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Silly pawn shop (Meatbox content)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by johnnydingle, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. johnnydingle

    johnnydingle Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Galesburg, IL
    I just got my tax return this week and went to my local pawn shop to see if they had any good deals. I'm going through their pedals and I see a DOD Meatbox for $29.95. I knew that some DOD pedals were highly sought after so I checked on my phone real quick and saw that most of those can go from $150-$300 on ebay. So I went ahead and bought the pedal. As they handed me the money, I said to the cashier, "now that you sold me that for $30 why don't you look it up on eBay and tell me how much you'll give me to buy it back." The cashier had a weird look on his face like I was pulling his chain but he looked it up and his jaw dropped. He had the manager come over and told him about it. His jaw dropped as well. They ended up offering me $125 to buy it back. The manager said it was priced low because he was under the impression that most DOD stuff was cheap.

    That's my story. I figured if anybody could appreciate it it was you guys.
     
  2. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    You are lucky. Most of the pawn shops in my area have a laptop sitting on the counter with EBay up and running. When ever I have looked at a bass or amp they pull it up on EBay and compare it to what they are selling for there.
     
  3. HolmeBass

    HolmeBass Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Charlottesville, VA
    You are *so lucky* to live near a pawn shop like that! The one's in this town are all over the internet like a hobo on a ham sandwich. No good deals at all as they usually list things locally for little more than the avg Ebay sale price, just to see if they can snag a sucker.
     
  4. johnnydingle

    johnnydingle Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Galesburg, IL
    This was definitely a fluke. Usually they are fair priced and you won't find a steal like that. The manager normally does check out stuff on ebay, but he said this one he didn't because he was under the assumption that most DOD is junk.
     
  5. adamaarts

    adamaarts Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2001
    Corona, CA
    Imagine the regret of the guy that pawned it for probably $15.
     
  6. gttim

    gttim

    Dec 12, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Nice. Now you will never, ever find another deal like that there! You fixed that!
     
  7. taikatsu

    taikatsu

    Oct 3, 2012
    Philadelphia
    +1
     
  8. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    /thread
     
  9. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    I have one. I bought it new. I don't think it's worth any more than $30. It's time to put it on ebay.
     
  10. Why did u decide 2 teach them a lesson? Now u have likely lost your cheap pawn shop to buy things u really want. More work but more self serving would have been 2 sell it on eBay yourself quietly....

    Oh well... $95 in your pocket is cool :)
     
  11. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
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    That was not kool at all.


    Now you will never find any thing affordable that you like ever again if you go back in that pawn shop.
     
  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +100000 I guess you "learned" them funniest story I've heard in some time.
     
  13. If its not worth more then $30, I'll give you $50 for it.
     
  14. sillyfabe

    sillyfabe keeping the low-end silly since '06 Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    San Bernardino,CA

    I'll give you $51 and buy you a beer!
     
  15. adamaarts

    adamaarts Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2001
    Corona, CA
  16. +1
     
  17. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Why didn't you sell it for $300 on eBay?
     
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  18. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Ding Ding Ding!!!! I didn't want to say it.
     
  19. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

    Oct 18, 2012
    Houston Tx
    It was an instant 100$ profit with no extra time wasted, while also helping the store not take a loss. Win/Win for both sides.
     
  20. MHensleyJr

    MHensleyJr Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Loma Linda, CA
    Sounds more like a win/ loss to me.
     



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