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Guitar Center "Secret" 2-hour clearance sale

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by tranceFusion, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. I got a postcard that GC has a clearance event going on this weekend, plus a special 7-9pm Saturday sale where prices are even lower.

    Any of you guys that work at GC know if this is their normal marketing crap or are they going to actual have some good deals? Is there any way to find out if the stuff I want is going to be on sale considering GC is quite a hike from me?
  2. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Flossin'? I thought your name was Munson!

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    I'd like to know too... I figured it was just a stupid ploy to get people to come in. Like you, I have quite a drive to my local GC.
  3. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    If there's a moogerfooger mf-101 included in that cheaper deal then I'll do the drive for one.
  4. WookieeForLife

    WookieeForLife Guest

    Sep 30, 2008
    My GC is a 15 minute drive.
  5. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    My GC is also a 15 minute drive but considering the noise and confusion generated by metal head kids (and the inability for any form of professional strore management), I only go there for a real reason.

    Don't they usualy close at 6:00 on Saturday?
  6. N8116B

    N8116B Guest

    Jan 14, 2008
    Hmm you must live close to me as we apparently go to the same GC.
  7. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd BLAAAAARRGGHH!! Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    Every sale is normal marketing crap.
  8. timmbass

    timmbass Guest

    Oct 4, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    This weekend only. Lowest prices ever.
  9. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    +1000. Think I'll drive down Saturday night, flash my AARP card, and tell the little trolls to clear the **** out. Kind of like "adult swim" if you know what I mean.

  10. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    I wonder if its going to be the normal 10% off kind of crap, I have never seen anything at a GC around here with a discount of more than 10% and those discounts are pointless since our sales tax is pushing 10% (and is 10% for certain businesses).
  11. +1 BIGTIME - for us it's cheaper to buy online :eyebrow:
  12. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    I was in my local GC today, a big pile of clearance bass gear for really cheap. Trace, Warwick, Mesa, Peavey, and that's just the stuff that was tagged as clearance.
  13. timmbass

    timmbass Guest

    Oct 4, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Black Friday...2007...day after Thanksgiving...20 percent off one item.
  14. LowBSix


    Mar 25, 2008
    818 ~ 805 ~ L.A.
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    I never concern myself with their pricing; in the know of where to go...:cool:

  15. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Needed: online ordering.
  16. joesguitar1129


    Dec 8, 2007
    Watervliet, MI
    Joes Music Exchange
    Well let me check it out and see if it is by location or by district. Yes the sales are to get people in the stores.... If people didnt go into stores there wouldnt be stores to shop at and try out instruments. I would say Warwick $$ 5 strings for $750, SVT6 Pro for $495, 51 P bass for $339 and a bunch more are pretty good deals. Sorry 10% isnt good enough for some people. Its not a big deal if buying strings, but if looking for a rig or a high end guitar I would take a $100 bucks or more if someone handed it to me just to get me to come look at what a store has to offer. Yes Im a manager at GC and it gets old reading the insults.
  17. calebbarton


    Aug 25, 2007
    I manufacture for several companies including but not limited to: Bridge City Sound, Catalinbread, more.
    well at least your getting paid some how
  18. If you'd ever been in the La Mesa, CA store you would probably better understand where all the slamming comes from.
  19. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    I will chime in again and say that there are some good stores, kirkland and tukwilla have some really good selections (especially Tukwilla, some really nice stuff there) and have good employees. GC is a mixed bag, but I havent seen any decent sales at the Tukwilla and Tacoma GC's.
  20. dreadheadbass

    dreadheadbass Guest

    Dec 17, 2007
    meh you think your the only one doing this pah leeeease here in england we have a sofa shop called DFS to this day i believe its had 20 closing down sales

    not to mention the local art shop who raises his prices 10% just before xmas then drops them 5% for the january sales

    its just part of the buisness world