#1
How can someone verify if a seller is a legitimate Gibson dealer? Gibson only acknowledges warranties from authorized dealers. Not to mention there are many scammers out there. I would like to know how to verify if anyone is a dealer but especially online and most especially on ebay. Thanks

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#2
Wish I could help, but I honestly don't know.
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Wish I could help, but I honestly don't know.

Useless post is useless.

Have you tried contacting Gibson directly, or asking the seller for some sort of proof, like a certificate or dealer number?
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just ask the dealer. i'm sure they're honest.


That's kinda asking a liar if they're a liar.
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ask for a pic of their current dealer certificate for Gibson.



Not sure if that would work... only reason I'm saying that is because I could fabricate pretty much any legal document and make a photo of it... there has to be some type of verifiable dealer number or something...

Hmmm... maybe if I can find someone that I believe is the real deal on ebay they would tell me even though I'm not doing a transaction with them. I mean I would if it was me and someone wanted to know something like that.
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Quote by ryevick
Not sure if that would work... only reason I'm saying that is because I could fabricate pretty much any legal document and make a photo of it... there has to be some type of verifiable dealer number or something...

Hmmm... maybe if I can find someone that I believe is the real deal on ebay they would tell me even though I'm not doing a transaction with them. I mean I would if it was me and someone wanted to know something like that.


if u know where their shop or HQ or warehouse, etc is located u can try this

http://www2.gibson.com/Support/Dealers/North-America.aspx
#10
Maybe you can actually list the dealer here on UG?
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Maybe you can actually list the dealer here on UG?


This is the ebay store ... he says he is an authorized dealer but I kinda doubt it.

I found this link from Gibson which list different ways to verify him toward the bottom and told him if I could, I would do business with him.
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#12
If you’re unsure about a dealer, you can always check with Gibson to find out. Call 1-800-4GIBSON, e-mail service@gibson.com or visit www.Gibson.com to make sure you’re working with a Gibson Authorized Dealer.


Dude, just call or email Gibson. I know its end of the business day in the States already, so wait till Monday, I'm sure the guitar's not gonna get up and walk away.
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Dude, just call or email Gibson. I know its end of the business day in the States already, so wait till Monday, I'm sure the guitar's not gonna get up and walk away.


I am going to call them Monday... the info you posted was in the link I gave. The guitar might not walk away but might be put on a truck and sent to another buyer... ebay doesn't close on the weekends... I'll wait though...
#14
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I am going to call them Monday... the info you posted was in the link I gave. The guitar might not walk away but might be put on a truck and sent to another buyer... ebay doesn't close on the weekends... I'll wait though...


Better to just wait a few days than to be stuck without a warranty.
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#15
the hell would a guitar warranty be used for anyway.

did you look at the things they would actually fix for free?
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#16
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the hell would a guitar warranty be used for anyway.

did you look at the things they would actually fix for free?



you might prefer mailing your guitar back and forth taking months to get BS fixed... I'd rather just walk into an authorized Gibson repair shop
#17
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you might prefer mailing your guitar back and forth taking months to get BS fixed... I'd rather just walk into an authorized Gibson repair shop

he means they fix almost nothing, if anything went wrong you're better off taking it to a local shop whether they are an authorized warranty repair place or not
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most guitar warranties are so limited in scope, and if something does pop up, they weasle their way out of it.

thats what happened when hardware tarnished on a brand new Fender in three months, and fender is generally a well respected company.

i have heard of other people haveing the same thing done.

as long as the LP is legit, buy it, if something is wrong with it, fix it yourself, or pay a local luthier/tech to get it done if you don't know how.
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you might prefer mailing your guitar back and forth taking months to get BS fixed... I'd rather just walk into an authorized Gibson repair shop


ya good luck with that.



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most guitar warranties are so limited in scope, and if something does pop up, they weasle their way out of it.

thats what happened when hardware tarnished on a brand new Fender in three months, and fender is generally a well respected company.

i have heard of other people haveing the same thing done.

as long as the LP is legit, buy it, if something is wrong with it, fix it yourself, or pay a local luthier/tech to get it done if you don't know how.



I would normally agree with you but because I'm wanting to do a lot of stuff on different tunings right now I've decided on a Gibson Robot because I'm too impatient and lazy to do the tunings myself which I would prefer to have under a warranty if possible.
#21
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I would normally agree with you but because I'm wanting to do a lot of stuff on different tunings right now I've decided on a Gibson Robot because I'm too impatient and lazy to do the tunings myself which I would prefer to have under a warranty if possible.


gotcha. i would want a warranty on one of those too.. lol. i don't put much faith in computer controlled motorized tuning machines.
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#22
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ya good luck with that.






I've always had good luck with any work I needed done and it also helps to know the luthier at the local authorized shop You'd be amazed at the repairs I've had done without warranty for free
#23
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gotcha. i would want a warranty on one of those too.. lol. i don't put much faith in computer controlled motorized tuning machines.



I figure I'll give it a shot... I've read some good reviews on the robot stuff but there's always the bad too...
#24
oh ya. if you're looking at the robot. that makes a difference.

what other work have you had done under warranty?
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#25
Have any of you guys ordered anything from Guitar Connection on eBay? I am buying something from them for a really great price and I just wanted to make sure they're legit.
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