Dealers commenting favourably on products they stock

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  • stevebrumstevebrum Frets: 4378
    edited December 4
    thegummy said:
    stevebrum said:
    Lebarque said:
    fftc said:
    I don't mind what folk say as long as any commercial interest is declared, then you can decide for yourself whether you are reading honest advice or salesman patter.

    That's the thing though. Commercial interest is often not declared.
    Lebarque said:
    ^ Yep, correct. I'm talking about on Fretboard forum only.

    What is the problem? Forget the cryptic shit. If you’ve got an issue with someone say it to them/us/the admin as appropriate.
    That's a bit confrontational, maybe it's not about one specific person in, it's just in general?
    Apologies for my direct approach but in my opinion the OP is going round the houses and has nothing to offer by way of a real explanation to the point he’s trying to get across. 

    I’m not being confrontational - I  just can’t be bothered to guess what this post is actually about and would rather be told. 
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  • jellyrolljellyroll Frets: 2246
    edited December 4
    I'm selling my Calvin Klein ...coz they're pants
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 1126
    No one selling anything in the classifieds here ever says the reason they’re selling something is because it’s rubbish. I’d expect any commercial enterprises that post here to be positive about the goods or services they sell.
    Well, there's someone on BC who just sold a bass by saying it was rubbish!
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  • Feel like i should get out from my hiding place and pipe up here...

    one of the golden rules of business is to never slag off a competitor cos quite frankly, it makes you look like a knob. Should just concentrate on your own game and not worry about what other businesses do. 

    saying that, I’ve not seen any businesses on here recently promoting their own products/services other than what’s posted in the “made in the UK” section, or the odd clear out post in the parts for sale section. Nor any businesses slagging off another business over what they do or don’t stock. 
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  • MoominpapaMoominpapa Frets: 548
    saying that, I’ve not seen any businesses on here recently promoting their own products/services other than what’s posted in the “made in the UK” section, or the odd clear out post in the parts for sale section. Nor any businesses slagging off another business over what they do or don’t stock. 

    I agree, and it sort of chimes in with what @stevebrum said. Can we get some specific examples of "dealers commenting favourably on products they stock (sometimes exclusively) on here recently", so that we know what we're talking about here?
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  • LebarqueLebarque Frets: 929
    saying that, I’ve not seen any businesses on here recently promoting their own products/services other than what’s posted in the “made in the UK” section, or the odd clear out post in the parts for sale section. Nor any businesses slagging off another business over what they do or don’t stock. 

    I agree, and it sort of chimes in with what @stevebrum said. Can we get some specific examples of "dealers commenting favourably on products they stock (sometimes exclusively) on here recently", so that we know what we're talking about here?
    No, I'm not interested in witch hunts or tarnishing people's reputations based on my opinion, which may be right or wrong in the majority's eyes. Enough people have chimed in here saying that this practice doesn't bother them, so I'm happy to leave it there.
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  • BillKatBillKat Frets: 1120
    No one selling anything in the classifieds here ever says the reason they’re selling something is because it’s rubbish.

    http://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/93071/fs-cheap-sh-t-you-dont-want

    Damn, I was doing it wrong : )


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  • Dan_HalenDan_Halen Frets: 91
    Not really sure of the point of the post. Someone bigging up something they're selling should always be taken with a pinch of salt. They might be genuine, they might not so don't take it at face value unless you know and trust the source. To me at least, that's common sense that should be applied when buying literally anything.

    Something has annoyed you enough to create a thread alluding to a dealer(s) not being completely open but surely you were expecting to be asked for an example? Otherwise, the thread might as well of been called 'who'd buy sand in the desert?'.
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  • Fifty9Fifty9 Frets: 131
    edited December 5
    Ultimately dealers will buy stuff they believe will sell. Because it’s good and in demand by the market.

    Sure some will push stock they think they can get margins on but overall, even cheap guitars are generally pretty good these days so it’s quite hard / rare to get total flops.
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  • BarnezyBarnezy Frets: 65
    There are marketing bots now that can post comments on forums like this automated and for he purpose of driving sales. Might not even be a real person behind the comments. 
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  • GuyRGuyR Frets: 217
    After an admittedly not comprehensive search, the only comment I could find from a dealer about their own stock was this from @Guitars4you in the thread about vintage prices on reverb. He says;

    "I have a used antiqua Strat in stock at the moment - clean enough and all original - but a total dog to play, compared with many other Strats on the market today, from various factories"

    based on the 2 Antigua strats i have tried, I think he is being overly favourable
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 4760
    GuyR said:
    After an admittedly not comprehensive search, the only comment I could find from a dealer about their own stock was this from @Guitars4you in the thread about vintage prices on reverb. He says;

    "I have a used antiqua Strat in stock at the moment - clean enough and all original - but a total dog to play, compared with many other Strats on the market today, from various factories"

    based on the 2 Antigua strats i have tried, I think he is being overly favourable
    I know it became a ' shop promo' but within the rest of the content on the OP, the comment was made to high light the poor quality of many mid to late 70's Strats, compared to the vintage market - I was certainly not trying to jazz up and sell 'this highly desirable Strat that plays like butter' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • GuyRGuyR Frets: 217
    GuyR said:
    After an admittedly not comprehensive search, the only comment I could find from a dealer about their own stock was this from @Guitars4you in the thread about vintage prices on reverb. He says;

    "I have a used antiqua Strat in stock at the moment - clean enough and all original - but a total dog to play, compared with many other Strats on the market today, from various factories"

    based on the 2 Antigua strats i have tried, I think he is being overly favourable
    I know it became a ' shop promo' but within the rest of the content on the OP, the comment was made to high light the poor quality of many mid to late 70's Strats, compared to the vintage market - I was certainly not trying to jazz up and sell 'this highly desirable Strat that plays like butter' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You certainly weren't and your candour does you great credit. 
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