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Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal
      #614395 - 11/05/08 07:20 PM
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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: Microwave]
      #614400 - 11/05/08 07:32 PM
He's 'avin' laugh!!!

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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: Jed Stephens]
      #614467 - 11/05/08 10:28 PM
Quote Jed Stephens:

He's 'avin' laugh!!!




But consistent. Asking the same price for an Ashdown 4x12. And he has a 100% rating!!

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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: Microwave]
      #614517 - 12/05/08 06:53 AM
PMT is a chain of music shops, not a person. Obviously taking advantage of the Turnkey/SC demise to increase their prices a touch.


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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: Microwave]
      #614534 - 12/05/08 08:25 AM
That's a reasonable price but £20 postage is a little cheeky.

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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: Carlospresents...]
      #614535 - 12/05/08 08:28 AM
Quote Carlospresents...:

That's a reasonable price but £20 postage is a little cheeky.




Is it! Particularly sought after? Spill the beans.

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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: jellyjim]
      #614559 - 12/05/08 10:02 AM
Either the work experiance guy they assigned to puting up the auctions has cocked up, or they are using Ebay for advertising. They don't actualy want to sell those items through Ebay. They just want to get people to call them.

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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: Microwave]
      #614577 - 12/05/08 10:47 AM
It has been proven in psychological studies that people place more worth on an items fiscal value than its real world value.

Essentially if they leave it up there long enough some idiot will buy it because it’s obviously 25 times better than the £40 version.

Maybe we're all rats and its some kind of cunning experiment?


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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: Teleute]
      #614769 - 12/05/08 08:21 PM
Eeek!


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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: Microwave]
      #614866 - 13/05/08 07:20 AM
It would explain my cheese fixation ...

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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: Teleute]
      #614867 - 13/05/08 07:21 AM
Quote Teleute:

It has been proven in psychological studies that people place more worth on an items fiscal value than its real world value.




Didn't we sort of blow that myth recently with the whole 'overpriced guitar' thread?



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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: Microwave]
      #614893 - 13/05/08 08:51 AM
Depressingly were not just kidding ourselves that expensive is better, our brains actually lie to us about out experience and make the more expensive product appear genuinely better to us.

http://news-service.stanford.edu/pr/2008/pr-wine-011608.html

This is not the best study by any means it’s just the first one I could find without looking like I was doing to much work dodging.

This phenomena is well known by marketing types, hence Stella being `Reassuringly expensive`. A recent study showed that pubs normally sell more of the most expensive beer irrespective of what that beer is. If they then swap their prices and give it a week or two, suddenly everyone’s now drinking the new most expensive beer, even if they didn’t touch it when it was cheep.

But yeah a massively overpriced guitar is a different thing to some extent, less of an impulse buy, but a slightly over priced guitar can win the swing vote of the undecided punter.

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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: Teleute]
      #615079 - 13/05/08 03:08 PM
Quote Teleute:


. A recent study showed that pubs normally sell more of the most expensive beer irrespective of what that beer is. If they then swap their prices and give it a week or two, suddenly everyone’s now drinking the new most expensive beer, even if they didn’t touch it when it was cheep.






That wouldn't happen in Todmorden!

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Re: Now here's an upmarket distortion pedal new [Re: Teleute]
      #616388 - 16/05/08 07:19 PM
I don't buy the "expensive" argument especially for beer in pubs, no matter what you put here as the most expensive beer people will still be mostly drinking Bud and Miller Lite.

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