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Amazon Knows Their Pedals....

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by northernguitar, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Sconnie

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    If you look closely, the botched connection isn't actually plugged in all the way, maybe they did know what they were doing...
     
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  2. Richie Cunningham

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    People were shopping online to the detriment of brick and mortar stores long before any of that happened. And it wasn’t about to let up. This time, there might be anything to go back to.
     
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  3. northernguitar

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    I personally think in person shopping will dominate after lockdowns end. We’re headed to a Roaring 20s, V.2
     
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    They're trying to recoup their investments. They don't understand the markets. Just wait until all the instruments that people bought as investments come to market. How many people sunk a few thousand dollars into a custom shop Gibson or wood library PRS? When the numismatic market heated up in the 80s, managed accounts popped up everywhere (like stock mutual funds). It even hit the musical instrument market. As soon as the lockdown buying breaks everyone who is spending their last cent or taking on debt, there's going to be a flood of product, and the manufacturers will be seeing their inventory become worthless as past buyers dump at a loss. Probably won't happen until price inflation runs away, though, as people will want to recoup their investment price, even though the dollars will be worthless.
     
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    The bean counters are not the same as the customer support.
     
  6. JuneauMike

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    I don't think anyone believes that Amazon really cares about quality guitar effects any more then they care about music. So in that sense, I suppose their ad is less of a faux pas and more of a Freudian slip. Maybe the perfect slogan would be, "Shut up and buy our widgets."



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    The bean counters are AI. Marketing rules the roost. Are you unfamiliar with ERP systems?
     
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    There's going to be a lot more small scale operations when the supply chain breaks down. Notice how everything is going towards a subscription model? The banksters want you leasing everything and owning nothing. There's about to be a major backlash. First sign will most likely be a breakout of the precious metals market, led by silver, resulting in a serious short squeeze. And all this inventory (not metals, but consumer goods) will flood the market. Watch out for food price increases. Massive inflation means cigarettes will once again become a defacto currency, as in the Weimar Republic. Barter will rise, and that definitely means face to face, since shipping will risk theft. So, I totally agree with your statement.
     
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    I doubt shopping will be easy for some time. Easing the balognavirus restrictions will occur as food shortages emerge when prices start skyrocketing. And Amazon probably pays on net 30 or more terms, which, due the leverage, will crush them. The pipeline is full, and market momentum will whipsaw them. Most people will lose their minds, as there will be no normal, except for wild market swings and confusion.
     
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    Y’all are just too picky so what if you plug all your pedals in wrong and in a wacky order. Why can’t you just be happy with the intense screechy screaming noises it creates?
    Maybe some some people don’t believe in functioning ear drums.
     
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    You're assuming that they give this some thought. This is marketing. All they think of is their own salaries. And you don't dare speak out with an independent thought. Marketing departments even drive the founders out. Look at Jobs with Apple (he had to come back to rescue them) or Rod Cannion with Compaq, to name a couple. They probably had their spiders determine which pedals to specify and sent a request for quote to some Chinese broker. They don't necessarily understandthe words and just reply with the closest match. If Amazon did anything like receive an actual sample, it probably ended up with some schlub who couldn't pawn it off on anyone else, or had no knowledge of anything other than how to take a decent photo. You'd think they could find someone who could do a pro job in a couple of hours, but when marketing runs things, the rest of the corporation is just a job mill. Even seriously dysfunctional people rise up past their level of competence, as anybody with any skills and sense finds a better job, and the dunces get moved up. A local music store would do a better job, faster and cheaper. To Amazon, it's just keep the train rolling.
     
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    Looks like amazonbasics guitar pedals are discontinued. That board must be worth a couple of million now.
     
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    I agree to disagree.
     
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    Maybe a water main broke at the forced labor camp they were using? Probably should jump on these quick, they may be collectors items someday. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Suicide rate got outta hand?
     
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    The looper output is plugged in to the distortion output - nice. Where was this picture posted?
     
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  17. northernguitar

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    On the Amazonbasics pedal page.
     
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    Basic indeed ....
     
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    Executive: (standing with photographer, calling to warehouseman)

    “Oi you!"

    Fred (not known for his enthusiasm) dressed in brown warehouse coat:

    “Wot?"

    Executive: “Get these pedal things here and mount them on that other thing there.”

    Photographer: “Hurry up, I’ve got a wedding to shoot in an hour.”

    40 minutes later.

    Executive: "Why is that cable stretched across there?"

    Fred. ‘Cos it was too short to go around.”

    Executive: “Well, stick it in that hole there.”

    Photographer: “That looks neater. Click.”

    Fred: (muttering) "I know where I would like to stick it!”
     
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  20. pippoman

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    I know right? Surely they could’ve consulted a guitar player; we’re not exactly scarce. Then again, it wouldn’t have gotten this much publicity had they got it right.
     
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