No effort by seller

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I don't post often, but I need to vent a little. I went to a guys house to check out a nearly $2000 used Les Paul the other day. It had a couple of big scratches he did not mention (even when asked if it had scratches), the strings were so old and crusty I checked my tetanus shot records, and the intonation was so far out I was not sure there was enough room for adjustment in the bridge. I can understand this from just some guy, but this person said he had learned how to work on guitars to sell them. I passed on this mainly for the intonation, scratches and his unwillingness to move on price, but I just don't get it. When I sell something I take the time to describe it exactly as is and to get it in nice shape for a prospective buyer. In the end I know this: If I had a store and this guy was my competition, I would kick his butt. Meanwhile it bums me out when an otherwise nice guitar is mismanaged like this. Oh well....
 

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Why get your panties in a twist? It's his guitar, he can treat it any way he wants and ask any amount he wants when he goes to sell it. All the cards are in his hands.
 

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Why get your panties in a twist? It's his guitar, he can treat it any way he wants and ask any amount he wants when he goes to sell it. All the cards are in his hands.

This.
 

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It sucks but unfortunately it’s far too common. Some sellers are so burnt out on can kickers that they won’t budge out of shear frustration, some are just assholes

Certainly not directed at you in any way but a lot of buyers have some serious delusions on what they they think fair market value is too, some of the expectations are crazy on both sides.

There is good news though, there are still some awesome sellers here and deals are abound
 

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Yeah, most CL ads have next to nothing in the description and just one or two lousy pics. I feel like the exception that I put a long description in about everything I think a person needs to know before coming to see it along with several pics.

Sometimes I wonder though if I should just make an ad like everyone else and if the buyer doesn't notice this or that, things might sell faster.
 

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Not had it with a guitar (only bought new).
Have had similar with cars/bikes.
I walk away.
If I've travelled distance I get my money's worth.
There are arseholes everywhere.
I like to let them know.
I like to tell them in value-for-money ways.
 

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Did he describe it as being in mint condition? Gotta love that.
 

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Why get your panties in a twist? It's his guitar, he can treat it any way he wants and ask any amount he wants when he goes to sell it. All the cards are in his hands.

Seems like your panties are in a bunch about mine not being in one. The cards were not in his hands, the were in my pocket in the form of $100 bills. Had he made a little effort, he might have had a chunk of hundreds in his hands.
 

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Did he describe it as being in mint condition? Gotta love that.

He did and that cost me about 2 hours of driving. He was a nice guy, not a jerk. Just saying a little more business savvy and effort would help in as he said this was a business for him.
 

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This is daily life on craigslist.
It wasn't CL. It had a whole set of beautiful pictures (none showing the scratches) that looked A1 professional. When I saw it in person, it was just like that feeling you order a gorgeous busty escort online and when she comes to your sleazy hotel room and you open the door, you realize the web pics were probably 15 years old, she's now a meth head skank, and is probably going to rip you off.
 

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I don't post often, but I need to vent a little.

18 pots so far, with the last four right here.
I'd say I agree you don't post often.
I'd also say that the seller did a poor job.
 

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I was checking out a motorcycle for a friend last week. Neither did the seller wash the bike, nor did he want me to testride it. I mean, what does he expect me to do?
 

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