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Too Much Supply - Bass Classifieds

Discussion in 'Classifieds Usage Discussion and Help' started by Jim C, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I have 3 basses in the classified.

    I bumped all three threads this morning and 1 hour later, there were 25 new bumps
    2 hours later it was bumped to page 2

    Has there always been this many for sale at the same time?
    I don't recall it being this hard to sell basses that had reasonable prices.
  2. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    Everyone is moving to trombone.:woot:
  3. He’s right. I just bought 3 trombones.
    Stumbo likes this.
  4. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    @Joe Nerve has 30 basses,maybe he'll buy one of yours.:thumbsup:
  5. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I have 15
  6. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    I understand. Trying to offload one of mine and it gets lost in the sea.
  7. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    It has been my contention that there are too many for sale in general. I'm talking about bith new AND used.

    I think the market is flooded. I flip through the classifieds from time to time. There are TONS of basses that aren't selling.
  8. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Many of the prices in the classifieds are.....ambitious.
    GregC, Siggy, Bob Clayton and 3 others like this.
  9. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA
    It probably depends on your model too. I mostly search for a specific brand or model. I wish there were some ways to filter the search more than string number. For example:
    Neck joint (bolt, set, NT)
    Bridge pickup (S, H, Split, other, none)
    Neck pickup (S, H, Split, other, none)
    Weight (range)
    Price (range)
    Fret number
    Neck wood (maple, mahogany, wenge, graphite, other)
    Fret board wood (maple, rosewood, wenge, other)
    Body wood (alder, ash, mahogany, other)
    Finish (clear gloss, clear saying, oil, solid color, burst)
  10. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Must be a US thing, classifieds in mainland Europe only have tumbleweeds passing through them.
  11. Copperhead

    Copperhead Still creakin' around. Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2018
    The golden age of buy and sell has passed. It was a great ride, though. Everyone has 10 or 15 basses and has satisfied their wildest bass dreams. Now the crickets own the classifieds.
    Exceptional deals rare and niche might move. Or not.
  12. There are alot for sure.

    I have some progress on mine and a possible sale, so happy about that!
  13. Karl Kaminski

    Karl Kaminski Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Yup, the whole find a deal or "closet queen" has greatly reduced with the advent of the inter-tubes. Looking to sell your Squier, you gotta price it that way—Its a buyer's market. Looking to sell your Noble Pre—its seller's market.

    What always floors me are the high-end boutique basses (Fodera and the like) selling at used car prices. As a working musician, I can't see buying and flipping those or even just to check it out (Should look back to see how many have actually sold). I have enough worry buying/selling/shipping amps, preamp, and parts, I can't image the worry involved with one of those.

    Wild, wacky world.
  14. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton valar morghulis Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    If it's an item I don't need to sell right away, I start ambitious and drop $5-$10/week until it sells.

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