I can't, in good conscience, buy most used gear

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  1. music321

    music321 Member

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    In so many ads for used gear, the prospective seller states that the gear is the best he's ever used, and he must reluctantly sell it to finance some important life obligation. Sometimes, even though the gear is spectacular, he's just bored with it. Well, when he comes to his senses, he'll be really sorry that he let me buy it for 97% of what he paid for it new fifteen years ago.

    Really, I should NOT accept any of this gear, but should be working an extra job so that I can give the additional money to the seller. It would be immoral for me to do otherwise, since I'm sure that he's selling such amazing stuff at such a personal loss in order to finance the medical treatment of a loved one, or something similar.

    I think that I speak for all of us when I say that we will never again accept a trade. Instead, we will simply give away the items that the other wants to get in a trade, and let him keep his stuff. For we all realize the noble loft of his goals. If he were to trade one bit of his equipment, he would not be able to fulfill the prophesies.

    :cry: = me, crying by the river

    I feel better now. Thanks for listening.
     
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  2. saltydogg

    saltydogg Rock & Roll Enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    That is a sad story. So sad.
     
  3. raph

    raph Member

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    How do you feel about buying used houses?
     
  4. Dog Boy

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    I told you this place was easy to troll
     
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    2leod Re-Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Are you, by any chance, living in a van?



    No worries - I feel pretty good now myself!

    :)
     
  6. Pax

    Pax Gold Supporting Member

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    If you don't buy the gear how will he feed the kids?
     
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    Simon Supporting Member

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    I'm glad I took the time to read that.
     
  8. Kenny Blue

    Kenny Blue Supporting Member

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    What are you talking about ?
     
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    People charge to much for their used equipment they are trying to sell..
     
  11. Jon C

    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    10 secs. Of my life I'll never get back ... Whatever...
     
  12. aynirar27

    aynirar27 All You Need Is Rock and Roll Gold Supporting Member

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    if you have the money to buy the amp in the first place, why work the extra job? give him the money for the amp and then just don't accept the amp.
    unrelated note: I have tons of gear recently for sale. Life stuff came up y'know?
     
  13. GuitarGuy66

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    It's always worth more than it cost.



    Don't you know.



    :lol:
     
  14. YYZ

    YYZ Supporting Member

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    Do you not like your DS?
     
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    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    Wow. Side splittingly funny.
     
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    paulbearer Supporting Member

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    Please don't. More deals for everyone but you.
     
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    i had some ass clown want to trade me a pod xt live and $200 cash for an esp eclipse guitar.

    i responded f u
     
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    College tuition is way up.
     
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    He wants $1K for his MIM Strat. Or he wants to pay no more than $100 for someone else's MIM Strat. Or something.
     

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