So now I'm in an ethical quandary. My buddy's friend passed away recently. Before he died, he asked my buddy if he would help sell off his gear after he was gone. The only thing the guy asked was to try and not "take a bath" on it since proceeds will benefit the family. I pretty sure the family is OK, financially speaking. I never knew the guy. Since my buddy doesn't know much about bass gear, he asked if I wanted first crack at it -- either to purchase it myself or help him price things. I really don't need any of the stuff -- a high-end 5-stringer, a few tube amps and cabs, a bunch of pedals I'd never use. All very nice gear. My buddy could take it all to GC, and probably get 50% of typical USED resale value (so, like 25% of the new retail price). I'd consider that "taking a bath." Or, he could list it all individually online at fair resale prices, and wait until it sells. In the meantime, he needs to find a place to store it all and deal with potential buyers, shipping, etc. And like I said, he's not a bass guy. Alternately, I could just offer to buy everything. A fair price for me would be the very low end of resale value. That would potentially make it worth my while to store things for a while and sell them over time. As long as I could make a small profit for my time & effort, I might consider it. And yes, I would be upfront with the guy's family about my intentions. They might be perfectly OK with getting a sizeable check all at once instead of dragging this out for months, an item at a time. Given the situation, I wouldn't be adverse to passing along some or all of the profits as stuff sells over time. What would you do?