#1
Hey guys I'm wondering if you have any ideas on how to get a guitar cheaper than the original price. I"m not keen on haggling I'm just not like that haha. Also i live in New Zealand so there aren't many music shops around.

Cheers, Jimmy
#2
Go used. Find coupons for whatever stores you do have around.



I recommend going used, but Im not sure what the market is like in NZ for used guitars.
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#3
Yeah I've been looking for ages but no one is selling the particular model i want. The coupon idea might work I've never seen them anywhere before though
#5
Pick out the guitar you want, and then right before you buy it push Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right B, A, Start.

Works every time.
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#6
Just sit on your money for a while, if nothing is popping up that really catches your eye. Theres no rush to get it.

I found my Avatar 4x12 for $100, and my Destroyer for $300. Not bad if I do say so myself. Also, my pickups where like $50 off a full set or something like that. Kickass.
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#7
I think I'm going to buy overseas because its about half the price it costs over here. Has anyone had any experiances with Guitar Centers shipping? What do they send it in?
#9
I imagine the prices for gear is worse in NZ than AUS.

Sucks bro. If you can ship through GC though, go for it, shipping might charge out the ass though.
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#10
You can always have your BFF off UG send you something used :p
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#11
just to give u an idea. on guitars <$1000 usually they have plenty of room for discounts.

all you got to do is catch a salesmen on a bad week and work him down too $700.
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#12
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Cheaper than the original price.

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#13
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Pick out the guitar you want, and then right before you buy it push Up-Up-Down-Down-Left-Right-Left-Right B, A, Start.

Works every time.


it was start and 16 times select

what game was yours?

Just go to rondomusic when u live in the us, or go used..
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#14
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You can always have your BFF off UG send you something used :p

this.

and ask people in the classified sections of this, and other sites, if the seller will ship it overseas. it's not rocket science. with the economy what it is and so much good used gear out there cheap, i'm sure some people aren't afraid to ship overseas at this point.
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#15
Yeah turns out I would have to get a used one I'll get a thread about it up.
anyone here have a martin 000X1AE to sell?
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#17
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Yeah turns out I would have to get a used one I'll get a thread about it up.
anyone here have a martin 000X1AE to sell?


IMO i wouldn't be as keen buying an acoustic overseas than an electric. acoustics are affected by temp and humidity, and this time of year depending where from and how its shipped, temp and humidity will probably change a few times. realistically it should go fine as long as the seller takes good enough care in packing it and has a humi case. i could be a little bit on the anal side about this, but just food for thought.
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#19
I don't know about thats points2shop deal. They probably wanna hack my battle.net account.

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#20
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I don't know about thats points2shop deal. They probably wanna hack my battle.net account.



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#21
That's a good point trashedlostfdup. If something comes up I'll ask about all that stuff but cheers man
#22
One way to ALWAYS talk them down at a pawn shop, is to say "hey, I'm going to need to get this guitar set up at a shop because it plays like crap, hagglehaggle etc"
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#24
I can't guarantee this will work, but...

1: Make friends with someone who works at a guitar store
2: Have him desolder a connection or two in the guitar you want
3: Come in the store and inconspicuously ask if they have any broken guitars
4: Buy guitar for cheap moneys???
5: You own a guitar???

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#25
^Thats retarded
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