#1
Hey guys,
Just wondering, how much do you get for trading in a guitar at GC or Sam Ash?
Justifiable amount or would I be better off selling it myself?
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#2
I would sell it yourself, or do it at a private business.
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#3
it will range from 70%-50% of what they will sell it for.
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#4
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it will range from 70%-50% of what they will sell it for.

And that's what they sell it for used. So if you traded in let's say a $600 Ibanez, they sell it used for $400-$450, you would get probably $250 max.

You can sell it privately for the GC price, if you have patience.
#5
yup. ebay/craigslist/thread
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#6
One thing to consider though, at GC you always get 10% off an item when you sell them something (I think they're running a deal right now for 15% off). I don't know if we fudge the system because they know use there, but me and a buddy will always grab a pedal or something else small to trade in when we're making a big purchase (For instance, my friend had a pedal that goes for $50 brand new. He traded it in, got $15 bucks for it. But, he was buying a new bass amp for $500. So, with the 15% discount, he ended up "getting" $90 for the pedal ($15, plus $75 discounted off the price of the amp).

That was a massive wall of text. I hope it makes sense.
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#7
i just traded in a fender strat deluxe against custom shop strat.

i got about 80% of what i paid for the deluxe 3 years ago, which i thought was not bad. i see that the store is now selling the deluxe at more than i paid for it (new )originally!
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#8
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i just traded in a fender strat deluxe against custom shop strat.

i got about 80% of what i paid for the deluxe 3 years ago, which i thought was not bad. i see that the store is now selling the deluxe at more than i paid for it (new )originally!


yea but you got the remember the resale value for those custom shops only go up with time
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#9
You'll always make more selling privately than trading in. It will take more time though, so if you've got a serious case of I want it NOW, then do the trade.
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#10
Quote by EspTro
yea but you got the remember the resale value for those custom shops only go up with time


yes, sure, i agree. i'm not complaining at all about the deal i got, i was just a little surprised that a deluxe can increase in potential value after only 3 years. it cost me £1050, i got £800 px against the custom shop, and they are (trying to) sell it on for £1200. that's business, they have a living to make and overheads to cover etc, good luck to them, i'm happy with the deal. i saw similar deluxe strats struggling to make less than £800 on ebay, and that's before selling fees and paypal charges.

as for the custom shop, i've no doubt that will probably do even better with time.

what am i trying to say - don't rule out trading in, i'm sure it was the best deal in my case.

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#11
60% of market value is what you should reasonably expect from Sam Ash. They generally undercut market prices a little, but not too much (when they put it on the floor).

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