Some people just don't get it...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Hevy T, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    This bass has been for sale locally for quite a while now, however when he posts new adds he keeps raising the price! I just don't understand some peoples logic. If it don't sell at $350 I will definitely sell it at $400, man why is this bass not selling!! I know I will ask $450 for it, that will work!!

  2. Ha ha! I saw a Kijiji ad where the guy was looking for an older Alembic and willing to pay up to $100. Another person was selling a used Peavey and asking for more than what they sell for new. :rollno:
  3. Zebra


    Jun 26, 2005
    I saw an add for a bass for $400 used. The bass can be bought new for $299 :bored:
  4. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Yeah I see it all the time too, asking for more than a new one.

    This kills me: asking more for a used Jay Turser than you can get a Squier Vintage Mod for new.

    Must be drunk.

    What up Lethbridge!
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    ...but... ...but...'s getting more vintage every day! smiley-gen135.gif
  6. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Hey, I would take an older Alembic for $100, but only if it's in decent shape. Just saying.
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  7. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Is he making any dishonest claims? If not then who cares? Let him ask a grand for a Carlo Robelli if he wants. No one has to buy it.
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  8. Dominick C.

    Dominick C.

    Jul 2, 2012
    Austin, Tx
    I don't like mean people or mean comments....
    Someone has to ask.... What movie Santa were you?
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  9. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    There's an awful lot of wishful thinking going on somewhere. Probably everywhere.
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  10. I sold one of those for $250 once. Cool bass but nothing special
  11. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    I'm not saying that this bass is a good example, but sometimes things become more desirable if you raise the price a little. People can be funny sometimes. I've seen items not sell at one price, and then get re-listed at a higher price and sell. I also remember an old Will Lee interview where he said he raised his session rates to try to lighten his workload and he actually got busier. He had to keep raising them until his workload tapered off to where he wanted it.
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  12. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    If you hadn't, I would have.
  13. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Some folks don't understand the "list price/sell price" thing. They believe that $500 is a fair price for the $389 bass they bought for their kid that had a list price of $599.
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  14. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    Never thought of it but that makes soo much cents it makes a doller
  15. friendlybass


    Jul 19, 2012
    Its got a lot of history bro! I've bled sweat and cried on it which increases its value. Just remember kids, more bodily fluids=more dollars. The bass my tech spilled his dip spit in (the control cavity) sounds better than ever!
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  16. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    Believe it or not, there are some people who think if they pay more, then the item is worth more. About 10 years ago, I was looking for a new home and went to an open house. I felt it was over priced because it needed some work and told the realtor to call me when they dropped the price about $40,000. They ended up relisting it for $40,000 more and got the full asking price. The logic was that if the house was priced low, there must be something wrong with it so they raised the price and got what they originally wanted and then some. I suspect the same thing is happening with the bass. He figures if he asks a higher price someone will talk him down to what he really wants.
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  17. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    The thing I dont understand is the guy has left the other less expensive adds up and is using the same pic. If I were to do that (whicch I woild not do btw) I would atleast delete the other adds.
  18. PopFizz


    Jun 8, 2013
    There was a guy on my local kijiji (in Canada) who was selling used effects pedals. He included links to the pedals on musiciansfriend, and the pedals were all cheaper there new!
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  19. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    lol he probably worked there
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