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Question about custom ordering and prices...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassthumpa, Sep 23, 2005.


  1. bassthumpa

    bassthumpa

    Aug 31, 2004
    Austin, TX
    I've noticed that most bass shops that carry high end gear tend to offer a lower price off of list on basses that is pretty consistant among shops. My question is, what if you want to arrange for a custom order because I can't find one with a certain option that I want? Would I then be looking at coughing up the list price, or would the practice of dropping the price down from list still be in effect?
     
  2. bassthumpa

    bassthumpa

    Aug 31, 2004
    Austin, TX
    Bump... as many customer orders as I've drooled over after seeing the pics, I know someone can answer this for me.
     
  3. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    As far as my experience. They total up what ever options you have using the list price. Then discount it to what ever % the store customarily sells it for.

    So if you order: List price:
    Joe Brand bass...................$2,000
    burly swirly bubinga top..........$400
    Mike Cardinal pickups.............$700
    Aguhairy preamp...................$500
    Fretless with lines.................$100
    Shlock strap locks..................$75
    Custom inlay Unicorn.............$900
    -------------------------------------
    Total..............................$4,675

    $4,675 X 30% discount= $1,402.50 discount.

    You pay: $4,675 - $1,402.50 = $3,272.50 + tax

    That's how I've seen it whether you buy off the wrack or order to your specs. OTOH: If a particular bass has been spending too much time in a store, you may get it cheaper.
     
  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Unicorn inlays are sweet!

    :hyper:

    BTW I'd order the hydraulic preamp. Joe Brand rocks!
     
  5. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Though you guys would get a kick out of the "different" names I gave items. :D
     
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I did you one better... I'm ordering a Joe Brand as we speak... with the hydraulics. Joe works on Saturdays.

    :hyper: