What is with these crazies asking more than new price for gear on CL/Kijiji????

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  1. Hefalump

    Hefalump Member

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    I just about laughed out of the chair when I see a Marshall 2466 half stack for: get this: $4300

    I figure either it is a sad joke, or the guy's wife/GF wants him to sell the amp?????

    What are these folks smoking?????
     
  2. Tom CT

    Tom CT Old Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Why not ask them?
     
  3. GMGM

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    I noticed some folks are listing Timelines and BigSky's for more than the 'new' price all over the place. There must be some kind of shortage or something (?).
     
  4. Hefalump

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    Good idea, will do. Could use a good laugh.
     
  5. Trout

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    Buy Low,, Sell High

    If a buyer pays 150% of the value for an item its his/her call.
    Some people simply buy because they can, nothing right or wrong about that.

    Wasn't it the great philosopher WC Fields that said " Never give a sucker an even break" ?
    Its just like fishing,, sooner or later a fish bites.
     
  6. kkregsg

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    I've said it before-

    Some people are more offs. Some people are more ons. I'll leave you to decide in this case, is it the seller... or the buyer of such a listing.
     
  7. SPROING!

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    It is weird. I figure it's either...
    A. They expect you to haggle. A lot.
    B. They figure you're a sucker.
    Or
    C. They are clueless.

    In any case, I'm not interested in playing.
     
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    I don't think people are that big of suckers. There are probably 6 Squires priced at double the price of new on the local CL, all have been there longer than a year. The dipsh*ts who post them are the real suckers wasting so much time and energy on trying to scam people.
     
  9. T Dizz

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    everyone wants to sell their gear.. until you tell them you want to buy it!
     
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  10. Hefalump

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    With some of these, it HAS to be the wife/GF nagging them to sell the gear. So, they list it for insane price, to make it a win/win.
     
  11. Raygun Gothic

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    You forgot:

    D. They're funding another gear purchase with this sale.

    At least that's what I always figured a lot of it was.
     
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    I have a friend who was buying special "boat" two-way radios new, very cheap online, and selling them for full retail on CL. He bought/sold all he could get.

    An ad on CL costs $0.0 Maybe these sellers aren't as stupid as they may seem...
     
  13. Tim Plains

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    I laugh but don't have issue with people posting high prices. They should soon figure out they are out of touch when nobody inquires, or the ones that do consistently offer less. The ones that do annoy me are guys who create new ads for the same guitar at the same price daily (like bumping a thread). One, in particular, is a Gibson ES-339 in Toronto who creates a new ad several times a day. Sorry, but nobody is going to pay $2,500+ for a used 339.
     
  14. Stratonator

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    Saw one guy advertising a Marshall YJM100 for 10K. Yeah, with some on eBay for like $2500. Keep dreamin', pal.
     
  15. scotth

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    Is it possible that he thinks it's a ES-335?

    Or is he hoping someone else mistakes it for a 335?
     
  16. FenderTone

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    I noticed the same thing. I don't know about a recent shortage, but even though there are up to $599 prices on ebay I just bought a TimeLine direct from Strymon this week and paid $449 plus shipping.
     
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    Happens here on TGP too. People think they can take a small loss on something they bought new..... when often it's only worth 50-60% of new.
     
  18. Stratonator

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    Saw another guy advertising a $600 Orville guitar for $2500. Happening for months.
     
  19. ANALOG GUY

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    I like those ads, makes my pricing look very good.
     
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  20. GA20T

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    Greed &/or delusion.

    This has helped me raise my price (and still sell an item) on more than one occasion.
     

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