Do you buy pedals just because they're a good deal?

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  1. Ruiner

    Ruiner Member

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    Or maybe not JUST because... maybe you like it or are curious about it but don't need it but once you see that deal, you can't pass it up!!

    Happened to me today. Don't need this as i'm completely satisfied with my actual Binson unit and Echosex as the pedal equivalent but i've always been very curious to try it (and it could be good for a smaller board build).

    Anyways, they're $230 new. Cheapest on Reverb right now is $200. I got it for $150!!!

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    Whenever i buy because it's a deal and i was somewhat interested or curious then i usually end up selling it... which is no big deal because if it truly is a great deal then you usually end up making a little coin and you've had the advantage of actually getting to use it and compare to all the other pedals out there.


    Anyone else do this?
     
  2. la noise

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    My prediction is you'll love it. I know you dig your Echosex,
    but after trying them both myself the Echorec is the hands
    down winner---mostly because of the stellar preamp and the
    multi-head options that the Echosex does not have.

    Great pedal! :aok

    And I like that you are already underestimating it. ;)
     
  3. SoundsGood

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    reverb's used prices allow me to negotiate new pedal days with my significant other.....:banana
     
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    Yeah, last week I bought the mxr gt-od for $50 used. Didnt really needed another pedal, but couldnt pass the deal, probably gonna use it as a trading option in the future. Thats how I got my klon ktr, I traded some pedals that I got on sale plus some cash.
     
  5. sodapopinski

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    Guilty, sometimes it's just too hard to pass up a great deal.
     
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    Yes, like 90% of the time, and then I resell it to buy another one.
     
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    if I can try it and easily flip it without losing money its a no brainer
     
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    I'll buy pretty much anything if it's a good deal. I've made some decent cash buying gear I have absolutely no interest in keeping.
     
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  9. PurpleJesus

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    I do. I wasn't looking for a Maxon AD-900 last week, but an original two chip 3005 popped up on Reverb and I offered $225 and got it.

    So, yeah, if it's something that I've always wanted to try and I see it "below" typical market value I'll grab it to try it and that way I know I'll at least be able to get my money back out of it.

    Had the same thing happen the week before with an old ibanez ad-80.

    I actually got the ad900 today. What an amazing sounding delay. You got one of those yet, Ruiner?
     
  10. Bennihana

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    I have, but only store close out deals. I had to get 2 MS50'S cause Sam Ash was closing them out at 69.99. When they closed out the Wylde phase I picked it up for 50.
     
  11. bjfly17

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    guilty.

    I'm always browsing used pedals just in case I find a good deal.
     
  12. On a Budget

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    I do this and currently sitting on some pedals that im trying to sell but no bites yet, except for super lowball offers.
     
  13. scolfax

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    I've done that, but don't do it anymore. After buying and selling so often I realized it's just more efficient to get what I know I want.

    Having said that, you picked one of my favorites - what a score!
     
  14. jordane93

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    Yes. I've never paid full price for a pedal
     
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    Yup. I wasn't sure which delay pedal I wanted, but I found a Belle Epoch for a good deal in the emporium. It was high on my list anyway, so I took a risk and so far I'm happy. I just did the same today with a Polara, which might replace my TC. Speaking of which, I got that new for $100, so I haven't paid full price yet.
     
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    Nah, that's too much like shopping, which I hate. Have to do research, etc. I'll only make that effort when I know I need/want something.
     
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    No
     
  18. Zalu

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    Yes! That's how they usually draw me in: the price. Then I do a quick 5 minutes of research to figure out if I would benefit from it or like it and make my decision from there. My pedalboard is currently filled with GREAT deals, and I'm happy with that.
     
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    Damn. Now you've reminded me that I really do need to buy and try an CB Echorec.... I think I'll get a DIG first, though.
     
  20. therealjoeblow

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    I feel like that's a rhetorical question for any guitar player... Personally, yes, as long as the price is what I can resell it for I go for it. No risk and I get to try lots of new toys! Although I usually like them enough to keep them anyway since they were a good deal.

    TRJB
     

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