#1
Does anyone know whats going on with epiphone in england? The prices of the guitars have shot up a casino has gone up by 100 quid. I heard that gibson has said that shops can only sell gibson/epiphones if they make up 50% of the guitars (roughly). I think many shops aren't selling them any more because of this.

Is the increase in price due to low stock because of this?
Run up to christmas?
The credit crunch?

Do you think the prices will come back down again?

Will gibson stop being evil?
#2
Well they are in short supply due to the recent overhaul of Gibson and Epiphone retail outlets, plus the credit crunch.

Things will be back to normal soon.

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#3
really? I haven't noticed. 50% of stock! Corr thats alot
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#4
gibson prices have been up and down quite a bit so i guess it would affect epiphone as well, but i know what u mean, i remember when Epi's where supposed to the 'cheap' alternative
#5
My friend told me about this, but I can't remember what he said. Probably something to do with the increased price of importing due to the weak pound (that was a guess I'll find out the real reason)
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#6
I got my dot about this time last year, it was £320.
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#7
apperently their distribution sucks over here (UK) i read it in a guitar mag my mate let me read & they said it when they were reviewing the slash signatures. Summit about how they liked the guitar but if anyone wanted it they should order from the US cos its cheaper & quicker to find one :S lol.

so the shops which get their hands on it are likely to hike prices because their hard to find at the moment

Edit: also its chrismas soon so people are gunna want them as presents & all so theyll be expensive anyway at this time of year, but blimey £100 more...
Last edited by goo94 at Nov 19, 2008,
#8
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really? I haven't noticed. 50% of stock! Corr thats alot


It may not have been 50% it was quite high at least 1/4
Last edited by snazzyness at Nov 19, 2008,
#9
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My friend told me about this, but I can't remember what he said. Probably something to do with the increased price of importing due to the weak pound (that was a guess I'll find out the real reason)


Good Point
#10
I heard from my local guitar shop that gibson were making retailers pay a certain amount (cant remember how much) so that they can stock there guitars. This price was far too high for my local guitar shop to pay so they dont stock Epiphones and Gibsons anymore.
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#12
Well, the pound is low right now, and there's the economic crisis that will be affecting things.
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