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Holy cow...look what I just got for $79.99!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by cliffenstein, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. ChukkerNation

    ChukkerNation Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    48
    Apr 9, 2015
    Magrathea
    Yeah that sucks. That seems to happen with GC a lot.
     

  2. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Maybe you should call that store and speak to the manager. They should be obligated to honor the deal that they advertised.
     
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  3. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Strat-Talker

    Age:
    48
    342
    Dec 22, 2010
    Sandston, Virginia
    It's the operations manager I'm emailing with in the first place. Good guy actually...he just emailed me back saying that he can't sell that guitar because it had already been sold, but he's going to try to find another VM70's in the GC Used marketplace and honor the $79.99 price.

    We'll see how this turns out.
     
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  4. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    I think GC is usually pretty good about honoring their deals, even if it takes a little push sometimes.

    Good luck.
     

  5. guitartwonk

    guitartwonk Strat-Talk Member

    Wow, that sucks. I have a VM70s just like the one in the picture and I will say it's an amazing guitar. For $80 it would be even more amazing.

    The neck on mine is a c-profile, feels quite slim, and plays very fast, with what look like medium-jumbo (?) frets (certainly not the tall narrow variety). Not sure if the neck on yours will be the same - I saw you were hoping for more of a chunky neck - and depending on which guitar you end up with. Good luck with getting it sorted though!
     
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  6. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Strat-Talker

    Age:
    48
    342
    Dec 22, 2010
    Sandston, Virginia
    They are shipping an excellent condition VM70's listed for $219.99 from the Plymouth Meeting, PA store to their Rockville, MD store today. Since it's being so heavily discounted, they can only do it from their store, so this gets that done. Once received at their store, they will then charge me the $79.99 price originally purchased at. Then they will overnight it to me for free. Amazing service!

    Here's the one I'm slated to get, it's a 2016 model:

    [​IMG]
     

  7. ChukkerNation

    ChukkerNation Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    48
    Apr 9, 2015
    Magrathea
    Good deal. They get a lot of flack but I’ve always had a good experience with GC.
     

  8. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 31, 2011
    Austin
    That's customer service right there. I haven't major issues with GC, though, so I really don't have anything bad to say about them. I know people who have.
     
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  9. Achyskic

    Achyskic Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 19, 2013
    Ohio
    I have the same one in the pic. Better than any standard mim I have ever touched.
     
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  10. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Strat-Talker

    Age:
    48
    342
    Dec 22, 2010
    Sandston, Virginia
    Guitar shipped today...I'll have it tomorrow. Since the shipping was comped as well. My total came to $84.23.

    I'm still in a bit of shock!
     
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  11. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 14, 2009
    Southeast USA
    Cool news, and nice deal! Congrats, and post some pics tomorrow when you get it!
     
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  12. shovelmike

    shovelmike Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2013
    Missouri
    Very nice, I'm glad they gave you the deal on it.
     
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  13. guitartwonk

    guitartwonk Strat-Talk Member

    Awesome news! Great to see a happy ending to the story. I have one exactly the same as this and it cost me £312, albeit brand-new, so you've got a great deal, even with all the messing around. Enjoy playing it!
     
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  14. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Strat-Talker

    Age:
    48
    342
    Dec 22, 2010
    Sandston, Virginia
    To add to the good deal day...I just got a complete 2013 Fender Standard Big Block Tremolo assembly including all mounting hardware (even the claw) for $20.55 with free shipping.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018

  15. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Strat-Talker

    Age:
    48
    342
    Dec 22, 2010
    Sandston, Virginia
    Anyone know if the input jack on these is of decent quality or if I should upgrade that, too?
     

  16. Achyskic

    Achyskic Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 19, 2013
    Ohio
    Upgrade it to switchcraft
     
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  17. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Strat-Talker

    Age:
    48
    342
    Dec 22, 2010
    Sandston, Virginia
    It has arrived and is currently sitting on my porch. I’ll be home in an hour to unpack it. More soon.
     

  18. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Strat-O-Master

    601
    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    If it was sitting on MY porch I'd be home now.
     

  19. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Strat-Talker

    Age:
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    342
    Dec 22, 2010
    Sandston, Virginia
    Haha...I was at the beach with my wife and kids on my day off. It’s been on my porch since around 9:30 this morning! Almost home!
     

  20. shovelmike

    shovelmike Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2013
    Missouri
    We expect a full report shortly... with pictures.
     
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