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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by grygrx, Aug 14, 2012.
No experience, no knowledge... just stumbled onto it.
Very cool idea! A bit expensive for some of the larger models, like Strymon, but still a new, cool idea nonetheless.
Nice idea! I'll be waiting for some of the US users to post their experience... but nice to see innovative biz models in the audio industry!
That is a cool idea.
Yup, cool thing. No filters ?
Cool Idea, not sure that it is for me. I did see the rent-to-own option, i wonder how outrageous that is? They didn't really say.
Here's some thoughts:
I usually think of pedal flipping in the classifieds as "renting". Rent for as long as you like. After paypal fees, shipping postage, forum classifieds membership fees, pedal devaluation over time, and the hassle of finding the next buyer, the losses in money and time are about on par with this service. Except I will hold the pedal for a few months before flipping it to have more time to try it out in different scenarios, find new settings, and give it a unrushed chance to earn a permanent spot of my pedalboard.
I'm with you, I've always felt similar....
but... sometimes you take a bigger hit than expected, or have trouble getting rid of something.
God I wish I had thought of this!
Do a Dwarfcraft specific one out of your online shop. Or get an ILF one together.
That's pretty cool, will check the particulars out at home. I'd probably be more inclined to try this than buying something I was uncertain about and then trying to flip it.
Here's an idea -- rent the pedals out with a maximum two week rental and just buy/return from Guitar Center on the back end. Heh.
first thought: wow, great idea for us pedal-o-holics!
second thought: no envelope filters in stock?
third thought: no love for us bass players?
fourth thought: toooo expensive ($30.00/$42.00/$60.00)
^ this would be biggest incentive to rent pedals. I have had a few pedals that just will not sell, and then many others where I took a hit of $60 or more. This service is appealing although thier selection is limited, and even more so for us bassists.
It seems new, so I would imagine if they are successful it might grow in selection.
This is a neat concept. I think it is cool that someone is willing to try the business model.
Now that is a great idea. I think an ILF one would work really really well...
It's funny, when I had a very large collection I considered doing something like this but never wanted to embrace the risk/hassle. Will be interesting to watch develop.
Not outside the US, it seems (won't let me select another country when creating an account).
It would definitely be a labor of love at the start. Establishing the tracking system to be as automated as possible would be the key to efficiency and making sure it makes money.
As an extension of that model, what if they allowed people to submit their pedals that they no longer use, but don't want to sell...and rent them out on behalf of the owner. The owners would get a small cut and their store could potentially greatly increase the available pedal selection.