#1
Q: "What's this guitar worth?"
A: "What somebody is will to pay for it"


Legitimate follow-up question.... "Well, how many dollars is that?"


Here's how you can get a good answer:
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  • Take REALLY good pictures
  • Collect ACCURATE description of guitar
  • Post on eBay, with a starting bid of $1
  • Wait one week


If you wanted to sell a guitar, you have now sold it for exactly what it is worth.

If you were looking to BUY a guitar, you can switch things up a little bit.....
  • Take all the pics and info you have on the guitar
  • List THOSE on eBay, with a $1 start, but an outrageous Reserve price
  • Wait one week


Worst case, you sold a guitar you don't have for a boatload of money, you go buy the one in question, and sell it to the eBay buyer at a huge profit!

#2
I feel that I have gotten better advice from a mildly retarded dolphin.
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#3
Should I report this. This is a good idea but only a stupid person would do it. legit or spam?
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#4
Quote by Sinister Waffle
I feel that I have gotten better advice from a mildly retarded dolphin.


But if dolphins are more intelligant than humans. Then you got advice from a dolphin with an average human intellect.

Which raises the question how in gods name did he get access to a computer???
#5
Quote by beckyjc
But if dolphins are more intelligant than humans. Then you got advice from a dolphin with an average human intellect.

Which raises the question how in gods name did he get access to a computer???



as intelligent as Dolphins are, I doubt any of them have a clue about guitars and their workings .

I Still want to know why my house burned down underwater! that's the true question!
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#7
Quote by beckyjc
But if dolphins are more intelligant than humans. Then you got advice from a dolphin with an average human intellect.

Which raises the question how in gods name did he get access to a computer???

Sigged.
#8
Wtf is this? What a load of shit.
Auction your axe for 1$ start without mentioning any reserve.
Also thats not really a good way to see what ppl are willing to pay unless theres a few people interested and not looking for a wild deal.

Whats this guitar worth? Answered for (almost) all.
Check google and ended auctions on eBay.
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#9
A) Dophins are better with Miracle Whip
B) Your house didn't burn down, it burned up (wood floats).

My post was a way to find out true value. It's worth what someone is wiiling to pay.

With a market of millions of people per week, eBay is unquestionably the way to put a single item in front of the most potential buyers.

In fact, if you're willing to eat the listing/reserve fees, you can use this technique to get a very accurate appraisal. Just set a really high reserve. You'll never have to sell, you'll see what the item is truly worth, and your only appraisal fee will be the eBay fees.

Sure, the topic was patially sarcastic, but it is accurate (far more accurate than looking at fnall auction prices).
#10
Quote by GretschAnon
Legitimate follow-up question.... "Well, how many dollars is that?"

What if...


I want it in Euros
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#11
Quote by GretschAnon
Q: "What's this guitar worth?"
A: "What somebody is will to pay for it"


should have stopped typing there.
#12
Quote by Sinister Waffle
I feel that I have gotten better advice from a mildly retarded dolphin.



As a Dolphin, I resent that. It's very hard to type with flippers.
#13
Quote by GretschAnon

Your house didn't burn down, it burned up (wood floats).

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But if it burned it isn't wood anymore.
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#14
Actually, I go by Dave, but there are already too many Daves on this forum.


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#15
Or, you could just use the "completed listings" feature on Ebay. I don't understand why looking at final auction prices isn't accurate. It shows you what they sell for on the online market. What about that isn't accurate?
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#16
Here's the real answer (generally speaking for your bog-standard kind of guitar):

(1) Take the price of your guitar is new in the shops right now.

(2) Take 60% of that figure (or between 40-60% if it's in bad condition, and up to 75% if it's in immaculate condition/rare) as your asking price. Also check completed listings on eBay if you can, or similar items on Gumtree/Craigslist.

(3) Take a series of high quality pictures in daylight showing all the important parts (front and rear of body, headstock, any damage).

(4) Post on interwebz with full and detailed information.

(5) Be patient, it could take a day or months to sell.

Robert's your mother's brother, your guitar will sell at some point. If you want a quick sale drop the price obviously. Don't expect to recoup money on mods - the only exception to this rule being cases, offer the thing with/without the case and most people will choose to buy the case aswell.
Last edited by Duv at Sep 13, 2011,