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#1
have any of you ever done it? I'm assuming yes, well, I want to know some tips so I can maybe get them to bring the price down on a guitar that I found there. Do you think you could help out a fellow UGer?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Takamine-EG523SC-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-516302-i1148960.gc



Also, do you think I could get them to throw in a free case or a humidifier or something?
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#3
Ask them how low they can go. Hypothetically, they say 600 bucks. Ask them if they can do 500, and you guys will meet somewhere in the middle. There's no hard and fast rule for haggling, but this outline should work.
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#4
Ask them nicely to take the price down a couple hundred, then:

A.) If they do lower the price, buy it.
B.) If they don't lower the price, throw an epic hissy fit right in the middle of the store and have a sneaky friend steal the guitar while they're distracted by you.
#5
find something kinda wrong with it and use that
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#6
Bring cash. If you have cash, and are a bit short on it, you can usually get them to bring it down.
#7
nice fnd btw
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#9
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Bring cash. If you have cash, and are a bit short on it, you can usually get them to bring it down.

+1
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#10
Quote by SeveralSpecies
Well, get their disposition above 70, first. I recommend a beguile scroll.


*after googling* Aww, Elder Scrolls reference. I haven't played Oblivion yet though

Also, thanks for all the fast and helpful replies, I will take all of them into consideration when I go back. I REALLY like this guitar and even though I need an amp for my electric, I think I'll get this first .
Quote by Senor Kristian
Viking fact no. 1: Viking helmets did not have horn.
Viking fact no. 2: Vikings tobogganed on their shields into battle.
Viking fact no. 3: Vikings drank mead.
Viking fact no. 4: One of your ancestors are likely to have been raped by a viking.
Last edited by The Virtuoso at Feb 16, 2008,
#12
Quote by FireandFlames
Bring cash. If you have cash, and are a bit short on it, you can usually get them to bring it down.


Exactly.

For that guitar, bring like $550 cash and make a quick deal. Or if you're super badass try to get a HSC with it.
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#13
if they don't go as low as you'd like, say you can get it elsewhere for cheaper.
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#14
Quote by SeveralSpecies
Well, get their disposition above 70, first. I recommend a beguile scroll.


Sir, I love you.
#15
Quote by Commodity
Exactly.

For that guitar, bring like $550 cash and make a quick deal. Or if you're super badass try to get a HSC with it.

Truth. Tell them you're there for a serious purchase and that the guitar just sounds and feels the best to you.
#16
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Sir, I love you.



Awww. I just want to be friends. I'm not ready for something that serious.
#17
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Offer the guy who is selling it to you sexual favors.



I did that and ended up with an estaban guitar

:joke
#19
Trade in some equipment or something? OR! OR!!!! OFfer to give sexual favors as a form of payment.. IF they cal security, Claim that guitar as your god. Yeah.. Do that.
#20
Quote by Commodity
Exactly.

For that guitar, bring like $550 cash and make a quick deal. Or if you're super badass try to get a HSC with it.


I am seriously thinking about that as well because I'm a bit strapped for cash, and this would help me out a lot.

A plan is being formulated in my head as we speak gentlemen .

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nice fnd btw


Thank you.
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Viking fact no. 1: Viking helmets did not have horn.
Viking fact no. 2: Vikings tobogganed on their shields into battle.
Viking fact no. 3: Vikings drank mead.
Viking fact no. 4: One of your ancestors are likely to have been raped by a viking.
#21
That built in tuner is pretty hot
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#23
Do they actually barter? If that actually works, I am quite interested. =P
#24
I told the guy i saw a mxr eq for $100 dollars, he wanted proof and i left.
#25
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I told the guy i saw a mxr eq for $100 dollars, he wanted proof and i left.



Photoshop a page on Musiciansfriend and bring it in.
#26
Quote by SeveralSpecies
Well, get their disposition above 70, first. I recommend a beguile scroll.

Use Beguile first XD
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#29
Quote by Ehosteda
Do they actually barter? If that actually works, I am quite interested. =P


I'm pretty sure they do, I'm just asking the experts here. We'll do it together .
Quote by Senor Kristian
Viking fact no. 1: Viking helmets did not have horn.
Viking fact no. 2: Vikings tobogganed on their shields into battle.
Viking fact no. 3: Vikings drank mead.
Viking fact no. 4: One of your ancestors are likely to have been raped by a viking.
#30
Quote by SeveralSpecies
Durr. I was recommending he used one.

i knooooow >.<
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#31
Quote by WillPlayForFood
Trade in some equipment or something? OR! OR!!!! OFfer to give sexual favors as a form of payment.. IF they cal security, Claim that guitar as your god. Yeah.. Do that.


ha ha
good one
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#32
Quote by SeveralSpecies
Photoshop a page on Musiciansfriend and bring it in.


hmm, he probably wouldn't even care to check. thx
#33
I want to get a MIM Strat.How can I haggle if my parents are going to pay for it with a credit card?Is it possible?

Btw,i'm the one doing the haggling because my parents aren't the best at speaking English.
#34
Quote by NewsoftheWorld
I want to get a MIM Strat.How can I haggle if my parents are going to pay for it with a credit card?Is it possible?

Btw,i'm the one doing the haggling because my parents aren't the best at speaking English.



I think its possible because they put the price on the MIM it should be the haggled price?
#35
Quote by vampireofsol
I think its possible because they put the price on the MIM it should be the haggled price?


Explain,please.
#36
When they enter the price of the guitar

IF you haggled I think they put the price you got them to lower.

I am not sure either how it works.
#38
Quote by SeveralSpecies
Well, get their disposition above 70, first. I recommend a beguile scroll.




Awesome elder scrolls reference!
#40
See my profile. I got that for 150 bucks!! It was already marked off for 230 and the guy who I bought it from almost got fired for asking his boss, but I got it.
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