The old days when people weren't idiots (gear acquisition)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Toolmybass, Jul 20, 2013.

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  1. Just like the title says.......(was going to post this in someone's bass for sale thread but decided against it)

    Oh my...remember the old days where people did the research on a big purchase because and you couldn't return it to the store because its "just not what I'm looking for" or "I have to thin the heard" and BS like that?

    Or you had to spend a lot of money on a advertisement in the paper. These days it seems that shipping costs and packaging are "dispensable" income?

    I still own EVERY bass I bought but was a cheap Samik 5'er (my first bass) and the other was a Wal MKI which I sold locally to a friend to which if he ever sells it ...I get first crack
    I'm not going to point fingers here because everyone knows who's who when it comes to this. There is someone selling a bass they bought new for the second time in 5months....really?
    There is always exceptions to the getting laid off or having another child or getting Tendonitis or something like that ....but I'm talking about the repeat offenders here who have the dumbest excuses for not keeping "the best sounding bass ever!"....yea right

    Someone started a thread called "What do you love about your bass" was my post

    That is all.......:bag:
  2. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    An it bothers you because?
  3. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012
    Get a life?
  4. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I stopped caring about what other people do with their gear a while ago. Besides, all the wheeling and dealing on here suits me just fine, since there's a better chance of finding something I want used.
  5. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    When I was playing bass, I cycled through gear like that. I didn't know I was an idiot for doing so. I actually thought I was doing myself a favor by trying as many different brands and types of gear. Guess not.

  7. Didn't actually say that it bothered me...just a rant and indirect finger pointing...maybe it will make someone think twice and save them some shipping $$....they can thank me later ;)

  8. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    Man, what's with all the pontificating going on around here lately ? Sheesh.
  9. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    It's okay Mike, you found redemption in coffee.
  10. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Inactive

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    And Wine Gums.
  11. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I think what you are describing is what is known as "tone chasing".
  12. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I doubt it. I think they'll have a similar opinion to the rest of us: "That's like, your opinion man."
  13. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
  14. Right. Not in so many words, anyway... ;)
  15. ;)
  16. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    You call it "repeat offender" and I call it doing whatever I want to do with my money and property ;)
  17. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    You're such a liberal.

  18. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN


    I remember the days when you COULDN'T buy gear online, and you were limited to what could be found locally or mail-ordered over a handful of catalogs. I remember when your only option for selling a used piece of gear was a classified ad or trade in at your local music store. I remember having a lot less options.

    Sites like this one have been great for me. I've purchased a number of used basses, gotten to try things I otherwise would have been able to touch, then sold them at the same or higher price when I decided I didn't want them. I'm also fortunate that I have the disposable income that allows me to do such things, as it is my hobby. While it wouldn't make much sense to buy a bunch of basses new, then sell them used on here, buying and selling used can afford you some great opportunities.

    What others choose to do or not do with their money should be of no consequence to you. The fact that it bothers you so much that you had to create a whining thread like this one is a bit pitiful.
  19. jimc


    Sep 17, 2002
    New Carsmell, CA
    Sometimes the only way to try a bass is to buy it. Not all of us are close to stores that stock the kind of bass we would like to try. My research is done on the feedback rating of the seller, if I've researched the used price I know there's a good chance I can get close to that back if it doesn't work out for me.
  20. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderators Local A440 Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    Under the flight path

    Have many friends?
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