I'd ask Google.
Squier "VMC" Stratocaster
PRS SE Singlecut
tc electronic polytune
CMAT MODS Signa Drive
Blakemore Effects Deus Ex Machina
DIY gaussmarkov Dr. Boogey
EHX Small Clone
Mooer ShimVerb
DIY Beavis Devolt
T-REX Fuel Tank Chameleon
Ampeg GVT52-112
has anyone ever come across legitimate deals on les pauls or marshall amps. Or any deal that actually is for a good and reputable brand?

Every time a music store says they have a deal it ends up excluding 90% of brands leaving only the crappiest that no one wants.
There are almost always deals going on -- pick a holiday (President's Day in the US is just past, for example).
Craigslist baby - best deals in the world if you look long enough and have cash. Picked up a Jackson Kelly KE3 with case for $175 yesterday. . . . needs a little work but it's a deal!
Ibanez RG1570 Prestige
Jackson Kelly KE3 - MIJ (Distortion/Jazz)
Jackson DKMGT Dinky (EMG 81/85)
ESP E-II Eclipse Custom (JB/'59)
ESP LTD EC-1001FR (EMG 81/60)
Fender MIM Strat

Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 212
Laney IronHeart IRT-Studio
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey ReValver Amp Sims
TOOOO many T.C. Electronic Pedals. . .
Many times you will find if you just go into a store, GC for my area, you will find some good deals. GC has been blowing out PRS SE 245's, SE singlecuts's and an occaisionally a SE Custom 24 for under $400. I heard from a store rep that the PRS models were not great sellers and they would probably not be carried in the store for much longer. Judging from the inventory I see at the local GC's, there is probably some truth to his statement.
JVM 205h can be had for 1099 if its a restock somewhere. Not bad for a full warranty and 30/60 day tryout return policy
GC usually has better deals than anywhere else. I shop around everywhere, but most of the crazy deals I see are in the GC used section. You do have to ask the sales staff all about the guitar, and get them to send you photos and stuff, but the deals can be amazing.

My local GC doesn't have anything of worth, however.
I cant imagine how one of the best value guitars made, the prs se is so unpopular, but ill take your word for it.