GC used , if it comes and I don’t like it, it’s not in the condition they described or it’s defective you get an instant refund if you ship to the store. No back and forth with the seller or third party waiting for a refund.At least I can get used gear at GC for less than Reverb these days.
And if it's in my store, I can play it first.GC used , if it comes and I don’t like it, it’s not in the condition they described or it’s defective you get an instant refund if you ship to the store. No back and forth with the seller or third party waiting for a refund.
If the change in policy at GC now makes you think twice about buying a vintage instrument, isn't that a good thing? Seriously - if now you are going to do a more thorough pre-sale assessment before purchasing a vintage instrument because of this new policy, then that certainly will make you a more keen and informed buyer in the long run.I don't disagree, as I'm not looking to take advantage of it.
However, going from 90 days to 3 on a vintage instrument makes me think twice.
Right... it was because the stores weren't open. Now that every store is open again, the free lunch is over and people are complaining as if 45 days isn't already generous? At a regular shop you'd be lucky to get 7 days.Yes, accusing a company of "hacking" their return policy and being uncaring about the Covid situation because they brought their return policy back to normalcy after nearly 6 months of allowing it to stay quadrupled (or in the case of vintage instruments, being multiplied 30X) is very much a display of entitlement.
YouTube videos have all the credibility of the nearest supermarket tabloid...I would be more worried about getting a order.
Ive seen a few YouTube videos over the last month about them being in financial trouble and shops running out of stock.
Also a couple of big name guitar companies have stopped supplying GC.
Also staff payroll problems.
And at some vintage shops, it’ll be a zero day policy.... play the guitar and make up your mind.I was about to buy a guitar and had 90 days to figure it out. Now I have 3. But you'd be thinking "ah man, 3 days is still crazy generous...I'm an entitled jerk if I'm upset yesterday they gave me 90.
But how will I post a dozen NGD threads only later to say I couldn’t vibe with any of them?!?!?!?Serial returners shouldn't be rewarded with overly generous policies. Three days is more than enough time. If it was up to me I wouldn't even offer returns on vintage gear unless it was somehow misrepresented and could be proven.
Thats insaneYesterday the return policy was 180 days for guitars and 90 days for vintage guitars.
Well now it's 45 days and only 3 days for the vintage guitar I was eyeing.
Demise? Maybe not. Bankruptcy and restructuring? I’m betting on it.YouTube videos have all the credibility of the nearest supermarket tabloid...
GC is owned by Ares, a huge private equity group, and will have all the financing they ever need to conduct business. People have been predicting their demise for almost 20 years...