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Would guitar center give much for a standard p bass(mom)?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Seriouscat123, Feb 9, 2015.


  1. Seriouscat123

    Seriouscat123 Inactive

    Jun 26, 2013
    I don't play it and was thinking maybe I could get at least 200. Had a warped pickguard thats the only flaw.
     
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  2. Seriouscat123

    Seriouscat123 Inactive

    Jun 26, 2013
     
  3. FerruleCat

    FerruleCat

    Mar 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    Figure about 60% of what similar basses are selling for in the used gear section of their website.
     
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  4. alembicbones

    alembicbones

    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    You will get a better return if you sell it yourself or have another shop sell it for you via consignment.
     
  5. I'll give you $200 for your mom. ;)
     
  6. Guitar Center will give you about half of what you could get by selling on craigslist.
     
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  7. Right_Butterscotch64

    Right_Butterscotch64

    Oct 18, 2012
    You would be looking at 100-200 depending on the year and condition.
     
  8. mojomike001

    mojomike001 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    South Florida
    I've found that GC will offer about half of what they will untimately try to resell it for. Look up a similar model in their online used site and cut the price in half.
     
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  9. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Keep it and start playing, that's an order.... Unless you are really in need for cash and in this case if you endure the wait, up to Craigslist it should go and you could get up to TWICE WHAT GC WILL GIVE YOU FOR IT.
     
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  10. I don't know why anyone sells or trades in at GC because they only give you half. I'm glad that they do though as I have found some deals there. So if anyone wants to trade in say a Lakland 5502 to MY local GC, go right ahead.
     
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  11. mojomike001

    mojomike001 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    South Florida
    I too have found some really great deals there, but those deals come at the expense of the seller. I can't really blame GC. They are retailers. To make a profit they need to buy low and sell higher.
     
  12. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Drop the membership fee for this site on Paul and list it here.
     
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  13. gfen

    gfen

    Aug 21, 2014
    lehigh valley
    stayed at a holiday inn, once...
    Convenience.
    Lack of care.
    Tired of trying.
    CL is filled with jackholes.
    Ebay requires shipping.

    I understand completely. There comes a time when you're sick of looking at it and no one's making the offer.
     
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  14. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Dec 23, 2006
    SoCal
    Exactly!
    I value my time, sanity and privacy too much to be listing things on Craigslist. If my loss is only a coupe hundred bucks, off to GC it goes. If the loss would be more than that I'd list it here. But even here you still have to put up with the packing and shipping and potential dissatisfaction of the buyer and Paypal or other payment methods. If I can get $200 from GC for a bass that I would only get $400 for on Craigslist I'd be dropping it off at guitar center.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2015
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  15. OOD

    OOD

    Jul 29, 2009
    Because they won't call me in a week and say they need their money back because it stopped working.
     
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  16. Seriouscat123

    Seriouscat123 Inactive

    Jun 26, 2013
    Is yours just free?
     
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  17. bigtone23

    bigtone23

    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    Most MIM Fender basses sell at GC for about $300-350. $200 is a pretty typical buy price. Better yet, use it as trade so you can get 10% off a new item in addition to the trade value.
     
  18. If you don't play and are just looking to get rid of it, Guitar Center is your best bet.
     
  19. 2.6kHz

    2.6kHz

    Jul 9, 2014
    Stow, MA
    Smaller stores sometimes give better trade value. I have a place around here that will go near 65-70% of their sale price for a trade value, that's pretty good. They pay cash flat at 50%. They'll give me a 30 day warranty and 7 day return on any of the used stuff they sell, good deal to me.
     
  20. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    Send me pictures. If it looks good I will give you $210!
     
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