Guitar Madness problem !

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by theflow, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    It’s not even the same bobbin style!
     
  2. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    33
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    Do you live next door to the warehouse? I ordered a set of tuners from them for $18...Shipping was $15, and that was through USPS! Should not have cost more than $5....that was a while ago...maybe things have changed. I will revisit the site and see next time I need to buy something.
     
  3. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    They moved their entire warehouse operation to Florida last year....
     
  4. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    33
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    ...REALLY!?!?!?!? Sounds like I'll be placing some orders! if they are close enough I'll just go and pick it up in person!
     
  5. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

    Age:
    43
    Sep 27, 2014
    Canada
    Aren't you thinking of GuitarFETISH not Guitar Madness?

    I'm confused.....
     
  6. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    You are correct sir... Friday F_€£-up!
     
  7. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    Unless GFS has changed their operation to include a walk-up counter, you won't be able to do that. I wanted to buy a Strat body from them when visiting my sister in Massachusetts, 5 miles from their old store. I wanted to know what I was getting, not learning about poor grain match or ugly burst job when I opened the box at home. I even asked if an employee could meet me at an entry door with a sample, and if accepted, I'd do the purchase online. But no dice, they can't be bothered and are happy to hit you with what most folks say are high shipping charges.
     
  8. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    NYC
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2019
  9. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

    Age:
    59
    Feb 16, 2017
    Palmetto,FL
    Ya they're 10 -15 minutes from me and won't let me pick up my order .
     
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  10. archetype

    archetype Squier-Nut

    891
    Oct 24, 2017
    Williamsville, NY USA
    Most online-only businesses aren't set up for walk-in sales. It seems like it would be simple enough, but it's not. It's an intermittent and slow workflow in a fast business, it requires additional employees who won't have to stop their main job to attend to retail, it requires more insurance, etc. There are plenty of reasons that we don't see or consider. I say this as a former owner of retail and online businesses.
     
  11. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

    Age:
    59
    Feb 16, 2017
    Palmetto,FL
    I had a gun shop for 15 years so I am aware but, I remember a couple of successful businesses in my hometown that had a pick up desk in their shipping dept where you could pick up your order,didn't seem to complicated .:)
     
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  12. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-holic

    Age:
    48
    Jul 19, 2016
    Tulsa, OK.
    Nowadays you could run something like GM out of Sheryl's She Shed, not really conducive to in person pickup like the old brick and mortar days.
     
  13. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

    Age:
    59
    Feb 16, 2017
    Palmetto,FL
    This was in reference to Guitar Fetish not Guitar Madness, they are MUCH larger.:)
     
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  14. Wizzer

    Wizzer Squier-holic

    Age:
    46
    Jul 12, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Before someone burned it down, you could. :D
     
  15. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

    Age:
    59
    Feb 16, 2017
    Palmetto,FL
    :p
     
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  16. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Right, the old "Will Call" counter. Industrial suppliers still have them. At least they did the last times I bought something and actually picked the stuff up. Now that I live in the middle of nowhere, everything gets delivered.
     
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  17. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-holic

    Age:
    48
    Jul 19, 2016
    Tulsa, OK.
    It was struck by lightning!
     
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  18. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

    Age:
    59
    Feb 16, 2017
    Palmetto,FL
    Yep ! :)
     
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