Bait and switch!

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  1. Mike Drop

    Mike Drop Well-Known Member

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    Just dandy. The retailer I ordered from just sent an email saying they can't ship a new cabinet because its 'unavailable' (the site still shows its in stock and ready to ship). I think its because I got a hefty discount on the cab and now they're trying to crab-walk out of the deal by offering a 'open box' unit they admit shows wear and scratches. The unit they offer is in a music brick and mortar store. Not buying it.
    There is a open box mint condition 412 cab on the website. I'll take that one or cancel the order.
    Edit: I don't think I should mention the retailer on the open forum, but if anyone's interested I'll PM you.
    And yes, I'm attempting to cancel the order.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    whats store where?
     
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    Welcome to this, our online abode, Mr. Drop, Sir. :yesway:

    Whenever I get robbed, cheated and/or lied to, bait & switch is my preferred method.
    What's the name of the retailer? C'mon, out with it.
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  4. fitz288

    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    Perhaps it's Karma.
    Didn't you say you ordered an MX412 for a Lead 100 Mosfet head?
    Check the usual sites for a deal on a 412 with a little mileage, and maybe some better speakers?
     
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  5. Mike Drop

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    Wish I could afford a tube head. Guess I'll keep shopping. Already shopping the usual suspects.
     
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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    Nothin' wrong with a 3210.
    (some guys here horde those things)
    There's even some smaller 412 or 212 slants that Marshall has made that would look great with the Lead 100.
    MG cabs are cheap, and a good smaller cab that you can always get better speakers for.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    screw that, i would do a screen shot of the ad for my personal use and demand they
    provide the item they advertised. keep your word and i will continue to do business. screw me over
    and i will plaster the web with your shaddy BS practices.
     
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  8. Mike Drop

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    I let them know it was 'bait n' switch' and I think it made 'em nervous. Re-negotiated and got a better deal. The party is back on!
     
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    I told them that where I come from this is 'bait n' switch. Somebody squirmed a little, so they did some cypherin' and gave me a better deal. I get the (new) cabinet this week and the head the week after.
     
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    Maybe you want to add it to our Guitar Center thread? Dude, when you get F'd you don't then protect the identity of the store. ?? :scratch:

    Mike Drop the name on us!

    :fever:

    Jest kiddin'.

    :h5:
     
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    johnny q Well-Known Member

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    The "pen" is mightier than the sword!
     
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