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Guitar Center Selling Questionable Used Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by selowitch, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. selowitch


    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I'm pretty sure this is not a Geddy Lee Signature Bass.
    I couldn't say whether GC knew it was buying a fake (or at the very least, a hybrid parts bass), but don't they have an ethical obligation to disclose its non-authenticity?
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  2. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Only if they're aware of it.
    REMBO and Obese Chess like this.
  3. selowitch


    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
  4. MordBass


    Nov 1, 2017
    I made them aware of a mistagged item that was used and they did nothing. They it tagged as the much more desirable version and did nothing when I told the guy in the department.... and the store manager..... and the customer service messenger on the site....and the customer service phone line. Months went by and they never did a single thing about it.
  5. selowitch


    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Another shameful example of widespread indifference from GC employees.
  6. MordBass


    Nov 1, 2017
    Well to be honest, after they cut the commission rates from livable to laughable, then cut them some more, then some more, then got rid of them and now will likely not see 2019.... I kind of understand.
    kdogg, TalHaz, Kubicki Fan and 2 others like this.
  7. selowitch


    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    So do I, but what a pathetic company culture.
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  8. MordBass


    Nov 1, 2017
    100% agreed. At this point its hard for people to remember when they were still a great place to shop but there was a time.
  9. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    I for one have my eye on a sweet vintage tube amp once they do go under and liquidate their inventory.....
    Dan B, sigterm, MrKeef and 1 other person like this.
  10. BassholeKI


    Feb 10, 2017
    Yeah, not surprising from GC.

    The Geddy Lee probably got past someone at the trade in counter. Couldn't see enough detail on the headstock but the neck looks at least right with the block inlays. But I've never seen that burst before ever.
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  11. Maybe it actually is legitimate but has just been repainted. Regardless they shouldn’t be asking as much as they are for it considering that paint job is so bad.
  12. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    It isn't just the pricier stuff. A friend told me his wife was buying a "purple Fender Jazz bass".

    My theory: they just don't care.

    I'm not all that sure this is is even a MIM Fender neck (that logo?) but hey, his wife is happy.

    28927975_10215458811807322_184433789_o 2. 28943066_10215458570841298_583885186_o 2.
  13. madbass6

    madbass6 Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2009
    I do not give consent to use any of my photos ! please respect that. thank you.
    hey what else can you expect it's GC! won't be the first or the last!
  14. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    Apathy is an impenetrable fortress.
    Thumb n Fingers and ajkula66 like this.
  15. Relsom

    Relsom Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    The Old Dominion
    Fake or not....I read all of this thread and finally went back to the top to see....I wanted to barf.
    Mister Boh and phangtonpower like this.
  16. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I was just thinking about some basses that I bought from them and returned and how I could've stolen the guts or swapped bodies on Fenders. They'd have no idea. I didn't because I'm not a thief but plenty would, I'm sure.
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  17. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    On the other hand, from the other perspective, Apathy is the Great Liberator. I unfortunately have the opportunity to use that one quite a lot at my current place of employment, where my daily mantra has become, out of necessity, "I can't afford to care".
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  18. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    That reminds me of when Hertz bought a fleet of Shelby Mustang GT350's ('65 or '66 I think) Your nefarious types would rent 'em, drag-race 'em over the weekend, and swap out the hi-po motors with standard 289's before returning them to Hertz on Monday. smh.
    nbsipics likes this.
  19. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Sounds familiar...
  20. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Disclaimer: "This product shows little signs of use and all controls are completely functional. It may have minor surface scratches."*

    * In the form of a really craptastic paint job...

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