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Gary S. Lynch

 

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Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 4 May 2020 4:34 pm    
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I understood that this might be the best place to pose this question.
Not sure I want to sell it now but I have a BMI AXIUS, Red color, over 6 years old.
Never played out, in fact very little use. I added a few photos, blemish free guitar, light in second photo is just a a reflection.

SD 3 pedals, 5 levers, Emmons set up with case.

I am guessing shipping with insurance almost anywhere CONUS is about $150 to 200.
Just curious about approximate steel value.

Thanks!

Gary




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Larry Jamieson


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Walton, NY USA
Post  Posted 5 May 2020 5:18 am    
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A new one is $3100. A good used one with no building wait time ought to be worth in the neighborhood of $2500. My two cents worth...
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David Nugent

 

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Gum Spring, Va.
Post  Posted 5 May 2020 5:38 am    
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Shipping costs will vary greatly with destination. Still do not understand the formulas that they use to calculate rates and times. Recently shipped two packages that were nearly identical in both size and weight, one was sent from Richmond, Va. to Norfolk, Va., the other to Mass., delivery time was three days for both and rates were nearly the same.
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K Maul


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Mechanicville NY/Hobe Sound FL
Post  Posted 5 May 2020 6:00 am    
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Shipping charges are crazy now! I think your estimates are accurate.
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Gary S. Lynch

 

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Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 5 May 2020 6:10 am    
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Everyone,
Thanks for the feedback.
I had some sense of shipping, but had no idea of the approximate value.
Hope I can get some more feedback on a ballpark value.

Of course, I am aware ball park value and what it might actually sell for will vary on market timing and user preference.

Gary
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Stu Schulman


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Ulster Park New Yawk
Post  Posted 5 May 2020 8:01 am    
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Gary,I just shipped a guitar this morning with insurance...$193.00
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Gary S. Lynch

 

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Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 5 May 2020 8:31 am    
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Stu,
Was that cross country from NY?
Guess it’s good to figure about 200 for anything but a local pickup.
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Stu Schulman


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Post  Posted 5 May 2020 8:58 am    
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Gary,I boxed it up,I forgot it was 42lbs.and it was sent ground from upstate N.Y. to Tucson Arizona...I don't know how to set it up so they come to my house to pickup,so I brought it to one of those UPS stores by my house.Hope this helps you a little,By the way that's a beautiful BMI.
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Gene Tani

 

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Post  Posted 5 May 2020 10:39 am    
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this htread had a lot of info about Greyhound and all the tricks that fedex/UPS set to get you to pay more

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=356598
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Gary S. Lynch

 

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Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 5 May 2020 11:32 am    
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Gene, Thanks for pointing out that thread.
A lot of informative information there.
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Paul Sutherland

 

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Placerville, California
Post  Posted 5 May 2020 1:48 pm    
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$2500 for a BMI S10 seems pretty aggressive. If you can get it, more power to you. I think $1800 to $2000 is more realistic. Your steel does appear to be in excellent condition. Some people like red, some don't.
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Gary S. Lynch

 

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Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 5 May 2020 4:27 pm    
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Thanks Paul.
Appreciate your feedback.
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Larry Allen


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Post  Posted 5 May 2020 4:39 pm    
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I just shipped one USPS, Kauai, Hawaii to Tennessee..$176 with Insurance..3 day Priority , add a day from here..4 day.. Whoa!
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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post  Posted 6 May 2020 2:15 am    
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Paul Sutherland wrote:
Some people like red, some don't.

I don't like in-your-face scarlet, but that's pretty tasteful - almost natural. Good luck with your sale, Gary.
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Paul Pearson

 

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Alabama, USA
Post  Posted 7 May 2020 2:45 pm     Value of steel
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Paul Sutherland that BMI sales for about 2500.00 brand new your price is about on the head used check steel guitars of Nashville for a more accurate price but I'm pretty close my first steel was a BMI played it many years then I went Mullen
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