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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by AndrewG, Jul 30, 2016.
repeat after me.......
Never. Buy. Retail.
The pound didn't take the beating they expected, and has risen better than expected. Trust me you'll take hit with a price hike soon - nobody escapes from corporate price changes I'm afraid!
How do you get your food and clothing then?
I have never knowingly eaten anything sold by Fender. I'm guessing hard to digest......
and with the exception of the unmissable Thomann £243 Cabronita.....I never buy new guitars.
Yep. The morning after, I was watching the £ go down against the Euro (and therefore the Lev, which is what they have here) at a stunning rate. Almost every minute or two, the rate dropped more... Of course, it's done far worse against the Dollar.
Don't see how they can justify increasing the price of a guitar that's already held in stock, or was it to order?
GAk in Brighton have a Nocaster in stock significantly cheaper than most, and when I asked why the answer is that it's last years stock at last years price. Seems only fair!
Exchange rates can't possibly have any influence on current stock price.
Yes, I would imagine Fender's are a bit coarse on the palate
That's a disgrace. Most sellers seem to have followed suit though :angry:
I suppose I could floss, with those skinny strings that Billy Gibbons uses...
I bought a Baja 60s in april last year new for £630.00. I was waiting for it to come into stock and during that week it went up to £670 but the shop honoured the price id originally seen it at in there. Cant believe its now a £780.00
Although it is bloody brilliant
Yep, love the 60s Baja, I've got one myself, but I think I wouldn't pay that now for any MIM guitar new.
Profiteering is an ugly thing. I understand that new imports from the US and Mexico will cost more- but existing stock will have been paid for, before the recent run on the pound took place.
For £800, the used options are plentiful- on a good day, an AV52ri, or equivalent. There was a '76 Strat for sale on Gumtree, in my locality, this week. Or you could get, say, Gordon Smith to build a guitar to your spec (and the money never leaves the country).
Across the board. Same guitars all in stock. Price hike. Sales dude said it was a fender rise the brexit mess has yet to kick in aparently. :-0
Yet Gibsons haven't gone up!
I just managed to get a Baja 60s new (ex-demo though, got a ding on the back of it, tiny mark on the front but nothing that worries me or that I wouldn't have done myself in time) for £490, was unsure whether or not to buy and held off for a while on it but when the prices leapt to £776 RRP everywhere I pulled the trigger. I can't even get a used one for £500 anywhere over the last couple of weeks of looking around at the small ads so it was a no-brainer for me in the end. I did also notice that Yamaha THR amps have gone up from £228 to £248 so it's certainly not just Fender.....wifey ordered me to sell a THR (I had two) hence the price checking. I guess most of the name brands will do similar with their prices. I think there are only two other 60s Baja examples showing online as ex demo that I can see, been tracking these for couple of weeks, both in sunburst, one at 609 on Guitarguitar and the other was 599 on GAK and it has since risen to the price of a brand new one, 776 ! Must be an error as it has a big chip out of the front of it....but these prices convinced me to buy mine when I did. Prices have all just gone mad.
Several Bajas have gone for over £400 on Ebay UK this year (see my website for full details) so £490 for a new one is a good deal enjoy it.
Just a question, has Gibson prices shot up too?
Nice one sir!