I've bought three amps and an MFX. MFX worked fine. All three amps had issues and had to be returned.
I remember that Firebird what that happened to you, outrageous. I had seen it and was curious. Then you got it and read you post, I noticed it floated to 2 more store before disappearing. I lucked out and got an old one with a solid head stock reapair for a 100 bucks less.#3 bad experiences--but they made good on all three.The first-got a vintage FB shipped from CA stated to be in excellent shape--oops-active break in the neck and finished in shellac like what you used to do in shop class-they took it back locally. Second-shipped a '64 SG from NYC--too many major flaws to name--took it back. Third-while in NYC bought a '60 330 only to upon return home learn almost EVERYTHING (PUPS original) was replacement parts--called them-apologetic-said they do not vet the less expensive pieces-I had it appraised locally and they gave me back the difference and I kept it anyway (I really only care about wood and PUPs)--so QC--LOUSY!!!! but stand up business sense-no problem (though it is a minor pain to go thru the hassle of having to return it, I guess)
If you pick it up, and return it shortly after are you liable for any shipping charges etc? Or for that matter if it arrives at your local store and you decline it for whatever reason?Yep.
GC in Madison is GREAT.
Never had a bad experience.
Great people work there.
If you live near a GC you can order used gear online and have it shipped to your local GC.
Go there to pick it up and try it out in the store before you take it home.
was typing as phazerstun replied, but I'll add...If you pick it up, and return it shortly after are you liable for any shipping charges etc? Or for that matter if it arrives at your local store and you decline it for whatever reason?
Just have them ship it direct to you. They are very reasonable with shipping costs.do you have to pay shipping to have an item shipped from one store to another? want to buy my nephew a cheap wah pedal for christmas. he is 10 and was over this weekend drooling over my pedals talking about how badly he wants a wah pedal. saw a few cheapos on GC used that would certainly work for a 10 year old who is just learning guitar.
They probably didn't insure it, but yeah, good on your end for sure. It costs me $12 to ship a pedal with insurance covering replacement value.Kind of off topic but I recently bought a 90's Vox AC30 TBX and they shipped it (80 lbs) UPS ground for $12 to Indiana from New York. That should have cost about $100. Very reasonable shipping prices, IMO.
On used items shipped store to store or direct to a residence there is a shipping charge.
If you're returning a used item that was shipped & there is a problem with the piece, shipping will be refunded as this was GC's fault.
If there is nothing wrong with it and the customer decides they just don't want it, the shipping charge is not refunded.
UPS has to get paid regardless & it helps the store a little bit with regard to frequently being misused as a rental company.
Yeah. I was absolutely shocked. I told her not to expect much for it and that she would be lucky to get 150 or so. It was in the drum room. I watched from afar. She didnt say much. Dude pulled it out of the gig bag. Strummed a few chords and a penatonic lick, did the ole on eye closed, look down the neck move. They shook hands and she turned with a huge grin on her face. We got the money and hightailed it out of there.Yeah, the guy was a moron if he gave them $475 for a MIM. Especially since they sell used MIMs for $300.
After my experience I can guarantee they don't open up the guitars as I had asked some specific questions regarding pickups, the pots and how it was wired. Was given completely incorrect info and it was a stupidly good deal.They probably don't open the guitar up, but most likely play the guitar to see if it works?
My main guitar was bought used from Guitar Center. They sometimes have stupidly good deals.