Bender prices…

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Merc, Jan 15, 2022 at 9:36 AM.

  1. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Not sure if this has been posted because I’ve been busy with work and life.

    By now most likely know Fender just raised prices. But it sounds like they’re raising them again in July. Skip to 8 minutes in. Hmmm, could this affect your Gretsch prices as well since they distribute them… don’t know. But you may want to pick up that Gretsch you’ve been wanting before July unless someone knows for sure it doesn’t.

  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    The pandemic is a big booster for every industrie that deals with leasure-time or general home activities (except travelling).
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  3. DougWheeler74

    DougWheeler74 Synchromatic

    Jul 10, 2019
    NE Wisconsin, US
    I recently bought a new G2215-P90 and noticed that the retail price at recently jumped $50.00. I guess I shouldn't have procrastinated. :)
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  4. KaHOnas

    KaHOnas Electromatic

    And outdoor stuff. I tried buying a new mountain bike recently. Hah! Never mind.

    I'll just stay at home, drink beer and play guitar.
  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
  6. guitarfarm

    guitarfarm Country Gent

    Been toying with the idea of building another set of two-way speakers. While I was pondering, the prices of the Scan-Speak drivers went up about 20%. Puts the cost of the build at a little over $2k now. I'm afraid to look at the cost of the Mundorf Supreme capacitors.
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  7. Pre-ordered guitar came the past week. 6 months later.
    It now sells for $150 over my invoice price, MSRP.

    No low end of the road.

    Grab that Silver Sky now.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2022 at 1:43 PM
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  8. Landshark2020

    Landshark2020 Gretschie

    Sep 4, 2020
    Most Fenders have increased in price already, I was looking to buy a player strat, they were going for $799, now they are $849 at GC/MF.
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  9. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    Aug 14, 2011
    A good Bender can clean out your wallet, strand you in the middle of nowhere, and have you spittoon-diving for booze money.

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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    I only buy used,but they're going up too so I guess I'll not be buying much.
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  11. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    I was in a shop yesterday looking at a few guitars, wasn't buying so didn't focus on price as such but i did notice that the MIM player tele now has a retail price of 1500 Aud, which is ridiculous as a used 2015-18 american standard/special is that money in mint condition, not to mentuon i have seen the new performer teles not even fetch that used as i know of one that went for 1000, and a 2020 vintera is currently forsale for 1300 and has been listed for almost a month.

    Why would you buy new at these prices when you can get an even better deal now used then you could a few years ago.
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  12. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    :D yeah, i was thinkin 60 to 500 bux for a good bender!
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  13. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    They just did one but the video states another increase coming in July. I guess that’s what shocked me. That’s two increases six months apart. And coming off new all time record profits the last two years.
  14. KaHOnas

    KaHOnas Electromatic

    Not to mention a possible small cost to your dignity and self-respect.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2022 at 5:10 PM
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  15. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Synchromatic

    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Heh yep, my friend got a brand spanking new HSS Player strat, was going on $880
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  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    How much does the CEO get? (Note that I didn't say "earn")
    It's happening all across the board, not just with guitars.
    The rich get richer...
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  17. The salesman foot in the door?
    Telling you you cannot afford to wait. Shark frenzy.

    If this is sales vs projected sales, then it was deliverable stock.
    Seriously, how much can it cost to make slab & throw on a few pick ups?
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2022 at 1:06 PM
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  18. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    hay @Merc .. " Bender prices " ......I've been on many a bender at the bar and purchase some high priced drink ....yuk yuk yuk :p
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  19. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    20211226_082248.jpg hunnid bux!
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  20. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    I don’t think it was intended for shark frenzy in the video. The way he hesitated stating it rhymes with Bender seems like he was leery on calling them out while discussing recent prices hikes in the market. I don’t believe it’s been publicly advertised for the July increases yet. But I could be wrong.
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