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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by I-Love-Ratm, Aug 24, 2004.


  1. I-Love-Ratm

    I-Love-Ratm

    Feb 24, 2003
    Hey Y'all

    I bought a used Warwick Dolphin Pro II 4 string off of ebay and it arrived last week.I really like it but I think that over here in Ireland I could get alot for it.I paid 900 euro for it but I reckon I could maybe manage to get 1300 for it.now the question I ask is should I trade it in and go for something bigger e.g. Moduus,Metro etc... or should I keep it for another while?

    Thank you

    Mike
     
  2. If the one you got is a bolt-on model, and you really think you could get 1300euro for it, then I'd say so. UNLESS you really like how it plays. I have one that I bought 10 years ago for $900, and I don't really think I could get more than $600 for it now. Granted, mine has dings galore from years of hard playing and I replaced the pups with 18V EMG's. I tell you, though, that when I got my Stingray, the Warwick went in the closet. If I could make $400 profit on it, I'd sell it in a heartbeat, even though it's my sentimental favorite because it looks so weird.

    What color is yours?
     
  3. I-Love-Ratm

    I-Love-Ratm

    Feb 24, 2003
    Its a gloss blue.Well the reason why I could do well is because in Ireland everything is overpriced instrumentwise because of tax for example a nes MIM jazz goes for 750ish
     
  4. I thought you were so excited about the prospect of getting this bass? If you don't like it now, then by all means get rid of it and get what you really want. They're nice basses, but Warwick discontinued their production for a reason. I'm sure anything's a step up from a Squier P bass, so if you can buy low and sell high, do it. Modulus are really nice. But for 1300 euro, you could actually get a used Warwick Streamer or Thumb...probably.
     
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I'm not all that sure that you can sell it for that much more... We have even higher taxes here, but for that much money, you can almost buy a new one. And if you got it off eBay, then there probably are some more deals like this
     
  6. Sounds like a lot for a bolt on dolphin, I had one a few years back and it sold for about £500! Why sell if youlike it,from what I remember mine had the best Warwick neck I've ever played, sounded OK too, problem was the colour, it was the sort of basic blue, Ford used on their Escorts and Fiestas in the '80's

    Tony
     
  7. I-Love-Ratm

    I-Love-Ratm

    Feb 24, 2003
    Well the shop that i will sell it to (if I do sell it) would just be impressed that its a Warwick and won't know about it so I could rip em off!!
     
  8. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    :eyebrow:

    You think you can rip off a shop?
    Man, thats their home field, they live from ripping off people!
    At such a high price they wont accept it
     
  9. ApeIsHigh81

    ApeIsHigh81

    Aug 24, 2004
    CA
    I wonder if you might become a used car salesman in the future. Just a thought.
     
  10. I-Love-Ratm

    I-Love-Ratm

    Feb 24, 2003
    Lol!Well they wouldn't really know the ins and outs because they don't exactly specialise in Musical Instruments!
     
  11. You'd be suprised. Don't they have Blue Book's in Ireland? No shop I've ever seen would buy something because they THINK it's great. They'll flip their book open, read the original sticker price, the retail sales averages, the resell value, and THEN offer you about 50% (if you're lucky) of the resell value so they can make a profit. They aren't in business to have Warwicks hangin' on walls...they want to see them walkin' out the doors.

    Don't be so naive...it'll get you into trouble in the future.

    btw: nice scruples you've got there, guy. Thanks for admitting to everybody here what an ass you are. Karma will come back to you. If you got a great deal on something and were able to turn a profit, that's saavy business. But you admitted that you were going to intentionally try to screw somebody over, and that's not cool.
     
  12. I-Love-Ratm

    I-Love-Ratm

    Feb 24, 2003
    Well I have dealt with these guys and they are rip off kings.Would you say so if you were offered too much money you would say no thats noy right and lower the price?I don't think so.I just wanna get as much as I can for it