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Oct 22, 2020 - 3:24:01 PM
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2 posts since 10/22/2020

Does anyone know why the Deering Goodtime 2 banjos are cheaper in stores than on their website? Website lists $799 local shop is selling for $679. Thanks. Just so y'all know I'm planning on buying from the shop anyway I'm just curious if the ones on deerings site are a new model or something like that. Thanks.

Oct 22, 2020 - 3:37:04 PM

1 posts since 9/3/2019

Usually, manufacturers protect their distributors by charging a higher "factory direct" price.

Oct 22, 2020 - 3:40:10 PM
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289 posts since 10/4/2018

The price on the Deering website is meaningless. It is probably inflated so you see one elsewhere and it tricks you into thinking you are getting a great deal. If you want a great deal on a Deering Goodtime 2, get a used Recording King RK-35 instead. You will be so much happier in a year or two when you start to appreciate banjos.

Oct 22, 2020 - 4:40:47 PM

2 posts since 10/22/2020

What's wrong with them?

Oct 22, 2020 - 5:32:22 PM



966 posts since 8/30/2012

MSRP is always higher than actual retail price.

Oct 22, 2020 - 8:11:03 PM

1361 posts since 2/4/2013

Originally posted by Stephenwolf

What's wrong with them?

No tone ring, no truss rod, no fretboard. I'm not sure about the fretboard thing but there must be a reason string instruments generally have fretboards.

Oct 22, 2020 - 11:43:23 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)


24101 posts since 6/25/2005

Think about what David Yeary said. A factory maker (which Deering is could not finddealers if it competed directly with them. So the dealer can discount From “list”and be assured the manufacturer won’t be competing with her or him on price.

Oct 23, 2020 - 4:49:11 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)


25127 posts since 8/3/2003

You'll find that to be true with most manufactured products, be they banjos, vacuums or TVs. The items is almost always much more expensive at the place it was made than in the stores.

Oct 23, 2020 - 10:38:19 AM

1000 posts since 12/8/2006

I don't think that manufactures should even list their products for sale through their own website. They should give a detailed description of each product and a list of the dealers where they are available. That's it! Paul

Oct 25, 2020 - 3:15:10 PM

71 posts since 9/23/2019

And I still think they're about $600 too much.

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