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Lemon Pedulla on Ebay From Guitar Center

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by brianh, Nov 23, 2005.


  1. brianh

    brianh

    Aug 19, 2005
    NYC
    Endorsing: Epifani Amplification
    To any who might looking into this bass:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/PEDULLA-THUNDER...oryZ4713QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    There is a used Pedulla Thunderbolt 6 with black finish on sale at the Guitar Center in Indianapolis, IN. They are also selling it Ebay.

    I purchased this bass from Guitar Center a couple months ago only to return it after finding that there was a broken truss rod in the neck. Pedulla said it would not be feasible to fix it.

    Guitar Center took it back and now has it up for sale, and I am positive that they did not fix it, as I played it today.

    Whats worse is that I originally paid $900 for the bass and they are now charging almost $1200.

    I really can't believe that they're trying to sell this bass...
     
  2. lowrez

    lowrez no.

    Nov 27, 2004
    New Englandish
    Wow that is pretty low. No pun intended.
     
  3. Knavery

    Knavery

    Feb 24, 2004
    Denver, CO
    I just asked how the truss rod is in the bass. We'll see what kind of response I get.
     
  4. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    another definition of theft IMO , i dont think ill ever buy anything off cry-bay , unless it's from a known TB'er.
     
  5. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    Me too...
     
  6. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    that's disgusting...
     
  7. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    eBay is the only place I've ever been ripped off. Folks on TB are MUCH more reliable IME.
     
  8. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    +1
     
  9. brianh

    brianh

    Aug 19, 2005
    NYC
    Endorsing: Epifani Amplification
    I've gotten good deals on Ebay.

    However, its Guitar Center that has bad ethics. I took that bass back, proved it was broken and they put it back up for sale the next day, with a HIGHER price...as if nothing was wrong....
     
  10. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    The standard "a sucker is born every minute" school of unethical retail management.

    Can you complain to Ebay and get them to take it down?
     
  11. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I've actually never had a bad experience on ebay, but I don't buy anything from the "gcrep" users. If i happen to click on an auction in which the seller is one of the "gcreps", I quickly leave the page. I've gotten to the point where I can spot a gcrep ad by the description when I search, so I don't have to waste my time clicking ono the auction.

    Disclaimer: I'm not making any sweeping statements about Guitar Center, just stating a personal practice based upon personal beliefs.
     
  12. LizzyD

    LizzyD Chocoholic

    Oct 15, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Sadowsky Artist
    Wow, that is lame. :rollno:

    I suggest you contact Pedulla directly about this. They have a statement on their site regarding the condition of their products in the retail stores, and that if you come across any that are in poor playing condition to inform them about it. They will contact the retailer and deal with it. I think this counts... :eyebrow:
     
  13. THATS DISGUSTING!!! I dont think I've ever heard or seen anything that criminal done as if it's been a common practice that the pilgrims on the mayflower started! I doubt I'll ever buy from GC again!

    Jay
     
  14. Let's keep an eye on the auction and warn any bidders about it. Just send them a link to this thread. I'm sure they would be justified in retracting their bids.

    - Dave
     
  15. BruceWane

    BruceWane

    Oct 31, 2002
    Houston, TX
    ***?????

    It's a bolt on neck!!

    Why would Pedulla say that?

    Was that direct from Pedulla?

    Or was that "relayed" through someone at GC........... :eyebrow:
     
  16. I agree! FIGHT THE MAN!!! (haha) I don't think that it would be fair for us who are subscribed to ebay (I'm not) to just sit on our asses over here complaining about it and sitting back and watching as an innocent and delusional bassist gets scammed! :mad:
     
  17. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Just offering an alternate POV here. How do we know if the poster is even legit?
     
  18. ebladeboi123

    ebladeboi123

    Jul 11, 2005
    Oberlin, Oh
    It may be a bolt on neck. But to my knowlegde, pedulla will not sell necks seperatly. And one of the big reason people dig a bass is the neck. So, why should you pay 1200 for simply a body and electronics? I know alot of people who dig the pedullas due to the neck.

    Just my .02

    Dan
     
  19. tiredman9

    tiredman9

    Aug 15, 2005
    New York
  20. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor