#1
I am a Best Buy employee so we will get crazy discounts on guitars when my store starts selling them in October. I went online, picked out the SKUs of the guitars, and got the employee prices, check it out:

Eric Johnson Stratocaster

Original Price: $1,630
Employee Price: $1,310
Savings: $320

Eric Clapton Stratocaster

Original Price: $1,530
Employee Price: $1,050
Savings: $480

American Deluxe

Original Price: $1,225
Employee Price: $900
Savings: $325

Standard Stratocaster

Original Price: $1,000
Employee Price: $714
Savings: $286

So now I am excited that I can save a ton of money on a guitar.

So then I was thinking, "hmmm, what about amps?" So I checked some of those out:

"65" Twin Reverb

Original Price: $1,300
Employee Price: $700
Savings: $600!

So basically this is what I can do. I can get a Fender American Standard Stratocaster for $700. I can sell my Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue for about $500 or so (it is only a year old) then buy the Twin Reverb for $700.

So I will have spent $1,400 + a %7 tax of $98 = $1,500

$1,500 - $500 (I get for my BDRI) = $1,000 for a friggin American Strat and a Twin Reverb! So this is what my setup can look like:

Fender Stratocaster > Epiphone Sheraton II > Keeley Modded Tubescreamer > RMC Picture Wah > Fender Twin Reverb

That is tasty...

What do you guys think?


I now love working at Best Buy
My Gear:
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
Epiphone Sheraton II
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue
Teese RMC Picture Wah
MXR Carbon Copy
Keeley Modded TS9
Korg Pitchblack
Schecter Omen 6
Dean Performer Acoustic

#2
You posted a similar thread last night, but whatever. I heard Best Buy was only getting Gibson's in stock, is that true? One more question, If you work at a best buy that doesn't sell the guitars, can you still get a employee discount?
Gear:

Guitars
Martin DSR
Taylor 214e
Fender Strat
Epiphone 335 Dot
Carlo Robelli Acoustic

Amps+Effects
1978 Fender Pro Reverb
Boss Blues Driver
Boss Super Overdrive
EHX Holy Grail
Boss DD-20 Giga Delay
#3
Woah... real guitars? at electronics stores?

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Signal Chain:
Carvin CT-4
Ibanez TS-9
Carvin Quad-X
TC Electronics G-Major
Mesa/Boogie 2:90
Ear Candy BuzzBomb



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#4
Quote by FMNStratGuy
You posted a similar thread last night, but whatever. I heard Best Buy was only getting Gibson's in stock, is that true? One more question, If you work at a best buy that doesn't sell the guitars, can you still get a employee discount?


Yea i did, but I deleted that one. I thought it would be more appropriate in GG&A and yes, you can still get the discount and no, Gibsons haven't even been posted on the website yet. Right now, it is only (high end) fenders that are worth buying.
My Gear:
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
Epiphone Sheraton II
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue
Teese RMC Picture Wah
MXR Carbon Copy
Keeley Modded TS9
Korg Pitchblack
Schecter Omen 6
Dean Performer Acoustic

#5
How old do you have to be to work at Best Buy?
Gear:

Guitars
Martin DSR
Taylor 214e
Fender Strat
Epiphone 335 Dot
Carlo Robelli Acoustic

Amps+Effects
1978 Fender Pro Reverb
Boss Blues Driver
Boss Super Overdrive
EHX Holy Grail
Boss DD-20 Giga Delay
#6
Quote by FMNStratGuy
How old do you have to be to work at Best Buy?


16 in Missouri
My Gear:
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster
Epiphone Sheraton II
Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue
Teese RMC Picture Wah
MXR Carbon Copy
Keeley Modded TS9
Korg Pitchblack
Schecter Omen 6
Dean Performer Acoustic