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    My pastor and I are working on buying a keyboard for the Church. The keyboard we were interested in was the Yamaha Motif XF7, but we come short as far as getting enough money is concerned. We had to proceed with plan B which is going after the Yamaha MOX8, but someone suggests us to wait until the upcoming Black Friday next month. So, that we can get a better deal.



    My question is have you every buy a keyboard in that particular date? How much discount can We expect? Although, I doubt that the discount is going to be significant. Your response would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    I think last year Guitar Center offered 15% off any single item in the store. But some mfgrs frequently opt out of such discounts, & unfortunately Yamaha is one of them.
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    • #3
      On a $3200 Motif, 15% brings it down $480, to $2,720 - nothing to sneeze at.
      "I remember when dubstep was just called "LFO-Locked-Filter-On-Square-Wave-Bass-Synth" in the '60s" - Alan Parsons

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      • #4
        No, but I don't know if Yamaha is always on the 'no discount' list. Roland is.



        For the current sale,



        The following manufacturers have chosen not to participate in this promotion:



        65amps, A Designs, ADAM Audio, AKG, Allen & Heath, Alvarez, American Audio, American DJ, Ampeg, Antoine Courtois Paris, Aphex, Apogee, Apple, ART, Arturia, Audio-Technica, Audix, Avalon, Avanti, Avid, Azumi, B3 Guitars, Bach, BAM, BeatKangz, Behringer, Benchmark, Benedetto, Besson, Bixonic, Black Cat, Blackheart, Blue, Bogner, Bose, Boss, Breedlove, BSS Audio, Buffet Crampon, Carl Martin, Casio, Cerwin-Vega, Chandler Limited, Chauvet, Cleartone, Cloud, Conn, Cordoba Music Group, Crate, Crown, Cusack, Daking, Dangerous Music, dbx, Dean, Death By Audio, Diamond, DigiTech, DLS, Drawmer, Drum Workshop, EBS, Eden, Edirol, Electro-Harmonix, Electro-Voice, Elysia, EMG, Eminence, EMMA, Empirical Labs, Empress, Epiphone, ESP, Euphonix, Eventide, EVH, Fender, Fishman, Focusrite, Fox, Fuchs, Fulltone, Furman, Gallien-Krueger, Gator, Gemeinhardt, Getzen, Gibson, Gibson Custom, Gibson USA, GNI, Godlyke, Grace Design, Great River, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harden, Harman, Hercules, HHB, Ibanez, ISP Technologies, Jackson, JamHub, JBL, Jet City Amplifiers, Jupiter, K&M, Kanstul, Kawai, Keeley, Korg, KRK, Kush Audio, Langevin, Lexicon, Line 6, LovePedal, Ludwig, Luna, Mackie, Mad Professor, Malekko, Manley, Marshall, Martin, Maxon, Meinl, Mesa Boogie, Millennia, Miraphone, Mogami, Mojave Audio, Moog, Music Man, Neumann, Neve, Nord, Novation, NS Design, N-Tune, Olympus, Option 5, Orange, Ovation, P. Mauriat, Pacific Drums & Percussion (PDP), Parker, Pearl, Peavey, Pelonis Sound, Pigtronix, Pioneer, PreSonus, Propellerhead, PRS, QSC, Quik Lok, Radial, Randall, Rane, Reunion Blues, Rickenbacker, Rivera, RME, Rode, Roland, Royer, Rupert Neve Designs, Sabian, Sample Logic, Schecter Guitar Research, Selmer, Selmer Paris, Sennheiser, Serato, Shure, SKB, SM Pro Audio, Solid State Logic, Soundcraft, Squier, SSL, Stanton, Steinberg, Sterling by MusicMan, Summit Audio, Sweet Sound, SWR, T REX, Takamine, Tama, Tapco, Taylor, Tech 21, Telefunken, Thermionic Culture, Toadworks, Tortuga, Traveler Guitar, Traynor, True Systems, Tube-Tech, Two Rock, Ultimate Support, Universal Audio, Vestax, Voodoo Lab, VOX, Waldorf, Warwick, Washburn, Western Digital, Xotic, Yamaha, Z Vex Effects, Zoom




        It might save time to just list the merch that is included...



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        • #5
          Alway purchase near the end of the month. It makes the bean counters happy that another unit moved before month end, and store managers like to keep the bean counters happy. Go in with Cash money, no checks, no credit or debit cards, and offer 60% of the MSRP and then negotiate. Be prepared to walk, and don't forget other dealers along with the online sites.



          Good luck.

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          • #6
            GC will give the discount for in-store purchases. Well at least they have for me. I have even had a guy tell me to wait a couple of weeks for the 4th of July sale. I have also gone in a day late and said "I will buy that now if you give me the sale price from yesterday" and the manager agreed. AFAIK it is the online sales that are subject to restrictions. The sales tax for in-store purchases is of course a good chunk of change. You might want to try calling Musiciansfriend and ask if they will match the sales price. I have never tried this, but we had a guy from MF chime in once on another thread about the restrictions list for online sales. He told us to call. I haven't tried it though.
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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by Plink Floyd
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              No, but I don't know if Yamaha is always on the 'no discount' list. Roland is.



              For the current sale,



              The following manufacturers have chosen not to participate in this promotion:



              65amps, A Designs, ADAM Audio, AKG, Allen & Heath, Alvarez, American Audio, American DJ, Ampeg, Antoine Courtois Paris, Aphex, Apogee, Apple, ART, Arturia, Audio-Technica, Audix, Avalon, Avanti, Avid, Azumi, B3 Guitars, Bach, BAM, BeatKangz, Behringer, Benchmark, Benedetto, Besson, Bixonic, Black Cat, Blackheart, Blue, Bogner, Bose, Boss, Breedlove, BSS Audio, Buffet Crampon, Carl Martin, Casio, Cerwin-Vega, Chandler Limited, Chauvet, Cleartone, Cloud, Conn, Cordoba Music Group, Crate, Crown, Cusack, Daking, Dangerous Music, dbx, Dean, Death By Audio, Diamond, DigiTech, DLS, Drawmer, Drum Workshop, EBS, Eden, Edirol, Electro-Harmonix, Electro-Voice, Elysia, EMG, Eminence, EMMA, Empirical Labs, Empress, Epiphone, ESP, Euphonix, Eventide, EVH, Fender, Fishman, Focusrite, Fox, Fuchs, Fulltone, Furman, Gallien-Krueger, Gator, Gemeinhardt, Getzen, Gibson, Gibson Custom, Gibson USA, GNI, Godlyke, Grace Design, Great River, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harden, Harman, Hercules, HHB, Ibanez, ISP Technologies, Jackson, JamHub, JBL, Jet City Amplifiers, Jupiter, K&M, Kanstul, Kawai, Keeley, Korg, KRK, Kush Audio, Langevin, Lexicon, Line 6, LovePedal, Ludwig, Luna, Mackie, Mad Professor, Malekko, Manley, Marshall, Martin, Maxon, Meinl, Mesa Boogie, Millennia, Miraphone, Mogami, Mojave Audio, Moog, Music Man, Neumann, Neve, Nord, Novation, NS Design, N-Tune, Olympus, Option 5, Orange, Ovation, P. Mauriat, Pacific Drums & Percussion (PDP), Parker, Pearl, Peavey, Pelonis Sound, Pigtronix, Pioneer, PreSonus, Propellerhead, PRS, QSC, Quik Lok, Radial, Randall, Rane, Reunion Blues, Rickenbacker, Rivera, RME, Rode, Roland, Royer, Rupert Neve Designs, Sabian, Sample Logic, Schecter Guitar Research, Selmer, Selmer Paris, Sennheiser, Serato, Shure, SKB, SM Pro Audio, Solid State Logic, Soundcraft, Squier, SSL, Stanton, Steinberg, Sterling by MusicMan, Summit Audio, Sweet Sound, SWR, T REX, Takamine, Tama, Tapco, Taylor, Tech 21, Telefunken, Thermionic Culture, Toadworks, Tortuga, Traveler Guitar, Traynor, True Systems, Tube-Tech, Two Rock, Ultimate Support, Universal Audio, Vestax, Voodoo Lab, VOX, Waldorf, Warwick, Washburn, Western Digital, Xotic, Yamaha, Z Vex Effects, Zoom




              It might save time to just list the merch that is included...







              Looks like a good time to buy a Kurzweil!
              "I remember when dubstep was just called "LFO-Locked-Filter-On-Square-Wave-Bass-Synth" in the '60s" - Alan Parsons

              Kurzweil PC3♦Alesis Fusion 6HD♦Alesis Quadrasynth+Piano (3)♦Alesis QS7.1 (2)♦Alesis QSR♦ Alesis S4+♦Alesis DMPRO♦Evolution MK-461C♦Rhodes Mark II Stage 73♦Roland JX-8P♦Kawai K1 & K1m♦

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              • #8
                From what I hear, GC will give the discount to those brands as well if you ask them and are ready to buy. What these brands don't want is to have their name advertised on the sale.
                http://www.reverbnation.com/christianschulze

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                • #9
                  CR,



                  I got tired of Black Friday sales. I literally scour the internet for as cheap a deal as I can find, whether it's a 20% off coupon or the cheapest price possible for the gear. If you call Guitar Center with the price or deal, they will beat it. I've bought a lot of stuff, big and small from them this way as well as got free shipping and taxes waived. Something to consider.



                  -Mc
                  Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. why I'll never buy from AMS again): Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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                  • #10
                    McHale - Yeah that's always an option, as well. But depending on the time of the year, you don't see the 15% or 20% off as easily, that's all.



                    greatar4, I would seriously consider the Korg Krome 73 which is selling for 1,199 dollars everywhere (and with a 15 or 20% discount would go for close to a grand). The 88 keys Krome is 1599. At least have a look at it, it can be found in stores already and for the sounds that are most used in a church setting, I think this is every bit as good as the Yamaha XF (personal opinion of course, but I just LOVE that German grand and Korg's EPs and strings). No sampling of course, so if you need sampling then the Korg Krome and the Yamaha MOX8 are are out of question.
                    http://www.reverbnation.com/christianschulze

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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by ChristianRock
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                      McHale - Yeah that's always an option, as well. But depending on the time of the year, you don't see the 15% or 20% off as easily, that's all.




                      True. You should subscribe to their (and Sam Ash and...) mailing list. They sound out discount codes all the time. If you're not in a hurry to buy it, you will get a good discount emailed to you eventually that you can use.



                      -Mc
                      Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. why I'll never buy from AMS again): Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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                      • #12
                        Yeah I get those e-mails but most of the time they're not all that useful. YMMV and all...
                        http://www.reverbnation.com/christianschulze

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                        • #13
                          Thanks to you all guys for your responses. That's pretty much all I wanted to know, since I have no experience in buying musical gear at that particular time. Well, the pastor has a good relationship with one of the guys that's working in our local Guitar Center. He already offers us a $150.00 discount which lowers the price of the keyboard to $1,550.00 which is I think is a good deal. We'll do our best to purchase it tomorrow.

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                          • #14
                            A salesman at our local Guitar Center told me the other day that they're offering a coupon for $200 off any item (or total purchase) over $1099. I think he said it expired at the end of the month.
                            Kronos, Fant.G8, PC3X, K2500RS, A6, Q, M3-61, Fant.X7, Motif 8, EX5(x2), V-Synth, K2000(x2), D50, JD800, JD990, JP8080, XP30, MC909, MC505, JX-10, JX-305, TR-707, Juno 1, DR-202, Radias, Triton Pro, Wavest. SR, EMX1, ESX1, ER-1, EA-1, R3, Poly 800, RS7000, FS1R (x2), RM1X, AN200, DX200, QY70, QY100, K5000S, OB-12, Maschine,ASR10,ASR88,ASR-X Pro, EPS,Virus B, Equinox,E-Mu XL-7,MiniAK, Synthstation,X-Station, XioSynth,TG33,Venom,V50,UltraNova,Z1,Spark,Moog LP Stage II, JP8000,Tetra,Supernova 2.

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                            • #15
                              Right on their current home page: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Default....ource=4WWRWXGT



                              I've bought a lot of stuff from there (Yamaha included), and have gotten a few really good deals. The local GC has some pretty good people working there now who are willing to work on getting you a deal.

                              There's still a fair amount of wanker kid customers though.

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