Run, don't walk to your nearest GC....

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by troy mcclure, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Great deals this weekend and there is 10% coupon on there homepage.

    I got a Markbass F1 for $449 w/ free rack ears.

    All the Markbass is on sale....

    They had Fender Jazz 24's for $399 here in Orlando amoung other stuff I don't remember ..had about 15 basses near the door with big markdowns.
  2. rokkitt


    Jun 7, 2007
    bronx, nyc
    the 10 off coupon is only off of regular full tag price....that is what I was told....

    maybe told wrong...

    but if you look on the coupon, it says lowest guaranteed price.

    that is the full price tag price

    hmmmmm.....the F1 seems like a great deal!!!
  3. I got the floor model so I got the extra 10% off. The coupon does have restrictions, but they tend to want to make the sale at my GC.
  4. chakah

    chakah Rockin' the 80's

    Feb 2, 2006
    went by the local GC here in Houston (on Westheimer)
    $299 Fender P bass
    $449 Pbass - ash with tort pickguard (i think this is the PSR model)
    $499 Fender Big Block P bass
    $809 Fender Jazz - looked like a Geddy Lee Bass
  5. jschall84


    Mar 14, 2007
    fort wayne, in
    Bad MammaJamma
    companies like GC are the reason that the economy is in the state it is. BUY LOCAL!
  6. jongor


    Jan 11, 2003
    You know, this is part of their plan.....sell stuff really cheap, for however long it takes, then when all the other local stores go out of business they can choose to have sales or not.
  7. jschall84


    Mar 14, 2007
    fort wayne, in
    Bad MammaJamma
    not to mention they really choke the companies they sell. a lot of the products they sell are proprietary pieces that the companies are only allowed to sell to guitar center. Not to mention they pay 98% of there store level employees crap. Most members of upper management care about 1 thing: money. they dont give 2 craps about the music.
  8. WAL-MART business model....
  9. Oddly enough I read an article that someone working at wal-mart could not support a family of two kids and afford to shop there. My wife works there and benefits are really bad or non existent and the same thing.... The managers are the ones that make out. High turnover, but places like costco are the opposite.
  10. jschall84


    Mar 14, 2007
    fort wayne, in
    Bad MammaJamma
    dead on.
    wal-mart was started by sam walton and grew so repidly because he really cared about what he was selling and who he hired. He listened to his employees and shoppers.
    Guitar Center started selling drums and when VOX came to the uss, they saw that as a good opportunity and became Vox Center. somewhere down the line, they both became huge companies with billionaire CEOs. They stopped caring about anything but money.
  11. SMASH

    SMASH Guest

    Jan 18, 2000
    What makes you so sure it isn't Guitar Center that's going out of business?

    A lot of big businesses, stores, and malls are going to go bust this year.

    GC's books are no longer public, so I've got not opinion on their solvency, but I'll say that it wouldn't surprise me at all if the company isn't around in a year. They underwent a massive expansion at the peak of possibly the biggest credit binge in history, were bought out by a private party at the very peak of their stock price and peak of the stock market, and they sell stuff that nobody needs whatsoever while there'll be increasingly great deals in the used market. All bad signs that often result in a bad ending.

    IMO, whether the company stays afloat or not, I think you'll be seeing even more surprising deals and higher-value coupons soon.

    Does GC give lessons or provide rentals? At least many ma & pa shops have that going for them.
  12. steveinohio


    May 27, 2007
    Starting a business to make money? What a crazy idea.
  13. DudeWheresMy182


    Jun 23, 2004
    in response to FCAPPI, i work at the store youre talking about, in Algonquin. The reason there was hardly "any staff" is, just like any other business this day in age, adjusting to new budgets. I believe Algonquin handles the people a lot better, and for what gear we get in, we enjoy it and spread the excitement about. I dont know if youuu noticed, but a reason why Arlington Heights is "busier and better" is cause they are a larger store and have a large rapport with the community. Algonquin has been open for only 2 and a half years, not the 10+ years of Arlington Heights. We do the best we can cause we honestly do care. Make no mistake, i know that there are some GC's that are slacker-filled, but we pride ourselves of being a good store!

    Justin/Ops Manager in-training
    GC Algonquin
  14. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Please stop interjecting logic and common sense into an otherwise typical GC conversation. All we want to hear is GC=the devil.........


    Nashville has one healthy local store of any size. They cater to the pro crowd. They don't even attempt to match GCs crazy sale prices, although I have gotten some good deals from time to time. I buy as much from them as I can, but sometimes I find myself lured to GC by low, low prices.
  15. Regardless of the economics, I started the thread to let players know you can get a some great deals. Somehow it turns into a Walmart/GC bashing thread.
  16. Thanks for the heads up to the OP...I will check out my GC tomorrow if StingrayFunk hasn't gotten everything yet...haha.

    FWIW, all of you Wal Mart/GC bashers....who do you buy your gas from? Just curious.
  17. I wonder what kind of benefits the guy working in a mom and pop store gets.
  18. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    Absolutely nothing at my GC, besides Blue Steels for $10 a set.
    I just got a $100 off card, only when I spend $500 or more and thats not much thanks to our ridiculously high sales tax.
  19. stingray56funk


    Feb 16, 2005
    Hahaha! I'm going to beat your ass down to GC on my lunch break and buy everything on sale. Then...I'll email you and sell it to you for double!:smug:

    I doubt ours has some good deals but you never know...:bassist:
  20. My local GC was selling the MB 810 cab for $499 the other day. A big-ass cab like that is the last thing I need, and I was *still* tempted!