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  • #16
    Ugh. So I'm looking at more like $250 for the Yamaha?

    The Marshall is a friend's, so I can't play with the price.

    Thanks, guys! That helps!



    I wouldn't say $250... but certainly $400-500 is a place to start. I just don't know anyone who would spend $800 for a hardward 8 input recording device when a laptop can do the same thing.

    Remember depreciation is not what you perceive what it's worth... it's what fills the need and what people are wiling to pay for it.
    so over this signature BS!!!

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    • #17
      I just don't know anyone who would spend $800 for a hardward 8 input recording device when a laptop can do the same thing.


      I did, but I also bought a Cybertwin.
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      My cover band

      HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN'T WORK HARD

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      • #18
        Here's another tip. If you've ever sold anything on eBay perhaps you've seen the little drop option titled 'What's It Worth' (or similar). You paste in your item and eBay gives the average price the item has been selling for. I've found this to be uncannily acurate.
        Gotta have my Guitars, gotta have my Keyboards, gotta have my computers so I can record my Guitars & Keyboards!

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        • #19
          Here's another tip. If you've ever sold anything on eBay perhaps you've seen the little drop option titled 'What's It Worth' (or similar). You paste in your item and eBay gives the average price the item has been selling for. I've found this to be uncannily acurate.


          Nice! I didn't know they added that feature. Thanks!
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          My cover band

          HARD WORK BEATS TALENT WHEN TALENT DOESN'T WORK HARD

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          • #20
            I wouldn't say $250... but certainly $400-500 is a place to start. I just don't know anyone who would spend $800 for a hardward 8 input recording device when a laptop can do the same thing.

            Remember depreciation is not what you perceive what it's worth... it's what fills the need and what people are wiling to pay for it.


            Yep, especially when brand new hardware 8-tracks, even with CD burning capability and 40GB HD's nowadays can be had for an average of $400 - $600, $800 can probably get you a high-end 16 track recorder.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=73567" target="_blank">http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...m?bandID=73567</a><br />
            <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Soul-On-Tap-Band/163935200329034?ref=ts" target="_blank">Soul On Tap</a><br />
            <a href="http://www.coupedevilles.com/" target="_blank">The Coupe De Villes</a><br />
            <a href="http://chrisbeard1.com/drupal/" target="_blank">Chris Beard Band</a><br />
            <br />
            <b>current gear list</b>:<br />
            Yamaha MOX8, Korg Triton, Korg CX3, Korg X2, QSC K12, Rhodes Stage '73(needs new tines), Ventilator, Reason 3<br />
            <br />
            &quot;Leave the ego, play the music, love the people..&quot; - Luther Allison</div>

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            • #21
              Hey Mike, I've been trying to unload a marshall half-stack and acoustic guitar on CL for a while. I haven't listed it on fleabay simply because I'm not willing to get into the shipping and receiving nightmare that comes with music gear, especially a heavy amp.. best to keep it local, although, there is a huge scam going on in my area, that I suspect is a local pawn shop-

              for many *desirable* listings, like brand name stuff - let's say you post a sale for a metallic blue / white 1995 american strat, great condition, and a fair price at $1000 (**dunno if that's accurate, so gear snobs please don't correct me :P Just using that price as an example!)

              The next day another seller just HAPPENS to have a 1994 american strat green white or whatever.. but CLOSE to the same descript as yours.. for $600 !! pic too! How resourceful!

              Last time I listed my ovation, THREE ads for almost the identical guitar popped up, for HALF the price I was asking.

              Over the last six months, as I've posted my marshall half-stack, either a higher wattage ro better model marshall has popped up the same or next day, and at a slightly lower price.

              In every case, they ensure you don't get ANY real offers on your gear, so where do you go to sell your gear when you get desperate?

              Occam's razor.

              (edit) just realized my posting in my sig expired again argh.. I'm never gonna sell this stuff.
              Sig Fail

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              • #22
                Yep, especially when brand new hardware 8-tracks, even with CD burning capability and 40GB HD's nowadays can be had for an average of $400 - $600, $800 can probably get you a high-end 16 track recorder.


                My digital 8-track has a 40GB HDD, masters in WAV and exports the master(s) or track(s) in WAV via USB. Bought it new for $299 back in 2007.

                Technology just got cheap, fast. It's a shame, but at the same time, worked for me, I can do quick and easy scratch tracks by only pushing a button, export, convert to mp3 via my laptop and send to rest of band, whole process takes less than 10 minutes.
                Sig Fail

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                • #23


                  Last time I listed my ovation, THREE ads for almost the identical guitar popped up, for HALF the price I was asking.



                  Honestly, I think a lot of times people have stuff lying about, and forget about selling it. Your ad reminds them, and they realize they can take a bigger hit on price, so why not under cut you? Happens all the time on the DC CL.

                  I can't sell gear to save my life around here these days, and the regional unemployment rate is ~6.5%. For someplace more private business dependent, or being rocked by the housing dive, it's gotta be even worse. I AM doing a lot of horse trading though. Some times I come out ahead, sometimes I take a bath, but I usually at least getting rid of something I have tried but am dissatisfied with for some thing new I want to try (and quickly get dissatisfied with all over again )
                  <div class="signaturecontainer">Originally Posted by Kindness Ender_rpm makes a move for most intelligent life form on HCBF.</div>

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                  • #24
                    i sold a ton of stuff in second half of 2009, all via Craigslist. The keys:

                    1) You have to be persistent. Some stuff sells right away, some sits for months. It's a matter of waiting for someone with the need for what you're selling and the money in his pocket to find your ad. I re-listed unsold items every six or seven days. I rewrite the ads periodically to keep readers from dismissing repeated ads out of familiarity.

                    2) Some will argue with this, but it has worked for me: list your phone number instead of allowing sellers to reach you via email. This seems to weed out the tire kickers and the flakes. On the phone you can find out in two minutes whether you can expect the deal to close. Via email, you're never sure...

                    3) Price reasonably. For current-production gear I always ask about 70% of current street price. For gear that's being closed out by the manufacturer, same thing. That can sting at blow-out prices, but no one's going to buy used for nearly the same cost as new. If I'm not in hurry I'll wait until several months after the blow-out sale clears unsold inventory, then price at 70% of the last street price before the blow-out sale. For older gear I use EBay as a guide: I look at recent sales, throw away the outliers (unusually high and low sale prices) and set my price somewhere in the middle of what's left.

                    3) Always set a firm price. Every one of my Craigslist ads says "prices are firm". Buyers - especially the ones willing to make a phone call - won't try to float a lowball offer if you establish that your prices are firm. Depending upon my situation I might be willing to entertain a slightly lower offer, but never more than five or ten percent less than my advertised price.

                    4) Establish that you're interested in closing the deal. I can understand that folks want to try before they buy, and I certainly accommodate that desire. I always make it clear that my gear is *for sale*, not for random CL flakes to "try out" in my living room. When someone calls for the first time I tell them, "Yes the ___ is still available. When would you like to come by and pick it up? I'm available ___ and ___." Callers who are "just curious" usually admit their intent when presented with having to choose a date and time to complete a purchase. If the gear in question is unusual, I'll often accommodate reasonable requests to satisfy a buyer's curiosity; more often than not a sale follows. I generally encourage tire kickers to "try out" readily-available gear somewhere else.
                    <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;There is no best in music.&quot;<br />
                    -- Neil Young, 1987<br />
                    <br />
                    <a href="http://lamkins-guitar.com/" target="_blank">My music pages</a></div>

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                    • #25
                      My digital 8-track has a 40GB HDD, masters in WAV and exports the master(s) or track(s) in WAV via USB. Bought it new for $299 back in 2007.

                      Technology just got cheap, fast. It's a shame, but at the same time, worked for me, I can do quick and easy scratch tracks by only pushing a button, export, convert to mp3 via my laptop and send to rest of band, whole process takes less than 10 minutes.


                      It's funny, I still have my Fostex DMT-8vL 8-track that I bought for $1,100 in '98 and still use it for monitoring input levels and recording audio from Reason, as well as some scratch tracks. Of course, unfortunately no USB, so there's the tedious task of unplugging and reconnecting patch cables.
                      <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=73567" target="_blank">http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...m?bandID=73567</a><br />
                      <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Soul-On-Tap-Band/163935200329034?ref=ts" target="_blank">Soul On Tap</a><br />
                      <a href="http://www.coupedevilles.com/" target="_blank">The Coupe De Villes</a><br />
                      <a href="http://chrisbeard1.com/drupal/" target="_blank">Chris Beard Band</a><br />
                      <br />
                      <b>current gear list</b>:<br />
                      Yamaha MOX8, Korg Triton, Korg CX3, Korg X2, QSC K12, Rhodes Stage '73(needs new tines), Ventilator, Reason 3<br />
                      <br />
                      &quot;Leave the ego, play the music, love the people..&quot; - Luther Allison</div>

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                      • #26
                        It's funny, I still have my Fostex DMT-8vL 8-track that I bought for $1,100 in '98 and still use it for monitoring input levels and recording audio from Reason, as well as some scratch tracks. Of course, unfortunately no USB, so there's the tedious task of unplugging and reconnecting patch cables.


                        USB killed a lot of tech items and then later USB2 put the nail in the coffin.
                        Gotta have my Guitars, gotta have my Keyboards, gotta have my computers so I can record my Guitars & Keyboards!

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                        • #27
                          Yeah
                          stuff's not moving well
                          Most of my CL stuff is priced at least 20% lower than what typical used stuff is and they still wanna ask for less...most buyers have gotten some real bargains from me in the last 2 months. 70% of my stuff has not moved.

                          The stuff is my sig is not representative (I don't care if that stuff moves or not so it's priced accordingly).

                          I have even MORE trouble with super specific custom pieces but that's to be expected.

                          ....may do better in the fall
                          SELLING
                          $40 Washburn Lyon wah
                          $50 Korg EXP2 expression pedal
                          $80 Ernie Ball VP Jr volume pedal
                          $60 Electro Harmonix Octave Multiplexer
                          $600 Rivera TBR1 2 channel preamp stereo power amp
                          $150 Roland GP100 preamp/multi effects/ speaker emulator
                          $140 Carvin DCM 150-150 watt stereo power amp

                          www.jpaulmusic.com
                          www.facebook.com/jpaulmusic

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                          • #28
                            I'm having trouble TRADING gear. I have a crash that is no longer made, and is WAAAY too dark for me, that I want to trade for an AAX or HHX hi hat or ride.
                            <div class="signaturecontainer">&quot;It's always the selfish who say that life is way too short.&quot;<br />
                            <br />
                            Jan. 2010 Drum Playalong: <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?t=2522185" target="_blank">http://acapella.harmony-central.com/....php?t=2522185</a><br />
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                            Groove Percussion 5 piece.<br />
                            Tama Metalworks 13x4&quot; Snare<br />
                            Sabian B8 20&quot; Ride<br />
                            Sabian B8 13&quot; Hi Hats<br />
                            Sabian AAX 16&quot; Studio Crash (Thanks still_life127 <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="thumbs up" class="inlineimg" />)<br />
                            Sabian Paragon 10&quot; Splash</div>

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                            • #29
                              ebay has been good to me, but the fees have gotten outrageous. Craigslist is pretty much a disaster in the detroit area for selling, but I have bought a few things for fire sale prices.

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                              • #30
                                Yeah, it's definitely the time to stockpile on cheap stuff that folks like you guys are having trouble moving.

                                I've gotten some really cheap stuff lately. The bonus is, if you hang onto it long enough, you might be able to make a buck or two when you do sell, otherwise just flip it at no loss.

                                I sold a few things on ebay lately and the prices I got were good enough that, even with fees, far exceeded what I would have been offered by the lowballing scum on cl.
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