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Who Bought Something Because of The Quarantine? If So, What?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by guitarist232345, Mar 22, 2020.

Did the quarantine make you buy something you wouldn't have bought otherwise?

  1. Yes

    133 vote(s)
    44.2%
  2. No

    122 vote(s)
    40.5%
  3. I have my eye on something that I want even more due to quarantine

    46 vote(s)
    15.3%
  1. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Thanks my friend. Really, thank you.
    I am in good health and my friends and family too. Can't wait to put my hands on the Junior but I have some nice telecasters that are helping me not to get crazy.

    Life will be incredibly beautiful once we sort it out. We can do it and we will do it!
     
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  2. ferdtuff

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    Take that "money" and buy gold.
     
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  3. bondoman

    bondoman Tele-Holic

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    Business as usual for me. Already have too much gear and here in disaster prone CA. its always wise to be stocked up on essentials so no needs there. Also no chance of furlough or lay off as my job is considered essential to infrastructure and emergency response. Although not so essential that I wouldn't burn off about 3 months of accumulated leave if it does hit the fan.
     
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  4. Wrighty

    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    I’ve bought nothing, my income is mainly from a pension pot that’s diminishing in front of my eyes. It’s nothing like desperate yet but that and the fact that my wife has had to close her performing arts school (only temporarily we hope) means that I’ve got no stomach for splashing out on guitars or ‘stuff’. Mind you, at home in quarantine, I am at least able to use and thus justify my earlier purchases!
     
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  5. nick0

    nick0 Tele-Meister

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    Screenshot_2020-03-22-18-46-50-01.jpeg this is on my wish list
     
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  6. Wrighty

    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    True but, hey guys, let’s not screw the needy, fair prices should be the order of the day. Could you really get enjoyment from playing someone’s pride and joy tgat you’d got for a knockdown price because they were desperate?
     
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  7. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes, I could !!!
    I have let stuff go at great prices when cash desperate ... and I hope it was loved and appreciated by the buyer ...
     
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    I've never once held a gun to anyone's head to force them to sell me a guitar at a low price.
     
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  9. Wrighty

    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    Is that the original series? The latest CGI version has lost it’s ‘soul’. Once it was non violent and about a family helping out others. Now it’s mostly fighting against the evil Hood. Another ‘good’ kids programme, with a message, lost.
     
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    gimmeatele Tele-Holic

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    Literally just ordered a Fender marine layer reverb pedal for a project I am doing, mainly because I just heard here in Spain the quarantine has been extended for two more weeks, so have three weeks to fill
     
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  11. Wrighty

    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    Sorry, find that attitude kind of heartless. Still, it’s the seller’s prerogative to hold out for more I suppose.
     
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  12. Wrighty

    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    Good for you, in times like these there’s haggling and there’s kicking someone when they’re really down.
     
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  13. beyer160

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    I get lowballed all the time. I just say "no"- works every time.
     
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    While visiting my POBox I stopped at a deli and bought a sandwich.Too support the business during this time.They only did take out.No dine in.Also suggested I wait outside and they will bring me the meal. Heh.Town I live in has round 100k people. As of fri evening the city website had confirmed 2 cases of whatever it is going around.
     
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    Hey, when you need to pay the rent ... NOW ... you gotta wheel and deal and just do it ... I enjoyed giving someone a great deal and I didn't end up living in a dumpster with a bunch of nice gear ... If I happen on a great score, I consider it karmic payback ...
     
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  16. Wrighty

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    S’pose that’s the answer, if you can afford to turn away the money.
     
  17. Wrighty

    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    Fair comment
     
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    If you can't afford to turn away the money, isn't a lowball offer is a whole lot better than no offer?
     
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  19. telemnemonics

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    I've bought high and low, and I've sold high and low.
    At times I've felt bad to pay short money to a desperate seller but I don't think I've ever had plenty of cash and paid short money for gear I really wanted just because a seller was desperate.

    There have been times I paid less than I could afford for gear I didn't really want at the time because a desperate seller kept lowering the price to try to get me to buy.

    Once I bought a MKIV Boogie cheap and could only get $300 from the ATM on a weekend evening right on 48th ST after the music stores closed and the guy hadn't been able to get his price from Manny's etc.
    I agreed to give him the rest (I think another $200 as agreed) later and met him with the rest the next day.
    That was a steal but I didn't want or need it and he needed the money ASAP.
    Since he brought it into the big stores I didn't think it was stolen.

    Life is haaaarrrrrd!
     
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  20. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Money invested in gear or stocks etc is worth what you can get for it when you need to money.
    Pretty simple really.
    Lotta smart investors lost a lotta 401k etc, lots lost big in real estate, lots invested at the vintage gear price peak like when a BFTR was worth $3000 or whatever.
    What are Bursts doing now?
    Seems they hurt some buyers?

    Who to blame!
    Who to blame!!!
     
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