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I really want to know the story behind this listing...

SackvilleDan

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$1,500 with a neck break? No wonder he's angry about people asking questions... He'll never get that for it!
 
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While i can understand the attitude - Dude probably didn't do much / any research before he got the guitar, had it for a while thinking it was whatever he was told it was, put it up for sale, and probably got a bunch of "Hey, you know that guitar isn't xxx and it's definitely not worth $yyy, especially with that neck repair" emails, so at this point he's just frustrated that he bought what was probably a misrepresented guitar some years ago, can't do anything about it, and isn't going to get near what he thought it was worth back from it.

That being said, if its a solid neck repair (as he represented it in the first ad), he probably ought to take more than one grainy cell-phone pic that makes it look like a terrible neck repair, if he wants to move it at any price.

I mean, I wouldn't pay more than $1475 as it stands, so I guess I'll just have to leave it :)
 

james...

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Some guy was selling a MIJ Les Paul on ebay the other day for a pretty inflated price. It had a neck break and finish issues but he wanted more than he would get for it, mint.

I messaged the guy and said I was very interested and gave him a very serious offer. I tried to politely say that the "going rate" for these is simply not as high as he's asking.

He replied back: "The going rate is whatever someone is willing to pay. You're either willing to meet my price or you aren't."
 

tnjazz

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He replied back: "The going rate is whatever someone is willing to pay. You're either willing to meet my price or you aren't."
Well, he's right about that actually. Just because something typically sells for $500 doesn't stop him from listing his at $1000, and if he can afford to wait someone might just come along and pay it - which then of course re-sets the going rate...:messedup
 

james...

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Yeah I get what you're saying for sure.

When I made my offer I was sure to say "When you're ready, this is my offer."

I really doubt he was going to sell it at the price he wanted...ever. It had a bad previous neck break and really serious finish problems. To be honest my offer was probably more than he would get for it from anyone else.
 

quadrogong

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Probably thought it was worth $2500 originally until folks asked him about the break and offered him what it was worth..
Now he's pissed off at himself because his little easy-money-making-guitar-ad turned out to be worth less than he paid.

Non musicians are all over eBay trying to flip Gibsons and fenders,
They show up every time I use CL to sell a classic guitar or bass
They usually ask me to demo it, instead of trying it, because they're "not that good"

He sounds a little mentally unbalanced to trust with an eBay deal.
and the shipping on a Guitar w hard case is like $30, less if u have a ups account.
He's greedier than a Ferengi and grumpier than oscar the grouch
 
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