Fenders Price increase

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  1. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    I'm in the same place. Even have a dozen or so that I can sell off to fund work/mods or just maintain the ones I will actually play. Or trade if something looks interesting.

    Got lucky and entered the market at just the right time and am basically done buying for the time being.
     
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  2. Chuck8436

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    That's a sad prediction, but I wouldn't be surprised if you were right.
     
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  3. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Why do I have a hard time believing you? :p

    Besides, you can't be done, because I'm done, so I have to live vicariously through you. :D
     
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  4. StratUp

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    I don't think it will lower MSRP much from the big guys, but when sales slow, the discounts will increase to retailers which will be passed on. All the used guitars flooding will bring at least the price of lower and mid priced guitars down. Upper ranges may hold and the vintage market is subject to different rules (who knows there).

    But we'll see. "It's hard to predict things; especially about the future". -- Danish Proverb
     
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  5. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I've wondered why people were hoarding toilet paper in the early part of the covid lockdowns last year. With covid, was everyone suddenly worried about getting diarrhea? Toilet paper is important, but how much do we actually need?

    True.. Companies aren't going to rush to lower their prices.
     
  6. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member Gold Supporting Member

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    With prices going up on various things, I've had an idea: What if people agree to just stop buying the product until prices go down? For many of us, I think guitars/musical instruments are more of a want than a need.

    As a side note, I feel like the rent & housing market has gone up quite a bit too. Prices seem a bit ridiculous. But you can't just not pay rent/mortgage, as you need a place to live..
     
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  7. Chuck8436

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    That toilet paper thing made me laugh out loud. Haha. The funny thing is, when the pandemic first started, I actually just happened to have run out of toilet paper! Haha. It took me days to get some because of all the psychos hoarding it. I had to line up outside a Walmart early one morning. I remember an old woman in line with me saying "oh, this won't last more than six weeks."
     
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    You're not seriously proposing that people might actually get together and agree on something???!!!??:eek:

    If that worked, women would rule the universe.
     
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    Buy used.
     
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    It was a testament to the weakness of the human mind. You hear there’s going to be a shortage.. so otherwise sane people go out and buy excessively, creating a shortage. It was so stupid. People (visitors) were stealing the John Wayne toilet paper from my work bathrooms. Lunacy. Putting it in their purses and walking out.

    In dire times, TP is not my first concern, personally.
     
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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Gas stations lower prices. Sometimes. Why is that?
     
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    Gas/oil prices fluctuate a lot, so perhaps people respond to those changing prices more quickly. When gas prices go up, people generally may want to look for other options for commuting, such as carpooling, using public transportation, working from home (if possible), and for those in the market to buy a car, even buying new cars that are more fuel-efficient. And then the gas stations wouldn't be selling as much, so they'd have to lower their prices.

    Gas station prices are weird in that there can be 2 gas stations across the street from each other, and their prices could be slightly different.
     
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    I can’t afford new guitars or drive my car because of gas prices. This is in Canadian dollar though but still, insane. 4CBAF547-254A-4FFE-BF29-4C9DA73F0C24.jpeg
     
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    IMG_7605.JPG 1970s
     
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    That is a bit crazy.
    (We buy gas in gallons in the US, so as I'm used to that, I did the math: There are 3.78541 US gallons per liter, so $1.709 for 1 liter would be equal to about $6.47 Canadian for 1 gallon. That would be $5.20 US for 1 gallon.)
     
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    Is that a Tim Hortons?
     
  17. Intune

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    Say that standard is a 1973 and with inflation that would make that today retail for about $3600 with the case. So really I think Gibson went down in prices?

    You can pick up a new Les Paul standard for around $3200 I think?
     
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  18. Intune

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    It might be. My wife sent that to me this morning as she almost puked at that price. She did bring me home a coffee though image.jpg
     
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    I just got a 2007 US Strat and paid for it used what it retailed at back then.

    The seller is happy cos he makes his money back after enjoying his instrument for years, I’m happy cos I’ve paid less than half the cost of a new American Pro model.

    Win win :)
     
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    *laughs in $AUD*
     
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