Guitar Center and vacuum stores

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  1. Telegator

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    Yesterday my son told me about some guy, I can't recall his name, who was talking about the similarity between Guitar Center and vacuum cleaner stores. He said both put their items for sale hanging on the wall but the difference is that at vacuum cleaner stores there isn't a bunch of broke guys who have no intention of buying hanging around and running the vacuum cleaners all day.

    I got a chuckle out of that and would like to know if anybody knows what comedian this is.
     
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    Mitch Hedberg if I recall correctly.
     
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    I have two little kids. I told my wife on Saturday I was going to spend a little time at GC because it was quieter there than my house. So is a foundry.
     
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    i thought the punch line would be....both stores suck
     
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    That's an interesting point of view, I've never thought about it that way. Makes me wonder how motivated an employee would be knowing that there is a good possibility that most of the customers in the store probably won't be buying anything.
     
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    nice :lol:
     
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    This is why I qualify every visit there. If I'm just passing through to kill a few minutes, I say exactly that as soon as I'm approached. If I'm actually shopping and intend to buy something, I walk straight to the counter as I come through the door and say so.

    Example:

    Hey! Can I help you find anything?

    Me: Nope. I'm just wasting time while my daughter is at gymnastics practice. Not buying anything today.


    Or I walk straight to the counter-

    Me: which one of you guys wants to sell an amp right now? I'm here to look at X, Y, and Z. My price ceiling is __________. Anything else I should consider while I'm here?

    It sorts out loads of confusion and frustration. They don't annoy me, and they don't get their time wasted. Everybody is happy.

    Of course, there are those times when I just go in to a music store to kill time, and end up spending a bunch of money. But that never seems to piss them off...
     
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    That's a good strategy. At least they ask you if they can help. The last few times I've been to GC I've just stood there while employees are walking past me in every direction without even glancing in my direction. No greeting, no anything. It kind of felt like I was standing on the lane divider of a two lane highway. I'm at the point now where I just figure I'm on my own. I'll only flag someone down if I need to get something I can't reach.
     
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    Having recently purchased a vacuum cleaner, I think that's a really accurate observation. Hadn't thought of it that way.

    Actually, I did go in a couple times and waste the salesman's time before I took the wife in with me and we made a purchase. I intended to buy from the guy I'd spoken with previously, but he wasn't there and the owner co-opted the sale. Hope he gave the guy some credit; I asked for him.
     
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    Start noodling on a high end guitar and they usually discover you. Ive always gotten crap service there. Luckily the sam ash is about half the distance to me than the gc, and ive always gotten great service there.
     
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    And how many people own a dozen vacuum cleaners and are always looking for more?
     
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    What gauge Vacuum bag do you guys recommend? What is the ideal cord length?
     
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    Of course the real question is whether or not they have a brand new Miele S8990 UniQ hanging on the wall, with the option of it coming with dings and dents all over it, missing some paint on the edges, and the rollers all worn down.... you know, to make it look like it did a LOT of vacuuming?

    The Miele Custom Shop Floor-Warrior Series.

    hehehe
    ~syf
     
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    HAHAHA!!!
     
  15. String Tree

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    I ALWAYS go for the Reliced Bags. Better Tone.

    I only use Monster Cables on my Vac.
     
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    Bagless all the way, dude. Bags interfere with canister resonance and suck tone.

    Regarding cord length... I will not be drawn into that debate.
     
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    Is the switch on your vacuum true bypass?
     
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    No. Do you know if anyone does mods on them?
     
  19. Post Toastie

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    Depending on your type of vacuum Analogman may be able to help you.
    Sorry I don't have their link but just google them.
     
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    I figured the punch line would be something like,
    the number of dirtbags is how you tell the difference. There's more at the store that sells guitars...
     
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