I have this classical guitar that I don't use anymore and I'd like to get a bass guitar sometime in the future. I was thinking about possibly trading in the classical for a bass but I've heard some mixed opinions about trade ins. So I figured my other option would be to sell the guitar and then buy the bass. In your opinion, which is the better option?
Go into the shop you'd trade it in at, ask for an evaluation, and see if that's more or less than the going rate. It'll probably be less, in which case you'd get more money selling it privately, but of course that's more hassle.