, I got an answer at 11 this morning after mailing them on saturday (knowing there wouldnt be a responce until at least 2day because of the bank holiday). This fast and polite response has helped me make up my mind to order off them. Thanks for all the advice guys
05-30-2006 04:44 PM
Dee
Re: GAK.co.uk

Well, I haven't ordered anything from GAK, but I intend to do so. Why? Because they are as cheap as anywhere else I have found, plus they answered my emails within 24 hours. I have emailed them 3 times and each time I have been given very good, friendly replies from a staff member.

Regarding prices, well I was given a quote by another shop for the same guitar. The other store (I won't mention the name) wantted to charge me £150 more. Total ripoff. The guy said "...but we can discuss the price later. I might throw in a gig bag". WTF!!? GAK's price on this guitar is the cheapest I have found in th UK. The guitar isn't in stock, it needs to be ordered, but they said they can get me one within 7 days.

I am happy with GAK's service, despite not having bought anything yet. They treat me with respect, answer mails fast, and promise prices at less than many other stores.
05-30-2006 05:27 AM
GAZ
Re: GAK.co.uk

Quote:
Originally Posted by WildWayz
http://www.guitarstrings.co.uk/cart/....asp?key=51519
Merchant City Music are a tiny bit more expensive but they are pretty good to deal with.
I'd second that, and the guitars are set up well too. I've e-mailed GAK twice and never received a reply to either, MCM usually reply within a couple of hours.

G.
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