View Full Version : How much discount would you ask for on two pedals worth over $700?
05-18-2011, 01:35 AM
I am looking at buying two effects pedals with a combined value of well over $700. I am not sure on the mark up on pedals, and I don't want to do people out of a job in the stores here in Australia, and they are competitively priced compared to the price in US stores.
But how much would you ask for in % terms off a transaction of this kind?
05-18-2011, 01:38 AM
Ask what your comfortable asking.....all they can say is NO:munch
05-18-2011, 06:50 AM
Depends what you mean "well over". If they were 700, I'd offer 600 and see what they said. I would think 10 - 15% wouldn't be unreasonable. Some boutique guys won't let dealers discount though.
05-18-2011, 07:00 AM
Some boutique guys won't let dealers discount though.
That's true, and also the mark up on the boutique stuff can be considerably less than on non-boutique. Whereas a dealer might pay 50% of list for pedals from some of the bigger companies, he's probably paying closer to 70% for a pedal from a small boutique company, so there's not the profit margin to discount much even if the builder would allow it.
05-18-2011, 11:19 AM
One of them is an Eventide pedal, and although they are popular right now, I would have thought the dealer had a fair bit of margin in them. But no-one seems to want to discount. But the combined sale I would have thought would warrant some discount. Thanks for the tips.
05-18-2011, 12:47 PM
buying 2 pedals, even if they are relatively expensive, doesn't give a TON of buying power... if i were the dealer i'd maybe give 5% off but honestly it's not like you're buying 3 guitar amps or something...
it's always in your best interest to try and get a bargain, but don't insult and offer too too low... i'd offer $650 for $700 worth of pedals
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