Gibson jackin up the price?

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  1. peterbright

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    List is too long
     
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    man, i remember when i got my standard(early 2005), the list was 1800, then like 6 months later it was 1900, and now 2200!!
     
  3. EveryMn

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    [quote author=peterbright link=topic=12155.msg158839#msg158839 date=1169343429]
    List is too long
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    1. Lower prices.
    2. Improve build quality and consistency.
    3. Get rid of crap gimmick models and do it right the first time.

    amirite?
     
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    My wages haven't gone up that fast...have yours?
     
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    yes. oh wait, thats cause i got a better job :oops:
     
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    But those of us who don't are screwed.
     
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    I hope my GT isn't included on the gimmick list ;)
     
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    Yes, but I like the colors so it gets an official pardon.
     
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    Until you have one in your hands and play it for a bit I hope all will at least give it a chance. I think it was well worth the $$.
     
  11. EveryMn

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    Well, considering the cost think... not. I've never even seen one for sale.
     
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    [quote author=EveryMn link=topic=12155.msg158813#msg158813 date=1169339771]
    They suck because they charge way too much money.

    Let me rephrase, Gibson's corporate policies and customer service suck. Their products do not. Happy?
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    Yes.
     
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    It makes what we have worth more though.
     
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    [quote author=EveryMn link=topic=12155.msg158842#msg158842 date=1169343518]
    1. Lower prices.
    2. Improve build quality and consistency.
    3. Get rid of crap gimmick models and do it right the first time.

    amirite?
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    Absolutely right. Well, in our view anyway.
    Think about the business end for Gibson though.
    As long as the Gibsons in the $5,000 and up range keep selling, they will keep nudging prices up on all the American stuff below them. Many of their best sellers hit the streets at over $2,000 and they watch this market like a hawk.

    Under $1,000 prices on American guitars are either loss leaders to snag young buyers or to simply get a lot of guitars in the market for public familiarity with the brand name.

    People buy what they see. If there were only two Gibsons in your local store, 50 Fenders and 20 PRS's guess how many Gibsons would sell?

    Hate them or not, they are a very successful business making a killing in the high end guitar market. I'm fortunate to have a little decretionary income for guitars and it hurts me too. All the young guys trying to swing a new SG faded are in the same boat as me trying to swing a new Les Paul Jimmy Page for $6k or an ES 175. If I CAN afford it, I have to get my wife to buy in AS WELL.

    Not always possible. It sucks for all of us.

    Neo
     
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    supply & demand ...

    they will come down if people aren't willing to pay and buy alternatives ...
    they will go up if people are willing to pay and perceive the value ...
     
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    [quote author=doveman link=topic=12155.msg158941#msg158941 date=1169356261]
    supply & demand ...

    they will come down if people aren't willing to pay and buy alternatives ...
    they will go up if people are willing to pay and perceive the value ...[/quote]
    And yet despite all the pissing & moaning every price hike - [eaople continue to pay it.

    Kinda like the price of gas; people complain, but quickly get used to it and continue paying. Then the bar has been raised and the cycle continues. Not that long ago gas was around $1.50 a gallon, now people are paying close to $3 and sucking it up.
     
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    Gas... it's going down here and has been for almost a year. :coolsmiley:
     
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    Well I guess I'll be paying more for that new Firebird next year, which sucks but I'd still rather get a real Gibson than an Epiphone or a clone, just my two cents.

    Cheers!
    ~Astral
     
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    [quote author=EveryMn link=topic=12155.msg158962#msg158962 date=1169357731]
    Gas... it's going down here and has been for almost a year. :coolsmiley:
    [/quote]Really? Back down to $1.50? No? Then you just made my point; People become so apathetic to the steep price hikes that new bars are set, so when it dips a bit they think they're getting a deal when in reality they're just used to getting screwed.
     

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