I am in the market for a lot of diffrent peices of used gear. Frankly, I have been met with nothing but pure B.S. from the general public the whole way through. I am starting to get VERY pissed off. Reasons: #1: Everyone always has to post some BS excuse as to why they are selling their gear. "Cough Cough... I'm sick and lost my job, need cash to pay for medical bills....." "I just lost my job and need the cash..." I don't need to know why someone is selling their gear. They always try to play off your emotions and avoid giving the real awnser which is, I don't like this item I want to get rid of it. I would say most people selling gear sell it because they don't like it anymore and want something else. Yet, not once have I heard anyone say they are selling something because they don't like it. #2: Rediculous hype. I get tired of people telling me how awsome their gear is. "Man, this Rouge shreds." "My amp that looks like it stormed Normandy is in 'excellent' condition" "This 15 watt practice amp can easily be heard over any drummer" #3: Using bloated price examples. "Musicians friend says my fender squier retails for around $500 new, but I'll give it away for $300. #4: Lying about it's condition. Here is a sample of what I usually end up reading: "Cough, cough.... I just lost my job due to illness, which is forcing me to part with this beautiful peavey squier. It is in mint condition other then the fact its beat to crap. This bass is so awsome, it will freakin rock you!" Here is what should have been said: "Selling a peavey squier in OK condition for $75 OBO"