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  1. gs_triumph

    A bit of praise for Amazon

    I always fou d their customer service to be exemplary... Until I cancelled my prime subscription. Then returning anything, whether purchased as a prime customer or not became a proper pain in the rectum. I cancelled due to the reasons stated above about tax avoidance, competition, destroying high Street etc. And now only use them as a last resort.
  2. gs_triumph

    Bassless backing tracks

    +1 for Karaoke version
  3. gs_triumph

    Posting overseas

    I asked about PayPal gift but they want full fat PayPal. Fair play. I would too. My main concern is that they get the guitar and simply change their mind. File a not as described return request and I'm liable for the £60 return costs. I guess that's just the risk you run as a seller with PayPal.
  4. gs_triumph

    Posting overseas

    Guys, I've got a guitar listed on the sister site that someone in France would like to buy. They have agreed to the full price, no haggling plus £60 insured postage. Magic. Too easy? The buyer has litterally just signed up to the site then sent me the message about the guitar. Seems odd but it's an unusual guitar so perhaps not so odd. Ped has confirmed that they haven't spammed anyone else and that their IP locates them in France. All good. They want to pay via PayPal, fair play. I would too but that concerns me a bit knowing how PayPal conducts itself with favouring buyers in any conflict. Am I missing something here? Am I exposing myself to getting diddled? My first instinct is to say no as I don't want the hassle of sending abroad, I'm not desperate to sell - only listed it as there was something local I wanted to buy but that as months ago and long gone. A change might be nice tho.
  5. gs_triumph

    Good Grunge Bass

    I never thought Pearl jam fitted the grunge label. Soundgarden neither. Nor Alice in chains. They just happened to hail from the right area at the right time. I always had grunge down as being a more laid back approach to the songs. Dirty guitars. Sloppy playing. No guitar virtuosity. No blistering solos. A different version of punk really. Much like punk was the antidote to the prog rock of the seventies, grunge was the antidote to the big hair, leather trousers and fret wankery guitaring of the eighties.
  6. gs_triumph

    Anyone use a Clean boost pedal?

    I use a TC spark mini. I agree it adds a little treble.
  7. gs_triumph

    No Prices On New Guitars in PMT

    Interesting article. Certainly around here there is a growing "shop local" movement in general but that might just be the holistic middle classes shouting a little louder on local Facebook groups. There are more independent bakeries and bike shops than there have ever been around here. Maybe the tide is turning. Maybe the people are ready shed the big brands and pay a little more for good old fashioned service. However the music business does seem to be bucking this trend with record shops and instrument shops closing all over the place.
  8. gs_triumph

    No Prices On New Guitars in PMT

    I'm afraid the your frustration can only really be directed at those who voted to leave. Companies/individuals are only reacting to the result. This thread seems to have been derailed. Price tags eh!?! What happened to them? 😁
  9. gs_triumph

    No Prices On New Guitars in PMT

    That's true. It might not happen. ... But it might.
  10. gs_triumph

    No Prices On New Guitars in PMT

    Prices went up after the brexit vote because of a lack of confidence in the British economy by international currency traders leading to a decrease in the value of the GBP. If you're buying guitars and paying in USD and your currency is worth fewer USD than it was before, prices have to go up. Makes perfect sense.
  11. gs_triumph

    No Prices On New Guitars in PMT

    Apparently a price list is acceptable. I guess they could claim their web site is a price list.
  12. gs_triumph

    No Prices On New Guitars in PMT

    "If you’re a retailer, you must display: the price of products - this must be in sterling (pounds and pence) and include VAT where applicable the price of a single item (the ‘unit price’) for products that you sell loose metric measures (like kilograms, centimetres or litres) for unit pricing - except for some products (for example, beer is still sold in pints)" https://www.gov.uk/product-labelling-the-law
  13. gs_triumph

    No Prices On New Guitars in PMT

    I could be wrong but I believe this practice is not legal. Having been in retail for over twenty years it was always drummed into us that there is a legal requirement to clearly display the price of a product and trading standards backed this up several times when there were things went wrong. I seem to think there is a allowance for smaller stores, below a certain floor area, but I think that was in relation to the level of detail required to be displayed rather than being able to not display a price at all. I'm sure trading standards would be interested in this case.....
  14. gs_triumph

    Velcro! Which Way Round?

    The first cheapo pedal case I bought was lined with loop so there was only one way to go.
  15. American Babies album An Epic Battle Between Darkness and Light was probably the last to just grab me. Probably not to everyone's taste but it really got me. https://youtu.be/vIPAevNFwEE