Archive for February, 2015

I’m on a roll

For years I’d buy a guitar, enjoy it, get tired of it then sell it. I’d buy a lot of the guitars on credit and instead of paying the charge off when I sold the guitar I’d use the money to get another one. The problem was that I’d sell them for less than I bought them for. This…is not a financially sound plan!
But I’ve finally learned from my mistakes and the last year or so I’ve been able to sell my guitars for more than I bought them for. I no longer buy new (Or I should say I rarely do) and I don’t buy on credit.
I bought the Epiphone Ace Frehley Les Paul for $375 and I sold it for $500. I bought an Epiphone Les Paul for $400 and traded it for a B.C. Rich Mockingbird worth at least $500. I bought an Epiphone triple pickup G-400 for $300 and sold it for $375. In My lastest deal I traded a B.C. Rich triple pickup Mockingbird that I bought for $399 for a Made in Mexico Strat Deluxe. After the trade I priced the Strat and it was $649 new. Tomorrow I have a guy coming to look at my Dean Cadillac which I paid $250 for. If all goes well he’ll give me $350. I like this trend!

The other thing going on in my life is that I’m not sure if I’m in a band anymore. My drummer send us an email 2 weeks ago saying he did something to his wrist and he’s not sure if he’ll be able to play drums anymore. We haven’t heard anything so I don’t know if we’re still together or not. I had another friend ask me to play bass in a once a month gig so I’ll do that no matter what.


Craigslist police

I put an ad on Craigslist trying to sell my triple pickup B.C. Rich Mockingbird. My local Craigslist has what we like to call “The Craigslist police”. If they see you asking too much for a guitar they’ll post comments harrassing you. Sometimes they do good…like if someone is trying to sell a fake brand name axe, they’ll call them on it. So…I post my ad and I say the guitar is brand new. Which basically it is. Some asshat emails me and rips me a new one saying that the guiatr isn’t brand new because I own it therefore it’s used. He calls me an asshole who’s trying to rip people off. Technically he’s right….but he didn’t have to be a dick. So I sarcastically wrote back that I didn’t want to be an asshole so I’ll change the ad. Another guy says he can get the same guitar at Guitar Center for a similar price and offers me $200 less than I’m asking. I send him a link to the Musician’s friend ad where they’re asking $300 more than I’m asking.
Then I get the email I’m waiting for. Some guy wants to trade his Fender Strat for my Mockingbird. The strat is exactly what I’m looking for. We do the trade and I’m happy. But I had one more thing to do. I got to email those jagoffs back and tell them that the guitar sold despite their emails.

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