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Ebay or Craigslist

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassfunk329, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. bassfunk329


    Jul 5, 2008
    Which one should i go with i need to sell my bass bad :meh: any suggestions
  2. bass_snake

    bass_snake Banned

    Aug 13, 2008
    Stouffville, Ontario
    Just post on both. What are you selling man? :D

  3. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
  4. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Ante up $20 and sell it here. Sheesh.
  5. tomzilla23


    Aug 11, 2008
    Oakdale, PA
    eBay is nice
    but craigs
    list is better IMO
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    eBay has too many fees for me. Craigslist or the TB classifieds is/are the way to go.
  7. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    TB Classifieds first.
  8. bassfunk329


    Jul 5, 2008
    im not a member i am not aloud to it said
  9. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Become a member. It won't hurt...much ;)
  10. bassfunk329


    Jul 5, 2008
    i am broke
  11. gre107


    Dec 25, 2005
    TB Classifieds is the way to go.
  12. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    beggin' your pardon sir, but if you're too broke for a talkbass membership, you are definitely too broke for ebay.

    this thread shall meet a quick demise, methinks. later, ron
  13. 98dvl


    Jan 31, 2002

    Pros: Larger "market" (i.e. the entire US - and other countries if you choose)
    You can see buyer's feedback (not too important as a seller), but important if you're looking to only list one time and if you're going to ship.
    You know when the item will no longer be for sale (i.e. set time frame)
    You can use Pay Pal and have some "protection" (read the fine print)
    Buyers are legally obligated to pay for what they've bid

    Cons: Lots of fees
    You'll most likely have to end up shipping the bass
    If you don't have any feedback, you'll have a harder time selling (and might not get as much for it)
    Setting up auction takes some time (especially if you've never set one up before)
    You're advertising to a larger audience and increase your chances of getting scammed (seller beware)


    Pros: FREE
    Easy to set up an ad
    You will most likely sell to someone locally
    Can still use Pay Pal (but no seller "protection")

    "Market" is smaller
    Will get a lot of responses, and you'll reply, and will likely never hear from interested parties again (Craigslist users can be freaks - YMMV)
    Have to take time out to meet someone to show them the bass
    People will know where you live (if you choose to have them meet you at your house rather than a neutral location) - showing someone bass at your house can be dangerous as they can "case the joint" and come back later when you're not home and steal it (it happens)
    No seller protection if things go "wrong" (take cash, and make sure it's legit)

    I prefer using e-bay, because it advertises to a larger market... Worth the cost and effort usually. Depending on where you live, there may not be many interested parties in your particular bass. E-bay opens those doors to the "world".

    TB Classifieds is a good route too!

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