#1
Hey guys,

Anyone know of a UK online store that stocks Schecter guitars? Soundcontrol are going down the crapper basically and all the european ones are crazy expensive.. Thomann for example is like £750 for a C-1 Hellraiser :/ That's like $1500.

If there isn't one, anyone have any news on when there will be one?
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#2
Holy crap! $1500 for a Hellraiser?! I could buy one and ship it to you and it wouldn't be that expensive.
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#3
Whoops seems I exaggerated a little, it costs around £600 which is about $1200. Apparently it retails at 900Euros which, I would guess, is about $1600... It really is gay how European dealers do things.

They look at the prices that the US set, say $800 for a Hellraiser, knock perhaps 100 off, and change the currency.. without even considering exchange rate.
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#4
Thats fooked up. Buy it offline. I now how it feels to crave the raw tone of a schecter.
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#6
Well that's the thing, I've been searching through guitar shops that are local on their websites (since I can't drive yet, otherwise I'd be going to any and all guitar shops in the area) and none of them stock any Schecters. The only one that does is Soundcontrol, and even then they don't have the hellraiser in, and they have stores all over the country, so it's a bit of a lose-lose situation.
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#7
if it's such bad value why not look into something else? that's what i always do...
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Whoops seems I exaggerated a little, it costs around £600 which is about $1200. Apparently it retails at 900Euros which, I would guess, is about $1600... It really is gay how European dealers do things.

They look at the prices that the US set, say $800 for a Hellraiser, knock perhaps 100 off, and change the currency.. without even considering exchange rate.

That's got nothing to do with it - the prices are dependent on whatever the manufacturer charges which is going to be higher in countries where demand is lower.

Economics 101

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#9
The only one I know of is GuitarGutiar in Glasgow, only place I found on the Schecter website that deals in the UK
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#10
I've been browsing on ebay and putting in Schecter C-1 Hellraiser FR came up with 4 results.. all of which were in America. One in particular caught my eye, it was like £400 with £30 shipping, it was one of the new models with 81/89tw pickups and was brand new..

I am really upset that I don't have £430 right now as I have a feeling this'll get snatched up pretty soon :/

Even though it would take about 4 weeks to get here..
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#11
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That's got nothing to do with it - the prices are dependent on whatever the manufacturer charges which is going to be higher in countries where demand is lower.

Economics 101

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also they charge what they can get away with...

not to mention, i thought if demand was lower, the prices dropped?

i guess it can work either way... the more they sell, the lower profit margin they can afford on each... but at the same time, they also may try to increase the prices.
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#12
Washburn, it's like a Schecter in styling but much cheaper and IMO better quality
#13
agreed. at least based on any i've tried. it's one of the few non-UK/Europe brands which are actually good value here.
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#14
Guitars are a niche market - if you play the guitar then you need to buy a guitar. The market is limited, but also reliable - there's always going to be people who want guitars and there's a small number of suppliers. That means anyone who imports guitars pretty much guaranteed to sell a decent percentage of them simply due to the limited supply, therefore you can get away with charging what you want.

In America there's a much higher demand for guitars, a much more established distribution and retail network and, crucially, a massive used market. That means that new guitars need to be somewhat cheaper but also the huge numbers sold means that they can afford to make less money on them anyway.
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#15
that's true as well, i guess.
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that's true as well, i guess.

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#17
i still say we get royally gipped for 90% of everything we buy here in the UK...
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#20
We really do get BS'ed quite a lot.. and we can't even get by that by ordering from overseas, we still have to pay import :/
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#21
the dollar is very weak atm thats why it seem so cheap in america compared to europe
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#22
so's the pound at the moment... well, maybe not very weak, but it's not great.
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#23
Have you guys checked out the prices in Australia? If we get gipped they get royally screwed in a very uncomfortable place.
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#24
yeah, but i can still feel bad. that's like telling someone not to be annoyed they got shot in the leg because someone else got shot in the head... we both should have lower prices...
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yeah, but i can still feel bad. that's like telling someone not to be annoyed they got shot in the leg because someone else got shot in the head... we both should have lower prices...


True, the whole thing is thoroughly unfair but there's not a whole lot we can do about it unfortunately. Unless you want to start a UK-wide chain of guitar/music shops.
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#26
i just refuse to buy... that can work quite well too if everyone decides to stop. look how car prices magically fell about £3k a couple of years back...
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#27
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i just refuse to buy... that can work quite well too if everyone decides to stop. look how car prices magically fell about £3k a couple of years back...


I might join you in that as soon as I've got my gigging rig sorted for the minute. Might take a while though, I need about £400 worth of gear and have no income to speak of.
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