#1
Any of you guys go out for the Black Friday sales? Any good deals?

I hit Daddy's and Guitar Center here in Boston and really didn't see anything outstanding at all. I was hoping to find all those great deals everyone was talking about.

The only big sale items I saw was Laguna guitars 50% off. I have played a few in the past and wasn't impressed so I passed. Guitar Center also had a deal where if you bought a 10 pack of strings for $99.00 you got a Silvertone acoustic for free. LOL

Another thing too is the stores had more salemen than customers. I got an early start because I wanted to beat the crowds. I guess that didn't matter.

If anyone found some great deals on guitars or accessories today please post.


John
#2
ehh i just came back and my GC had 15% off all guitars... too bad I didn't have enough money
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#3
my GC had like no good deals except for like 10% off all REALLY expensive gibson acoustics lol it didnt help at all since they still cost like 3000 bucks
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#5
^^^Happens every year, usually at least one person is killed in 'stampedes', as sad as it is.
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#6
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no i didn't go out. but i did read this. crazy americans...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081128/ap_on_re_us/wal_mart_death

**** son, I work in the canadian equivalent of walmart called zellers, and they're having that **** too, even though we're not an american based company, but we;re doing those specials and **** also, but I chose not to work cause i was afraid of getting trampled to death.
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#7
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no i didn't go out. but i did read this. crazy americans...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081128/ap_on_re_us/wal_mart_death



the only crazy places were walmart and maybe circuit city.

usually they have it all roped off and orderly. leave it to a **** hole like walmart to herd people up like cattle.


and TS if you're looking to get a deal, you can call online. GC and similar are taking about 20% off items.
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#8
I think the way they con poeple into thinking your going to get the best deal the day after thanksgiving is bunk. The big sales items they advertize they only have a small handfull of those items. Truthfully the closer it gets to Christmas the better the sales. Anyway I went out for a bit a little while ago and the stores are dead now.


John
#9
Guitar Center really should not be trusted with this 15% off Black Friday sale.

I needed a very cheap guitar case. In their store all week and on their website was a case for $59. Perfect. I go there at 8:30 this morining....same $59 case now $89!

Do the math, 15% off of a marked up $89 case and you pay way more than the $59 it was yesterday. Luckily I made a copy of yesterday's web page, confronted a salesperson, and he gave it to me at the 30 dollars cheaper price.

$59 on Thursday.
$89 on Friday.
Some Black Friday sale
#10
guitar center supposedly had 15% off everything for Friday, and 10% off on everthing Saturday.

I really want a Carbon Copy, a Small Stone/Clone, a Deluxe Roadhouse Strat and a power supply. but no monies... :[
#11
I went in for a TC Electronic G-major, GCX, and Ground Control Pro which they didn't have so meh.

One thing still confuse me. The 15% discount is for everything, so if I have the coupon it would be 30%? If so I would go back for a case.
#12
Quote by CasinoEpiphone
Guitar Center really should not be trusted with this 15% off Black Friday sale.

I needed a very cheap guitar case. In their store all week and on their website was a case for $59. Perfect. I go there at 8:30 this morining....same $59 case now $89!

Do the math, 15% off of a marked up $89 case and you pay way more than the $59 it was yesterday. Luckily I made a copy of yesterday's web page, confronted a salesperson, and he gave it to me at the 30 dollars cheaper price.

$59 on Thursday.
$89 on Friday.
Some Black Friday sale

Isn't that illegal in some twisted way? Or am I going senile at 14?
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#13
Quote by Paroxysm
I went in for a TC Electronic G-major, GCX, and Ground Control Pro which they didn't have so meh.

One thing still confuse me. The 15% discount is for everything, so if I have the coupon it would be 30%? If so I would go back for a case.

No, if you have the coupon, you get 15% off everything.
#14
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holy crap my mom was there this morning.....now i can bring this up as her fault every time she makes me take out the garbage lo


besides that. i bought a pod x3 live with a shure beta 85 mic. i was the first customer of the day
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#15
Quote by -Blue-
No, if you have the coupon, you get 15% off everything.

you don't need coupon. its 15 percent off every single item. it even said so on your website.
#16
So it's already 15% when I walk in. But if I have a 15% coupon they won't take it? I was hoping to get a 30% discount
#17
Quote by Paroxysm
So it's already 15% when I walk in. But if I have a 15% coupon they won't take it? I was hoping to get a 30% discount

yeah i was hoping for that . i was originally planning on getting a new gibson.
#18
I went to sam ash and walked out with a Spector Classic 4 bass for $380. It is normally $530
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#19
I just ordered a Blackheart Handsome Devil and cab from sam ash. Had to call them to get the 15% off but all went well. For hurting companies, there sure wasn't many smokin deals out there, at least not for me.
#20
I went to GC and picked myself up a new Schecter C-1 Plus and a Case...
good deals...15% off the case and gutiar...nothing GREAT, but money saved is money saved.
This ends now, eat the goddamn beans!
#22
I went to the local music store...and tried an Ibanez S520EX (which I am going to buy)

- $599 regularly at the store.
- $559 today.
- $599 with case on the internet.
#23
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Does anyone else receieve a promo $25 gift card in the mail?

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#24
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Does anyone else receieve a promo $25 gift card in the mail?

Mine was only a $15 dollar gift card.
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#25
Quote by kckyle
you don't need coupon. its 15 percent off every single item. it even said so on your website.

On my website? Wow, didn't know I had one of those, I should check that out. But that was what I meant anyway, sorry if I was unclear.

And my gift card was only $10, they must not like me
#26
Well, GC sold this new MXR pedal, the M-86 Classic Distortion. It went for $30 (I got mine for $25 :P), but apparently it retails for something like $149.
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#27
I bought two amps and a LP from them. You gotta spend to get the bigger gift cards, I guess.
#28
I got a gift card from GC for $10.00 and I spend a LOT of money there you would figure they would send me one with a little more on it. Maybe I'll be spending less now! LOL I actually spend more at Daddy's and they never set me anything to say thanks so maybe I should drop them instead. I noticed the prices at GC go up just before the sales it's all a marketing ploy to make you think you got a deal. It's like that in a lot of stores though. My GF took my $10.00 gift card and my 15% off coupon. I know she got me something just not sure what until Christmas. She did give me the money I just spent on two guitars I won on Ebay last week that I'll be picking up on Monday.


John
#29
Well I don't think it was a black friday sale since I'm in Canada but today I went down to my local Long and McQuade to pick up some strings and found a PRS SE Custom going for about $540.
#30
^ At least you have a GF

Yeah, maybe the gift card and 10% will be more worth it tomorrow than today. I can't use the card today otherwise I would've gotten something.
#31
Quote by -Blue-
On my website? Wow, didn't know I had one of those, I should check that out. But that was what I meant anyway, sorry if I was unclear.

And my gift card was only $10, they must not like me

haha oops i meant their website.
#32
I bought a Super Champ XD floor model for under $240 OTD. Not a bad deal. Really wasn't a line, I wasn't too impressed with the sales, but I think I did good.
#33
Quote by shredforbread33
Isn't that illegal in some twisted way? Or am I going senile at 14?


it is, it's called price gouging. It happens after the hurricanes with gas down here in florida.
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