#1
Soooooooo i got a flyer in the mail today, apparently Guitar Center is giving you 15% off any item (i don't remember what exceptions) when you trade in your old bass..is anyone planning to trade up?

Also if i bought my bass used from there for $400 how much do you think they'll buy it back for?
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#2
Not very much- price means nothing, first of all- condition is a big factor, and this will be determined by GC.

Best thing to do- see what you want, knock off 15% and find out how much they'll give for your bass. Also find out how much your bass is going for second hand. If the GC trade +15% is more, then go for that. If not, sell second hand. GC will offer less than what you'd get in a personal sale.
#3
the only way to tell will be to bring it in and ask them yourself.

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#4
If it's anything like UK pawn shops if they sell for $400 they'll be buying for $200, hopefully GC are less money grabbing though
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#5
General rule of thumb is they give you 1/3 of the new price depending on the condition. Since you bought it from them they might give you a little more, my guess is if theyre gonna turn around and sell it for 400 again theyll offer you between 175-250 for it. Also, guitar center is always having sales, you can usually talk the salesman down 15% without there being a written sale. With high ticket items at chain stores like guitar center, you always have a good chance to talking your way into a deal, since the salesman will do anything to make commission.
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#6
well i guess i'm just gonna stick with my current bass for a while more then

btw, fender products aren't even a part of the 15% deal, so phooey
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#8
I wouldn't talk them down anyway. From what I understand, at most stores, if an employee gives you a discount, it comes out of their pay, not the store's. They aren't paid a whoile lot anyway...no sense in making it worse.

As far as trading in a bass, don't ever, EVER trade to a store or pawn shop. The pbjectove of a store is to buy low and sell high....not good for you.
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#9
GC tends to buy back for about 50% of whatever they plan to sell back for, or atleast did when my ex-guitarist sold a lot of **** 3 or 4 years ago.
They also don't like modded things, or if its modded for the better, don't expect to get any extra coin for it.
I also assume the number of % has gone done with the economy the way it is. It's a buyer's market in the used world, it isn't a sellers: don't be suprised to get lowballed.
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#10
OK, well there's no harm in asking them how much they'll give me, so i might as well do that..maybe they'll be in a really good mood or something
but by the sound of it, seems like i'm going to get 200-250 dollars, so it's probably not gonna happen

you don't suppose they'll buy back used strings, eh?
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#11
and apparantly if you have a guitars paint all scratched off and put in a custom pickguard guitar center considers it worthless and wont take it!!!
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