#1
Does anyone else hate it when you see crazy deals on good gear on CL and then realize you have no money?

Here's some example that are currently floating around local states to me

http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/msg/1249734778.html

http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/1246224035.html

http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/1244347699.html

http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/1204546830.html
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#2


Dude... I want the Schecter C-1... holy balls.. would make a beast addition to my Diamond Series collection.
#3
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I hate my lack of money, lack of job, and lack of economy to find a job in. RAAAGGEEEE!!!
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#4
that soloist is amazing, and i will be kicking myself for not living in the northeast and not having money haha although my friend is in boston... maybe i can get him to loan me something...
#5
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I hate my lack of money, lack of job, and lack of economy to find a job in. RAAAGGEEEE!!!


Same here. It's a vicious cycle.
#6
Eh, sod those.

The one I'm gutted about is someone's got a Kramer Jersey Star up on ebay for £550. Thing is, the previously listed it at £460, which is what I was aiming for. Now why they would fail to sell it at £460 and then think "I know what the problem was, I priced it too low! I'll put the price up, that'll make it sell faster!"... well I don't know. Either way I'm now £100 out and it's now just too much to justify buying anyway given that it's a little bit damaged and they were £700 new. A used, ding, dented, chipped and scratched guitar for only £150 off the new price is a joke.
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#7
Chirst TELL ME ABOUT IT! I would kill for a Gibson guitar and a good amp. I have an LP 100 and a Behringer GX108... I can't wait until I can get enough money for a car, then I can get a job!
#8
Dude, no one has money nowadays. Hence Squier/Epiphone/PRS SE/Ltd. I mean really, look at my gear. You think we don't all want our own Gibsons or ESPs? Shoot, I'd settle for a good Epiphone. Save up if you want something nice, mow some lawns, do some farm work, get a job at your local coffee shop.

tldr, quit your bitchin' or I'll turn this car around.
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#9
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*Raises Hand*

I hate my lack of money, lack of job, and lack of economy to find a job in. RAAAGGEEEE!!!

Amen. I personally hate how the economy has put more teenagers without the ability to get a job than before. Where I live, any job suitable for a 16 year old has about 700 applications for it. Of course there's hundreds of restaurants that need waitstaff, but you have to be 18


EDIT: Dude above me, I've exhausted attempts all legal forms of making money, including your examples
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this is absolutely, 100% correct.
For example, Dave Mustaine has a signature coffee mix.


Good Morning, Black Coffee?
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#10
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Dude, no one has money nowadays. Hence Squier/Epiphone/PRS SE. I mean really, look at my gear. You think we don't all want our own Gibsons or ESPs? Shoot, I'd settle for a good Epiphone. Save up if you want something nice, mow some lawns, do some farm work, get a job at your local coffee shop.

tldr, quit your bitchin' or I'll turn this car around.


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And don't forget LTD ;P
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Dude above me, I've exhausted attempts all legal forms of making money, including your examples
Then I guess it's time to get shady. Take things out of lost-and-founds and pawn them.
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#12
Just get a job, that's how I bought stuff when I was younger and didn't have to pay rent living with my parents. Or if you're in college, do well in school and motivated, apply for fellowships and grants which can pay up to several thousands of dollars, money left over from my research grants paid for my JTM45. I have a friend of mine working for a consulting firm, and even in this economy made $15,000 from a summer internship (2 and a half months work). There is money out there, but you have to find it and be willing to look for it and work for it.
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#13
just save up your god damn money,

im 16, i have no actual true job (like a resturaunt, store, something like that), and my parents buy NONE of my gear, and my pedals and guitars would easily equal $1500, if you include the amp and other odds and ends accessories, we're talking $2000 all together.

just because you dont want a full job doesnt mean you cant go do sorta "odds'n ends" jobs and still have decent gear.

sure, it aint much, but how many 16 year olds can honestly say they worked for that much guitar gear on their own?
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Does anyone else hate it when you see crazy deals on good gear on CL and then realize you have no money?


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#16
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just save up your god damn money,

im 16, i have no actual true job (like a resturaunt, store, something like that), and my parents buy NONE of my gear, and my pedals and guitars would easily equal $1500, if you include the amp and other odds and ends accessories, we're talking $2000 all together.

just because you dont want a full job doesnt mean you cant go do sorta "odds'n ends" jobs and still have decent gear.

sure, it aint much, but how many 16 year olds can honestly say they worked for that much guitar gear on their own?
I had a summer internship in HS between junior year and senior year that paid a few thousand dollars. It didn't go to my guitar (it went to car repairs after a wreck) but seeing that I was living with my parents then and didn't have to pay the rent that I do now, it could have gone towards pretty decent gear. Positions like that are competitive and you have to pretty much spend a summer showing up to work everyday from 9 to 5 while all your friends spend their summer's doing... high school stuff, but at least I didn't have to work at McDonalds making minimum wage.
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#17
OK..people are missing the point of this thread entirely. I have been able to make money in the past, I just happened to get let go from my last job because the business went bankrupt (family friends, sad story, won't go into details). This was more about the times when you have no money and then some good deals on gear pass you by.


EDIT: To those wondering where my money went, I've fully funded a car, and I have had various unforseen debts occur throughout the last year.
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Quote by Blakeu224

this is absolutely, 100% correct.
For example, Dave Mustaine has a signature coffee mix.


Good Morning, Black Coffee?
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#18
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#19
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OK..people are missing the point of this thread entirely. I have been able to make money in the past, I just happened to get let go from my last job because the business went bankrupt (family friends, sad story, won't go into details). This was more about the times when you have no money and then some good deals on gear pass you by.
Sure which is why I try to always have money in my bank account (even if it's for emergencies)

What pisses me off is more when I pay for something thinking I got a good deal and then something even better comes along (this happened when I bought a Marshall 1960 cab for $350 and a Splawn cab w/ Small Blocks popped up on CL about half an hour from where I live for $350)
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#20
my lack of funds cost me a Marshall JMP 50watt head for $150usd. yes you read write, $150.

the thing that pissed me off teh most:

the guy who beat me to it(from a pawnshop) sold it to my local Guitar Center whom proceeded to put it for sale at $2300. how do i know? i recognize a little fault in the amp when i saw it again at GC.
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#21
I've seen some pretty cool things at pawnshops before, I was in Charleston a few years ago with some friends and say a vintage Soundcity head at a flea market for $90. It didn't work so I didn't bother, but looking back on it, it was probably something really simple to fix, and a complete restoration would've probably not cost any more than $300 at the absolute max.
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Sure which is why I try to always have money in my bank account (even if it's for emergencies)

What pisses me off is more when I pay for something thinking I got a good deal and then something even better comes along (this happened when I bought a Marshall 1960 cab for $350 and a Splawn cab w/ Small Blocks popped up on CL about half an hour from where I live for $350)

yeah thats always a bad feeling. I'm a very indecisive bastard for that very reason
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this is absolutely, 100% correct.
For example, Dave Mustaine has a signature coffee mix.


Good Morning, Black Coffee?
#23
yeah. right now i'm trying to scrap up some money to buy a RG7620 and a RG3120 from GC. there price seems fairly reasonable but i know i can haggle them down a hundred bucks if i take them both
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But then, he was like...
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#24
Wow, I shouldn't have checked the JS link. I might have to go rob a liquor store now...
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#25
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yeah thats always a bad feeling. I'm a very indecisive bastard for that very reason


The problem with my situation was I bought the 1960 completely out of annoyance at losing out on a deal for a Mojotone 2x12 diagonal with two Scumback H75s for $500 (I was literally a day late responding to the ad), and just bought the Marshall on a whim, even though $350 is a very common price for finding one used. Even worse, G12T-75s sound terrible with plexi heads and now I'm stuck about to splurge another $500 on a quad of new speakers (maybe less if I can sell the G12T-75s for $200)

And then literally a week later the Splawn pops up.

Stuff like that happens all the times, after I splurge $300 on a set of WCRs, Wolfetone pickups starts having this 20% off anniversary sale. I like my WCRs but I'm still going to buy a set of Wolfetone Marshallheads or DrVs anyway.
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The problem with my situation was I bought the 1960 completely out of annoyance at losing out on a deal for a Mojotone 2x12 diagonal with two Scumback H75s for $500 (I was literally a day late responding to the ad), and just bought the Marshall on a whim, even though $350 is a very common price for finding one used.

And then literally a week later the Splawn pops up.


i was literally 15mins late on that marshall i mentioned before
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At first he was like...
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But then, he was like...
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I love you even more now. Slightly homo
#28
there`s alot of peeps in the world worse off than you, they haven`t even got a computer to look at guitar porn.