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Did anyone else use the 15% off GC coupon today? NBD!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by slotrod65, Sep 25, 2010.


  1. slotrod65

    slotrod65

    Dec 29, 2009
    GC sent me a "Bring the Band: Preview" coupon for 15% off my entire purchase between 9am and 11am this morning.

    I already have 4 basses and 5 guitars, but I had a plan ...

    First, I took my Wife to her parent's for a visit and took her Dad to breakfast. After that I drove her to the mall to shop. Only then did I ask her to go to GC with me, which was just a few blocks away. You know, "since we are in the neighborhood already."

    So, I could not get there by 11am, but I stopped by at about 1:30pm.

    On the wall was a used Squier CV 50's Precision bass. It was used, but was truly like new. The only clue that it was used were some fingerprints on the tuners. Of course, I knew it was there, because I had scoped it out last night.

    The price? $199.00, I know. Nice price.

    So I take it down and show my Wife the $199 tag, and show her the "new" CV 50's P-bass which was a few feet away, hanging on another peg marked $349.00. I then went in for the kill: I also have a 15% off coupon. She was not ecstatic, but she gave me her blessing to get the bass.

    So I went to the counter, gave them the bass, and my coupon. I played dumb about the 11am deadline, but after they pointed it out I politely but bluntly pointed out that the coupon was a dealbreaker. The guy went in to talk to the Mgr, who approved the coupon.

    So, not only did I get a CV 50's P-bass, but I got it for $169.00! Considering that was 48% of the "new" price, I am more than willing to accept a "used" bass. :D

    So, Did anyone else use the GC coupon to strike a deal today?

    Phredster
     
  2. lowfreq33

    lowfreq33

    Jan 27, 2010
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    No, but I did pick up a Line 6 Relay G30 for $249 yesterday.
     
  3. rayzak

    rayzak

    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    It's great when your pre-meditated plans work out. Congrats!! Those are cool basses.
     
  4. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    if you're buying online they won't honor the 15% coupon because it's only on participating items (brands) and, unfortunately, Squier isn't one of them.
     

  5. OH MAN!! you have perfected the art of buttering up your wife to get her blessing to purchase music gear!!! NICE!! :hyper: :bassist:
     
  6. Chrisk-K

    Chrisk-K

    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    How would I get such a coupon from GC? Do I have to sign up for something?
     
  7. Go to the website. You have to fill out a form and they email it to you.
     
  8. JRoyval

    JRoyval Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Michigan
    Didn't use the coupon, but I snatched this...

    <a href="http://s887.photobucket.com/albums/ac73/al720078/2007%20Fender%20Mustang%20Bass/?action=view&current=DSC01454.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac73/al720078/2007%20Fender%20Mustang%20Bass/DSC01454.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Paid: $450 :hyper:
     
  9. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    been not feeling gc after i drove all the way from downtown LA to pasadena in rush hour to get my new jazz pickups and they tried to sell me two bridge pickups after they guaranteed that they had a bridge and and a neck 1/4 pounder for me on the phone, plus they don't carry wmd pedals or the mixer i want either f them
     
  10. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    Alabama
    Congrats!

    Here's the rest of the photos.
     
  11. FSSmikey

    FSSmikey

    Mar 7, 2009
    Miami FL
    i picked up a squier jag at GC today, but i didnt have a coupon :(


    i didnt have by girl's blessings either, when i showed it to her, she gave me a smirk and said "thats nice"
     
  12. Essthreetee

    Essthreetee

    Aug 19, 2007
    Visalia, CA
    Didn't really buy anything...but I did return some headphones that my guitarist and I bought earlier in the week, and then proceeded to re-buy them with the 15% coupon. Total sale went from $240 to $168. I don't mind getting some money back for about 10 minutes......
     
  13. 15% off is pretty lame compared to the 20%+ coupons they used to throw around all the time. You can usually get at least 20% off if you call and ask for it.
     
  14. syciprider

    syciprider Inactive

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    You give someone your right hand and they want your left too.:scowl:
     

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