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#1
Im looking to see what type of deal i can get on a john 5 tele with a huge chip near teh pickup switch. I think i can get an under the table deal like the guy with the broken fingerboard les paul semi acoustic did (he posted a thread about it here about a year or two ago. any good strategies?
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#2
Say "Hey, I'm interested in this guitar, but it's got a big chip. What kind of a deal can you give me on this?"
#5
"Wow! This guitar is great and I will buy it at full price! Oh... a chip. YOUR STORE POLICY SAYS THAT ANY DAMAGED INSTRUMENTS GET A PRICE REDUCTION! I WANT MY TELE!"

That should work.
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#9
I'd like to buy this...

oh. A chip...

Hmm...

Then walk out slowly and drop loads of money and pick it up and leave slowly.

He'll come running back.
#11
Ask for a few sets of strings, strap, or pedals to go with the guitar, instead of haggling the price of the guitar, try and get some freebies.
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yeah try and get some good freebies...a pedal or some lovin'...its all good
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#13
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Ask for a few sets of strings, strap, or pedals to go with the guitar, instead of haggling the price of the guitar, try and get some freebies.

I dont wanna buy it at full price. It struck me as odd that this guitar was unmarked and had no tags on it thats where i got the under the table idea from.
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edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#15
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Say "Hey, I'm interested in this guitar, but it's got a big chip. What kind of a deal can you give me on this?"

I think im going with this.
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edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#16
Quote by l33TgUiT@rd00d
The most that they can take off is 10%

DUDE THIS CHIP IS HUGE, its the size of 4 silver dollars.
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edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#17
Quote by Andron17
Ask for a few sets of strings, strap, or pedals to go with the guitar, instead of haggling the price of the guitar, try and get some freebies.

How would you get freebies? "I want a free pack of strings with this guitar with the huge dent. please."
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#18
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DUDE THIS CHIP IS HUGE, its the size of 4 silver dollars.



They'd be giving it away and wouldn't make any commission if they went any lower than 10%. Especially on a cheap guitar
Last edited by l33TgUiT@rd00d at Jul 28, 2009,
#19
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They'd be giving it away and wouldn't make any commission if they went any lower than 10%. Especially on a cheap guitar

The j5 is about 1000, like i said this guitar has no tags on it it looks like an under the table deal to me.
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edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#20
Quote by l33TgUiT@rd00d
The most that they can take off is 10%


A friend of mine got $200 knocked off a $700 bass because of a chip in the back.
#22
Quote by Andron17
Ask for a few sets of strings, strap, or pedals to go with the guitar, instead of haggling the price of the guitar, try and get some freebies.


At my local guitar store you get freebies anyway (if you spend a decent amount of cash).
#23
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meaning they just gave away all there pretty much all their commission on that bass


They still can't refuse someone that wants to buy it, and if the chip is as big as he says it is there's no way they're going to get away with offering 10% off. It's either a huge deal or it doesn't sell at all.
#24
Quote by KeepOnRotting
They still can't refuse someone that wants to buy it, and if the chip is as big as he says it is there's no way they're going to get away with offering 10% off. It's either a huge deal or it doesn't sell at all.

exactly
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edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#25
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How would you get freebies? "I want a free pack of strings with this guitar with the huge dent. please."


if you think of the answer to a question bfore you post it, dont post it. that is a redundant post
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#26
how about you get a photo of it so we can see this dent.

because 4 silver dollars take up a lot of space
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#27
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how about you get a photo of it so we can see this dent.

because 4 silver dollars take up a lot of space

yeah im not at gc dude, i dont live there.
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edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#28
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if you think of the answer to a question bfore you post it, dont post it. that is a redundant post

I didn't understand. You just say, "Give me a pack of strings for free, naow?"
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#29
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meaning they just gave away all there pretty much all their commission on that bass


WTF are you talking about? Commission is what the GC employees get. Margin is what GC earns from the difference between retail cost minus wholesale cost.

And there's no way in hell it's 10%. They wouldn't waste store space if that was the case. Most things in there probably have a 25% to 40% markup.

Edit: To contribute. Four silver dollars is massive. That's probably over 2 inches in diameter.

The first thing they'll likely do is throw in some strings and picks and maybe cut of $50.

Don't fall for any of the free **** unless you absolutely need it. The John5 Tele is selling on MF for $1169. I have no idea what they go for used but I'd say $900 to $1k is good if they hold their value. A used one with a massive chip in the finish should be at least $100 less.

The more I look into this, it seems to be a bad deal. I'm going to do some searching for used J5 tele's. Whatever the average price is, I'd advise taking off another hundred.
Last edited by MarcoWasRight at Jul 28, 2009,
#30
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yeah im not at gc dude, i dont live there.


it's a shame cameras only work at home, right?
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#31
follow the monty python haggling scene.. It'll be comical even if you don't get a reduction you'll have a comical time.
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#32
Quote by l33TgUiT@rd00d
The most that they can take off is 10%



WRONG.

Don't mean to make you look like an idiot, but have you even read around the GGA forum? Loads of people get loads more than that off. I myself got 45% off my acoustic just because i spent 12 hours in the store that day and made good friends with the salesperson.
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#33
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it's a shame cameras only work at home, right?

What I'm say richie rich is that not every one has teh gas money to go to gc just to get pictures for ug.
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edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#34
I'm also trying to haggle for a valve junior the advertised price is 145$ i would probably buy it for 100
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edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#35
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yeah im not at gc dude, i dont live there.


lmao nice
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#36
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lmao nice

apparently this guy thinks that apparently every one on ug has magical homing gc cameras that only work at home.
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edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#38
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DO THIS!

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#39
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DO THIS!

And tell me what they say. xD

yeah no
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edge11
that was an epic win
best thing ive read all day

[feel free to sig this statement]

Gear:
Esp Ltd Ninja 600
Esp Ltd F-50
les paul elite
5watt jcm800 clone
Roland jc-55
Crate V33
Jca20H
Ibanez tubescreamer ts9
Keeley ds-1
#40
I managed to get about £20 quid knocked off a cheap LP copy of the value of £100 and a free case, lead some picks and strings because it has a tiny scratch on the back that I could barely see. Guitar's normally have a 100% markup so you should be able to make a good deal.

EDIT:
I got the guitar 'cause I needed a second live and I was poor, It plays nice and actually sells good, I think it was a bargain.
Last edited by phan at Aug 3, 2009,
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