I'm in deep, deep doodoo...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by HeavyDuty, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    ... because a GC is opening locally. Actually, it's on the way home from work.

    Pray for me.
  2. Try to ignore the grand opening free American Fender blow out sales.

    (note, I am being sarcastic)
  3. Heheh, yeah right.

    Your bank account is going to take a severe beating, I assure you. Quick, make a bunch of commitments so you won't have time to go to GC.
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    think of all the Mom and Pop dreams of independance squished into the souls of the shoes of the Board of Directors of the "WalMart/Home Depot" of the music gear industry.

    I may not buy local, but I'm loyal like a pitbull to the "little guys" online that actually know the products and get my business.

    but feel free to stop by and fondle the Bongos :bassist:
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    You can (grand opening sale!) do it. You're a (amazing deals!) strong man!
  6. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    I wish there was a Guitar Centre near me. I don't think they have 'em in Canada. :meh:

    Graeme :bassist:
  7. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles

    I live 2 blocks from one here in LA.

    You won't have too much of a problem......

    Trust me, the screeching sounds of out of tune Nirvana and Metallica riffs will have you trying to cut your own ears off within minutes.

    Guitar Center sounds like there is a cat-skinning convention going on in there most of the time.........
  8. I just got a job at my local GC....
    I think my first couple of pay checks are already spent :help:
  9. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Luckily the nearest GC to me has a very poor bass selection.
  10. chris4001asat


    Dec 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    Warehouse Manager : Reverend Guitars
    Are you talking about the one here in Toledo? Horrible bass selection. I walk in every so often, only to leave after a three minutes.
  11. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I've found GCs to vary wildly in their bass selections...this is especially true with the used basses of course.

    brad cook
  12. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    If it's a new GC, there won't be anything good. And if there is, it will be under glass and not for sale. :spit:
  13. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    For me-the nearest guitar center is about an hour away. I do most of my shopping online though and i spend faaaar to much time on the computer. Note-i'm in debt $320 or so to my dad so i can get a cab [Avatar B212] sooner rather than later.

    Best advice i can give? Use your will power, you can over come. Now if they have some sales...... ;)
  14. The GC around here opened around 6 months ago. I've been in there, maybe 3 times, haven't bought anything.

    Of course it's because I'm broke.

    Even then, not much there has tripped my trigger.
  15. uglycicles

    uglycicles Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Southwest Chicago

    Where is it opening? (which suburb?)
  16. You're kidding, right? At the GC I worked at we would sell ANYTHING in the store, including display cases and furniture!! Serious. Once we sold the GM's chair cause the customer liked it and wanted it (he was buying a Gretsch White Falcon)

    If you really want something from GC, find an Assistant, Sales or General Manager and start haggling. They usually won't bend for small stuff, but if you are after something over $1000 they will willingly bend over and let you have your way with them.:D

    Now THERE'S a nice mental image for all you ex-GC inmates. Your boss, bent over, with Brad or JT or Nino hard at work at him......

    Oh, my eyes!!! My eyes!!!:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Rock on
  17. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    You need radio ads with that one guys voice that does monster truck shows.
  18. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    :eek: :scowl:

    Poster from Guitar Center employee lounge:


    brad cook
  19. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Naperville, on IL 59. It'll save me from driving to Lombard.
  20. uglycicles

    uglycicles Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Southwest Chicago
    Oh great. (Lives in Bolingbrook, works in Warrenville.) :D

    Looks like the folks at Hix Brothers aren't going to be happy.