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 91 
 on: January 03, 2015, 10:22:58 PM 
Started by Jazz_box - Last post by SalesAss
One of my friends is an independent Gibson/Epi dealer.   He hand picks the Gibson stock in the store.   There is NO place in this part of the state that has nicer Gibson guitars than his store.

Mind you,  you aren't able to go to his shop and pick up a Gibson...   you need to ask first...  The Epi's are in reach,  but with a sign stating please ask.   It's about preventing damage to the guitars in this case.    I've never seen anyone get denied when asking to try a guitar at that shop.    They may have been asked to remove a coat... or something that could scratch the finish....    But you ask,  have a seat... and the owner takes it from the wall and tunes it for you...    No complaints with that.

Damaged/blemished guitars are a hallmark of Guitar center.... 


 92 
 on: January 03, 2015, 10:15:38 PM 
Started by Jazz_box - Last post by SalesAss
That sounds about right from my fuzzy recollection.    Nowadays, I go to the indie store...  BS with the owner for a few minutes, grab whatever I need and roll out.

 93 
 on: January 03, 2015, 10:07:57 PM 
Started by Jazz_box - Last post by SalesAss
I don't think GC did anything dirty here...     but I do think that Indie dealers can bend a little more relative to pricing and bundles.

 94 
 on: January 03, 2015, 10:03:33 PM 
Started by SalesAss - Last post by SalesAss
Gibraltar/Kaman  stealing ideas is nothing new.   I know a maker of Cymbal mounts that were taken to a show,  and showed up as a Gibraltar product the next year.   I hate that you HAVE to be so secretive on your product.   

His Cymbal mounts are Machined here in the USA.. and are made of good aluminum.   The copies are pot metal. 

 95 
 on: December 16, 2014, 09:58:21 PM 
Started by iHate - Last post by thegreatgazoo2
Here's exactly how bad he is at playing the corporate game.  
A simple google of his name and you have access to company numbers and stats in a ****ty Prezi he obviously threw together based on the number of lousy "inspirational" quotes he included in it.
https://prezi.com/22mjfyumbxy1/last-time-we-met/
How much does he get paid to be this incompetent, I wonder?
I'd be shocked if he has a bachelor's degree.
Once, he showed up like 3 hours late for his own presentation at a regional conference, and obviously still slightly drunk.
But, hey, we all know all you need to move up at GC is a bunch of generic bro/cali/surfer speak, and a good blow hookup.

 96 
 on: December 13, 2014, 11:02:08 PM 
Started by iHate - Last post by phase4
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OMG, Kaz still has a job?
Here's a guy who made it up the ranks via cocaine alone.
Completely unqualified for the job, as were most (if not all) everyone who reported to him when I was there.

Not only does Kaz still have a job, he is 'Vice President of Stores.' He is in charge of running all the stores in the chain and he reports to the CEO.

You clearly knew him because you described him perfectly. Unfortunately, there were many like him and they all seem to continue to get prompted.

I hope this new CEO can recognize a clown when he sees one, but he probably wouldn't have taken the job if he could.

 97 
 on: December 12, 2014, 07:42:56 PM 
Started by iHate - Last post by thegreatgazoo2

Clowns are running this company. Have you ever spoken to Kaz? Watched any of his videos to the employees? Do any of you have a DM or RVP who wouldn't be delivering pizza's if he wasn't with GC?


OMG, Kaz still has a job?
Here's a guy who made it up the ranks via cocaine alone.
Completely unqualified for the job, as were most (if not all) everyone who reported to him when I was there.
And didn't his boss get fired for stealing?

Man, I have some sick stories of the bad behavior of DSMs... and I wouldn't pay a single one of them to deliver my pizza, they're just that incompetent.

 98 
 on: December 06, 2014, 05:26:04 PM 
Started by iHate - Last post by phase4
Yes, they were really shaken by the union successes. Unfortunately, they were successful in getting the union out of Manhattan with the Phase 3 promises. I hope this current about-face will piss off enough people and give the union an opening.

 99 
 on: December 05, 2014, 06:25:04 AM 
Started by iHate - Last post by terror
I think the whole thing was to block the idea of unionization and went away when the talk of unionization chilled out.  "You guys don't need the union...look how good we're gonna start treating you".  Etc. and so on.  I also wonder what the new folks will come up with when people start to think about unionization again. 
www.rwdsu.com
Worth contacting even if just for the info.  I did.  Nice people.

 100 
 on: December 04, 2014, 04:51:01 AM 
Started by Jazz_box - Last post by Jazz_box
I'm learning something here from your response. You wrote "The salesmen get paid very low hourly wages and have to sell a certain amount relative to that to make commission, which is way you do see some unethical behavior at times. But in this instance, why should he give a discount? If he does, it basically comes out of his pocket. Why should he help pay for this kids guitar?"

I don't usually think about the sales person's financial situation. It sounds like there's some politics at GC that starts at the corporate level, then only the "big-wigs" are the winners. Whenever I walk into GC, I don't know who's in upper management or who's in a lower position. And I have no idea what "phase 3" is.

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