Selling my XXXXXXX bass online... maybe I'm just too impatient(?)

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  1. erhovey

    erhovey

    Nov 10, 2012
    Dallas, TX
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    So I decided to part with my XXXXXXX bass, because I’ve got small-ish hands, not much reach, and I just never got used to the 35” scale. I absolutely love everything about this bass, except the scale… the tonal capabilities are XXXXXXXX, and the instrument is in XXXXXXXX condition. So, going on the advice of a very knowledgeable bass salesman at a local music store, that I’ve known for years…. so I throw it out there for a starting price of (X) dollars. Within a couple hours, I get a couple offers at (X – 150) dollars and (X – 125) dollars. Well, I was kind of caught off-guard and thought there must be some interest here, and that it would be a bit odd to accept a (X – 150) discount so quickly upon posting the add, so I declined their offers. So I figured I’d let the listing run for a week or so before I resorted to dropping the price. Well… it’s been crickets ever since. I have progressively dropped the asking price down to (X – 150) dollars, where it has been for a few days now, and nothing… zero, zip, nada! Now, mind you… I am literally a few hundred bucks below other like XXXXXXX basses currently listed online (on XXXXXX and elsewhere that I’ve seen). If I were to drop the price much more, well… I might as well walk it into a XXXXXX Center and sell/trade it and forego the hassle of the transaction and shipping, etc. I was also toying with the idea of selling my fretless, but now probably not. I’ve been a bassist for decades, but I’m a rookie at the selling game. Am I doing something wrong, or am I just being impatient? Maybe there’s not much of a market for these XXXXXXX basses?
     
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  2. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Just a thought, but I've always believed the month after Christmas is the worst time to be selling. People generally spend a LOT during the holiday season, and that first paycheck afterwards is usually spoken for.
    You might have better luck in a month or so...Good luck!
     
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  3. erhovey

    erhovey

    Nov 10, 2012
    Dallas, TX
    Very good point there
     
  4. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    You have to be a supporting member to actually post an item to sell.
    But I think you may know that.
    You might also try a local Music-Go-Round near you.
     
  5. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Canada
    Timing is everything.....Right person at right time
     
  6. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
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    Classified document or curse-laden rant? Find out next on XXXXXXX.
     
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