Did Mesa Prices go up?.....again

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by harritone, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. harritone

    harritone Supporting Member

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    Just saw some Boogie Mark V heads on eBay priced at $2249! new from a dealer....Last month they were $2099...new from a dealer...is that to cover eBay fees or has Mesa gone up again?...
     
  2. Rena Rune

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    It seems crazy for me to charge that much for that anyway. I'm sure it's a great head, but Mesa isn't booteek.
     
  3. chrisrocksusa

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    mesas prices went up across the board as of Feb 1
     
  4. sleepingtiger

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    Mesa was THE first boutique amp!

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  5. guitarrhinoceros

    guitarrhinoceros Senior Member

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    Yup, they are more expensive. They also did away with the Single Rectifier.

    Mesa is a bit crazy. Really, $1999 for a new Dual Rectifier head? That is nuts. Personally, I think the boutique market is to blame. I'm not talking Diezel either. They have considerable import taxes attached to their high priced, high gain heads.
     
  6. harritone

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    Wow...gotta do what ya gotta do to keep things running.....
     
  7. lpdeluxe

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    I bought a floor demo Mesa/Boogie Walkabout Scout bass amp for full retail a couple of years ago. I had to sell my Les Paul to fund it (M/B doesn't discount EVER). Did I get taken? Don't think so. There is no better bass amp for me in the universe.

    Mesa/Boogie do what they do, and they do it right, with terrific customer service. Want to pay less? Expect to get less.
     
  8. JunkGear

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    You are also paying for them being Made in America.
    Most inexpensive amps are maybe designed in America, but built overseas.

    Mesa may not be everyone's taste, but they are well made amps.
     
  9. chrisrocksusa

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    Aside from loving the mesa sound (I'll pick up other amps but I always come back to mesa, it'll always be my favorite sound), I like that they are proudly made in the USA.
     
  10. SFW

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    I find it interesting that any amplifier company would be raising prices in this current economy.
     
  11. Dog Boy

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    The economy is on the upswing. Brace yourselves...everything is gonna go up this year. I suggest you think about raisng your prices too.

    BTW I love my MarkV. That amp has solved many problems for me.
     
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    I loved my Mark IV, but the V does nothing for me.
     
  13. JunkGear

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    Unless you have inside info, it's hard to say whether Mesa is raising prices to keep up with increased power, parts and shipping costs or they are just being greedy. Same goes for a gallon of milk; same product, but it costs me a lot more than it used to.
     
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    I kind of lucked out and just picked up a brand new 5:50 head for less than half of their new cost, a local shop is no longer a dealer so they liquidated their remaining stock which means I made out like a bandit! Now I just need a cab...
     
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    Nice! I've had a 2X12 5:50 combo for years, great amp. Do they have another head in stock?
     
  16. Matt Gnarly

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    I got the only one they had, saw it on the classifieds and within 5 minutes bought it over the phone. I've had a couple days now and haven't even had a chance to play it yet as I'm lacking a cab. I almost bought an Express years ago but just couldn't afford it so I couldn't be happier right now.
     
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    I'll be gigging with mine this weekend.
     
  18. Nickstrtcstr

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    :agree:agree:agree:agree:agree:agree:agree:agree:agree
     
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    No one likes price increases.But in all honesty,I must ask if those that are complaining can say that thier goods and services that "THEY" provide have stayed stagnant or at below previous years pricing?
     
  20. Rena Rune

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    ^ people have less money than before, you can't keep increasing prices in that sort of weather.
     

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