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#1135400 - 01/22/18 07:27 PM What's your favorite place for used gear?  
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Hi Folks,

I am thinking of locking u[ some used gear and wondering with all the changes in the market where the most trustworthy site or sites might be?

Brian


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#1135406 - 01/22/18 10:17 PM Re: What's your favorite place for used gear? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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I like eBay still.

#1135416 - 01/23/18 06:46 AM Re: What's your favorite place for used gear? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Yeah, ebay is major here in europe. I find myself buying things from the UK and Japan all the time, and the delivery is great.


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#1135418 - 01/23/18 07:14 AM Re: What's your favorite place for used gear? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Do they protect you from getting ripped off? Like buying a keyboard that is malfunctioning etc? Is there a return policy of any kind?


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#1135422 - 01/23/18 07:35 AM Re: What's your favorite place for used gear? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Ebay is good for buying, expensive for selling. It's a world market so you can expect to pay the going rate. Not many great deals sneak by. There are some guarantees and protections, not least of which is that a seller can be badly hurt by a bad review. I have used Ebay many times both as a buyer and seller and have not been burned badly, although one buyer said my item was damaged in shipping and I had no way to know if he was lying or not. The buyer is protected better than the seller.

Another choice is Reverb.com. I have bought a couple of things from them and they were as advertised. Not sure about guarantees there.

I will be going to the annual Orlando Guitar Show in a couple of weeks. I don't know if there are any near you but you can spend all day shopping and testing all kinds of gear. Don't think they have keyboards though.


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#1135465 - 01/23/18 10:41 PM Re: What's your favorite place for used gear? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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eBay is tilted towards the buyer now.
I don't sell anymore on Ebay. Way to treacherous.

#1138766 - 03/18/18 02:16 AM Re: What's your favorite place for used gear? [Re: RonnieDean]  
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Originally Posted by RonnieDean
eBay is tilted towards the buyer now.
I don't sell anymore on Ebay. Way to treacherous.


I second that, Ronnie. You are secretly forced into a 30-day return policy.

I sold a heavy pro amp (QSC 1500watt) for pretty cheap + shipping because I dont gig anymore and figured someone should get some use out of it. It cost me over 80 bucks to ship the damn thing.

The bozo buys it, and then 2 1/2 weeks after it is delivered to his doorstep he complains that turning the volume pots is "scratchy." I tell him I will buy him some electronic spray, and that the amp was tested and working fine. I ended up having to refund him 100% AND eat the shipping. I talked to eBay multiple times and protested that someone should not be able to complain 18 days after they receive something that was "no returns accepted" and that a scratchy volume pot was just a maintenance issue on pro audio gear. I could have refunded and PAID to have it shipped back to me (another 80-100 bucks) but I let the douchebag win and keep the amp AND his money. That will teach him!

I still use eBay but I am very conscious of what it would cost to have it shipped back in the long run because whether you allow returns or not, eBay forces you into a 30 day return policy.

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#1146052 - 11/10/18 08:39 PM Re: What's your favorite place for used gear? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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I've gone back to old school equipment buying -- local music stores and pawn shops. E-bay has been a good place for me because I look at the person selling it. I also make sure to ask at least one question - How they answer that, if they answer can pretty much define what I will be receiving verses what is described.
Should add I have gone from Nashville to Ft Campbell so the local music/pawn shops are fertile hunting grounds.




#1151095 - 02/22/19 09:55 AM Re: What's your favorite place for used gear? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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goodwill and reverb.com are the best! I have a few things for sale on reverb: https://reverb.com/shop/malaenas-gear-outlet

#1153995 - 06/12/19 02:02 AM Re: What's your favorite place for used gear? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Do they offer any buyer protection on there?


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