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Offline jun_gats

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #50 on: January 07, 2008, 07:23:38 PM »
mayaya bang na sales man.. tindahang walang stock... dapat basta binebenta nila dapat may stock kasi di mo naman matetest kung gus2 mo ba tlga...

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #51 on: January 07, 2008, 07:40:09 PM »
yung pag tumitingin ako sa mga guitar stores
tpos may bumibili ng guitara kung ano-ano pa yung cnasabi na kagaguhan na di naman totoo..

Offline Shekoski

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2008, 11:22:40 PM »
+1 to spare parts coverage. Sana naman magkaroon ng celestion speakers and sets ng tubes. Pinagaawayan pa mga Sovteks sa AP.

More amps din dapat! Kulang tayo ng good selection of low-priced tube amps. Walang B52, Crate Palominos, Peavey Classic 30(Hindi na raw sila magstostock), Epiphone Valve Jr., etc.


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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2008, 11:42:15 PM »
To those complaining about high prices and say na "sobra" ang patong:

- US internet retailer prices have a very different cost structure that is made possible by a bunch of factors.

- Ano ba ang "correct" na patong para sa inyo?  Do you know what taxes, duties, opex, etc. need to be covered and accounted for when determining the mark-up?

You guys are being silly and unreasonable, probably due to simply not having any knowledge at all on what it takes to run a business.

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« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2008, 12:03:47 AM »
To those complaining about high prices and say na "sobra" ang patong:

- US internet retailer prices have a very different cost structure that is made possible by a bunch of factors.

- Ano ba ang "correct" na patong para sa inyo?  Do you know what taxes, duties, opex, etc. need to be covered and accounted for when determining the mark-up?

You guys are being silly and unreasonable, probably due to simply not having any knowledge at all on what it takes to run a business.

+1  :-)


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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2008, 08:47:14 AM »
he he, how about this line: " Brand new ho ito, reconditioned" Sounds familiar? Do these people know what they're talking about?
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Offline eders19

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2008, 10:07:14 AM »
Nobody likes to carry Gibson.... (why are they so afraid of Gibson anyway?)

it's not just because it's expensive. PRS guitars cost about the same yet JB carries. the reason why nobody carries gibson (and this is what i heard) is that they have a high quota for items sold na di kaya ma-meet ng market ng pilipinas. yupangco used to handle gibson but i heard they had to let go because of that reason.

the stores aren't exactly at fault here when it comes to the pricing. PRSman is right, customs are a pain for music stores.

maybe we should start asking guitar manufacturers to outsource their factory work and branding here, and avoid the customs taxation.
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Offline gitaristang_pusa

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2008, 10:25:13 AM »
hmmm.... may ilang mga music stores na feeling rockstar mga tindero hehehe...

but seriously, one of my frustration is that the philippines have a very small market for musicians/guitarist... so music stores are kinda scared to invest on a lot of good stuff... lalo na tayo mga pinoy, magaling tayo sa diy, e panu naman kung wala pyesa mabili, e di nka tiwang wang lang gitara natin na kating kati na tayo kalikutin... like example ako lang right now i'm having difficulty looking for a decent bridge for strat and a left handed bridge for strat... see... hehehe :)
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2008, 11:36:36 AM »
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What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
kahit walang interest sa musical instruments o di mahilig sa music, hn-hire nila as tindero sa shop!


p* p*tch - sm north scenario.

customer: sir ano po ba itong nasa likod ng amp? (pointing at the boxed spring reverb)

tindero: vacuum tube po yan sir

customer: aaahh... ganun po ba?

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2008, 02:33:13 AM »
minsan po nakakainis ung tipong bibili ka na sana tapos pag lapit mo sa equiptment eh puro alikabok nakakadiri pa minsan ung puro kalawang na ung strings.
yamaha so Mall of Asia ang mahal ng guitar pero yung string na nakakabit puro kalawang, parang matetetano ka pag ginamit mo, kaya cguro naluluma narin yung guitara, sayang d inaalagaan

Offline Allan_Reamillo

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2008, 05:30:32 AM »
yamaha so Mall of Asia ang mahal ng guitar pero yung string na nakakabit puro kalawang, parang matetetano ka pag ginamit mo, kaya cguro naluluma narin yung guitara, sayang d inaalagaan
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2008, 07:46:12 AM »
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gibson (and this is what i heard) is that they have a high quota for items sold na di kaya ma-meet ng market ng pilipinas. yupangco used to handle gibson but i heard they had to let go because of that reason

an enlightening topic concerning Gibsons, read on!

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2008, 08:05:58 AM »
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2008, 09:31:09 AM »
To those complaining about high prices and say na "sobra" ang patong:

- US internet retailer prices have a very different cost structure that is made possible by a bunch of factors.

- Ano ba ang "correct" na patong para sa inyo?  Do you know what taxes, duties, opex, etc. need to be covered and accounted for when determining the mark-up?

You guys are being silly and unreasonable, probably due to simply not having any knowledge at all on what it takes to run a business.

+1.  well said bro.  :-)

the reason why different music stores have different markups is probably due to differences in the taxes, duties, opex, etc. that they are being charged by their foreign partners.

remember that mark-ups are based on the costs they incur related to importations of the products they carry.  so it's natural to have higher prices because they incur more costs.

however, there is also the possibility that different music stores maintain different profit margins.  maybe the desired profit one music store wants may be lower/higher than the others, thus the reason for same products priced differently.  this is all up to the management of the music store.

for us consumers, it is our RESPONSIBILITY to be WISE consumers.  alam na nga na mataas ang mark-up ng isang store as compared to others, dun parin bibili.  it's not proper to buy in a music store and rant about their mark-ups afterwards.  :-)
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2008, 10:44:07 AM »
Kakulangan ng choices.  Yun lang.

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #65 on: January 10, 2008, 11:05:09 AM »
What about sales people who do not know how to conduct a product demo? You try to observe. Most of the time, when a prospective buyer wants to try out say an electric guitar, basta na lang isasalpak sa pinakamalapit na amp, which most of the time eh yung 10 watter na made in Timbuktu.

These people think na basta tumunog yung guitar ok na sa buyer. I remeber one time my son wanted to buy a PRS SE sa JB. The salesman plugged it into a small solid state amp (even if there were Marshall amps nearby). My son was very disappointed with the tone of the guitar tha came out of the small amp that he decided not to go thru with the purchase anymore. 

Why don't these people realize that the way to sell a guitar is demonstrate its full potential. You cannot do that by using a run of the mill amp.

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #66 on: March 05, 2008, 10:33:57 AM »


customer: sir ano po ba itong nasa likod ng amp? (pointing at the boxed spring reverb)

tindero: vacuum tube po yan sir

customer: aaahh... ganun po ba?


Vaccum tube amp... Hehehehe...
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #67 on: March 05, 2008, 11:06:03 AM »
Vaccum tube amp... Hehehehe...
ito ata yung pag-ginamit mo sisip-sipin yung guitaar mo, hehehe

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #68 on: March 05, 2008, 11:14:01 AM »


you call this a vacuum tube? :D

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #69 on: March 05, 2008, 02:49:18 PM »
Sa Shimamura at Ishibashii lahat puede mong ma-test. Gibs,PRS, Variax,Baker,Taylor kahit na yung 700,000 yen na Martin. ok lang. Minsan sasabihin sayo "di yan all solid wood" "that's made in China/Korea/mexico ganoon sila ka franka sa costumer.

Minsan nagtanong ako sa isang store (sa manila) kung solid top. "yes sir solid po yan !galing taiwan ang kahoy" pagkababa ng gitara, solid playwood pala!!
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« Reply #70 on: March 05, 2008, 02:57:24 PM »
price and how they treat customers na parang pick lang ang kayang bilhin sa store nila..hahaha!  :-D
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #71 on: March 05, 2008, 03:16:31 PM »
Snobby and ignoramus sales force.

Sa lahat ng nabilhan ko na stores (trust me, I've purchased quite a lot), si Jezrel of JB (long gone na sa JB, and IMO have the fastest fingers this side of the pond, with taste to boot! ) at Lowee of Yupangco lang ang accommodating.

So, ngayon, I order na lang online.. even strings.

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #72 on: March 05, 2008, 03:41:57 PM »
Hindi nila pina pa feel sa customer yung item na binebenta nila. Di tulad sa iba hindi mo pa binibili feeling mo sayo na. So ang hirap mag decide  :-(

+45!

actually nde consistent... i would have to say the better sales people would be the people who do knows how to play... then again.. meron pa din maaangas na kala mo magaling nga and are sooooo hard to talk with for questions.. even if you are that interested in buying the stuff it gives u second thoughts on buying it because you wouldn't want to give that man the credit on selling an item where he didn't even exerted any effort in selling it to u! :| i hope music store owners would start educating their sales personnel what the term "customer service" is.
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #73 on: March 05, 2008, 03:52:09 PM »
limited supply, limited brands, bad sales person (but not all), most important still no esp/ltd explorers!!!!

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #74 on: March 05, 2008, 05:21:28 PM »
Wala naman akng ganung reklamo sa presyo.... Limited supply lang siguro complain ko at damot mag pa-test.  :-)