Best Time to Buy?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassawk, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. bassawk

    bassawk Guest

    Dec 13, 2007
    Unlike another lucky poster in this group...
    My wife will not be buying me a bass guitar this christmas, however, I am allowed to buy one for myself!

    Just wondering what effect christmas might have on bass prices. I know there's a lot of sales on now, but are prices likely to drop after the christmas rush?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass, the final frontier... Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    I would have thought you would have some buying power on Monday the 31st - the last day of the financial year.
  3. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Southern Vermont
    the used market is always the best way to go imo. as for buying new, i would say after christmas.
  4. +1

    If you're willing to wait, the really good used deals will start showing up mid January, after the December credit card bills start comming in. I picked up a Carvin BB75 last January for $365. After a setup and new strings I had a wonderful instrument for less than $500. I wouldn't take twice that for it today.

  5. Somebody needs to be taking your butt to JAIL because you STOLE that instument!!!!

    Great Score -- got any pics? :hyper:
  6. rfclef


    Jan 19, 2007
    Gervais, Oregon
    Best time to buy a bass?

    NOW! NOW! NOW!
  7. jwsamuel


    Apr 26, 2004
    Last year, I got some great deals at Guitar Center during the first two weeks of January. I got a new Fender American Jazz bass for $400, for example. The best prices came during the period between New Year's Day and the start of their inventory.

  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I haven't been following the instrument prices, but I've seen other stuff going for less than usual right now. Perhaps people are spending their $ on new stuff.
  9. JonathanD

    JonathanD Guest

    Dec 13, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    buy after big spending times like christmas...people either got something they didn;t like or need to pay bills. Sell at tax return time and before christmas.
  10. SERPENT865


    Jan 1, 2007
    Wichita , KS
    Best time to buy is after the holiday season or after a union worker layoff.