#1
Good morning, I just want some input on what a reasonable sell price for a 2014 used malmsteen strat. I've had a few offers that I feel were low at 650-700. Am I being too greedy . my minimum I would take would be 800. It's that to much? Also the guitar is in great shape. I barely played it, it was never my thing.
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#3
it's a bit of a rip off, but it's not too bad. You could probably push for 850 if you find the right guy
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#4
Those offers are way too low. Are you trying to sell them to music shops? That'd explain it. You should be able to sell it for $1,000 privately very easily. I sold my 2014 American Standard Telecaster for about $1,000. IIRC, a new Malmstreen Stratocaster is worth a few hundred more than MIA Standard Telecaster.
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#5
Completed listings on Ebay are running about $1000-$1100, so $800 is a very reasonable price.

Of course price is location dependent, you're usually not going to get the money in Backwater Flats you will in a larger market.
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#6
Im in Dallas . and these are Craigslist offers. I have it listed for 1100.
Yengwie strat
Washburn n1 SD 59'S
PRS Mikael akerfeldt
PRS fredrik
PRS Paul allender
Ltd h-207
Ltd mh-100
94 Gibson les Paul studio
Alvarez cheap o
Taylor 115
Dime-o -flame
Layne iron heart 60w
Eleven rack
Last edited by marius47 at Jun 18, 2015,
#7
Quote by marius47
Im in Dallas . and these are Craigslist offers.

Try Reverb/eBay. Reverb is best if you want to avoid costly selling fees, but it can't compete with the audience that eBay has.
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#8
Quote by marius47
Im in Dallas . and these are Craigslist offers.


You're getting lowballed. Ignore them. If I needed yet another strat I'd buy it from you for $800.

Ebay it with a BIN of $1050.
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#9
I'm terrified of shipping and using eBay.
Yengwie strat
Washburn n1 SD 59'S
PRS Mikael akerfeldt
PRS fredrik
PRS Paul allender
Ltd h-207
Ltd mh-100
94 Gibson les Paul studio
Alvarez cheap o
Taylor 115
Dime-o -flame
Layne iron heart 60w
Eleven rack
#10
Quote by marius47
I'm terrified of shipping and using eBay.


Yet it happens millions of times a day. Sack up.
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Charles Darwin
#11
Quote by marius47
I'm terrified of shipping and using eBay.

It came with a case, so pop it in that, get a box to put the case in and fill it with bubble wrap or those packing peanut things. Just don't use the cheapest, assest courier you can find.
#12
Quote by slapsymcdougal
It came with a case, so pop it in that, get a box to put the case in and fill it with bubble wrap or those packing peanut things. Just don't use the cheapest, assest courier you can find.


Take it to a local UPS or FedeX shipping store, pay them to pack and ship it, put $1500 on it as insurance and pray they break/lose it.

If they don't you get paid, if they do you get paid more. Win-Win.
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#13
Quote by Arby911
Take it to a local UPS or FedeX shipping store, pay them to pack and ship it, put $1500 on it as insurance and pray they break/lose it.

If they don't you get paid, if they do you get paid more. Win-Win.

That too, I guess. Couriers in the UK never offer to pack stuff, because bastards.
#14
I'm more worried about bad buyer issues. I seem to always get the guys that yet to screw you saying it is not in the same condition.
Yengwie strat
Washburn n1 SD 59'S
PRS Mikael akerfeldt
PRS fredrik
PRS Paul allender
Ltd h-207
Ltd mh-100
94 Gibson les Paul studio
Alvarez cheap o
Taylor 115
Dime-o -flame
Layne iron heart 60w
Eleven rack
#15
Quote by marius47
I'm more worried about bad buyer issues. I seem to always get the guys that yet to screw you saying it is not in the same condition.


Take enough pictures that your side of the story can't be disputed. In this digital age, pictures and video are cheap insurance. I'd take 50-100 shots from varying angles and ranges under good lighting and at least 2 complete top to bottom slow pan vids of both front and back. If there are ANY flaws at all, point them out in your description. People get screwed because they leave openings to get screwed.

That being said, I've never had an Ebay sale returned or questioned.
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#16
i bought an 89 japanese squier strat yesterday. it's the bomb

only cost me like 350 bucks with a hardcase
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#17
I might try that.
Yengwie strat
Washburn n1 SD 59'S
PRS Mikael akerfeldt
PRS fredrik
PRS Paul allender
Ltd h-207
Ltd mh-100
94 Gibson les Paul studio
Alvarez cheap o
Taylor 115
Dime-o -flame
Layne iron heart 60w
Eleven rack
#18
Quote by Burgery
i bought an 89 japanese squier strat yesterday. it's the bomb

only cost me like 350 bucks with a hardcase

dude you paid 350 bucks for a squier?
#19
its a pretty ****ing sweet squier

its got the texas special american standard strat pickups and the neck is amazing. plays wonderful
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Last edited by Burgery at Jun 18, 2015,
#21
Why are you selling a guitar that's, in all likelihood, less than a year old?
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#22
Quote by Burgery
its a pretty ****ing sweet squier

its got the texas special american standard strat pickups and the neck is amazing. plays wonderful


Nothing wrong with that, there are quite a few Squiers that are quality gear, it's just that there are WAY more low end crap ones so that's what most folks base their opinion on.

I've got a Squier Stagemaster Deluxe HSH, 24 Fret, Floyd, Set Neck etc. that I'll set against anything in the "under $1000" category for playability and workmanship.
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#23
Quote by necrosis1193
Why are you selling a guitar that's, in all likelihood, less than a year old?

I just don't like it, I bought it without trying it . and I shouldn't have.
Yengwie strat
Washburn n1 SD 59'S
PRS Mikael akerfeldt
PRS fredrik
PRS Paul allender
Ltd h-207
Ltd mh-100
94 Gibson les Paul studio
Alvarez cheap o
Taylor 115
Dime-o -flame
Layne iron heart 60w
Eleven rack
#24
Quote by marius47
I just don't like it, I bought it without trying it . and I shouldn't have.


Contrary to what some here seem to believe, you don't need to justify either the purchase or sale of your possessions.
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Charles Darwin
#25
Quote by Arby911
Contrary to what some here seem to believe, you don't need to justify either the purchase or sale of your possessions.

Ha-ha right.
Yengwie strat
Washburn n1 SD 59'S
PRS Mikael akerfeldt
PRS fredrik
PRS Paul allender
Ltd h-207
Ltd mh-100
94 Gibson les Paul studio
Alvarez cheap o
Taylor 115
Dime-o -flame
Layne iron heart 60w
Eleven rack
#26
Quote by Arby911
Contrary to what some here seem to believe, you don't need to justify either the purchase or sale of your possessions.


I'm not saying he needs to justify it, I just was curious. That short an ownership period for a $1,700 guitar confuses me, so I wanted to know more.
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#27
nah man I understand I would be curious too
Yengwie strat
Washburn n1 SD 59'S
PRS Mikael akerfeldt
PRS fredrik
PRS Paul allender
Ltd h-207
Ltd mh-100
94 Gibson les Paul studio
Alvarez cheap o
Taylor 115
Dime-o -flame
Layne iron heart 60w
Eleven rack