Meanwhile...in Perth, Western Australia: Falcons up for grabs!!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by audept, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    So did you ever trade in your white/silver Hyundai Excel?
     
  2. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    I guess they're telling the Insurance Company that it's worth six grand.... (4184.10 U.S.).... maybe it is (?)
     
  3. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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  4. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

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    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    He walked right out of a music story with it?!
     
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  5. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
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  6. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Yeah that is the going rate for these here in aus, see them advertised used for around 5000 every now and then.
     
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  7. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    yeah I know - it's why I never buy any musical gear in Australia over $1000 that can be cheaply shipped :eek:
     
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  8. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    The same thing happened once while I was at Rainbow Guitars. I guy walked up to where the cash register is, near the front door, holding a guitar. Suddenly, a car pulled up just outside the door and the guy bolted.
     
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  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I love guitars and wish I had a lot more models ..... but really ?? I just don't know what posses a person to steal a guitar . To be so brazen to do such a thing is beyond me .
     
  10. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    And he stole a players edition Falcon.

    Stealing is wrong.... of course
    BUT if he’s gonna be a Falcon bandit, he shoulda went for a vintage select....
    Maybe that would be worth the jail time.
     
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  11. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Lol, I'm with you on that!
     
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  12. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    It was probly the only Falcon in the store Caleb :)
    You don't see many here cos at $5000-6000 they don't sell many.
    And all the Falcons I've seen in my State have been locked up in a glass cage :rolleyes:

    There's 1 store on sth coast of NSW at Nowra I know well that has every guitar worth over $1500 in a separate room that is locked. Due to exhorbitant prices here there's really nothing there of interest to me under $1500 in this store - everything under $1500 is just crap.

    They had a few Gretsch in the locked section you can see from the shop window in the street.
    So I asked to be let in and ....... no BS ... they refused me entry even supervised hahaha.

    So I asked - what if I'm a millionaire and want to buy a new Gretsch from you. Do you expect me to buy it without inspection or testing it out first. They replied - you can look at it through the window before buying if you want.

    I said thanks very much - you don't sell many good guitars here do you and walked away laughing :rolleyes:
     
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  13. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    No bandits gettin’ their greasy paws on those guitars!
    No potential buyers either!
     
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  14. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Right on :D
    Which begs the question - what's the point of having them in the store at all ??
     
  15. 1883

    1883 Gretschie

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    Apr 12, 2015
    Aotearoa
  16. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    nah I'm a very ordinary singer - do a few background vocals is all :)
    I'm playing guitars, bass and recording productions on those 2.

    Where in NZ are you?
     
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  17. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just saw a post on Facebook about this . At least they have a photo of the thief
     
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  18. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Never expected them to fly out the door at those prices.........
     
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  19. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Cameras nearly everywhere today. Google Maps takes occasional aerial photos, I once saw myself in one in my back yard. I've often wished there were live satellite views, thought it would be cool, wave at myself. Of course the Government has those but it isn't my yard that they're interested in....
     
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