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Discounts on (real) SM58s?

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by JohnMCA72, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. JohnMCA72


    Feb 4, 2009
    I need to add a number of SM58s to my kit. I can buy them for $99 all day long, but I'm wondering if there are any discounts available anywhere. I can get Chinese counterfeits for $35-70, but that's not what I'm looking for. Anybody got a source for new, real SM58s that offers discounts?

  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    When I worked in the MI business we literally lost a few bucks on the SM58 at that price. An SM58 is something you don't want to sell. You only sell them to get people in your store or on your Web site hopefully to buy something you will profit on. Google the term "loss leader"

    Unless Shure runs an authorized special, you won't find a lower price. They will all be at MAP (Minimum Advertised Pricing). You will have to know somebody to do any better because they already don't make a dime on them.
  3. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    If you have a dead or dying one you can send it to Shure and get a new one for $75.
  4. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    1964 Audio artist, Fractal Audio Beta Tester
    or a re-furb on the one you send in for $55 (IIRC)
  5. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    I did it about a year ago and they said they don't refurb any more. 1 deal only, new, $75. Could change though, I suppose. Thx.
  6. vmabus


    Nov 1, 2013
    Since they're indestructible, I buy 'em used for $50.
  7. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    1964 Audio artist, Fractal Audio Beta Tester
    hmm.. OK.. haven't sent any in for a while now.. I guess they discontinued that pgm :(
  8. Bullitt5135


    Nov 16, 2010
    SE Michigan
    Have you called Musicians Friend or Sweetwater and asked them for a quote? I have had some success by simply asking for a discount (granted, it was on amplification, not mics). Maybe they can offer a quantity discount...when I purchased three EV Cobalt mics at Guitar Center, the salesman volunteered a quantity discount.

    Are you absolutely sold on the SM58? There are some comparable mics available for less money -- the EV N/D767a, for instance, is $79.99 at MF.
  9. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I have an EV, that is why I've bought the SM58s since. Sweetwater and GC both run adds from time to time, usually around holidays, where you get a boom stand and cable with the mic for (IIRC) $109.
    I buy one whenever I see the ad.
  10. silky smoove

    silky smoove

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Indestructible? Yes.

    Capable of being filled with some random singers spit, coughing, smoker's breath, beer spill, snot, phlegm, and all other manner of horrific things that I don't want anywhere near my mouth? Yes. :p

    I only point out the last one because if you buy a microphone used it's well worth your time to clean and disinfect it if you plan on putting your mouth near it. Be careful with any foam pieces. There are very particular ways to go about sanitizing them non-destructively.
    vmabus likes this.
  11. JohnMCA72


    Feb 4, 2009
    I was kind of afraid of that, but thanks anyway.

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