The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Electric Guitars

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-31-2016, 11:00 PM
Jerry D Jerry D is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 1,111
Default Prices on Reverb

Lately I've been buying miscellaneous electric gear (pedals, boards, etc.) and I've found that prices on Reverb really suck compared to the online big boys (like Sweetwater, i.e.). I bought a Digitech Jamman Solo XT looper, brand new, cheaper than any price USED on Reverb. I've priced other items that I've been considering, or actually purchased, with similar results. It seems like the vendors who list there price their items and then add on shipping charges which discourage anyone with any common sense to buy anything. I mean, one might save a nominal amount there buying a used item, but not enough, in my opinion, to override a new purchase elsewhere.

Maybe if you're looking for a unique item, like a used guitar, there may be some good buys to be had, but I'm pretty turned off with what I've seen on other stuff.

How about you?
__________________
Acoustic:
Taylor 314ce
Alvarez AP66SB
Yamaha LL16R A.R.E.
Fishman Loudbox Mini

Electric:
1966 Fender Super Reverb
2016 Fender Champion 40
1968 Fender Thinline Tele
2016 MIA American Standard Strat

Last edited by Jerry D; 12-31-2016 at 11:07 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-01-2017, 12:20 AM
The Growler The Growler is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,978
Default

Really? I've notice that some prices are exactly the same (due to MAP), but I've also gotten some good deals on Reverb on new gear. I don't think that I've ever seen new items for more than the big box stores to their websites. The only exception to this that I've seen is listings from overseas sellers which I would expect.

For used or unique items it's a great place I think. I've found things I couldn't find in other places.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-01-2017, 06:23 AM
Wasper Wasper is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CT., USA
Posts: 1,430
Default

I just purchased a set of headphones that was being sold both on eBay and reverb by the same store. Same product and same free shipping. On Reverb, the item cost $85, on eBay the item cost $65. So, I bought from eBay. Does reverb have some fees involved for the sellers that eBay doesn't?
__________________

"Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish."
Quintilian
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-01-2017, 06:37 AM
Haasome's Avatar
Haasome Haasome is offline
Charter Picker
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,983
Default

My experience is that I've gotten great deals on gear -- guitars and equipment -- and have never paid a shipping or handling charge on Reverb. A case in point is a recent purchase of a new tc polytune clip for $32 from a vendor who accepted offers and had no associated shipping charges. I suppose it's like shopping anywhere, there are good deals and there are not so good deals.
__________________
Paul
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-01-2017, 07:32 AM
clintj clintj is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Idaho Falls, ID
Posts: 3,983
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wasper View Post
I just purchased a set of headphones that was being sold both on eBay and reverb by the same store. Same product and same free shipping. On Reverb, the item cost $85, on eBay the item cost $65. So, I bought from eBay. Does reverb have some fees involved for the sellers that eBay doesn't?
Reverb charges a couple of percent to the seller on completed listings. I shop more on Reverb, since you can converse with the seller easily and also because prices are negotiable more often than not on used gear. I sold a guitar on there, and it was a very enjoyable process. We exchanged a few messages, I sent the buyer several detail pics he wanted to see along with pics of the packing process before it shipped, and we negotiated a fair price+shipping number before completing the sale.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
__________________
"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." -Zig Ziglar

Acoustics
2013 Guild F30 Standard
2012 Yamaha LL16
2007 Seagull S12
1991 Yairi DY 50

Electrics
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Fender Am. Standard Telecaster
Gibson ES-335
Gibson Firebird
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-01-2017, 09:36 AM
Bunnyf Bunnyf is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 47
Default

I've bought and sold on eBay and Reverb. Reverb fees are lower, buyers get there money faster and communication between buyer and seller is easy. Negotiating on price is also more common. As far as getting a great price, I do find it very hit and miss on Reverb. I have gotten some great bargains but other times I check there for something I'm shopping for and its the same or more that big online stores. If you want be sure to get a good price, you really do have to do your due diligence.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-01-2017, 11:47 AM
muscmp muscmp is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: socal
Posts: 5,971
Default

i've found reverb easy also. you just have to shop for a while and educate yourself.

play music!
__________________

2010 Martin 0015M
2008 Martin HD28
2007 Martin 000-18GE
2006 Taylor 712
2006 Fender Parlor GDP100
1978 Fender F65
1968 Gibson B25-12N
Various Electrics

See my Virtual Music Instrument Museum below.

http://muscmp.wordpress.com/
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-01-2017, 12:06 PM
Truckjohn Truckjohn is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 598
Default

It's just like EBay and Craigslist..... There are people trying to sell, people trying to make stuff go away quickly, and people trying to wait for somebody to pay a stupid price for their junk.

Your reaction as a customer had to be gaged accordingly.....

You buy instantly from the people trying to jettison - because their price is cheap. If you wait around - either somebody will beat you or they might completely flake out on you...

You have more time with the folks trying to sell regularly at normal prices, but you gotta expect to pay a reasonable price based on market value. These guys usually won't be swayed by you sending them emails with "oh, I just bought one of these at the flea market for $2.00 - so you should sell me this 1959 Fender Strat for $2.00"

The last one.... They are great if you absolutely have to have it right now or you just can't find it anywhere else in the whole world. At that point - it doesn't really matter what it "costs" because you can't get one anyway except for him... The issue you sometimes run into with these guys is that some really are knowledgeable collectors or whatever and they do have something really unique and valuable - it's just that you don't recognize it. Usually though - they are just living in denial because somebody told them that this $100 Esteban is really worth $6,000 because you know - it's hand signed by Esteban and he is famous....

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-01-2017, 12:15 PM
BahPa BahPa is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Fountain Hills, Arizona
Posts: 148
Default prices on Reverb

I've never sold but I've bought two guitars on Reverb.com. Both transactions were flawless and in both cases I've been more than satisfied with the instruments.
__________________
Regards,

BahPa

2015 Taylor GS-Mini Hog
2002 Martin 000-18 Sunburst
2005 Martin 000-28
2015 Martin D-16GT
2011 Martin 0-12VS
1997 Fender Strat Sunburst
2015 Fender P-Bass Sunburst
1998 Washburn BT-9
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-01-2017, 12:16 PM
PastorSteve's Avatar
PastorSteve PastorSteve is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado/L.A.
Posts: 8,946
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry D View Post
How about you?
Not so much. Like any other sales site I've found a wide mix of prices available there.

Quote:
Originally Posted by muscmp View Post
i've found reverb easy also. you just have to shop for a while and educate yourself.
Agreed. If you find something you would like used, negotiate a price with the seller. I've never had a problem explaining to a seller "this is available new at #*# for $$. I will give you $ for yours as it's used. Plus shipping." All they can do is say yes or no.
__________________
Shalom, Steve

Kinnaird OM, Martin 000-28 Ambertone 1933, Martin 000-18, Martin Custom Dread,
Bourgeois JOM Banjo Killer, Bourgeois 00 Vintage, Voyage Air VAD-1, Epi AJ200SR/VS ....et al...
tried (almost) everything.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-01-2017, 12:37 PM
RP's Avatar
RP RP is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 10,042
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by muscmp View Post
....you just have to shop for a while and educate yourself.

play music!
Definitely no substitute for this....
__________________
Taylor 324
Taylor 414
Taylor 524 First Edition
Taylor 714 (Enroute)
Taylor 814
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-01-2017, 11:01 PM
The Growler The Growler is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5,978
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wasper View Post
I just purchased a set of headphones that was being sold both on eBay and reverb by the same store. Same product and same free shipping. On Reverb, the item cost $85, on eBay the item cost $65. So, I bought from eBay. Does reverb have some fees involved for the sellers that eBay doesn't?
Reverb fees are less actually. You probably just had a case of a seller not updating one of their sites.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-02-2017, 06:31 AM
J Patrick J Patrick is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,176
Default

...depends on what you're buying i guess...i got two fantastic deals on vintage acoustics last year....
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-02-2017, 06:43 AM
nitram nitram is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 126
Default

I sold a bass on Reverb and it was absolutely painless.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-02-2017, 09:00 PM
polarred21 polarred21 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Upper North Carolina
Posts: 780
Default

I have enjoyed Reverb very much this past month searching for my bass as it was the most time I had spent on the site. Much like e-bay you can learn a lot and get a good idea of what is available and the price range of things.

Yes you must shop and a small or private seller will not have the shipping discounts like the big box stores do. Heavy amps and large guitars very costly to ship.

And you can't beat the $4 tuners with free shipping so I ordered 2!
__________________
My 1st Guitar- Yamaha FG700S Sandburst
My 2nd Guitar- Epiphone Les Paul Standard
My 3rd Guitar- 1972 Yamaha FG-160
My 4th Guitar- Yamaha FG700S Natural
My 5th Guitar- Ibanez Talman Bass
Fender Mustang II Amp
Ampeg BA110 Bass Amp
A beginner practicing almost everyday since 12/15/14
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > Electric Guitars

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=