Columbia SC guitar show June 4th?

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  1. Exodus5

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    Anybody going to this? Not a lot of info online about it. I cannot even find how much entry is....
     
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    It looks like SIMS guitars in Columbia is having a big thing the same day. I'll probably head over there too.
     
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    Dropprd by the show in Columbia. Bought a $60 tele case worth $40. Got a nice Fender cap for $10. I saw a few deals but most people want very near new prices for used stuff. SNARK $9 tuners were selling for $15. That ticked me off. Haven't those guys heard of internet w/free shipping to your door?
    Door fee $7.
    Saw some nice guitars. Lotsa vintage Martins from the 40s. Saw a Vox 60s electric 12 string $1995. Dunno if that was a deal..
    Very nearly bought a $489 Gibby LP aJr w/single P90 but backed off for some reason. Didn't need it I guess.
    A girl that didn't play guitar won the free Strat raffle. Figures.
    Didn't go by Sims. Bought a new LP from them last week. Didn't wanna give them any more money.
    If Meatloaf was there I never saw him.
     
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    I was there. Weakest guitar show I have ever seen. One guy had an 88 strat that I liked. I think it was some type of 62 reissue, but he wanted top dollar and it was in average shape (if that...dings/fretwear/case damage) and he wouldn't come down no matter what. I was able to sell the Ibanez 7 string I've been trying to get rid of (for $50 less than it was worth). Same array of junk guitars and museum pieces I usually see. Maybe next show I'll find that Strat...
     
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    LOL I hear ya. I was looking at used humbuckers. A guy was asking $50 for used pickups that sell for $50 new. Who wants to deal with a flim flammer?
    This was the first guitar show I ever went to. Dunno if I'll attend another.
    I think if you go to these shows you need to decide beforehand what you will permit yourself to do. I was expecting used prices lower than new prices. Is that too much to expect?
    I did see a few good deals though. I really did. Maybe I'll be more aware if I go next year.
     
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    Don't let this one throw you off. The Charlotte and Greenville shows are much better. You're still going to see some strange pricing. That is why I was so thrown by the guy with the Strat. Most of these guys jack up the asking price to come back down to the normal price in a deal but some of them are just ridiculous. For instance, there was a PRS there. It was nice-ish. It would sell on ebay for $1400 maybe. The guy had it priced $2000+ so I didn't even speak to him about it. Priced so outrageous that you know he'll "make you a deal" for $1800 or something. The market has really taken a dive (trust me, I have first hand experience with this) but some of these guys are from little shops in little towns and they seem to be disconnected from reality.
     

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