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OK...so your home for a while...are you intending to buy/sell anything to keep busy?

Discussion in 'Electric Guitar' started by GTmaker, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. nnieman

    nnieman Gold Member

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    You aren’t kidding!!
    Typical floor shopping with my wife take 4-6 trips into hardware stores, bringing home samples every time.

    Nathan
     
  2. Roryfan

    Roryfan

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    The vultures are waiting in the wings.
     
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  3. Roryfan

    Roryfan

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    I did a trade with a friend who is a self-proclaimed germophobe. Wiped down the item I rec’d & left it in the garage for a week’s quarantine.
     
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  4. tomee2

    tomee2 Gold Member

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    I bought a guitar case 2 days ago only because it's the correct case for the guitar and it was local. We both wore gloves and stayed way apart. It then sat in the car trunk for a day.

    I cancelled another purchase and deleted my ads. Too risky right now.

    I've got a guitar build on the go so that'll keep me busy. And some overdue amp repairs to do. I'll get it all ready to sell next fall.
     
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  5. Cardamonfrost

    Cardamonfrost Gold Member

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    I just sold a guitar on Reverb for less than what I wanted, but figured it would be a great arts and crafts project for me and my daughter making a custom cardboard box for it.

    Right now used probably isn't worth it. I bet when the stores reopen, there are going to be some amazing factory authorized sales. I am hoping that the Marshall SV20c I am looking at will be sub 1k. I am also looking at a Behringer XR18 digital mixer which if it gets cheap enough may replace my old Tascam interface.

    C
     
  6. aC2rs

    aC2rs Gold Member

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    Currently my gear collection is in a happy place.
    I moved anything I wasn't using last year, and bought a new guitar back in January. Anything else I'm looking for can wait.
     
  7. colchar

    colchar Gold Member

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    I sold an R8 just as all of this ramped up, but I sold it through the forum without ever actually putting it up for sale so I am not sure if that counts.
     
  8. Grainslayer

    Grainslayer

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    I’ve been home for a few weeks and been playing a ton.Ive gone through all my pedals and put a few up for sale or trade but not sure if I really want to be meeting up with people..I picked up a bass 3weeks ago and it’s been a fun change from guitar and keeping me entertained.
     
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  9. Grainslayer

    Grainslayer

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    Ya,I heard that also and freaks me out...
     
  10. Fred Gifford

    Fred Gifford

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    Ebay has cancelled all Live Customer Support last week and Canada Post just announced they are stopping shipping to 60 countries, plus no one has money ... terrible time to sell anything unless you like to lose large
     
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  11. hatspin

    hatspin

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    I bought a guitar on eBay right as things were starting to get bad. Still waiting for it to arrive.

    That's it though. I've got some stuff to sell/trade but I'll wait until this is all over. I'm not desperate for the cash, so if anyone is desperate to buy I'll leave that market for the folks who lost their jobs and could use the money.

    Sent from my SM-G970W using Tapatalk
     
  12. zontar

    zontar

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    I got two new (to me) pedals just before all this stuff happened, so there's still some novelty there.
    So no ordering at this time.
    But there will be some extra playing time coming up.

    I was considering trying to sell a couple of other pedals & an amp-but that's on hold right now as well.
     
  13. bluehugh2

    bluehugh2 Gold Member

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    I am in no way trying to minimize what’s going on... my wife and I haven’t left the house for over a week and we worry about our ER doc son and his NP wife... BUT... it’s a strange market... there actually seems to be lots of guitar/amp/pedal/parts buying and selling going on. Pedals and small items seem to be selling very well. Maybe even as well as before all this. Even guitars to some extent. I sold a 2k guitar last week and a friend here on GC just yesterday sold a guitar for 5k+! Prices are only slightly down, if at all. Why is this? There seems, maybe, a whole segment of the population who aren’t affected by employment. I am. As a Realtor, my business has dried up. Although we are an essential service in Ontario... and I have a couple of buyers who want to get out there soon. The plus side is that we are spending probably about 25% of what we used to spend as a household. “Nobody has any money”. Maybe not so.
    So that’s my 2 cents!
     
  14. sambonee

    sambonee Gold Member

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    says doesn’t imply that it’s transmission is possible. Read here
     
  15. bluehugh2

    bluehugh2 Gold Member

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    Right... people seem to be posting alarmist stuff without engaging their brains... yes, Covid-19 ... traces of the DNA found 17 days later on the cruise ship... but not transmissible as a virus at that point.
     
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