I’m on a mission to find “my sound.” Or rather “sounds.” I really do my research before shelling out a single dollar on a piece of equipment, but it’s still sometimes the case that I can find myself owning an item for a short time and then having to resell it. I was needing to unload one of these items recently, so I put it for sale on Craig’s List. Realizing that it was a bit of a specialty item, I priced it pretty aggressively. My philosophy is that when I put something on CL, I expect it to be gone within the week and I price it accordingly. In this case, the item had cost me nearly $200 new. I was asking $110. I don’t always give those kind of deals, but in this case I did.
I had a couple of hits in the first day or two. Locals. One guy offered me $100–and wanted me to ship it to him at my expense. (He lived more than an hour away.) I declined. Another guy said he was interested but that all he could pay was $80. Not a chance.
Then I got an email from a guy who didn’t say anything about the price. Just wanted to know if I could meet him on Saturday at a local concert hall. He was on tour and said he would be there for a few hours on Saturday afternoon. I did meet him there and, after a brief chat, the deal was made.
There’s a lesson here somewhere. I think it’s that when you buy professional equipment, other professionals are going to be better to deal with when selling it.
Also, a guy from Megadeth just bought my SansAmp. Heh.