Impossible to get a guitar!

#1 Edited by Wadawoodo (56 posts) -

So I was never into Rock band when it first came out but the other night I had a thought that I would like to try it out.

So on whim I decided to buy Rock band 3 on Xbox on Demand with the thought that tomorrow I would head out and pick up a cheap guitar from a second hand store or one of the big chains. How wrong I was. I went to a total of 12 stores in and about London and you can't get a Rock band/Guitar Hero World Tour guitar for love nor money.

Next step the internet Amazon has none at any where near a reasonable price and ebay is not proving fruitful either! I don't trust buying CeX online as I used to work their and I know how shit they are with online orders.

Any ideas on how the hell I get hold of a guitar?

#2 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Wadawoodo: Craigslist?

#3 Edited by BleedingStarX (279 posts) -

Online is the best bet, I bought a GH Wired Guitar off Amazon around a year ago for around £35. May be more than you're willing to pay but unfortunately thats the price of them.

#4 Posted by GunstarRed (4997 posts) -

Yep. Really, really hard to get one in the UK. I had to wait two weeks for a decent listing on ebay. You would have thought people would be giving them away, but no, it's really hard to get one... for a reasonable price anyway.

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#5 Edited by Wadawoodo (56 posts) -

@Napalm: Craigslist and it's more popular UK equivalent Gumtree left me high and dry unfortunately.

@BleedingStarX: I was hoping to pay less than that but It doesn't seem like I'm going to have much luck for anything less so I may have to bite the bullet. The cheapest one I can find on Amazon is £80. There is one on there for £1000!!!

#6 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Wadawoodo said:

@Napalm: ...more popular UK equivalent Gumtree left me high and dry [...]

I think you visited the wrong part of the website.

#7 Posted by Wadawoodo (56 posts) -

@GunstarRed: I'm genuinely shocked by how hard they are to get hold of. I thought places like CEX would be swimming in them.

#8 Posted by GunstarRed (4997 posts) -

@Wadawoodo: I have a wired RB 1 controller and a Guitar Hero one that doesn't belong to me. I'd be tempted to part with one if they weren't so hard to get.

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#9 Posted by dekkadekkadekka (725 posts) -
#10 Posted by Wadawoodo (56 posts) -

@dekkadekkadekka: Yeah I saw them on CEX but as I said I really don't know if I can trust CEX because of their terrible order system. I used to work for them and our store just ignored the online orders.

#11 Posted by dekkadekkadekka (725 posts) -

@Wadawoodo said:

@dekkadekkadekka: Yeah I saw them on CEX but as I said I really don't know if I can trust CEX because of their terrible order system. I used to work for them and our store just ignored the online orders.

Whoops, skipped over that part of the original post. Sorry dude, that sucks.

#12 Posted by mercutio123 (466 posts) -
@Wadawoodo: The Kingston Cex used so always have loads in stock as I recall, they tend to be pretty good for hardware, phone them?
#13 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Opens Closet....Killed by tsunami of plastic instruments

#14 Edited by Ben_H (3296 posts) -

I couldn't find a Guitar Hero 2 guitar anywhere, and I even remember seeing them in the past at stores I checked at. They must have thrown them out or something. 
 
Edit: Looked an Canadian Ebay and only found 1 Xbox 360 GH2 Explorer (this came with the game and box and everything) other than a set with a BIN of over $130. On Amazon it is new for $490... 
  
It is so crazy because EB games used to just have a pile of them in the corner for like $15, now they have nothing yet they sell the games.

#16 Posted by JJWeatherman (14557 posts) -

If you'd want a Rock Band 1 guitar that kinda barely works anymore, I'd send it to you for the cost of shipping, haha.

#17 Posted by Time_Lord (714 posts) -

I had I think six guitars all up but then i moved last year and dumped them no more plastic crap please.

#18 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3719 posts) -

Right now I'm wondering how much I can get for my complete Beatles Rock Band set of instruments, plus game... Hmmm.

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