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Selling Instruments...Best Way?

saulgoldie 07 Aug 11 - 07:00 AM
Crowhugger 07 Aug 11 - 04:01 PM
saulgoldie 07 Aug 11 - 04:26 PM
Gurney 07 Aug 11 - 04:36 PM
Bill D 07 Aug 11 - 05:20 PM
Howard Jones 07 Aug 11 - 07:56 PM
Songwronger 07 Aug 11 - 08:06 PM
GUEST,fox4zero 07 Aug 11 - 08:28 PM
Mo the caller 27 Apr 15 - 05:46 AM
GUEST,Ed 27 Apr 15 - 06:06 AM
Mo the caller 28 Apr 15 - 05:36 AM
Will Fly 28 Apr 15 - 05:58 AM
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Subject: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: saulgoldie
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 07:00 AM

At gatherings? Classified ads in the newspaper? (Do people even read them, anymore?) Craig's list? Some other format? (The dreaded) eBay? I don't feel right about listing them here. Your experiences? Thanks.

Saul


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: Crowhugger
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 04:01 PM

Do you want to sell a.s.a.p. for best money, or are you looking for a new home for an old friend?


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: saulgoldie
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 04:26 PM

Good home, decent money, but not gouging.

Saul


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: Gurney
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 04:36 PM

I've bought on-line, one good one, two passable. I sometimes buy and fettle them and sell them at our local Folk Festival, where we have a musical bring-and-buy one morning, where instruments and CDs and the like changes hands. If there isn't a sale at your FF, suggest it. That's what I did, in 1975, and it has been self-organising ever since.


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 05:20 PM

People often buy & sell instruments at the Getaway, saul.... at least there are knowledgeable people there who can evaluate them and offer an opinion. (there is usually a table, counter...etc. with odd items.)


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: Howard Jones
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 07:56 PM

If there's an on-line forum for the particular type of instrument then selling through that is often better than ebay. They tend to form a sort of community so it's not like selling to some random stranger - there's a good chance the purchaser is known to someone you know in the real world (perhaps at a few removes), and you're probably less vulnerable to scams.


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: Songwronger
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 08:06 PM

Craigslist has worked well for me. If the item is worth driving for, I first post in the largest local market and then post the same ad in the state's other large markets.

Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: GUEST,fox4zero
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 08:28 PM

Depends on the quality of the instrument. If it's a quality string
instrument I recommend selling it through a reputable dealer
on commission. My experience here in the NE has been excellent
with John Bernunzio, who has many potential buyers and charges only 20% commission.You get fairly rapid action and no BS from cranky buyers. I'm sure that there are many dealers elsewhere in the country who offer
similar services.Larry


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Apr 15 - 05:46 AM

I'm reviving this old thread looking for advice on pricing and selling Anglo concertinas in the UK. The online forum I found was US. I've inherited a Stagi & a Connor. Good bellows, Stagi has a few sticking notes. I've seen a few prices on Hobgoblin, presumably a private sale would be less - and sale to a dealer even less, what % ?


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 27 Apr 15 - 06:06 AM

Mo,

I assume that you've looked, but just in case you haven't:

concertina.net/forums


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 28 Apr 15 - 05:36 AM

Yes I did see it.
But before I advertise I suppose I'm hoping that someone will tell me what is reasonable to ask, compared with the Hobgoblin price. And what the difference between buying and selling price would be for a dealer.


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: Will Fly
Date: 28 Apr 15 - 05:58 AM

I've auctioned two guitars on eBay UK and had no bother in getting the prices I wanted, and more. Decent, serious buyers. Postage wasn't cheap, but I just factored it into the start price.

I've bought one guitar on eBay, paid a reasonable price, and got just what I expected. I wouldn't normally buy guitars in eBay, but I knew the instrument model in question extremely well.


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Apr 15 - 09:50 AM

A dealer would probably offer half to two thirds the selling price on any instrument depending on condition, as he has to gaurantee the instrument at point of sale.


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: Will Fly
Date: 28 Apr 15 - 10:23 AM

At one point, Hobgoblin in Crawley (now closed) weren't buying s/h - only offering PX on instruments. Shops that buy s/h stuff will usually offer about half their selling price - as GUEST above says, they have to offer guarantees, plus they have to factor in VAT on their sale - and make a profit.

Dealers have always told me that I'll get a better price by selling privately.


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Subject: RE: Selling Instruments...Best Way?
From: Mo the caller
Date: 28 Apr 15 - 12:32 PM

Thanks.


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