Can someone please explain?

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  1. Ilduce

    Ilduce And now for something completely different! Supporting Member

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    Okay, so here's the deal. I keep seeing Strymon pedals in the emporium such as the El Capistan with asking prices of $250 - $270 and it's really baffling me. I mean they sell new for $299 with free shipping from some places plus sometimes you can get a discount on top of that. I'm not complaining, I mean if someone is willing to pay it more power to them. I honestly just feel like maybe I'm missing something? Help a brother out!

    PS I don't see this as much with other pedals.
     
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    Please tell where you buy a Strymon pedal with a discount or free shipping. They don't allow their dealers to offer either.
     
  3. Ilduce

    Ilduce And now for something completely different! Supporting Member

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    Maybe that's what's missing from the equation! I just "assumed" that since I hear about it with other gear. Thanks!
     
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    phil_m Supporting Member

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    I too have never seen a discount on a Strymon pedal. I don't think their dealer agreement allows it.

    It used to be that the Strymon pedals were frequently sold out on their site. That seems to have gotten better, but I don't really pay that close attention to it.
     
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    wajobu Supporting Member

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    Strymon does not discount, and shipping is never free.
     
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    I have the Timeline and Mobius. My wife has worked in the retail and wholesale end of the music/pro audio biz for over 20 years and she couldn't get me a discount on those pedals...
     
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    Strymon pedals hold their value. Most pedals seem to fetch 75% return on the used market. People will pay 90-95% for most Strymon used. Just the way the market goes. Supply and demand.
     
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    Do yourself a huge favor and pretend like strymon doesn't exist.
     
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    critter74 Supporting Member

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    I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure you get free shipping from Humbucker Music. I could be wrong. Maybe I'm just thinking no sales tax.

    But there are no discounts, at all, anywhere on Strymon gear.
     
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    critter74 Supporting Member

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    And to answer the OP's initial question- because many people are stupid with money. To me it makes no sense to "save" $20 and have no warranty. But again, fools and their money.
     
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    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    You either want one or you don't. Prices are fairly stable and they are what they are.
    This is one way that Strymon is the Apple of the effects industry.
    Flint -$250, timeline $400. What I paid what I have sold for.
     
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    great resale value. paid $480 for a BigSky and sold it for $450 nearly a year later and used every day. Strymon almost breaks the law of diminishing returns.
     
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    you should count it a PRIVILEGE to pay new prices for used Strymon pedals, sir.
     
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    Say what now? I don't understand what you're getting at.
     
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    OverDrivenGtr Silver Supporting Member

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    Hahahaha
     
  17. Ilduce

    Ilduce And now for something completely different! Supporting Member

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    This is kinda what I was thinking when asking my initial question. But again, who am I to tell others how to spend their money? For myself, at least as far as Strymon pedals go, I'll buy new.
     

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