As you may or may not know, Im always advocating buying used gear as an option, especially to younger/newer players. My usual rationale is that there is tons of great used gear out there, especially as a result of many players wanting the "latest greatest" amps, cabinets, etc. A while back SWR and Eden (to name a couple) were "it", but have since been eclipsed by aguilar, epifani, et al. That leaves an excellent used market for what are otherwise still top quality items. I recently had to sell a bunch of redundant gear due to a minor financial setback. I bought all of it used at great prices. It was in great shape when i bought it, and is still in great shape. For the most part i was able to sell it for what i paid for it. I don't feel like i ripped anyone off, and i dont think they feel ripped off either. In fact, they generally seem to feel that they got great deals. I'd say they did, as the items were in great shape and sold at or below fair market prices for the items in question. Overall I'd say that i lost about 50 dollars on 1000 dollars resale value worth of gear. I certainly got my 50 dollars worth in terms of playing and recording time.