Hi all –

Guitar Center is the focus of a class-action lawsuit and I thought you might be interested in how the national retailer is harming customers and squashing competition.

I work with a law firm that’s filed a lawsuit against Guitar Center, claiming they made unlawful agreements to raise the prices of fretted instruments for consumers. The lawsuit alleges Guitar Center conspired with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) to monopolize the market by fixing retail pricing and engaging in anti-competitive agreements with manufacturers.

This brings all kinds of issues to consumers and competitors, most importantly fixed pricing on instruments.

This suit represents anyone who purchased a fretted instrument (acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, violins) between Jan. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2007.

You can learn more or contact attorneys at www.hbsslaw.com/guitarcenter.
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Just buy your guitar online and then you wont have to pay a stupid premium?

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sooo do we get a part of the class action law suit?
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I bought my Epiphone Les Paul at December 22 07.
what am i getting at this lawsuit?
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Why from 05-07?
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violins are not fretted instruments. I smell a troll.

you win.
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sounds pretty made up to me. guitar center couldn't raise all "fretted musical instrument prices" by themselves, or even with the help of NAMM. they'd be out of business in a month or two. people would buy from local stores, online retailers, ebay.

and how would that "squash the competition?" sam ash would have a field day selling to GC's angry customers. sounds like a bunch of bull**** to me.
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