Question about trade

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by inthebassclef, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. inthebassclef

    inthebassclef Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    Hi guys,
    somewhat new to the talkbass area as far as buying and selling. Purchased a bass last year here. I have another bass I am looking to trade. Just wanted to find out what the general process for trading was.
    Does the seller receive the trade item first and then ship out the bass that was for trade?
    Or do you send the basses at the same time?
    Thank you guys for the help
  2. barebones

    barebones Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Everyone I've traded with here, we've just agreed to ship our items to each other on the same day. Haven't had a single problem with that. I think TBers are pretty trustworthy people to do business with.
  3. mimaz


    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    The trades that I have done so far involved both shipping at the same time, but I've only done a couple of trades, mostly straight buying or selling.

    I'm interested to hear some additional opinions and experiences.
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    When I've done trades both of us agreed to send them out at the same time. It's scary, but do some homework to make sure you're dealing with a stand up person. I did my Sadowsky NYC or another Sadowsky NYC. I was a little freaked out they weren't going to send it at all.

    It's really up to you and the other trader on what you want to do.
  5. inthebassclef

    inthebassclef Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    Thank you guys for the replys.
  6. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    +1 this community is pretty concerned with self policing.