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Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by theflow, Sep 1, 2019.
It’s not even the same bobbin style!
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.
They moved their entire warehouse operation to Florida last year....
...REALLY!?!?!?!? Sounds like I'll be placing some orders! if they are close enough I'll just go and pick it up in person!
Aren't you thinking of GuitarFETISH not Guitar Madness?
You are correct sir... Friday F_€£-up!
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.
I think they're in Sarasota, but they only do business online.
Edit: Here's a news article about their move: https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20181009/online-guitar-company-buys-former-buckos-building
Ya they're 10 -15 minutes from me and won't let me pick up my order .
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.
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 .
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.
This was in reference to Guitar Fetish not Guitar Madness, they are MUCH larger.
Before someone burned it down, you could.
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.
It was struck by lightning!