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  • Interesting read regarding Guitar Center

    First off, ignore the site this article is on

    http://thetoneking.com/wp/life-support-how-long-until-they-pull-the-plug-on-guitar-center/


    First, you need to know that that $2 billion figure is not just GC
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  • #2
    Who gives a flaming fart? This site goes down and there will always be another forum to piss time away. It won't be quite the same but if most of the community is there, it will be just as entertaining.
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    • #3
      Who gives a flaming fart? This site goes down and there will always be another forum to piss time away. It won't be quite the same but if most of the community is there, it will be just as entertaining.


      +1

      I thought it was common knowledge that they owned this site

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      • #4
        It's sad to see Bain pillaging companies like this. 150 or so Bain employees benefit while thousands of families lost pensions, GC ran small shops out of business and Bain sold GC down the river by signing them up for 10% interest loans they can never repay. All the while undercutting everyone out of business. They ruined the entire industry.



        Hopefully small family companies can rise from the ashes and companies like Sweetwater become the dominant market players.

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        • #5
          Damn, I knew things were bad, but didn't realize it was that bad there. Ouch.
          Originally Posted by TheEternal


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          Originally Posted by Neilrocks25


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          • #6
            Then I go stay on Fenders sites, until they go under.
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            • #7
              Liquidation sale?
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              • #8
                if GC/MF goes down, i wonder how that will impact major guitar companies who get a lot of their sales through them.
                Originally Posted by OverDriven


                That is probably the single most ****************ed up thing I've ever seen posted on HCAF. Congrats.



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                • #9
                  if GC/MF goes down, i wonder how that will impact major guitar companies who get a lot of their sales through them.


                  See, the avenues for those guys are still firmly in place. I don't think the big boys will hurt much if at all
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                  • #10
                    It's sad to see Bain pillaging companies like this. 150 or so Bain employees benefit while thousands of families lost pensions, GC ran small shops out of business and Bain sold GC down the river by signing them up for 10% interest loans they can never repay. All the while undercutting everyone out of business. They ruined the entire industry.



                    Hopefully small family companies can rise from the ashes and companies like Sweetwater become the dominant market players.


                    I'm certainly hoping for this, as GC has shut down damn near every ma & pa shop since they opened in KC; just a couple remain that I'm aware of. Mars Music opened up in '99 and a lot of small shops seemed to survive them, until GC came along around '06 or so.
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                    • #11
                      See, the avenues for those guys are still firmly in place. I don't think the big boys will hurt much if at all


                      What avenues? Where will Gibson dump their rejects? Think of the Gibson, man

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                      • #12
                        Damn, I knew things were bad, but didn't realize it was that bad there. Ouch.


                        Yea, +1. Sounds brutal

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                        • #13
                          This does help explain why my local one carries such a ****************ty selection of amp inventory though.
                          Originally Posted by TheEternal


                          Can't you just let Jesus melt your face?









                          Originally Posted by Neilrocks25


                          life's too short not to eat bee's




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                          • #14
                            Can't blame this one on Obama
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                            • #15
                              I doubt that, if GC goes down, it'll take MF with it. Some investor will probably buy the GC and MF brands from Bain for pennies and just get rid of the brick and mortar stores, effectively ending the GC name. Musicians Friend is too large to just liquidate and I have a feeling that THAT branch is fairly profitable, since there is little overhead compared to a GC store.

                              Still an epically ****************ty situation.
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