Guitar Center Going Out of Business - Again!11!!!!

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  1. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    The last time I saw an actual Woolworth's was in 2002 in a small town in Germany, of all places. With my very limited Deutsch I had to partly pantomime "Do you have umbrellas?" Picture that.
     
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    But not everyone has the skills, the tools or the time.
     
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    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

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    Apparently Sears still has 400 stores according to Wikipedia, probably quite a few don't have a guitar department.
     
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    So guitar sales are down, but sales of build your own guitar parts are up?

    I'm sure Fender, Gibson et al will take comfort in that. As will the big box stores that sell ready built guitars.
     
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    What about John Wanamakers, or Strawbridge and Clothier, Lit Brothers. (F#$k I'm old).

    Personally, I took offence when I walked into a GC to sell or trade a MIM telecaster thinline, they offered me $300. It's on their wall new for $900, that's just bad. I understand making a profit, but not rape the consumer.
     
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    yeah but i think a lot more people have these days? maybe with all the youtube videos out there? i dunno
     
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    this is what i was quoting when i said the partscaster thing
     
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    The article only says $900M in debt and declining sales. What’s to worry about? :eek:
     
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    I miss Daddy's Junky Music Stores. They were mostly known around New England and now
    several former workers run The Stratosphere out of New Hampshire.
     
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    I really want to listen to a website that has "The wealthiest ‘Real Housewives’ star may surprise you"
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    Walking the fine edge, short of Liquidation, is considered a normal way of doing Corporate business these days. Knowing you can cut a sharper deal with a vulnerable supplier, because he'd rather be paid something than nothing, is bound to be taught at Wharton by now.
     
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    Not long after I quit in 1989.....sorry, didn't realize that would be the last straw for them, but I just HAD to get out.
     
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    Anyone remember Gibson's?

    I should stop by GC and buy a guitar strap or something. Help them out. :twisted:
     
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    Personally, I'm aware of 7 of the businesses on the list.
     
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    You could actually order a house from Sears. They had several kits to choose from.
     
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    Back in the old days you could be born into a Sears crib, live in a Sears house and be buried in a Sears casket.
    Montgomery Ward too.
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    "Don't believe everything you read on the internet."

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    SOP at GC is offer 1/3 of street, so they can sell used at 2/3 of new.
     
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    I think the thread title needs to be changed, yeah?
     
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    Daddy's was great back in the day. They expanded too much too fast and had a lot of rinky dink little stores after a while. Back in the Bargain Basement days with that monthly inventory list they were awesome.
     
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