Maybe I was a bit impulsive?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Apr 14, 2024.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    I owned this bass for a few hours a few weeks ago. I ended up returning it because I did not like my interaction with the local GC where I bought it.

    I accidentally listened to the forty second video last night and the bass sounded great. Maybe I should have cooled off before acting. Oh well, someone else got a good deal, maybe I ended up being a blessing to someone else.:)
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2024
  2. Bevan777

    Bevan777 Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2019
    United Kingdom
    Ooooh is that like a MTD stingray 5 configuration!? Very nice. Maybe they still have it in stock? :)
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  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    It’s gone.:bassist:
  4. Minimalist

    Minimalist Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Stone Mountain, GA
    It's never wrong sticking to your principals and protecting your integrity.

    I certainly left a store or backed out of a deal after learning that the other party didn't deserve my money.
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I’m glad you said that! I did feel disrespected, and not having this bass has not kept me from making music!:thumbsup:
  6. MaxSpinrun

    MaxSpinrun Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Knoxville, Tn
    Sounds like you did the right thing for you.personal integrity is important! Something better will come along that works better for you. I have worked hard to develop patience and not let impulsiveness influence my decisions.

    That second vid did sound good though.
  7. Did you return it for spite?
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  8. VJP

    VJP Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2001
  9. Thank you for that! I was too lazy to dig it up.
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I can’t hurt an entity as big as GC, but don’t have to be a doormat either.
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  11. EvilJ

    EvilJ Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2023
    Southern Nevada
    I refuse to give 'Not Bass Guitar Center' my money, ever. Bravo!
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  12. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I always though "disrespect" was GC's stock-in-trade. Countering same is mine.

    Diplomacy > telling someone to go-to-hell and having them smile as they walk the distance.

  13. dbsfgyd1


    Jun 11, 2012
    Mascoutah, IL
    ‘I’m a firm believer when dealing with bad public relation the best thing is to hit them in the wallet. With regards to instruments, there are basses for sale 24-7 365 days a year, and more than a few of them are probably nicer that this one. In your case, it just wasn’t to be.

    I applaud your thinking of this bass becoming a blessing for someone else. It could very well be that possibility as preordained.
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  14. J Wilson

    J Wilson Supporting Member

    For me, GC is the musical WalMart.

    Consider yourself warned.
  15. badinage

    badinage Supporting Member

    May 25, 2021
    I frequently get rid of things that I associate an unpleasant memory with. Things are just things, and if it means taking a financial or opportunity ding just to keep a bad vibe out of my life, I'll gladly take it. You did the right thing. Cheaper than a therapist. :) ...cue Della Reese singing No Bad News ...
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  16. Rabidhamster


    Jan 15, 2014
    I could go both ways. My rule of thumb is not to let my ego get in the way of a great deal. Sometimes I’ve been ringing up an amazing deal with employees talking poopie and I realize it’s because they want me to storm off without buying that cheap gear they wanted to flip in their off hours. I’ll “feel disrespected” all the way to the bank.
    But if it wasn’t an amazing deal and they’re still rude then you can rebuy another one from someone else if you actually need that thing. No use doing business with jerks if it doesn’t benefit you enough to be worth your time and feelings.
  17. Ralph Manak

    Ralph Manak Raking Light Studio Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2017
    Austin, TX
    You were not. Avoid mistaking impulsiveness for conviction.
  18. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Great deals come and go; sometimes gear we weren’t initially impressed with ends up being the most valued. None of these objects is worth losing too much thought.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2024
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  19. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I agree.
  20. Relayer71

    Relayer71 Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    You could have kept it and written a revenge song with it.
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