eBay listing from music stores.

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  1. DaveP

    DaveP Supporting Member

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    Has anyone tried to buy a guitar listed on eBay from a Music Store?
    Not an online music store but an actual store.

    I called a shop and asked what the direct price would be rather than going through eBay. Most will work with you and pass on the final value fees they would have paid by discounting the guitar the same amount.
    This store refused to discount, so they choose to give the money to eBay rather than sell you the guitar at a discounted rate.
    I choose not to buy from a dealer that doesn't know how to deal.
     
  2. Rimbaud

    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    Music123 sells gear thru Amazon

    There is a restock guitar on eBay from Musicians Friend currently (Epiphone Sheraton Union Jack).
    first time I've ever seen that.
     
  3. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    I think there's a penalty for doing that now.
     
  4. trwigg

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    I don't like the idea of "brick and mortar" shops selling through sites like eBay, Reverb or even TGP and I usually avoid even looking at there offerings.
     
  5. GCDEF

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    I've called a couple of the big ones on occasion and negotiated a deal, but I'd do that no matter how they had it listed.
     
  6. Structo

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    Pawn shops have been doing that for years....
     
  7. DaveP

    DaveP Supporting Member

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    It's the same as listing a guitar in the forum and eBay. Offer a discounted rate equal to the savings in eBay fees to a forum buyer paying directly through PayPal.
    You simply end the listing on eBay with no penalty. Never had an issue where eBay still charged me.
    I think some of these store employees don't get it and refuse to negotiate.
    They would rather pay the fees to the 3rd party then pass on the savings. Bad business for the store.
     
  8. Judyis#1

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    Some of those "brick-and-mortar" stores are now officially closed, and they're selling-off their shelf-stock via ebay....I know of at least two/three stores doing this, their store-front is now gone.
     
  9. thelatrobe33

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    I'm with you... it's getting really annoying on Reverb. I go there to look for a deal on a used instrument. If a wanted a new one for full price I already know where to find it.
     
  10. Johnny the Fox

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    I've done exactly what you described. Got a decent deal too. :huh
     
  11. voodoosound

    voodoosound Funk & Grooven member Silver Supporting Member

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    Agreed. I think it's the most annoying on here. I wish it wasn't allowed in the regular classifieds. Especially with some of the more shady dudes that claim they are not stores but sell 15 guitars of the same brands every month.
     

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