GC and MF sites down?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by MrWookiee, May 5, 2021.

  1. MrWookiee

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    When I tried to go to MF and GC sites just now I got "Access Denied" messages. Other sites qork fine, and GC/MF were okay this morning.
     
  2. amp360

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    Works fine for me
     
  3. mrcoffee23

    mrcoffee23 Gretschie

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    Both seem to be working.
     
  4. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

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  5. MrWookiee

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    Huh. Works now for me, too. Must've been a penalty for not paying enough guitar tax lately. :D
     
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  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Do you owe them money or something?
     
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  7. MotorCentaur

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    I had that issue with my credit union last week. You have to allow for "cross site tracking" on your browser. I wasn't too happy about it.
     
  8. Bob Perrone

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    Stop using Chrome, unless sites pay them to allow cross site tracking you'll have problems. Edge chromium(the new Edge) doesn't do that and is "freindlier" to you as far as intrusive tracking. Firefox is good too, but developers aren't coding to support Firefox, so they are a slowly killing it.
     
  9. The other day i called GC and asked about a floor model system they had on the floor for years. It has a slightly reduced price. Its a bose L1 model2 tower, which has been replaced with their newer systems, which look a lot like the older systems. Anyway the guy pushed the protection plan really hard. Three years for 380 dollars. I asked if the item was returnable like everything else they sell and told me no. ( i followed up later with another employee that told me if I didn’t like it or it broke, they would allow a return ). Anyway, Didnt make sense as its a still considered new, just a floor model. He kept pushing the three years plan, even though that maxed the price ridiculously higher than anyone would ever sell this thing for, and bose warranties last for quite a while. I eventually had to tell him i didnt think his store would be around in three years if i needed the service. He didnt know what to say. I didnt buy it.
     
  10. MrWookiee

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    Protection plans are a crap shoot and are almost pure profit for the vendor. I rarely buy them but have done so a few times with mixed results. It's kind of like buying a hard case. Would you put a $150 instrument in a $300 case? Probably not but you'd likely buy a $500 case for a $7k instrument without hesitation. I'm mostly talking vintage here; new high-zoot axe ought to come with a case.
     
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  11. MrWookiee

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    Btw I was using my droid phone to check the sites, so the browser was DuckDuckGo. It doesn't do no steenkin' cross-site stuff (unless you allow it).
     
  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Extended warranty" and "Protection Plan" are just money makers for a business. I quit a stereo sales job due to how the bosses pushed that nonsense. I felt guilty trying to upsell that nonsense. If the electronic product makes it past the first 90 days, then it'll likely last. If it doesn't, the standard warranty should cover it.

    It's just another version of, "We've been trying to reach you about your car's warranty".
     
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  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    And a jack plate and straplocks.
     
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  14. juks

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    What does cross site tracking mean?
     
  15. MotorCentaur

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  16. Sabato

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    I would never know if GC or MF sites were down because I would never try to go there.....
     
  17. juks

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  18. SAguitar

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    Uh-huh, you got it!
     
  19. SAguitar

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    For no great reason, this topic has brought an old Jimi tune to mind...

     
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  20. Archtops

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    Possibly up against the slat board on this. I believe GC has a huge debt problem.
     
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