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Larry Behm


From:
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Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 8:03 am     Reply with quote

Anybody else seem to fall into this pit?
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Richard Sinkler


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Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 8:05 am     Reply with quote

Guilty.
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Tony Prior


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Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 8:17 am     Reply with quote

no ! sorry
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Bill Sinclair


From:
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 8:58 am     Reply with quote

More of a break-even man, myself. My labor tends to be free though!
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Skip Edwards


From:
LA,CA
Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 10:11 am     Reply with quote

Be glad you're not a keyboard player... At least you can sell a steel or related items.
I've got lots of keyboards/modules/etc that are either obsolete, have issues with their electronics/nobody wants them anymore/too heavy to ship/shall I go on?
How many ADATs would you like? They're great for propping doors open...that's about it.
If I could only sell them at all... low would be fine. Thinking about trashing the lot just for the purge high...

The only things that appreciate in value are my steels and Hammonds...
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David Weisenthal


From:
Arizona, USA
Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 10:13 am     Reply with quote

Seems to be true with me too Larry. Guitars and tools. Oh, and the 62 galaxie I just had to get rid of... Oh Well
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David Weisenthal


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Arizona, USA
Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 10:18 am     Reply with quote

Skip, could you donate some to a school and write then off? "Purge high" made me laugh.
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Dave Potter


From:
Texas
Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 4:28 pm     Reply with quote

That's something all of us have to come to grips with, at some point in our lives. We all buy stuff, and inevitably, we end up selling some of our stuff.

But I think there's more involved than just reducing it to your "buy high, sell low" criterion - there are variables.

For example, how "high" were we willing to pay, in the first place? What's the motivation for selling - are we in a hurry to sell, meaning, we'll settle for a lower price, or, are we willing to hold out for more, waiting for someone willing to pay a higher price?

In my case, when I decide something needs to find a new home, I just want to get it done, and not make a career out of the transaction - squeezing the last penny out of it isn't my top priority. That means I'll be willing to sell for a price that makes the item attractive, and it also means I might be willing to take a loss on it. Those are all personal priorities - it's not a "one size fits all" propostion.
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Don R Brown


From:
Rochester, New York, USA
Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 5:07 pm     Reply with quote

Maybe do your buying first, and THEN light up.........

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Larry Lenhart


From:
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Post Posted 31 Oct 2017 7:25 pm     Reply with quote

Definately guilty ! I tend to think of it as "rent" I paid on the instrument while I owned it and try to forget what I "lost" Like someone mentioned, I like to make the price attractive and not make a long drawn out deal over it.
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Bob Carlucci


From:
Candor, New York, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 7:20 am     Reply with quote

Mostly, yes.. However i do run into some killer deals at garage sales, and will turn a modest profit here and there on low price stuff, that brings me a little closer to the break even point ...When it comes to other stuff like cars, boats, etc, I take huge losses always..

I do better on cheap stuff at garage sales.. say finding an interesting old MIJ guitar at a garage sale for $25, restring it , adjusting the truss, shimming the neck, cleaning it up, getting electronics working properly, and then selling it for $100.. However when I factor my time, I am probably still losing.... bob

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Steve Spitz


From:
New Orleans, LA, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 7:30 am     Reply with quote

Im like Larry. Its like rent.

I love gear. If I buy an expensive piece, use it, and enjoy it, then I sell for a bit less than I paid, I look at it as a small fee to fund my addiction.

Long story short, its not a big expense as long as you sell as well as buy.

I dont have any other expensive hobbies, and I make a little bit of cash playing steel.

recirculating the gear is a cheap thrill.
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Tom Keller


From:
Greeneville, TN, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 8:23 am     Reply with quote

I like to think I am one of the founding members of the buy high sell low club.


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Jim Norman


From:
Virginia, USA
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 10:04 pm     Reply with quote

What is this "selling" of which you speak?
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Joe Ribaudo


From:
New Jersey, USA
Post Posted 15 Nov 2017 1:22 pm     Reply with quote

I'd even settle for a write off.
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Len Ryder


From:
Penticton B.C.
Post Posted 18 Nov 2017 2:53 pm     Reply with quote

I had an outdated P.A. system a few years back. Donated it to a small local school where my Granddaughter was a student. It was much appreciated.
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Henry Matthews


From:
Texarkana, Ark USA
Post Posted 21 Nov 2017 9:09 am     Reply with quote

Me too, as soon as I buy something, the market is flooded with it and it becomes totally useless. Whether it's steel guitars, guns or even vehicles, it happens to me. Bought a steel once on forum for $3500 and they were all selling for that or more and few months later, they were selling for around $2300. Bought a gun once because they were hard to get, paid $1300. Two months later they were $600. I can't win for losing. 😩
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Art Beard


From:
Camp Verde, AZ
Post Posted 28 Nov 2017 4:54 am     Buy high and sell low Reply with quote

I am also guilty of this and have the same luck, price and low availability one moment and if I buy the price drops. at 71, I thought I was also one of the founding members. LOL Az Art
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