#1
I am seriously considering purchasing an Ibanez V-blade model VBT700 (looks like a ESP Ninja, and is the guitar that Sam from dragonforce endorses, I think). It is a set neck, string thru, fixed bridge V shape. I've done my research, and played it in the store so I know this will be a good purchase for me.

Since the guitar is a discontinued model, the mgr at Guitar Center offered that he could find me a new white version one for the regular retail price of $600, or he could find me a gently used floor model for $500. I played on the black version, but want a white one.

Need some advice here - if a guitar has been used by hundreds of strangers in the past year inside a store, I am basically buying a used guitar. Is a 16% discount acceptable for a used guitar? I'm trying to get a sense of what a fair and realistic price should be for a floor model.

There are other incentives were were talking about as well (free case, etc), but right now I just want to focus on the price of the guitar.
#2
thats pretty good id say, its not gonna be wrecked or anything
and sam uses icemen, although he had a custom V blade with a trem and evos
#3
I'd say, it depends on the condition of the V-blade.

If it's in near mint or mint condition, that should be a bit still pricey but workable.

With light pick scratches, evident use (wear on the guitars hardware.) I'd say haggle down more.
#4
Try to haggle but the salesperson already knows you want that particular guitar badly.
#5
just make sure you play it first. It will probably play fine, but the main things that could be wrong are appearance issues ie. Scratches etc.
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#6
Man I wish I could find one of those over here for that cheap, they were about twice that price new over here in Britain...
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