Does Sweetwater ever have GC-style discounts?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by cwcowell, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. cwcowell

    cwcowell Tele-Meister

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    I'm impressed with Sweetwater's customer service, but haven't ever seen them offer the 10-20% discounts that GC occasionally offers.

    Does anyone know if Sweetwater has regular or sporadic sales? Can't think of a time I've ever seen one advertised on their site.
     
  2. Mark Davis

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    Me neither.

    Do they even price match?
     
  3. Fendrcaster

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    Talk to your sales tech. I've bought several items from Sweetwater that my tech discounted to match or beat prices I had found elsewhere.
     
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    It's cuz they pay people who know what they're doing, I think. The tech support is really awesome. Unfortunately they don't advertise price matching or have massive discounts. I wish they did, their inventory has a lotta stuff that GC, MF, ZZounds, and SamAsh don't carry.
     
  5. mattyboy

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    You can usually haggle with the sales tech and get about 10% off. I've purchased a strat and a tele from there and never paid full retail.
     
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    Same here... talk to a sales rep and ask them for the best deal they can give you. I haven't paid list price for anything at Sweetwater since I discovered this approach...
     
  7. Chutist

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    I bought my Wolfgang from them last year and managed 15% off but only because I held their feet to the fire. I was sitting in Sam Ash Hollywood when the Sweetwater Rep called me back. I'm sure he could hear that I was in a shop. The pages going over the PA in the store likey didn't hurt my cause... ;):lol:

    I tried to pre order on of the Tele's and the reply was at full MAP. :eek:

    I'd buy more from them but I don't want to call up and have to ask for a discount when GC and MF just send me a code i can type in.... :neutral:
     
  8. telleutelleme

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    You do have to ask. They've matched an offer once on an item they wanted to move, but generally just the 10%. They claim the discount is in setup, quality and free shipping. I generally tend to agree on high end or specialty items. No periodic sales that I've ever seen except for discontinued items or overstocked stuff.
     
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