I stole a USA PRS from Guitar Center

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  1. Lungo

    Lungo Silver Supporter

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    LeftyF2003 Senior Member

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    Good for you. And very gracious of the guy behind the counter (though if it's not a manager they could give a rip). HNPRSD!
     
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    wildhawk1 Senior Member

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    I agree with those managers.
     
  4. Rocco Crocco

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    If you did that in my store you'd be out on your ass. Not cool.
     
  5. JesseXGibson

    JesseXGibson Senior Member

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    What a steal... Beauty git man :thumb:
     
  6. auriemma

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    I've had GC managers say the same... "You'll get more if you sell it privately."
    My reply usually is... "Yeah, but then I'd have to wait to buy the one you have now."
    That's usually the only time I'll trade in.
    As for your "swoop in" tactic... questionable, but the sales guy was cool and was correct in asking you to do it outside.
    Congrats. You did steal it. CE24s around here go for $1200-$1800.
     
  7. Roshy Boy

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    Hasn't GC done promos on their parking lots to encourage people to come to sell and trade gear on their lots? They have no involvement other than allowing folks to meet and greet.

    It's all timing and being in the right place at the right time. The clerk didn't care. He wasn't going to get in a bidding war. From my perspective, GC does this to obviously make money. And people sell to them for convenience. There's a price for convenience.

    Great deal too. Congratulations.
     
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    For everyone talking about how GC screws sellers of used gear, there are 2 others posting about how the best thing about GC is its large national stock of used gear at good prices. I don't like GC much, but at least they continue to exist, give people a chance to try guitars that they then order online from Sweetwater, run occasional blowouts, and give sellers who are too lazy to sell via CL or eBay or Reverb a place to unload gear fast.
     
  9. madmusicltd

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    I agree about buying used gear at GC, where else can you buy used gear from across the country, and have 45 days to return it to my local GC if it is not what I want. I think their pricing on used stuff is competitive, and with a return policy I always look there first before buying from eBay, Reverb and CL for used gear.
     
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    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    Pretty sure they just gave it to you?

    Nobody is going to "steal" a PRS from GC.

    :)
     
  11. Parabar

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    As the saying goes, "Timing is everything." Congratulations!
     
  12. smk506

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    Yup, same here exactly. The sam ash I used to frequent as a teen was pretty clear they would give me bottom dollar and would point to the pawn shop across the street as the place to go if you needed cash that bad.

    I've worked out similar deals at guitar stores and gun stores on gear they didn't really want but would buy. Pulling the sales staff aside and asking if it's cool or offering to contribute to the coffee fund can go a long way here.
     
  13. redcoats1976

    redcoats1976 Senior Member

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    very cool.i once sold a guitar to some random guy in a sam ash parking lot.he got a better deal and i got a little more cash than they were willing to give me for it.
     
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