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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Would you trust a long distance guitar swap via courier??

Just had a tempting offer of a guitar swap, Telecaster for my SG, but it'd be a case of us both posting our guitar via courier to each other. As I see it, there'd be no safeguards. Just don't feel easy about posting my guitar without having anything for it beforehand.

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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No way. Too much risk involved.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, I thought as much.

Thanks for your thoughts guys
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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Of course there's always a risk, at least with ebay there's some buyer protection. Your SG could end up being sold into some European sex slave situation..

Can we see the Telecaster? Just out of curiosity..
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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old January 30th, 2013, 11:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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sure - if the other guy was my dad. otherwise no way.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 12:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Is there a music shop that you could go through even if you both needed to kick in a few dollars to moderate the transaction? I have on a few occasions wanted to make a trade, but the trust issue got in the way. My thought was if the opportunity ever made its way to a trade again I would look into using my local music shop as the middleman.

Just a thought.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 12:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It depends. If it is some random person then no. But if it is someone you 'know' from a forum like this one and who is an established member, then yeah. Another forum I belong to has a rating system in its classified section, similar to the eBay rating system, and that can really help with making a decision like this.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 12:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Is this the only way to conduct this trade? Is the guitar too far to go do the trade in-person? Maybe if you just suggest this and ask for his physical address and he shucks and gives, you'd get a better feel for his intentions.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 12:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've done it on this board before.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 12:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Each of you can "buy" each guitar from one another. Detail what you're paying and how the guitar is represented. What it's supposed to be.

That way, if you don't get what you expect, you have some recourse via PayPal to at least get your money/expenditure back.

That's the only way I'd do it. Covers you both.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 01:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Does the other guy live in the UK?
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Old January 30th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've done it with a fellow TDPRI-er.
Both guitars got delivered and I think we were both happy with the swap.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Can we see the Telecaster? Just out of curiosity..
Here it is. You can see why I'm tempted, although I can't be bothered with the hassle of middlemen etc.

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I think I'll go for this 1988 Am Std. It's only a 15 mile meet up. Same swap deal.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 01:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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sure..as long as i get mine first...
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Old January 30th, 2013, 03:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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You could just send the neck first...and he could just send the body. After you are sure he is legit, then you send the body and he sends the neck.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 03:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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IF

You research (and speak with) the guy and he seems legit.

Every concievable scenario is thoroughly discussed with the guy (ie; you don't like his guitar/he doesn't like yours, what then?)

Your world wouldn't come crashing down if your guitar went away and you got nothing in return.



Then....it MIGHT be worth the risk.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 05:09 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Research the other guy's posts. That tells you a lot. I have done a trade with someone on strat talk who buys/sells/trades as much as I do and is very active there. When I sold a tele here, the buyer mentioned a few things that I said about the guitar specifically months earlier. Also helps if the other person uses the same screen name all over the web. Search my screen name for fun. You'll likely find plenty of posts in non-guitar forums.
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