Originally Posted by allencollins
250 a week? I don't think thats true. I know a couple guys that used to work at GC in Boston and they were makin like 45-50k a year. Not bad for retail
The 550 Boston GC store has about 40-45 employees at any given time. The top 5 might make 45K+/year, not including the Sales Manager, Ops Manager and Store Manager. Below #10 and down, you're probably just breaking draw by a few dollars. Below #20, you're at min wage. I worked there for a while, and unless something seriously has changed, I am very serious that those were the numbers from the sales roster.
The best deals from GC can come not from working there, but from having a good friend or connection there. I am serious. You can't just buy used gear on a whim there. Actually you aren't supposed to buy it generally at all. Anything over $500 purchase has to be cleared by the regional manager.
Have a friend that works there, and work a real job instead. They can ***** the gear out for anything they like nearly if they are an AM/DM or above. And then go to the stupid 'fire sales' that they have. That's when you can get stuff like a Urei 1176 for $500 and other crazy deals that I can't even express. The Boston GC is very good for this.
It is very very hard to count on consistently high sales. They happen on occasion, but it's on and off.
If you're going to take a min wage job, intern at a studio