Gibson Online Store

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  1. brokentoeswalker

    brokentoeswalker Senior Member

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    I'm not "good enough" for Gibson. Neither is my wallet.

    Oh the shame.
     
  2. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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  3. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    It's kind of a "standard" (pun!) in business that you don't sell direct if you have distributors.
    You protect your distributors and help them sell and they protect you and help you sell.
    Such a simple concept.

    The only thing we don't know from the site,
    when you exit with your "cart", is the order forwarded to a local nearby distributor
    that gets the order (and money) and ships the guitar and applies the warranty?

    That could work.
     
  4. toymaker

    toymaker Senior Member

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    Been saying it for 3 years now..

    They want to be Apple, problem is Henry is no Steve Jobs...sure he’s got the arrogance, the lack of personality and the never ending ability to blame others for his failed ideas...he just is missing the genius gene.

    They will likely move more and more to “standards” in the chains/web and “dealer specials” in the one store operation to allow them to compete.
     
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  5. MikeyTheCat

    MikeyTheCat Senior Member

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    A lot of businesses are facing the problem with a good number of customers wanting to buy direct/online but having a much needed brick and mortar presence as well. It gets worse when you have customers who want to do returns of the stuff they bought online at a store, which the store managers and employees just hate. We're going through that now and it's tough to find the right balance.
     
  6. HearHear

    HearHear Senior Member

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    I waited for my guitar for quite a while because Sweetwater was rejecting ones that were less than perfect from the factory.

    Now there's no middle man to check quality for newbies like me.

    I think Sweetwater (and certain other stores) add a valuable service just by checking the guitars out before they accept them.
     
  7. gcbike

    gcbike Silver Supporter

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    Since the big tax cut perhaps prices will drop on 2019.
     
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  8. gcbike

    gcbike Silver Supporter

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    But But FREE SHIPPING
     
  9. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Premium Member

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    Damn, I've had the itch for the new design EB five skrang bass... Even though I could buy from different places for $899, I could buy it direct from Gib for $1209!

    Hell yeah, Rusty! Damn right!

    I could tell folks I don't buy them cheap ass Gibsons from dealers, I buy the more expensive ones direct from Gib...

    They mo better cause they costes mo...

    Folks will be mo impressed then cause I paid mo....

    No cheap stuff for me... Nawt!

    Only the damn best for me.... Hell yeah, Rusty!
     
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  10. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    Still $500 all day long here,

    https://austin.craigslist.org/msg/d/gibson-les-paul-studio-2007/6457523012.html
     
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  11. McVeyMac

    McVeyMac Senior Member

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    In 2012, the Faded Studio sold for $999 on MF and GC with a hard case. Not seeing much inflation over the past 5 years, in fact the 2018 is now listed for $ $989. Can someone explain this?
     
  12. ehb

    ehb Chief Discombobulator Premium Member

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    HankieJ logic.
     
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  13. Malikon

    Malikon Henshin! V.I.P. Member

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    Idk, the most I ever saw them list for in 2012 was $800. I remember that because I wanted one. But in reality they sold for about $600.

    I remember because it was only $100. more than the Epiphone Standard which was around $499.

    I never saw a Faded Brown Studio list for $999. in 2012 or I wouldn't have been looking at them.

    Even the "fancy" tributes (50's and 60's) I think were around $850. ? ...and they actually had paint on them. :laugh2:

    Could probably always dig up some old MLP posts from 2012 and see what people paid for them. Idk, maybe I'm wrong and misremembering.

    ..I still want a brown 2012 Faded Studio though. With the burstbuckers, trap inlays, reflector knobs, black guard, and traditional tuners.

    Damn she was a nice guitar. Wish I'd gotten her.

    I know I see $1,500. guitars on Sweetwater, and if you call them you can get those guitars for about $1,200.

    guitars and MSRP are funny things. Different things for different people it would seem.
     
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    Gtarzan81 Senior Member

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    This will not end well.
     
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    Gtarzan81 Senior Member

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    I've got a blue faded Studio in about 2012. I paid $600 for it used, which was about $150-200 less than the going rate then.
     
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    Thank God for Reverb.best instrument buying website out there.
     
  17. Phil W

    Phil W Senior Member

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    How to remove the QA rejections ... sell them direct!
     
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  19. Troy McClure

    Troy McClure Senior Member

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    Dunno why everyone is so surprised that a manufacturer is selling their goods at MSRP on their own site. Every big company does that, Apple, Google etc , you can't undercut your dealers otherwise they'd stock someone else's product.

    It's more there to advertise your wares and pick up the odd fool who's happy to pay full price thinking they're getting better quality direct. They may well have clearance sales but I'd be surprised if they ever sell below MSRP for current stock.
     
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  20. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    I'd be surprised if they sell any guitar at all

    and I hope some more dealers show them their opinion...[​IMG]
     
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