Originally Posted by thehamsterman
Has anyone else gone through a similar experience? What did you find out at the end? Any regrets?
I sold off all my 4-string basses, to concentrate exclusively on 5-strings.
All three were top players (J-Fretless, MIM-P, L1500), and none were dogs.
eBay plays Thelma and Louise with you about commissions.
You are not in the Brad Pitt position.
Initial ad charge(s), 10% commission, 3% paypal commission, and shipping.
If you are under 108" total L+W+D, shipping is about $34, USPS insured parcel post.
Over 108" you get a $72 surcharge above the $34. My butt hurts from that one.
Be careful not to have a senile moment, or ship with a hangover.
I crosshanded two shipping labels, so the P went to the J buyer, and vice versa.
Another $40 PayPal'ed to each, for reshipping to the correct buyer.
It all worked out OK, and many thanks to honest (and patient) TB buyers.
As a casual player, a herd of basses gets no love.
There is always a favorite or two in the harem, the rest do without.
I wound up with two usable basses: a fretted SR5 and fretless P/J.