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||Posted: Sep. 07 2008, 19:21
|Quote (Ray @ Sep. 07 2008, 06:08)|
|Quote (Taurus Outcast @ Sep. 06 2008, 20:41)|
|Quote (Ray @ Sep. 03 2008, 16:02)|
|Chandlers are wideboys and charge about 20 to 40% more than the kit is worth.|
total rubbish. the guys at chandlers are a pleasure to deal with.
You obviously have a different definition to Wideboys than I do.
A Wideboy is a wheeling dealing person - bit like a car salesman. Wikipedia definition - Wide boy is a British term for a man who lives by his wits, wheeling and dealing.
I was in chandlers and the guy admitted he was a pure salesman who would try to sell anything. He tried to sell something to my son who is 13 and was obviously not in need of what ever it was - i can't remember what it was now.
I didnt say they wern't nice guys, and fun to deal with. But they sell equipment and guitars at a very high price. Specifically second hand Oldfield equipment to which they add a 20% markup.
So which bit of what i am saying do you refer to as total rubbish?
firstly i dont think they overprice their equipment. i have had some excellent deals from them.
secondly, its just market forces at work the way the prices work. if you want it, you will pay the price. if you dont like it, dont buy it - its as simple as that.