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  • #31
    Yeah, it's definitely the time to stockpile on cheap stuff that folks like you guys are having trouble moving.


    Looks like now may be the time to be picking up amp heads/cabs cheap!
    Gotta have my Guitars, gotta have my Keyboards, gotta have my computers so I can record my Guitars & Keyboards!

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    • #32
      Thats a fact.



      Looks like now may be the time to be picking up amp heads/cabs cheap!

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      • #33
        I just joined here and noticed this thread.

        I too have equipment, amps, cabs mainly, that are pretty much brand new.
        I'd like to try CL but I live in a small condo apartment and can't have people trying out 100w heads/cabs, plus I'm real paranoid about having strangers come over.
        What I'd like to do is deliver the stuff myself to a buyer that knows the product and thats the specific item they're looking for to buy.
        Because, I don't want to run into a situation where I'm hauling this stuff around to peoples homes just to 'browse'.

        For example, I have a amp head that I guarantee is mint and like new. So I need to find that person that is already sold on that particular amp and wants to buy.

        Think this can be accomplished?


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        • #34


          Think this can be accomplished?


          Honestly, this is ow most of my CL deals go- I have something someone wants (played before, used ot own, read about on a forum). They audition it at my place just to verify functionality. They give me money, and go. I don't get "tire kickers" or people who want to just use my gear for a demo.
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          • #35
            That'd be great except I don't want people over and I can't have people putting loud amps, or any other for that matter, through their paces.



            well then, you are fooked
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            • #36
              No one in their right mind would buy gear without trying it first. I don't buy shoes without trying them on.


              I dunno... my main bass for the past few years, I bought used off Ebay. But then, I knew what I wanted, just had to find it. Come to think of it, my Hamer electric was off Ebay as well. Love it too.
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              • #37
                No one in their right mind would buy gear without trying it first. I don't buy shoes without trying them on.
                I've done so hundreds of times. the gear and the shoes a few times. If you buy the gear right, you can pretty much try it out for little or nothing if you don't like it.
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                • #38
                  No one in their right mind would buy gear without trying it first. I don't buy shoes without trying them on.


                  I've bought many guitars off of ebay without every trying them. One turned out great, and all the rest of them have been fine.

                  One of the underlying problems with selling used gear is that chinese factories with CnC machines have gotten very good at producing decent quality gear at cheap prices. There's an absolute glut of gear available to everybody. I honestly think if all of the guitar and amp companies shut down for the next 5 years equipment still wouldn't become scarce.

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                  • #39
                    I've been trying to sell a Yamaha electronic kick drum -- their top of the line model -- for 50% of what it's selling new. I've had it listed for almost two months in various places; I've tried eBay (even with a Best Offer button), Craigslist, Harmony Central, and other local resources. It sells online for about $400 and I'm listing it at $240 with shipping included. The box hasn't even been opened yet. Never used a single time.

                    I haven't had one response yet, from any of those resources, in those two months. Well, not one response that wasn't from a scammer on eBay or Craigslist, anyway.

                    After fees and shipping I'll be making $200 on the thing, tops. It's not even worth it to sell it for any cheaper than that. I'd have killed for one of these at that price before!
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                    • #40
                      I've been trying to sell a Yamaha electronic kick drum -- their top of the line model -- for 50% of what it's selling new. I've had it listed for almost two months in various places; I've tried eBay (even with a Best Offer button), Craigslist, Harmony Central, and other local resources. It sells online for about $400 and I'm listing it at $240 with shipping included. The box hasn't even been opened yet. Never used a single time.

                      I haven't had one response yet, from any of those resources, in those two months. Well, not one response that wasn't from a scammer on eBay or Craigslist, anyway.

                      After fees and shipping I'll be making $200 on the thing, tops. It's not even worth it to sell it for any cheaper than that. I'd have killed for one of these at that price before!


                      Obviously the first question that comes to mind is why would you want to sell this anyway?

                      That's another thing I've learned to do when writing my ads; I always list the reason for selling. eBay ads where the seller has simply pasted in factory spec/marketing data drive me crazy! I can look that **************** up myself, post some personal information about the product!
                      Gotta have my Guitars, gotta have my Keyboards, gotta have my computers so I can record my Guitars & Keyboards!

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                      • #41
                        I put it in all my ads, but I'm selling it because it came with my DTXTREME III electronic kit. I already had an electronic bass drum. I could either sell mine that's all beat up, or sell the brand new one that's never been opened.

                        I'll be using the money from the sale of this to go with some Axis EKIT triggers, which will replace the old electronic bass drum as well. But one's gotta sell before the other!

                        If I can't get $200 for it, I will consider just keeping it, because it's much nicer than the one I'm using now.
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                        • #42
                          Obviously the first question that comes to mind is why would you want to sell this anyway?

                          That's another thing I've learned to do when writing my ads; I always list the reason for selling. eBay ads where the seller has simply pasted in factory spec/marketing data drive me crazy! I can look that **************** up myself, post some personal information about the product!



                          Frankly that's irrelevant to me. I don't want to hear the same bull**************** story about how it's the best piece of gear ever manufactured but is just not your thing or you need to pay rent or whatever. Let's just skip past the bull**************** and tell me if it works properly and what kind of wear it has.
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                          • #43
                            Let's just skip past the bull**************** and tell me if it works properly and what kind of wear it has.


                            Well that's part of the personal data I also include in my ads and like to know in the ads I see. 90% of the time I sell stuff due to upgrading. It may just be me but when I include the reason I'm selling it hopefully helps alleviate any doubts that I'm just trying to get rid of a piece of crap.
                            Gotta have my Guitars, gotta have my Keyboards, gotta have my computers so I can record my Guitars & Keyboards!

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                            • #44
                              there's a similar thread on another forum, but i'll post my answer here in so many words:

                              i have no problems moving gear. i thinned out half of my guitars in 2009 and purchased a piece or two i've wanted to get for a while.

                              you just have to remember that your older used guitar is just that. someone got a good deal on a PRS CU b/c it's what people are willing to pay in my area. and all BS aside, it's just a 10 year old guitar that's frankly in need of fretwork and some TLC.

                              a lot of people are in need of cash, and try to gouge prices in the private market. no WAY i'm paying MAP on a 5-6 year old guitar, even if it is USA made, and of a popular F, G, or P designation.

                              all you have to do is look at CL and see 8+ year old guitars demanding the cost of a new one...what gives? so long as the prices remain that high, my money's better spent elsewhere.

                              OP - the price on that Marshall MF is entirely too high. $400 for the cab, $400-500 for the head. it's a solid state Marshall, and not a very popular one, at that.

                              just my .02, ymmv.
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                              • #45
                                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


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