- May 29, 2013
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Ask for the assistant manager and tell him you’ll sign up for their Gear Card and finance it if he gives you 15% off. If he says no then settle for 10%.?
Thanks, but that one is out of reach. I have cash. There's no way I could go to the credit union tomorrow, I go to work at 5 in the morning and don't get out until after 5.Here you go brand new 15% off $2,125 and free shipping. 48 hour review period can be returned within 7 days. https://reverb.com/item/26949348-gibson-lps500tonh1-les-paul-standard-50-s-tobacco-burst-2019
Sure I understand. Recommend you work on your 'poker face' then. Instead of asking the retailer what they can do throw a cash offer on the table and let them break out in a flop sweat.Thanks, but that one is out of reach. I have cash. There's no way I could go to the credit union tomorrow, I go to work at 5 in the morning and don't get out until after 5.
Deal ends tomorrow. Plus I had a horrible experience buying his last guitar online, not really keen on it.
But again, thanks for the link. Very cool of you. Awesome, in fact.
Sorry for your experience, but I believe you're doing the best thing you can do right now which is being patient. The right deal will come to you soon, just stay persistent, don't let them win. And remember, haggle, haggle and haggle like crazy!Update: called sweetwater yesterday and talked to a salesman. Said the best he would do on the guitar was $2421 plus tax. It's a 3 plus hour drive one way for us. Not exactly a smoking deal. I told him that, and he said he could do a "little less", just drive down, blah blah blah. He sounded like a typical used car salesman, which I can't stand.
So, went back to guitar center, with a pocketful of cash, to try to deal on the guitar. After sitting there for 10 minutes with all the sales douches playing grab ass with each other, finally I went to the counter and asked about the guitar. 2 weeks ago, the salesman said they had a new one in the back that hadn't been unboxed. This guy said they only had the one on the wall. He got it down, told me it'd only been on the wall a couple days. I said, well my son played it here 2 weeks ago, I checked the serial number. He gave me the typical "oops" look and said he'd polish it up, put new strings on it because it needed them, blah blah. Why does a brand new guitar need new strings? I could see visible scratches on it, some rash on the back, etc. Needless to say, we left and now I'm right back to square 1. What a huge bummer. Not sure where to go from here, but I'd sure like to know: are there any honest Gibson dealers who will give me a good deal?
Seems like might have to go to Tennessee, right to the source.
Unfortunately, not everyone lives in an area where this is always possible. Where I'm at, there's a Guitar Center and two local shops. One of the local shops doesn't even carry Gibsons, the other has maybe a couple Studios, and the Guitar Center here has exactly one of the new Les Paul Standards, a 60s in Bourbon Burst, a floor model that's been there since they first came out.If I'm going to invest a couple thousand dollars into a guitar, any guitar, I'm going to want some personal time with that particular instrument. And fortunately, I've always had the chance to do just that.
Try to find something local that can give you an actual idea of what you are getting into.
And, good luck with your search !!!
Have you tried looking online at Chicago Music Exchange? I dealt directly with @David A @ CME for 3 guitars that I got awesome deals on - one was brand new (flawless), one was a floor model LP (still flawless) and another a used one (yet still flawless). Good people there, free shipping, I'm sure they could work out a deal with you.All the suggestions are great. Really appreciated. Really wanting to get him a brand new 50s tobacco burst standard.
That reverb one was a great deal, just couldn't make it happen.
I'll certainly update when I finally get one.
This is what happened because my dad bought me the right one when I was in high school.Just buy the guitar he wants, the right one. Not worth it to save a few bucks. Every Les Paul sounds and plays a bit different.
Guitar Center has 48 month financing, so $52 a month.
Thank you for the nice words! I love these guitars and am always happy to help! Davida@chicagomusicexchange.comHave you tried looking online at Chicago Music Exchange? I dealt directly with @David A @ CME for 3 guitars that I got awesome deals on - one was brand new (flawless), one was a floor model LP (still flawless) and another a used one (yet still flawless). Good people there, free shipping, I'm sure they could work out a deal with you.