Damaged Spector - REVERB SUCKS

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fretlesswonder, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. fretlesswonder

    fretlesswonder Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    New Jersey
    I sold a Spector bass, it was damaged in shipping. My question, could I sell it as is? It is cracked by the fretboard. Sadly, it was a nice bass. I just don't know if it can be repaired.
  2. BassikLee

    BassikLee Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Starke, FL
    Owner: JLA Custom In Ear Monitors
    Everything can be fixed. Got pics??
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  3. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    How bad is the crack? I'm sure a luthier could fix it up nicely. Worst case scenario you could always contact Spector and see about getting a replacement neck.
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  4. Reverb is starting to suck big time, but what's this post have to do with Reverb? They aren't the shippers.
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  5. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    That is what I was thinking. I don't think it is Reverb's fault that it is "starting to suck big time," though. I think that is a function of becoming a bigger player on the used scene. The "great deals" start to get fewer and further between.
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  6. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    I agree, I don't see how Reverb is at fault here, contact the shipper - hopefully you had some kind of damage protection insurance. Contact the shipper and get them to compensate you.
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  7. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Reverb is the best online site for buying a bass, hands down!
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  8. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Since it's nearly a 3 year old thread, I would hope the fretboard problem has been solved.
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  9. I've been on Reverb since the beginning. Bought and sold a bunch of basses on there, including my #1 for two years now.

    But they've gotten really BIG and they're letting people out of deals with flimsy excuses - I just had an incident. Guy made an offer, I accepted - that seals the deal according the every rule in the book.

    Guy comes back and says he wants out - he's "new to Reverb" - didn't realize if his offer is accepted he has to pay - even though when you make an offer you get a big notice telling you that and you can't continue to make the offer until you agree to pay if it's accepted. He told Reverb he was 'new' and they let him squirm out. He happens to be a fairly well known pro too, whose name I'll be happy to divulge to the curious...

    Didn't used to be that way - they would stand behind their sellers if the buyer didn't comply with the terms as stated. Now they have some very big sellers on there - don't care about the little guys any more and they want more buyers on there - don't want to chase people away by making them play by the rules. Their fee structure is also getting more complicated by the day and they seem to be taking a bigger chunks.

    I'll probably go back to EBay and sell on TalkBass if I have something more to sell.
  10. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Sounds like you have a legitimate beef with Reverb. Overall, though, without delving too deeply into the political, I think that catering to the "very big sellers" is just capitalism at work. I have gotten a couple very good deals on Reverb, but I have to admit that I do shy away from those same "very big sellers."
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  11. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Inactive

    Mar 29, 2019
    Now that Reverb has been bought by Etsy, you can bet it's going to rise dramatically in cost. Get it now while you can.
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  12. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    I have cancelled a few online orders after purchase and the only time it was ever an issue was when I realized the person was trying to scam. I'm not saying you were doing anything dishonest, I'm just saying it isn't a big deal to cancel a sale in everybody's book and it happens all the time. The point of selling things, in my view, is that I should feel confident enough in my items that I don't need to worry about another buyer coming along. That being said, I am surprised that Reverb didn't side with you as that is the agreed to terms.
  13. Not sure what you're talking about. You can't cancel a sale on there AFAIK - the normal procedure is to ask for a refund. Then you deal with seller and figure it out.

    But there was no request for refund here. Reverb unilaterally canceled the order because the moron/crook claimed he was 'new to Reverb', which I guess means he can't read plain English (even though he's written a bunch of book in that language....).

    Regardless, the terms of an offer are perfectly clear. "New to Reverb" is not an excuse for them to 'cancel' a binding contract, any more than "new to driving" is an excuse for running a red light.

    My hunch is that the guy is pro with a bit of a name, so they kissed his ass. :banghead:

    And as I said, it's not first time I've dealt with the guy and not the first time he wasn't particularly 'honorable'. Maybe I was stupid to deal with him but he made an offer and I needed the money and I relied on Reverb - mistake.

    OK well:
    So that's the sort of thing we can now expect from Reverb...:vomit:

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  14. Didn't know that - explains a lot.

    In the future if I'm selling something on there I will play CYA a lot more and consider Reverb a foe instead of a friend - just like EBay.

    But my urge to go back to EBay and use TB more. As it is I don't horse trade like I used to.
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  15. No argument there. But that doesn't mean you arbitrarily screw little guys in open violation of your stated rules.

    It's not a contradiction - you can cater to big guys (some of them on there are very good and I've gotten good deals and good service from them) without openly screwing little guys for no reason.
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  16. Relayer71

    Relayer71 Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    I came here to see a damaged Spector... this thread is not delivering.
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  17. At the moment we're busy railing on Reverb.

    Come back later - maybe a damaged Spector will show up. :D