Am I missing something here???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ss81, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. ss81


    May 29, 2005

    Please to explain to me why this used Epiphone thunderbird is going for substantially more than the price of a brand new one? It doesn't appear to be a Japanese-made elitist model, just your regular Korean standard. Yes, the seller's made several "upgrades" (haven't we all), but come on- you can get a new one from music123 for $399 and the current high bid is $430 plus whatever shipping is! He even mentions some blemishes and imperfections! I mean, what the hell is going on? Is it just because he put some Gibson parts on it? Maybe I can put some genuine Gibson bell knobs on my Epi les paul and sell it for $500...
  2. FireBug


    Sep 18, 2005
    Beats me. I always wondered why people sold Walkabouts on TB and on ebay for more than they are new at GC.
    Walkabout (just the head) new at GC for $474
    Similar M-Pulse 360 at GC for $700

    I always keep up with the Mesa stuff and I've seen the Walkabout head go for more than $700. What gives??
  3. ss81


    May 29, 2005
    I just read a little further and I see he says that the reason he's selling it is because his mother has been diagnosed with cancer and they need money for treatment. I mean, if this is true (and who knows except him and his mother), God bless them and it's nice that he's getting a good return on the bass. But still, it seems a little excessive considering we don't really know for sure that this is true.
  4. tiredman9


    Aug 15, 2005
    New York
    It does come with the case but still...........
  5. FenderHotRod


    Sep 1, 2004
    Buying the case by itself isn't right now at 404.00 that seems pretty good...I wounder if I should change my truss rod cover to a gibson one. :D
  6. There's two answers I'm kicking around...

    1.) He does need the money for treatments.
    2.) He's factoring in the cash for the bass new (Said only has 2 hours on it) plus the Gibson "upgrades" (Sure the knobs, and truss rod cover aren't cheap.)