Advice on selling my old bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Shoes4Industry, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. I just bought a new bass (a Shen Rogeri) and need to sell my old Kay. I'd prefer to do it other than on ebay since I don't want to deal with shipping it. I'd appreciate any tips on the best way to sell it locally (I live in Minneapolis).

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Packinmn


    Jun 21, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    I sent you an email. I am in the Cities and am interested...
  3. Thanks. I didn't intend for this to be a classified ad! ;-)

    Oops, I just noticed there's a classified section here....
  4. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    If you live near a college or the high school you could see if you could post an ad. It shouldn't be too overly hard to unload an old Kay. If i could find one used here i'd jump on it [the deal]. That's all
  5. John Sprague

    John Sprague Sam Shen's US Distributor

    Mar 10, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Sales Manager, CSC Products Inc.
    Hi Shoes, congrats on your new bass! I'm guessing that you bought it from John Michael Smith in Minneapolis, and I'll also bet that he can help you unload the Kay too.

    I know eBay is a hassle, but can be expedient. I auctioned a blonde M-1 with a healthy neck joint for a local player, and it fetched almost 3K plus shipping. Also, if your local 'grasser or jazz hang allows fliers posted, I'd bet someone wouldn't be able to resist it.
  6. Thanks--I actually bought the Shen from Bob Kurz (Bob's House of Basses)...great bass so far. I will try the ad on the bulletin board thing perhaps...I haven't totally ruled eBay out, but would rather not have to worry about shipping.
  7. Just wanted to thank everyone for the reply--I sold the Kay last night to a local talkbass member. Now I can start paying off the Shen! ;-)