At this point I am never making a major purchase at Guitar Center again. Their trade in policy is a joke especially to customers who have been purchasing for years. I tried trading a decently valued US made guitar for a foreign one, well within the same price range. They made an insulting offer for the trade and blamed it on, of course, the recession.
They're absolutely right! There is a recession! That's why when I was there to trade that night there were NO customers in the store! But this is not due to the recession alone. Several musicians are getting sick and tired of being robbed and cheated with Guitar Center's complete lack of respect to the music community which they court for business.
From now on, any major purchase I will be doing will be with American musical Supply, zZounds, even Best Buy! No more Guitar Center!
Pros: Lots of guitars
Cons: Rip off policies, broken merchandise sold to customers, no g