Guy wants guitar back, how to say no, or not?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by etype, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. ladave

    ladave Tele-Holic

    Sep 25, 2017
    Los Angeles
    I have thought about doing what he did recently but restrained myself.

    Maybe he just thought it doesn't hurt to ask...for all he knows you might have buyers remorse and be happy to get rid of it.

    So I can't criticize him too much for asking. I would just do what others suggested and say thanks for the offer, and will keep you in mind if things change.
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  2. FLHT

    FLHT Tele-Meister

    Mar 25, 2019
    San Diego
    I'd just say sorry but I really like the guitar and I don't want to sell it. I wouldn't offer to give him first chance at it if I did decide to sell it. He'll most likely want it back for close to what he paid you for it, not what they're currently going for. I'd give a friend first right of refusal, but not a stranger.

    I'm really surprised by some of the replies here. Is it really that hard to be forthright and polite? I don't understand why people would rather make up a lie, than just be truthful. I also don't think there's anything wrong with the seller asking for it back. Maybe he was just thinking the buyer might not have liked it, and he'd love to have it back. He didn't make any demands, he just asked the buyer if he would be willing to sell it back. What's wrong with that?
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  3. Swampash&Tweed

    Swampash&Tweed Friend of Leo's

    Jun 22, 2011
    South Florida
    Unless you made a deal before hand......nope. Alls fair in love and war.

    Easy fix : sorry I dont own the guitar anymore. Traded it to a store , dont know where its at.
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