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    I heard today that GC is closing 40 of their stores. One of them is here in Des Moines. Anyone else hear anything? I heard it from a friend of mine that runs a little guitar shop and has really struggled since GC opened their store here about 5 years ago.


    EDIT: AFTER LOTS OF SPECULATION ON THIS TREAD AND A FAIR AMOUNT OF GC BASHING, NO ONE HAS PRODUCED ANY EVIDENCE THAT THIS RUMOR IS TRUE.

    SO I SUGGEST THAT WE LET IT DIE BEFORE MORE RUMORS START.
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    • #3
      I was wondering how they were going to make that buyout work. If I was a large vendor of theirs, I'd be worried.

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      • #4
        I am praying for the Dayton Ohio store to close!
        *Crosses fingers.
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        • #5
          Please El Cerrito store close...I need the closeout sale...
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          <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>adlo76</strong>
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          • #6
            i hope my store doesn't close. as much as people dog guitar center around here, the one i go to is very helpful most of the time and i always get sick deals at guitar center.

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            • #7
              dammit I hope they don't close mined before I get my next guitar, as I am considering the SG classis.
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              • #8
                Oh I hadn't even thought of a closeout sale.

                I just want those mofos out of a job!
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                • #9
                  i hope my store doesn't close. as much as people dog guitar center around here, the one i go to is very helpful most of the time and i always get sick deals at guitar center.

                  It's hard to argue with their return policy isn't it?
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                  • #10
                    I heard that every Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Target is closing. Is that true?

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                      • #12
                        Oh I hadn't even thought of a closeout sale.

                        I just want those mofos out of a job!


                        I don't know whether I dislike any retail establishment enough to say that I want to see the people that work there out of a job. Are there some things about GC that we, inevitably, all hate? Definitely, but not that much.

                        Closeout deals? I hope so, but anything like a fire sale is unlikely. They'll probably just ship most of the inventory elsewhere. The deals will probably be on stuff they couldn't give away anyways.
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                        • #13


                          The Fairfax store always seemed like at a waste of time, there was never anything there.

                          Still, the Seven Corners store was always a pain in my ass. They were one of the stores that would "unbundle" and sale you the case for an additional cost.

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                          • #14
                            I don't wish them out of a job because they work at GC.

                            They are mofos and should be out of a job, period.

                            Shop at the Fairfax store and then tell me I'm wrong.

                            They pissed me off in one visit so much I will never shop there again. I go to a different GC with good people.
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                              The Fairfax store always seemed like at awaste of time, there was never anything there.

                              Still, the Seven Corners store was always a pain in my ass. They were one of the stores that would "unbundle" and sale you the case for an additional cost.


                              hmmmm I thought all GCs "expoloded".

                              Dave at 7 Corners is the MAN!
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