what do you think of daddys junky music stores?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by rexspangle, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The name doesn't exactly inspire trust, but apart from that...
  2. my title is the question
  3. I had a feeling that trying to keep my question short and simple was going to...
  4. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks!

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    Alot depends on the guys that work there. I only deal with a couple of guys that I know are cool. They seem to employ some real jerks and only a couple of cool guys. I know that I'm gonna get screwed over whenever I buy something or trade something, at least they can be pleasant and friendly when they are doing it.

    Chris A.:rolleyes:
  5. BenF


    Mar 29, 2001
    Boston area
    I'm just north of Boston so Daddys was the only game in town for a long time. Getting help in a Daddys store can be challenging because they seem to be chronically understaffed, particularly in the Boston store. I haven't bought new gear from Daddy's in a while but I use them all the time for used gear.
  6. I refuse to buy anything from them...too many bad experiences. Ask Funkster what he thinks about Daddy's and you'll get an earfull!

    Why do you ask?
  7. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I can't really say much They have done right by me lately!
    I have had some terrible experiences there and I have got some really exellent deals through them.
    The help they hire changes like underware, Just when you build up a decent customer relationship with someone they quit or get fired and you have to start from scratch.
    I will say that I have had some recent trouble there and emailed the CEO and they have bent over backwards to help me out the last few weeks with some PA gear I bought and I got a great deal on a 93 Gibson T-Bird in mint shape for 699.99.
    All in all if your in the market for used gear Daddy's is the place! I buy all my used gear there, when it comes to new gear I shop around for the best price weather it be Daddy's,Mars,GC, ect. I go by who can beat who in price.
    I do about 80% of my shopping at Daddy's, Usually they will beat anybody's price for new gear.
    You just got to put up with inexperienced help.
  8. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I used to have great luck with them, and the other day I called about a guitar and they said they don't ship anymore!!!


    You are right about the used gear. They have good prices and tons of junk.
  9. Hey Massholes, yea last I knew you liked the one near you Funkster. I am still trying to shread a few pounds so I can fit in the place.
  10. I just wanted to pick up a bass cab there cause they had one used but it is a 3 hour drive from where i live to the nearest location in rochester new york. so i really dont want to waste my time and effort if they blow chunks.
  11. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    Massholes! (I love that one)
    gruff I love the place I get great deals it's just when they are in between help they are useless;)
    I lost 30 lbs in the last three months I can even sit down behined the Roland electronic drum kit in the middle of the isle and make a hell of a rakit

    Hey gruff you should come to the Plantation Club on the 10th of Nov two of my cover bands are playing that night and a real good Queen tribute band? :cool:
  12. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    I go to the Daddys in Rochester(my hometown)usually once a month and Ive seen(and gotten) decent deals there.They also have some real garbage,but thats to be expected at almost any music store that deals alot of used stuff.
  13. brewer9


    Jul 5, 2000
    I prefer Guitar Center, but neither is very good when it comes to Basses. Both carry just the same basic brands and thats it. To find anything more unique you have to seek out less well known stores. Mars really sucks though.
  14. Hey as my friend Funkster has said they need to hire some good help. I had some good luck with them but things got ugly fast. I can't tolerate dealing with their employees plus I have issues with how they decribe the condition of their gear and their pricing policies.
  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    well, assuming that you're a male, i guess your title would be "mr." although, if you're a younger fella, then you might be "master". then again, you could be "dr." or even "sir" since you do reside in a commonwealth country.

    if, however, you are a female, then we have a few more options. along with the ubiquitous "ms." we have "miss" or "mrs." depending on your marital status. we also can use many of the same articles that are used for males of professional distinction, such as "dr.", and again, since you reside in the commonwealth, you could possible be "Dame", which is my personal favourite.

  16. KPJ

    KPJ Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    Hit and Miss.

    I've spent way too much money there, but I would have to agree that the biggest problem is staff turnover. I've developed numerous relationships with guys there, only to see them move on. It is nice to walk in to a store and have the people there know you and what you're into. They also seemed to have changed their policy on used prices. I have been told that the tagged price is the final price and that if they sold it for less they could not honor the "same as new" used warranty. Hey, it's used for crissakes, other than holding the store responsible for not misrepresenting what they're selling, what more can a purchaser expect? It's a chance you take.

    That being said, I have found some great deals, like my '99 AmStd NOS Jazz that was ticketed (and priced) as used even though it was obviously new and never played.
  17. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    So why didn't you say that in the first place, silly? :)

    Daddy's can be a great source for used gear but I find their online listings to be sometime optimistic on condition (VG for them is usually FAIR to me) and often overpriced.

    The deals come from finding stuff which for whatever reason their sales staff took in on trade and have no idea what it really is. You have to know your gear well to spot the bargains.

    As others have noted, the in store sales help is often clueless.
  18. I live just north of boston but i got to the peabody store. And I think that the guys that work there are sometimes jerks. Its like they go there just so they can play the crap they have there. I bought my first bass there and it broke. So i traded it for an epiphone. Everything was going fine until my nut broke and i had to get it fixed over the summer. It was okay because i was goin on vacation for two weeks. When I got back i was happy because i was gonna get my bass back because it usually take 2 weeks. So i got to the shop with my dad and they say its not there because someone forgot it. Then it went on like that for like another two weeks even though i got a loner bass. (Which was crappy). So they finally said my bass was being hand brought that day. We went and it wasn't there. We went back the next day we went again and it was there. But because the were stupid the p[ut crappy old strings on it and gave it to me. So we wnded up paying 80$ for a mismatching nut on a nopt so good bass.
    PS We went behing there backs and bought a FABULOUS Stingray 5 at guitar center. And now i only go there for strings and other things besides basses.