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gumbilicious
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#42
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I'm in Canada and I could see the site and register... Thought it didn't work?


so... uh... what they selling?
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hminh87
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#43
Seems like they only ship to the US. The price is in USD, there are no Country selection in the shipping address. We outside can just forget about this.
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R45VT
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#45
It probably comes down to which company they are working with on the backside. I would guess SW/MF/GC.

Dunno.

Maybe if it is a success here they will bring it to Europe and Canada.
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R45VT
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#47
PRS SE Santana model 615.

Beats headphone 339.
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Arby911
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#50
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
OK R45VT, darkwolf and darkflame -

Thanks for posting that. That was the kind of info I was looking for

Keep it coming...


Yeah, I'm getting the emails at about 6:30 each morning, and the prices are....good...but not incredible.

When I look for 'deal of the day', I'm looking for incredible, since it's going to be an impulse buy.
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zl1288
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#51
Anybody know about shipping costs with this? The deal on that PRS is ok, but the discount will pretty much be nullified if you have to pay for shipping...
R45VT
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#52
Quote by Arby911
Yeah, I'm getting the emails at about 6:30 each morning, and the prices are....good...but not incredible.

When I look for 'deal of the day', I'm looking for incredible, since it's going to be an impulse buy.


x2.

They aren't bad deals at all, just not enough for me to pull the trigger thus far.
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OliOsbourne
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#53
Not as good as musician's friend's stupid deal of the day imo
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R45VT
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#55
Now it is getting some better stuff:

Jackson JS32R $200
Orange Tiny Terror TT15W head $499.

MF has the orange at $599.

Again these prices are good, just not stupid good.
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#56
Quote by OliOsbourne
Not as good as musician's friend's stupid deal of the day imo

agreed.
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#57
Quote by R45VT
Now it is getting some better stuff:

Jackson JS32R $200
Orange Tiny Terror TT15W head $499.

MF has the orange at $599.

Again these prices are good, just not stupid good.



Damn. If it would have been Rhoads V style guitar of same serie that I have been looking at for few days now, I would have bought one immidietly for that price.
Or maybe. Finland seems to be fine since I can see the prices. Dont know if actual buying works. :/

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tubetime86
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#58
I wonder if they've sold a single piece of gear yet?
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Arby911
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#59
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I wonder if they've sold a single piece of gear yet?


Hard to say. It strikes me that while the UG powers that be have some great business concepts, the execution is a bit...lacking.

Sorta like UG Plus. I did the testing and paid for the whole thing for several months, but after too many times when it simply wouldn't work for me and no response from support, I had to cancel. Too bad, because I liked the concept and I liked supporting the site, but I expect to get a reasonable value for my dollar.
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zappp
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#60
guys, thanks for paying attention to our new initiative!
regarding shipping - it's free.
regarding where the service is available - right now it's US only. We can't handle distribution across the globe as shipping costs way too much. Ofcourse this may change if we see enough interest.

the idea behind this is to save money for fellow musicians - we always try to beat any price available online for the same gear, sometimes by $100-$150 which is IMO not a bad thing.

sorry to hear about your experience re Tab Pro - this is gonna change. We see a lot of interest in the product but I understand that there are not enough attention to customers which is gonna be fixed soon.

Anyway, keep your questions coming. I'd love to learn how we can make you guys to believe it's good and we are serious re Deal of the Day thing, be it support, more information or something else.
cdr_salamander
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#61
Quote by zappp
guys, thanks for paying attention to our new initiative!
regarding shipping - it's free.
regarding where the service is available - right now it's US only. We can't handle distribution across the globe as shipping costs way too much. Ofcourse this may change if we see enough interest.

the idea behind this is to save money for fellow musicians - we always try to beat any price available online for the same gear, sometimes by $100-$150 which is IMO not a bad thing.

sorry to hear about your experience re Tab Pro - this is gonna change. We see a lot of interest in the product but I understand that there are not enough attention to customers which is gonna be fixed soon.

Anyway, keep your questions coming. I'd love to learn how we can make you guys to believe it's good and we are serious re Deal of the Day thing, be it support, more information or something else.

Just going to throw this out there. Ever since the introduction of Tab Pro it seems like I see more and more regular ASCII tabs disappearing or showing a "content unavailable due to copyright issues" and/or tabs that require software. Is this one of the reasons that Tab Pro was made?

EDIT: Also, thanks for making such an awesome website and community
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zappp
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#62
Actually no, these things are not related to each other. Since we license all the tablatures and pay royalties (despite what community thinks ) copyright holders decide to block certain tablatures from time to time to one or several countries. We can not get around that or ignore such requests by music publishers if we want to keep the site alive. As sad as that.

EDIT: thanks man!
R45VT
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#64
Nice to hear the backstory Zapp. Prices aren't bad at all and do undercut others by 100 or so.

I guess for some of us already full of gear the purchases would be impulse buys. It has to be thy right piece of gear. 100 off isn't bad on more expensive gear however it just isn't too good of a deal to pass up on the gear that we may want, just not need. I will be checking the emails everyday. Great idea. Hopefully it takes off and is a success.

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R45VT
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#65
Quote by darkwolf291
A lot of people think you're just greedy.

Those people are selfish idiots.

Thank you, for everything you and the rest of the people behind UG have done.



x2.
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zappp
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#66
thanks for the feedback. let me know if there is anything else I can help with!
zl1288
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#67
Quote by zappp
thanks for the feedback. let me know if there is anything else I can help with!


Thanks for answering my question about shipping! Any plans to sell B-stock/blemished gear? I understand this may be a challenge logistically, but it may trigger a lot more impulse buys.

Also, I noticed that the discount percentages are based on MSRP. I understand the advertising concepts behind this, but it is personally a turn off when I see the actual discount percentage are much lower. I don't know if UG has considered this, but maybe showing the total dollar value of the discount (based on actual selling price) would be more effective.

Other than that, I think this is a great idea. Love deal of the day type websites, and it's great to see one focused on guitar gear. I'm impressed with the gear that has been sold so far. I was expecting low end gear, but have been pleasently surprised to see some nice midrange stuff. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for a POD HD!
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#68
Quote by zl1288
Thanks for answering my question about shipping! Any plans to sell B-stock/blemished gear? I understand this may be a challenge logistically, but it may trigger a lot more impulse buys.

Also, I noticed that the discount percentages are based on MSRP. I understand the advertising concepts behind this, but it is personally a turn off when I see the actual discount percentage are much lower. I don't know if UG has considered this, but maybe showing the total dollar value of the discount (based on actual selling price) would be more effective.

Other than that, I think this is a great idea. Love deal of the day type websites, and it's great to see one focused on guitar gear. I'm impressed with the gear that has been sold so far. I was expecting low end gear, but have been pleasently surprised to see some nice midrange stuff. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for a POD HD!


we will add total dollar value of the discount this week, good suggestion! I'll check re POD HD as well
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#69
Quote by zl1288
Also, I noticed that the discount percentages are based on MSRP. I understand the advertising concepts behind this, but it is personally a turn off when I see the actual discount percentage are much lower. I don't know if UG has considered this, but maybe showing the total dollar value of the discount (based on actual selling price) would be more effective.


What else is there besides MSRP to compare to? The actual selling price is different across so many vendors... How would you a show a total dollar discount without a price (like MSRP) to discount from?

I don't look at the MSRP anyway, just the actual selling price - and they've been looking pretty damn good.
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#70
Quote by technocraft
What else is there besides MSRP to compare to? The actual selling price is different across so many vendors... How would you a show a total dollar discount without a price (like MSRP) to discount from?

I don't look at the MSRP anyway, just the actual selling price - and they've been looking pretty damn good.


Actual selling prices regarding guitar gear are pretty consistent across the board. I would just look at major vendors, such as musicians friend/sam ash/GC, and calculate the tatal dollar discount based on their selling prices. For instance, the Orange TT15 from the other day is sold for 599 at pretty much every other major retailer, which would equate to a $100 discount.

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we will add total dollar value of the discount this week, good suggestion! I'll check re POD HD as well

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Arby911
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#71
Quote by zl1288
Actual selling prices regarding guitar gear are pretty consistent across the board. I would just look at major vendors, such as musicians friend/sam ash/GC, and calculate the tatal dollar discount based on their selling prices. For instance, the Orange TT15 from the other day is sold for 599 at pretty much every other major retailer, which would equate to a $100 discount.




Sure, it could be done, but I'm not sure the extra effort to 'gather' the street prices for each item are worth it, since anybody that's actually interested will do it for themselves anyway.

You know that if (when) a Pod HD comes up, you're on the hook for it, right?


I think they need to revisit the 'About Ultimate Guitar Store' page and make it a FAQ style page that clarifies shipping, markets etc. so there's not as much confusion as there seems to be. Clarity sells product.
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technocraft
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#72
Quote by Arby911
Sure, it could be done, but I'm not sure the extra effort to 'gather' the street prices for each item are worth it, since anybody that's actually interested will do it for themselves anyway.


I would agree with this - hunting for current street prices just so they can display a lower percentage discount doesn't seem worth it...


I think they need to revisit the 'About Ultimate Guitar Store' page and make it a FAQ style page that clarifies shipping, markets etc. so there's not as much confusion as there seems to be. Clarity sells product.


That looks to be on the Customer Service page linked at the top (and bottom).
zl1288
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#73
Quote by Arby911
Sure, it could be done, but I'm not sure the extra effort to 'gather' the street prices for each item are worth it, since anybody that's actually interested will do it for themselves anyway.

You know that if (when) a Pod HD comes up, you're on the hook for it, right?


I think they need to revisit the 'About Ultimate Guitar Store' page and make it a FAQ style page that clarifies shipping, markets etc. so there's not as much confusion as there seems to be. Clarity sells product.


Yea, I get that potential buyers will do the research themselves. I just personally find it refreshing when the "actual" discounts are the same as the marketed discounts, and I'm sure there are others that feel the same way. I certainly appreciate the fact that someone will have to make the extra effort to gather the street prices, so I guess it's up to them to decide whether it's worth it.

And if the POD is priced right, I don't mind being on the hook for it!
MaaZeus
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#74
Quote by zappp
guys, thanks for paying attention to our new initiative!
regarding shipping - it's free.
regarding where the service is available - right now it's US only. We can't handle distribution across the globe as shipping costs way too much. Ofcourse this may change if we see enough interest.

the idea behind this is to save money for fellow musicians - we always try to beat any price available online for the same gear, sometimes by $100-$150 which is IMO not a bad thing.



So... why not charge for international shipping like every other company that sells internationally, even those who have free shipping in continental USA.

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tubetime86
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#75
Quote by zl1288
Yea, I get that potential buyers will do the research themselves. I just personally find it refreshing when the "actual" discounts are the same as the marketed discounts, and I'm sure there are others that feel the same way. I certainly appreciate the fact that someone will have to make the extra effort to gather the street prices, so I guess it's up to them to decide whether it's worth it.

OK, but what if they use MF's retail price and you see it's a bit cheaper at another, more obscure site? Now you've got people whining that they are misleading customers by choosing a retail price that suits them... It's just not worthwhile for them.

You do realize the entire retail world works off of MSRPs right? It's an odd system, I'll give you that... But it's the system that is currently accepted by retailers in every industry... Why should UG be different?

Nobody ever said retailers were required to hand you the info on a silver platter. Consumers who fail to do their proper research have only themselves to blame... And frankly it's those underinformed consumers paying stupid prices that make it possible for the rest of us to get good deals.
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