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Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by rizzo9247, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. rizzo9247

    rizzo9247 Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    I couldnt find the other GC thread, so here goes a new one.

    Two bass deals:

    Carvin SB4000 - $499.99
    Options from what I can see: black hardware, no inlays, tort guard

    Fender Sting sig. - $469
    upgraded SD pickup (don't know model) and hipshot bridge
  2. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    Noticed an SVT CL for $699 too, would have bought it myself but used GC stuff often has problems and there's not a store near me to return, I'd recommend it to someone who lives near one
    staurosjohn and EthanTheHeathen like this.
  3. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    That's a nice price. If it had a case, I'd have bought it...
  4. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    I took a peak at there Alembic's by typing as a search keyword and came across a Stanley Clark for $4.99!!!!!


    Apparently it's a software glitch so they won't sell it for that price, but I found that amusing!
    Bad azz tone and iplay5 like this.
  5. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    I would hold them to it. LOL! What a WIN!
  6. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    That what've of the deal of the century!!! Marked down from $4999.99 down to $4.99
  7. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    you can sometimes find old gibsons victories and les paul money basses priced pretty reasonably, never played any of them though, so maybe it's a buyer beware situation like dave88 said
  8. I don't think I would trust them to ship anything that could possibly be damaged easily.

    I bought an Eden 210xlt cab a few weeks ago. It arrived just like the picture below, sorry for it being so blurry:


    Not even a thin layer of bubble wrap. Needless to say, there was a terrible rattle in one of the speakers and I immediately returned it. The local GC here made it right by discounting another item pretty significantly and giving me credit for the shipping.
  9. I had a horror store buying online with guitar centers used site,basically they charged my card 4 times, my account over drafted and I never got the bass.
  10. dave79

    dave79 Rest well Fish Supporting Member

    You think that's bad, they charged me $10,000 for a $29 pedal!
    True story
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  11. Wow- I cant top that, my total charge wa sonly 1500$ for a bass I never got that was 350$
  12. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Their shipping practices for used get is poor at best. I have bought a couple of things and it was awful. I don't know how anything made it safely to my house. I also do not have a guitar center near me, but the gear that I want isn't always around where I am either.
  13. morrisonhendrix

    morrisonhendrix When the music's over, turn out the lights... Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    near Dallas, Texas
    I bought a used pedal the other day from GC, it arrived quickly, and packed in a huge 12" x 12" box (may have been larger) with tons of peanuts and bubble wrap. This is for a beat up, cheap pedal. I was impressed.
  14. rizzo9247

    rizzo9247 Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    I'm glad I have several GC's in my area, so I'm willing to take a chance. With the 30 day return policy on used gear, you're only eating the shipping costs (which are very low IME) if you have to return it.

    More finds:

    Aguilar AG500SC ~ $399.99
    St. Louis, MO

    Aguilar GS210 8ohm ~ $299.99
    Miami, FL
  15. imdkoz

    imdkoz Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2006
    Chattanooga, TN
    I bought a used mixer from them and half the lights aren't working and main outs are at half. Going back to the store after work.
  16. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    There is a used EBMM Sterling going for $750 at the GC Manhattan store if anybody is interested. It's metalflake and in decent shape.

    I played it today, but I don't need another bass let alone another MM humbucker style bass when I've got a Stingray and an L2K.
  17. morrisonhendrix

    morrisonhendrix When the music's over, turn out the lights... Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2009
    near Dallas, Texas
    To add to my previous post, the pedal had a short in it. Took it back to my local GC for a refund.
  18. I have bought many basses from Guitar Centers used gear and haven't had an issue with any of them yet and all were as described. I had one bass that wasn't packed to good put still got to me ok. All of the others were packed very well.
  19. ojo

    ojo Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    Round Lake
    I just bought a bass from them that was well packed, bubble wrap and peanuts. A few years ago I bought a rack preamp, and that was so woefully packed. I think it really depends on the store.
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  20. TheDialog

    TheDialog Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Ampeg Heritage SVT CL: 107942696 - $1,399.99 - Totowa, New Jersey 07512

    Ampeg Heritage 810EA: 107942693 - $499.99 - Totowa, New Jersey 07512

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