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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Would you spend $1000 to potentially get $800 profit??

mroulier
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Jun 10th, 2019 01:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

I stumbled across an Ebay auction that has not so-good pictures, but I know what it is, and it's potentially worth double what the user is asking (And they even say "I don't know much about guitars"). It's a very specific model that is not Fender or Gibson, and I've seen Sold listings for between $1800 to $2400 on Reverb.
The downside? No case, and I know the intrinsic worth of the model specific case is going to send me down a wormhole.
So guitar plus shipping plus case gets me to $1000-$1100 or more. But I could get $1800-$2000 if it's in decent shape.

OR I could just keep it play it, and let it go up in value?
I'd be okay with that...

Leftee
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Jun 10th, 2019 01:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

Do you feel lucky?

mroulier
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You DESERVE an Ibanez Iceman!
Jun 10th, 2019 02:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not sure, that's why I'm asking the collective hive mind!!
I'm sure they will all say "Go buy it!"

Leftee
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Jun 10th, 2019 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

It’s the dodgy pictures that would get me.


That and these things don’t often work out for me.

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Jun 10th, 2019 02:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I stumbled across an Ebay auction that has not so-good pictures, but I know what it is, and it's potentially worth double what the user is asking (And they even say "I don't know much about guitars")"

All of these make me think "too good to be true" (the seller is specifically stating they can't be trusted to gauge the condition of the item, in essence), so consider it a gamble.

Pinetree
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Jun 10th, 2019 05:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

No.



Bubbalou
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Jun 10th, 2019 09:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

What Leftee and Insanecooker says!

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Jun 10th, 2019 11:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

That seems fishy to me. I'd pass. I have passed. Also, if you have to ask..

mroulier
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You DESERVE an Ibanez Iceman!
Jun 11th, 2019 07:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

I declined and sent the seller a couple of Reverb auctions that told her (or him) what they actually had and that even just putting the proper model name will probably get her $400 more. As well as better pictures!
They did a refinish and setup, but it's now red instead of 'see-thru' red, so that turned me off it.

I did say if they just want it out of the house for $800, contact me in a week, I'll likely have changed my mind!

BF66Prince

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Jun 12th, 2019 05:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

You're going to get burned on this one.

The seller really knows what he has.

The blurry pics and saying they don't know much about guitars is all part of the scam.

There is most likely something wrong with the instrument, and when you receive it, you're going to want a refund.

You most likely will get burned on this one.

This is just my gut feeling.

If you were able to see the instrument in person to know the true condition of the instrument, then I'd say it would be ok.

I say you're really gambling on this one.

Good luck.

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Jun 12th, 2019 12:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

"if it's in decent shape."

Don't know do you? Lots of great deals made on the net without playing, looking over for dents, dings or scratches. But, some go off the tracks with lots of crying and anguish. So, my vote goes in the let it go and move along.

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Jun 12th, 2019 07:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

In this day and age you have to go out of your way to take a “blurry” picture.

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Jun 12th, 2019 08:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Blurry pictures of a refin?

BbendFender
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Jun 13th, 2019 07:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'd say No.

ejm

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Jun 13th, 2019 09:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

We really know next to nothing about the item.


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