How much off the retail price for this Custom 24?

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  1. mynameistim

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    Hi,

    I just bought a PRS Custom 24 Wood Library from an Online Shop.
    It retailed for 5,290€ Here are some photos:

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    Since this Guitar hung around in the shop for some while, it had some minor paint burst at the body.
    They offered me 290€ off for this.

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    I now discovered that there are 3 more flaws:

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    How much do you think, would be a reasonable discount for these?

    I'd really like to keep this one. I really dig the Purple Mist, Hybrid Hardware and Paua Inlays on this. :)

    Thanks for the help
    Tim
     
  2. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Unfortunately, discussing retail prices is not allowed on this forum.
     
  3. mynameistim

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    Oh okay sorry. I have seemed to overlooked this.
     
  4. Gigi

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    not acceptable for me for a brand new instrument of this level.
    expecially the last and the one on the binding.
    I wouldn't have bought it for that price.
     
  5. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    This is an easy one. If it's a new guitar, ask the PTC for a price to make it factory new again. That is the amount I would ask for (not a dime less) and be prepared to return it for a full refund.

    If it's a used guitar, all bets are off.
     
  6. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Those flaws constitute “demo” condition, IMO. A little more discount for that ding is certainly justified. But we don’t talk actual prices around here.
     
  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    The specs say Purple Mist.

    Are you photos true to the colour of the guitar? If so, there may have been some fading in the top.

    Just something to think about.
     
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    Yes I actually also wondered, it almost looks like CB in natural light. There defo might have been some fading.
     
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    SupremeDalek Exterminate!

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    The paperwork and the serial say 2016... It's used. If you like it, keep it and play it. If not, return it.
     
  10. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    If he got it from a dealer, could be New Old Stock with a warranty - but more likely not.
     
  11. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    it sure looks used... and should be priced as used.
     
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  12. mynameistim

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    Actually they are offering me full warranty for it.
     
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  13. Gigi

    Gigi New Member

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    What are you going to do with a warranty?
    There is no need for a warranty if a guitar is normally cared for.

    If it's used you have been ripped off...
     
  14. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    If the dealer is offering a warranty, are they prepared to pay for the repairs?
     
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