Sweetwater Used Marketplace - Hot Deals

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  1. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
  2. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
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  3. tlite

    tlite

    Aug 18, 2016
    Florida
    Wow! This could be great. Thanks.
     
  4. tlite

    tlite

    Aug 18, 2016
    Florida
    Reading more on it, it operates just like a forum classified posting area. Sweetwater doesn't facilitate or offer discounts on shipping, payments, etc. Reverb does help with all that stuff, including dispute resolution, etc. Still, this is a good site to know about, and next time I have something to sell may give it a shot.
     
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  5. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Doesn’t seem like it gets a lot of use, but thanks for heads up OP!
     
  6. DoctorZee

    DoctorZee Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2018
    New York / New Jersey
    If I sell something there, do I have to give the buyer a bag of Fireballs and Bit O' Honey?
     
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  7. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    No, but you have to call the buyer every other week to see if they’ll purchase the rest of your crap.
     
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  8. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Is it me or does the overall pricing seem higher than Reverb?
    The Ampeg gear is a better deal on Reverb.
     
  9. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    Yea it’s almost like Craigslist
     
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  10. That’s pretty much the conclusion I came to... It’s basically Craigslist. They don’t seem to have controls or help if a sale or purchase goes sour. Most often the best used deals are on TalkBass anyway.
     
  11. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I got excited to 60 used basses until I realized that basically anything listed over a few months ago is no longer there.
    So really more like 10-15 useds basses. :(
     
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  12. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
  13. DarnellBass

    DarnellBass Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Totally agree! Deleted.
     
  14. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    No man; I dug reading the ad! Just a warning for maybe a new guy with some cash.
     
  15. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
  16. The suggest shipping items COD for the ease of transaction. Uh, no. COD is how we sold stuff online in the mid 90’s. LOTS of risk, and a huge delay between when you ship the item and when you receive payment. Also you have to ship the item, and pay for shipping, first - then hope the address is right, or hope the buyer doesn’t change their mind. If they do, they just don’t accept the pkg, and you’re out the shipping cost - and a couple weeks of your bass taking a road trip in various trucks.
    As a buyer, you have to pay the UPS driver upon delivery - which means you need to be home. It also means once the driver gets the check, they’re on to the next stop. They’re not going to stay and watch you open it to make sure you got what you ordered and as described. You pay, and you have zero recourse.

    So any company in 2021 setting up an online marketplace and suggesting you use COD is just disaster waiting to happen. They do later mention Paypal. Services like Paypal should be the default method. COD should go the way of the dodo.
     
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  17. KJMO

    KJMO Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2015
    It's been there for a long time. I looked there for a while, but I never saw anything I wanted, and lost interest with it.

    edit: There's a lot more stuff than there used to be. Maybe worth checking out occasionally. Glad you mentioned it.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2021

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