LOL. We're talking about Guitar Denter here. New is not new in their case. They're not maintained and typically beat to shit. I tried to buy a new 2017 SG Standard, but it was left unattended for so long in their non-climate controlled showroom and the neck had become twisted. No truss rod adjustment or proper tuning on a guitar that's been hanging on a rack for 16 months can result in this. New is new in the box. Anything else is a floor model and should be priced appropriately.Why wouldn't they? New is new. Just because someone tried it out doesn't make it any less new.
I called them immediately and we worked it out. THey're going to overnight one of the other 23 in the chain to me so it will be here on on Saturday.Tim,
We have an inventory issue with the guitar you ordered. It has been on a hold (layaway) for a customer for 3 weeks. There is apparently a system error that allowed you to order the guitar. We have 2 options. There are 23 of these guitars available. I can easily order you another one by cancelling your current order, and reordering. The only issue is the pre auth on your credit card may take 2 days to fall off. The other option is to have another shipped in to my inventory for you to then fulfill your order. This may extend fulfillment to you by a few days at most. Let me know, and sorry for the confusion/issue. I'm confident we can make it happen swiftly for you. Feel free to reach out when convenient. Thank you!
"New" means never sold. "New, unused condition" means something else. The GC near me.... all of the Gibsons are high on the wall, out of reach of the unwashed masses. They look to be in perfect condition. Maybe you'll get a good one. I disagree that a floor model should be automatically discounted. Just because a few people played it doesn't mean its not in mint condition. If there are issues than that's a different story.Well, I emailed again asking if he could perhaps put in a request that I get a new in box one.
He said "being this is a 2018, none are new in box." So I guess GC has 0 new in box 2018s available.
I ordered New. So I guess the question is what is "new". Is it just "never owned by anyone other than Gibson and the distributor but hanging on a wall in the distributor is okay" or is it "never opened since it was packaged by Gibson"?
Depending on how it looks when it arrives, and considering I also have his email explaining/proving that it's a floor model, I wonder if I could get a discount? I know a.full refund is 100% possible but, even if I do like it, as another poster mentioned, a floor model shouldn't be priced as a New guitar, right?
Does anyone know if GC regularly gives discounts on floor models? Since that's definitely what I'm getting...
Sure. I took some but didn't photograph everything -- also note this is after i already dusted it off somewhat.Is it possible to get some picts ?
Maybe I will one day. For my first, though, I wanted something that I was able to play in person. After playing a 2018 standard and knowing I liked it, I pulled the trigger. I called over 10 shops in my area and there were NO LPs out there from the years I wanted to try and I really didn't want to order online something I've never even played a cousin of, ya know?Here is 2 cents you didn't ask for - if you're spending $2,500 buy a used plain top Historic!
I didn't see this post from you. If you look earlier in the thread you'll see that I requested a NIB, non-floor-model. The GC employee said that [paraphrasing] "since this guitar is discontinued, there are 0 NIB in the chain and it will 100% be a floor model from GC, no matter where/when/how you order it."The type of purchase you seem to be after is what they refer to as "Factory sealed in the original manufacturer's packaging. Never opened. Not a repack. Not a SIT. Not a floor demo."
If you use that exact language, you're more likely to get a fresh one from the manufacturer, if they have one and everyone in the chain of getting it to you gives a rat's ass and has the intelligence required to make it happen.