GC's killing me with these coupon emails

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  1. Johnny Danger

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    Especially around the holidays, they send a 15% code like every other day. But then, I just got one this morning. "A special coupon for our most loyal customers." SIXteen percent off!!! WOAH!!!

    I mean, it just kind of gets insulting at that point. How stupid do they think we are?
     
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    same here - I did get a 20% off one year and bought a new Tascam Audio Interface.
     
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    Omg lol...is that for real?!? No wonder they are going bankrupt.
     
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    It would be great, if all the things that I try to apply it to were eligible. Kind of worthless, if the list of exclusions is longer than what’s eligible.
     
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    if you call, they'll probably do the code for you. certain brands won't allow advertised discounts without their consent.. it "devalues their brand." as if Fender doesn't blow out 700 dollar guitars for 500 bucks,all the time.
     
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    Over here, a big chain is selling off Fender Player Stratocasters at a discount of 4.8%... :whistling:
     
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    The guitar center manager gave me the 15% discount on my most recent guitar.
    It was a holiday sale (15%) off, and the guitar I wanted wasn't on the list of eligible items. He gave me the 15% when I asked.

    I have been to other guitar center stores where they said no. I guess it depends on the store manager.
     
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    Coupons from GC disappeared most of this year, at least they'll give you something off now.

    A couple months back I got my granddaughter a Squier mini. Couldn't get em to budge on price. I basically had to shame the manager into giving her a free pack of picks.
     
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    Agree with @nickmsmith - their coupons can be applied to almost all of those "excluded" brands if you use the call center or go to a location, but if you're trying to just order off the website it will kick it out.
     
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    I thought I was the only one that got the 16 percent off... I guess Im not special after all


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    Yeah, like others have said, if you call or go in person, theyll give you the discount. I did that with the SG Special I just got
     
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    LOL.....I wait until they get desperate enough to send out a 20% off which now that sales tax is added actually amounts to roughly a 14% discount from MSRP in my locale.
     
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    But you are to us Chuck so ya' got that goin' for you. :D
     
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    True. I used a 20% off coupon to buy my ASAT Special back in late Jan. and soon after that all advertised discounting disappeared except sales on closeout and discontinued stock.
     
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    I'm getting crushed by them too. They've sent multiple emails asking for a phone call and I think they've tried to call, but I don't answer numbers I don't recognize.
    It seems a bit desperate.
     
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    They're out of the shadows of a BK now and into one with lenders taking a back seat to vendors on the who gets paid first list so I imagine new product is flowing into their stores and warehouses again.
     
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    What's even worse for my relationship with GC right now is that I'm just waiting to cash in on some gear card rewards before checking out completely. That's the only reason I'm even bothering to read the subject lines on their emails. I scored a great deal on a used purchase from their website and have 60 bucks coming back to me from that. I'll probably get 65 bucks worth of stuff and then return to ignoring them completely.
     
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    Holy crap, I just went back and looked at the dates on my inbox. I'm getting about 3 emails EVERY DAY from them.
     
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    I know a lot of people don't like their "big box" store approach, but I really appreciate them massify musical instruments reach. I hope they survive well the pandemic
     
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