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GC used online is killing me

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Lonn, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Incoming 2012 50s Classic Strat in Fiesta Red.

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  2. jeff h

    jeff h Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 13, 2017
    way better photos than 99% of their used ads.
    altar, anticarnist and circles like this.
  3. ghostwolf

    ghostwolf Mod Admin

    Jan 5, 2009
    i feel your pain.
    Last week, the UPS man handed me the box containing this, and said
    "that looks like a guitar...."
    i now own 4 of this model, different colors...
  4. FuzzFace90

    FuzzFace90 Strat-Talker

    Yeah very good photos of the strat. Most of their used products only have one bad quality photo of the item, and when you email them about the item you don’t get a reply.
    ZlurkCorzDog likes this.
  5. ZlurkCorzDog

    ZlurkCorzDog ALSO BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 20, 2012
    Not On Cloud 9
    Four? Holy cow! :confused: What is it?
  6. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    This one didn’t actually have a photo. I called the store and one of the sales people took six good quality pictures and email them to me.
    PJRHCP, Bighump and jeff h like this.
  7. ZlurkCorzDog

    ZlurkCorzDog ALSO BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 20, 2012
    Not On Cloud 9
    @Lonn GC isn't killing you. You're killing you. Stop surfing & start playing!
  8. Otisblove

    Otisblove Strat-O-Master

    May 20, 2016
    I’ve had the same experience several times. A couple months ago I emailed about a used Epiphone G-400 listed in fair condition for $150 asking what, if anything was wrong with the guitar. I did not expect a reply.
    An employee did respond though. He said that other than a ding on the headstock it seemed to be in good condition.
    I was so appreciative that he bothered to reply that I bought it. Happy I did too. It’s a great guitar.
    Lovnmesomestrat and FuzzFace90 like this.

    LOSTVENTURE Strat-O-Master

    Jun 15, 2007
    I always call the store directly and ask for specific shots of the equipment in question. They've always responded within 24 hours or so. When they haven't, I'v moved on.
    RaySachs and FuzzFace90 like this.
  10. mw13068

    mw13068 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 29, 2009
    Ithaca, NY
    Luckily for me my "local" stores are 45+ miles away. More than once I've been on my way to one of them for some item I don't need, when I think to myself "you're being an idiot." In those cases, I turn around, treat myself to some barbecue and drive back home.

    Also, the turn-over for quality items is quick, so some other rube takes the hit for me. :)
  11. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    yous guys are suffering the same affliction, you know that? i'm betting something is being added to your pixels like subliminal messaging. I'll bet GC is behind it too!
    Lovnmesomestrat and ZlurkCorzDog like this.
  12. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    i guess its goodbye to that peavy 50.
    bluejazzoid and carver like this.
  13. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England
  14. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Strat-O-Master

    Jun 30, 2016
    meridianam altum centralis
    I'm less lucky. I drive by one everyday, twice. And, their used stuff online is killing me...BUT, I do drive by 3 good local bbq joints as well, so I'm stealing your plan, being a rube myself.
  15. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 4, 2016
    Feel your pain man. For me, I am looking for pickups and cant find what I want used. blargh.
  16. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    "Stop surfing & start playing!"

    You do your thing, I'll do mine.

    "i guess its goodbye to that peavy 50."

    Peavey is still here.
    Electgumbo and AncientAx like this.
  17. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
    Harlow, Essex, UK
    So, you never moved on then?
  18. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 17, 2017
    In the shop...
  19. Morf2540

    Morf2540 Strat-O-Master

    Nov 8, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA
    The complaints are true. But on the other hand, it's pretty nice to be able to go online and in 5 minutes be able to search the inventory of every single store in the country, and have them send something to you for what is usually a very fair price. I have ordered a few things used from GC, and the condition has always been as advertised. You're taking a risk buying something sight-unseen. But you can easily return it, which makes it better than ebay.
  20. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The 45 day no questions asked return policy makes it a no brainer. Don't like it? Something wrong with it? Take it back. Of course it helps I have 2 GC stores nearby me, everyone doesn't have that luxury.