This isn't a rant about Guitar Center, and please don't make it one. I was going to be in that area last week so I took a look at their website to see what kind of used gear they had in the shop. I saw a Fulltone Mini Deja Vibe going for $159. I have a Fender Super Champ XD that is collecting dust (for the most part) and figured that since they usually go for $160-$210 used, I could see if they would be interested in a 1:1 trade. They refused to do a straight up trade and offered me 80 bucks for the SCXD. I know that I'd only get about a hundred bucks for it with a trade in going into it but why would they not do a straight trade? They probably bought the Vibe for 80 bucks and they could have sold the SCXD for at least $180+, at least 20 bucks more than the vibe would have sold for. They would have actually come out ahead in this deal. The manager tried telling me that GC has the old champ for $199 new on their website but the link says that the product was discontinued and no longer available. The new XD is just over $300. So this would have sold pretty quickly I would have imagined. Anyway, can anyone tell me why they wouldn't do this? I just can't get my head around it.