the horror..... the horror.... of buying and selling gear

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Whatizitman, May 20, 2019.

  1. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, You're right. I didn't mention it because that hasn't been my experience, as I try to sell for reasonable prices. I had pedals listed here recently. I listed them 10.00 to 25.00 less than the lowest listing on Reverb and eBay, but no luck. That's always been my approach, but over the last few years, if I'm not willing to give things away, no one is interested. My Xotic SP compressor for 90.00 shipping included in price? Never moved. (that's just one example among many)
     
  2. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    My guess though is you were operating like a shop.

    Dealing in volume.

    Buying 30-50% of retail.

    Selling 60-70% of new retail.

    My point is that it makes no sense to me when some dude gets all pissed off GC “only” gives him 40% of new retail on his used LP. Hell, what does he think their COST is on a new unit from Gibson?
     
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  3. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    What is this "crash" you speak of?

    When forum members began incessantly claiming that their Squiers were better than any CS Fenders?

    Seems now there are so many durn barely used cheap guitars on the market nobody can sell them for what they're worth.
     
  4. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Tele-Afflicted

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    Will do.
     
  5. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Tele-Afflicted

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    Yep. Charities are not-for-profit organizations. They are businesses, period. People set them up and/or work in management for careers just like the rest of us losers. Real do-gooders go broke doing good.
     
  6. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

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    Yep.

    Same with automobiles.
     
  7. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Tele-Afflicted

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    I actually don't necessarily agree. I have no problem buying new gear and cars. I just do so with the plan of keeping them for a long time. I don't understand the revolving door flip, need the next new thing, thing.
     
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