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Offline alalala

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Hi guys, just want to start a thread to post your frustrations sa mga music stores dito sa Pinas, what the stores here are lacking or missing, vice versa. Just hope this does not turn out to be a hate thread, he he, just venting what we would hope for in music stores here in the Philippines!!  For me personally, fretwire!! laging wala or meron man, lagi puro medium lang!! he he.

Cheers!!
« Last Edit: January 04, 2008, 07:46:14 AM by alalala »
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Offline el dorko

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008, 01:12:10 AM »
Hi guys, just want to start a thread to post your frustrations sa mga music stores dito sa Pinas, what the stores here are lacking or missing, vice versa. For me personally, fretwire!! laging wala or meron man, lagi puro medium lang!! he he.

Cheers!!

hehe, buti nung nagparefret ako sayo sir al medium yung pinakabit ko  :-D

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008, 01:27:28 AM »
Obviously.... Walang spare parts!!! Ni tubes eh di sila nagsto-stock!!! Pero benta naman nang benta ng tube amps!
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008, 01:52:26 AM »
yung mga sikat lang na brands talaga nandito... not too much variety, though there is variety within a certain brand, katulad ng ibanez. tambakan ng ibanez yung audiophile sa cubao eh.  :-o

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008, 04:58:32 AM »
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  :-(


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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008, 05:11:42 AM »
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  :-(

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008, 07:30:41 AM »
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hehe, buti nung nagparefret ako sayo sir al medium yung pinakabit ko 


he he, okay rin naman medium kaya lang daming naghahanap ng jumbo frets!
 
Saka ang generic ng mga trems na tinda dito lalo na sa mga stalls sa Raon/Sta. Mesa!! Obviously they don't respond to customer feedback, tama si
Sir Poundcake, benta na lang ng benta.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2008, 07:37:37 AM by alalala »
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008, 07:33:49 AM »
frustrations? my real frustration is with myself....

so much gear i can't afford... :-(
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2008, 07:37:01 AM »
Yeah, I fall under that category too, the good stuff is almost always out of reach!!  Blood, sweat and tears ang katapat.
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2008, 07:39:58 AM »
Obviously.... Walang spare parts!!! Ni tubes eh di sila nagsto-stock!!! Pero benta naman nang benta ng tube amps!

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2008, 07:41:58 AM »
uhm paminsan unreasobnable talaga ang patong.. :( or wala talaga masyadong available rin.. kadalasan order pa..

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2008, 07:45:45 AM »
hehe ako naman nahihirapan ako makahanap ng magandang klaseng pots, kung meron man masyadong mahal!
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2008, 07:46:19 AM »
their customer service in general leaves much to be desired, daming stores na masusungit yung staff, lalo na pag pick murang stuff lang like picks,strings tsaka sticks lang bibilhin mo, di ka masyadong papansinin. and their after-sales service e medyo nakakainis, aside from kulang lagi sa spare parts.

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2008, 08:01:44 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.
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2008, 08:07:27 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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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2008, 08:10:33 AM »
he he, how about this line: " Brand new ho ito, reconditioned" Sounds familiar? Do these people know what they're talking about?

encountered that! kainis diba.

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2008, 08:27:41 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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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2008, 09:04:34 AM »
he he, how about this line: " Brand new ho ito, reconditioned" Sounds familiar? Do these people know what they're talking about?

bnew recon? parang celphone ah  :evil:
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2008, 09:15:33 AM »
LAKI NG MGA PATONG!! parang 100 dollars lang magiging 7k pesos na!? parang dinalawa....

sama na natin mga record bars.....

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2008, 09:20:30 AM »
On the customer service side, di ko feel ang much satisfaction gaya ng na-feel ko ng magpunta ako sa Music Vox, Akihabara, Tokyo.. Grabe kahit anung mamahaling gamit pwede mong itest at ndi sila naiirita kahit marami kang tanong at small amounts lang ang bibilihin mo..
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2008, 09:29:52 AM »
hindi updated and websites nila like prices,kung may bago or kung ubos na.
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2008, 09:53:47 AM »
Walang Jackson guitars!

grrrrrrrr!

Offline alalala

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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2008, 09:57:03 AM »
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Walang Jackson guitars!

That seems to be the trend....
when stocks run out, they usually don't know when the next batch will arrive or if there even is a next batch at all.
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Re: What are your frustrations regarding music stores in the Philippines?
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2008, 10:06:51 AM »
LAKI NG MGA PATONG!! parang 100 dollars lang magiging 7k pesos na!? parang dinalawa....

sama na natin mga record bars.....

PURO MAINSTREAM MUSIC LANG MERON!!!

based on my computations and observations, yung patong nila is usually approx. 80% of the internet price (depende pa yon sa exchange rate nung time na kinuha nila yung item). there are some exceptions of course like some of the ibanez guitars in audiophile. ok yung mga prices nila don. sa PJC rin minsan medyo ok (approx. 44% from the internet price). sa everymusic they're pretty much current with exchange rate, tapos yon, add the 44%, you get their price.

i could be wrong but yeah, this is what i use in case i'm too lazy to the store to ask for the price of a specific item.
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2008, 10:13:50 AM »
High prices limited choices :-D
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