I can't Believe a Gibson Dealership would sell This Damaged Les Paul
Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:39 AM
You would think that authorised Gibson dealers would have to maintain high standards but it evidently not.
Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:25 AM
You would think that authorised Gibson dealers would have to maintain high standards but it evidently not...
Not wishing to start a bunfight, Ian, but I don't really consider there to be anything amiss here.
They state twice that it's second-hand and are extremely clear about the neck-break;
"Manufacturer code: GIBSON SH REPAIR LESP 2016 50S TRIB"
"About this Second Hand banjo..."
A far as I see the situation It's just another used, damaged+repaired guitar being sold by a dealer. What's new there?...........................
As for the price? Well, they are asking £460 instead of £700 for a new one so we're talking about a 35% reduction.
I agree that they are hardly giving it away but, still, £260 off is a fair chunk of money. At least one person thought so at any rate...
Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:44 AM
There's no doubt that they have made it clear that the guitar's been damaged, their not trying to pull the wool over anyone's, it's just that I wouldn't expect an authorised Gibson dealer to be selling sub standard goods. I would also imagine that the value guitar will have already been covered by the carriers insurance.
Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:11 AM
I wouldn't expect an authorised Gibson dealer to be selling sub standard goods...
I would also imagine that the value guitar will have already been covered by the carriers insurance...
I don't believe the guitar to be second-hand either but by advertising it as such I'm pretty sure they are just covering themselves against possible future claims.
As to what they should do with it; realistically what other option do they have? They can't return it to Gibson and they could hardly be expected to throw it away. Offering it as 'Sold as Seen' for a discounted price is pretty much all they could do. Whether 35% is a fair discount is purely a balancing matter between them trying to maximise profit (or minimise loss) and the buying public trying to get a bargain.
The insurance point is an interesting one. I don't work in Insurance but I know that it's possible to buy-back a not-too-badly-damaged car from one's insurers after a payout has been accepted. Perhaps an agreement was reached between Reidy's and their insurers which meant that after any such insurance payout was made the instrument was bought-back and subsequently repaired and offered for sale?
All just speculation, of course.
Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:15 AM
As to what they should do with it; realistically what other option do they have? They can't return it to Gibson and they could hardly be expected to throw it away.
Promote it to clumsy folks such as I as 'Pre-broken'.
Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:51 AM
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:15 AM
Broken necks... I dunno. They say a properly repaired broken neck "gets even MORE durable". I think "they" misspelled "customers getting more doable".
Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:41 PM
- Yogi Berra - "Anyone who understands Jazz knows that you can't understand it. It's too complicated. That's what's so simple about it."
Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:33 PM
@ LarryUK : Maybe their choice to not paint over the flaw is an "honest" move.
I'd play the thing, and if it were the right price and I couldn't tell save for the way it looks...uhm, well...I still do not want a neck that's been broken but someone else might!
I spend a lot of time in my room with my instruments brooding and s%^t. It's cheaper than therapy.