Is It Just Me, Or Is It Getting Tough To Sell Gear?

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  1. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    It's not like I'm selling junk. It's as though people all of a sudden have no interest in electric guitars, and their accoutrements. I usually sell Gibson Les Paul's, Marshall's, tape echoes, analog delays, Celestion speakers, etc... I use to place items up for sale, and they'd be gone in a day or two. Not anymore. Has hip-hop and fake country music so absorbed the masses, that no one cares about playing guitar?
     
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    Durden Well-Known Member

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    They all play guitar on xbox and playstation now
     
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    Michael Roe Well-Known Member

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    You must live in Ohio too?
     
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    BowerR64 Well-Known Member

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    It use to be fun buying and reselling gear on craigslist but in the past year or so its turned into retail land.

    No one in my area has a clue what anything actually sells for.

    I see Epiphone specials for $250. with duncan pickups and an upgraded bridge, Squiers for $150. 1960 cabs for $500.

    day after day after day the same crap over and over.

    I just like to try different gear but break even that doesnt work any more around here.
     
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    Mostly economics. The market is flooded with used gear and relatively decent cheap new gear. The higher value stuff may sit until the right buyer shows up. Cabs seem to be the worst items because nobody wants to ship them.
     
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    chiliphil1 Well-Known Member

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    It’s the same here in the Atlanta area. Most people want to trade, I’m ok with that as I like to trade gear but sometimes if you’re selling for cash it’s hard, if not impossible to do it anymore.

    I traded an ESP eclipse into guitar center and they sat on it for a year! Imagine if I were trying to sell it without their website.
     
  7. Trelwheen

    Trelwheen Well-Known Member

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    Guitar is making a comeback, it's not going anywherei. It's been around long enough to become a mainstay like the piano and violin. Don't worry, things have changed a lot in the last few years due to the incredibly advanced ability to communicate through social media .......markets have changed and we need to adapt
     
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    Yes the guitar and related gear generation is on the verge of extinction.
    The market place will soon be flooded by boomers & beyond trying to get rid of guitar, amps & gear before reaching out to that big stadium gig in the sky.
    BP
     
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  9. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    If you's think it's bad now, wait another 5 years. I've already resigned my $5K R9 to a monetary worth of less than $900. The electric guitar is dead, tube amps are dead, Rock is dead. All of you's are dead too.

    OMG, I'm talking to dead people.
     
  10. Michael Roe

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    I think are best bet is to support the hell out of the band Greta Van fleet. It is probably our only hope left.
     
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    Vinsanitizer Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Yes. Clearly, even with spell checker, supporting the G-Fleet is "are" best bet.
     
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    Drum machines and pitch correctors sell like crazy :ugh:
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if you're referring to myself, or Durden, but no... I did live in N.E. Ohio. I'm in Central Florida, which is basically tuning into another Cleveland.
     
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    You mean because of the Ants.
    • Cockroaches. ...
    • Fleas. ...
    • Termites. ...
    • Spiders.
    • ?
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure they are! To those who control the media/entertainment industry, Rap and Hip-Hop = good! Rock = bad!
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    If that's how you want to look at it, sure!
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Fortunately it's not me who has to look at it!
    BP
     
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    Think about why the industry would rather produce rap, hip hop, and awful modern pop artists than rock bands. Who is cheaper to record - an artist who will come in by themselves and use either session musicians or a beat track, or a five piece rock band with full kit that needs to be properly mastered and sync'ed? The solo artists are much more profitable and easier to record and promote for the industry. Rock is still very much alive, but it's not mainstream anymore. In many ways it's gone home.
     
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    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Like others who prefer civilization, we are relocating.
     
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