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Just ripped off GC like I was Bain Capital or something

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mindwell, Mar 31, 2014.


  1. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
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    Acoustic USA endorser
    :bag:

    Checked in late on Sunday afternoon at my local GC. Can you say, "no, actually, that's not a BXP?"


    2000 USA Peavey Millennium 5, Peacock Blue w/pao ferro board, for $199.99. $214.29 out the door.

    :D

    No case, and it's lived a reasonably full life. I'll post pics once it clears the used gear ten-day police hold.
     
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  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
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    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
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  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Is it like this one? if so you did good if not I don't think it was a record deal congrats either way.



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  5. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
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    Acoustic USA endorser
    Passive-aggressive much?
     
  6. Not really.
     
  7. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    Disclosures:
    Acoustic USA endorser
    And mjac28, thanks. Can't tell from your pic whether that's the Millennium 5 Plus, but mine is not: wood inlays rather than abalone.
     
  8. I wouldn't say you ripped them off but you did get a stupid good deal . They should have known what they had . You got it for $300-400 less than the best deals I've seen and they are really great basses .

    Congrats
     
  9. IntrepidCellist

    IntrepidCellist Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Manhattan
    Just means that whoever sold it to them was super-extra-ultra-ripped off.
     
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  10. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    Disclosures:
    Acoustic USA endorser
    Some truth to that, athough it's also true that whoever sold it failed, for whatever reason, to insist on getting its full value. It's not like GC bought it low but sold high, thus "ripping off" the seller; I suppose if anyone 'ripped' him or her off, it was me. Though had I seen this in the local CL for $200, I'd have called on it in a second. But for whatever reason, the seller chose not to list it there.
     
  11. No retailer will ever give any seller full value in either trade or purchase. That's what the open market is for.

    All the same, ya done good. Congrats!
     
  12. Up the dose

    Up the dose

    Mar 10, 2013
    If you ripped them off like Bain Capital you would have liquidated the company, put thousands of employees out of work, and millions of dollars in the shareholders pockets. You just got a good deal on a bass. GLWTB!
     
  13. +1%
     
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  14. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    Ha!
     
  15. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    Disclosures:
    Acoustic USA endorser
    Thread WIN. Might as well lock it up right now.
     
  16. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    Nice score! I've gotten my fair share of mis-labelled Mills at GC and Music Go Round, so I can appreciate this! Be sure to post pics here and in the Mill club when you get it. :)
     
  17. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    NE US/CAN line

    ....and then you'd run for President...
     
  18. lavmonga

    lavmonga Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    This made my day. But it is so sad at the same time.
     
  19. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    $215 out the door is an incredible price. Well done!
     
  20. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    If there is one thing that GC is, they are "The House" - they don't lose money on any deal. Now, it is possible that they can make a mistake - they are big enough and employ enough unhappy / disengaged folks that things can slip through the system... but not often.

    I've gotten a few good deals on used gear at GC over the years - NEVER a good deal on new kit, never (I prefer used anyway) - but I've never seen them let something out the door without making their $$. Nothing wrong with that - this is the USA, after all.
     
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  21. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    If they sold the bass for $200, they likely paid the guy $120 for the bass. Yes, they absolutely made money, but the bass is worth way more than $200, so it's definitely a score for the OP.
     



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