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    People are getting crazy with prices on old Ibbys, I see RG550 from late 90s totally beaten selling for 700-800 euros...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian View Post
    I occasionally go look at eBay for guitars, but I've noticed a lot of the higher end stuff is thinning out.

    Reverb - what in the name of unholy fuck happened to the prices of old Ibanez guitars???

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    I've sold cheap stuff and expensive stuff on Reverb. The only stuff you can't move on there is stuff you've priced unrealistically. Most stuff I list is gone within 2 days and I've sold like 30+ things there.

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    I find Reverb is much more reliable and more friendly to gear-related sellers.

    Only problem is that everyone there is knowledgeable with gear, so the prices tend to be at normal market level or higher.

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    Reverb also has a checkout fee of 2.7%(2.5% for preferred sellers) for direct checkout, so if you don't use paypal to skip their fee, you are still getting fucked some..

    But they also ding you on shipping. I also agree that that feels almost criminal, the first time I noticed I was like WTF and called them up and told them they made a mistake and billed me on the shipping too, I was like well wtf thats another $100 your feeing me on for shipping to Canada. asshats.

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    Personally, I don't think a small fee is out of order. FleaBay was over-priced for a long time - still may be, considering the competition.

    But giving up a small percentage to access Reverb's market and tools - a system they built - does not raise my hackles. I may drop a couple bucks when it all shakes out, but it's easier and more cost-effective than trying to get the locals to pay for a decent guitar without losing even more to a trade offer.

    Shipping through Reverb is cheaper than shipping through the local UPS or USPS or Fedex, by the way.

    I'm not sure how any of that counts as a negative against Reverb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Assault Bacon View Post
    Personally, I don't think a small fee is out of order. FleaBay was over-priced for a long time - still may be, considering the competition.

    But giving up a small percentage to access Reverb's market and tools - a system they built - does not raise my hackles. I may drop a couple bucks when it all shakes out, but it's easier and more cost-effective than trying to get the locals to pay for a decent guitar without losing even more to a trade offer.

    Shipping through Reverb is cheaper than shipping through the local UPS or USPS or Fedex, by the way.

    I'm not sure how any of that counts as a negative against Reverb.
    I've noticed that as well. Shipped my Ampeg V4B to a buyer in Colorado.. when I put in the package info into UPS's website, the quote was $97 for shipping. The same dimensions put into Reverb's calculator for UPS was $50. I went with Reverb and saved a good $47 on a 54lb package.
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