Long time member, off-and-on poster.
I haven't bought much gear in the last 10 years, mainly because I have everything I need and don't play in bands anymore. But, I remember back in the day, you walk into your local shop - whether that be Guitar Center or some random non-franchise place - and pretty much haggle about 20% off the list price.
Question - is this unwritten rule still applicable today? As a guitar player for 20 years, I've found myself REALLY wanting to play the bass and so I was out shopping and playing some yesterday. Found this Hofner Violin "Beatle" Bass at Guitar Center with a list price of $469 (just like the ebay add I posted). Ebay prices are the same so I'm wondering if I have any haggle room with GC or what's the cheapest I can pay for this particular bass?
As someone who just wants to have fun with this, I'm trying to spend the least amount possible but I do LOVE this Hofner I found, so I'm not interested in going with another brand/style at the moment.
Any/all input greatly appreciated!