1. avatar virtuosoperry527
    Korean, natural, 3 X SEYMOUR DUNCAN PICK-UPS FANTASTIC FIGURED MAPLE NECK, FANTASTIC SPEC AND PLAYS SUPERBLY!

    This is a great little player, 6 months old. Fantastic build quality. If you are thinking about buying a mexican strat, buy this one instead. Its sounds amazing. Great Condition

    Price 315ono
    http://www.fender.com/products//search.php?partno=0265002521
  2. avatar virtuosoperry527
    bump
  3. avatar BinaryOperator
    Wouldn't normally chip in like this but I am in the market for a guitar and saw your post. These geetars are 320 squids new, you may find it hard to sell at that price :o)

    http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/fender-lite-ash/12358
  4. avatar virtuosoperry527
    actually this is a natural finish which commands a higher price of 40 above this. Plus its an internet company, so the price here is more like 379 because of postage. Thats if the shop bothers to answer fone and if they have it in stock.
  5. avatar steelydan
    would you exchange for a fender tele or indeed a fantastic Faith 12 string electro acoustic i have, fitted with fishman rare earth pickup?
  6. avatar scumbag
    the fact it is Korean makes that price an absolute no-no , japanese would be worth it as would the US model, but Korean, you are looking 200 quid at a push , you gotta be realistic mate, if you stick to a price exceeding that amount , you are going to be stuck with it.
  7. avatar Tele
    Sell it on eBay. NI is a shit market for selling anything but beer.

    I sold a guitar in London after living there for a week. Got 200 for it with more than one person interested even though I couldn't get it shifted in Belfast for 120 after a month of trying.

    Also, the classifieds isn't a discussion forum the last time I checked. These Korean strats are actually very good with a generally higher standard of craftsmanship than the Fender standard range. Realistically on eBay you'll get 250-300. 11 for postage within the UK probably using Parcelforce 48. Make sure you take down the tracking information and get a 'Signed for' method of postage. Record serial numbers etc. to prevent buyer fraud.

    Take lots of good pictures using the best camera you can get your hands on. Give a good description and be thorough about listing any defects to gain the buyer's trust.

    I hope you get it shifted.
  8. avatar Sadoldgit
    http://www.matchettsmusic.com/product/7f8d0b4d-8080-4d8e-a44d-f3a690d27a2c.aspx


    Matchetts have them for 369

    Lovely instrument, but would have to agree re a more realistic price.
  9. avatar BinaryOperator
    [quote:bf5041e095="Tele"]
    Also, the classifieds isn't a discussion forum the last time I checked. [/quote:bf5041e095]

    I lol'd so I did. What the hell are you doing then? Who put you in charge eh? oh the huge-manatee and the hype-ocrisy.....

    If I see someone trying to sell something for more than it's worth I don't see any problem with calling them on it. It'll help them sell and also help stop anyone else from getting ripped off.

    FYI I was interested in this till I googled....I'd much rather pay an extra 50 odd for a brand new geetar with a guarantee and all the consumer protection provided by a retail sale....I don't mind matchetts as a shop either, they have given me good customer service on more than one occasion. Oh dear, hope that wasn't too much discussion for this area of this here online internet forumy thingamybobber. Someone may berate me and I'd feel bad. So i would.
  10. avatar Tele
    Well, that 'ONO' pretty much clears the guy of trying to 'rip someone off'. If he's open to offers, how do you know he wasn't willing to take 200 for it? If you're interested, you ask, if not, you don't. I don't care, I know I've butted in when someone was selling something for a ridiculous amount over the odds, but this is not one of those cases.

    Unfortunately it becomes a discussion when a gang of guys, clearly not interested in actually buying the guitar, comes in trying to force their own skewed idea of value on something. Maybe you were interested, BinaryOperator, but why didn't you make an offer?

    So, yeah, discuss away if it'll make you feel better that some guy can't get his gear sold.

    I don't see ONE offer in this thread. I don't think any of you have a decent head for business if you think it's a good idea to put the LOWEST price you can expect to get straight up. I've sold enough gear on here (of various descriptions) to know the ways of the classifieds trolls.
  11. avatar anty
    [quote:b3c4946b33="Tele"]Well, that 'ONO' pretty much clears the guy of trying to 'rip someone off'. If he's open to offers, how do you know he wasn't willing to take 200 for it? If you're interested, you ask, if not, you don't. I don't care, I know I've butted in when someone was selling something for a ridiculous amount over the odds, but this is not one of those cases.

    Unfortunately it becomes a discussion when a gang of guys, clearly not interested in actually buying the guitar, comes in trying to force their own skewed idea of value on something. Maybe you were interested, BinaryOperator, but why didn't you make an offer?

    So, yeah, discuss away if it'll make you feel better that some guy can't get his gear sold.

    I don't see ONE offer in this thread. I don't think any of you have a decent head for business if you think it's a good idea to put the LOWEST price you can expect to get straight up. I've sold enough gear on here (of various descriptions) to know the ways of the classifieds trolls.[/quote:b3c4946b33]

    well I dont think over a 1/3 removed from the asking price would be considered as a nearest offer, do you?

    he would probably take 270 lowest
  12. avatar Tele
    Nice to see we have some psychics on this forum.

    This is EXACTLY what I'm talking about. NO-ONE ASKED AND NONE OF YOU KNOW. I would never recommend anyone to use Fastfude for selling anything but Boss pedals. Ask anyone who knows me and they'll have heard me say it.
  13. avatar Cugel
    [quote:504c051227="anty"][quote:504c051227="Tele"]Well, that 'ONO' pretty much clears the guy of trying to 'rip someone off'. If he's open to offers, how do you know he wasn't willing to take 200 for it? If you're interested, you ask, if not, you don't. I don't care, I know I've butted in when someone was selling something for a ridiculous amount over the odds, but this is not one of those cases.

    Unfortunately it becomes a discussion when a gang of guys, clearly not interested in actually buying the guitar, comes in trying to force their own skewed idea of value on something. Maybe you were interested, BinaryOperator, but why didn't you make an offer?

    So, yeah, discuss away if it'll make you feel better that some guy can't get his gear sold.

    I don't see ONE offer in this thread. I don't think any of you have a decent head for business if you think it's a good idea to put the LOWEST price you can expect to get straight up. I've sold enough gear on here (of various descriptions) to know the ways of the classifieds trolls.[/quote:504c051227]

    well I dont think over a 1/3 removed from the asking price would be considered as a nearest offer, do you?

    he would probably take 270 lowest[/quote:504c051227]

    He's now looking 265 or nearest offer. [url]http://fastfude.org/topic.php?id=30210[/url]
    All the whinging in this thread is starting to bury the new thread he created.

    John
  14. avatar BinaryOperator
    [quote:3b8de1cb98="Tele"]Maybe you were interested, BinaryOperator, but why didn't you make an offer?

    So, yeah, discuss away if it'll make you feel better that some guy can't get his gear sold.

    I don't see ONE offer in this thread. I don't think any of you have a decent head for business if you think it's a good idea to put the LOWEST price you can expect to get straight up. I've sold enough gear on here (of various descriptions) to know the ways of the classifieds trolls.[/quote:3b8de1cb98]

    Maybe I was interested? ok so I said I was in the market for a guitar and you say maybe? so what are you calling me a liar? on teh internets? oh noes!! I think I'm gonna cry. I suggested that if he wanted to shift it he should revise his price. That is constructive and helpful. You suggest that he can get 300 on ebay? get real....

    ONO = or nearest offer. So I should start offering ridiculously lower prices than advertised? Do you not think that would be insulting to the advertiser?

    You don't think I have a head for business either? LOL. Genius. What are you Alan Sugar? Del Boy?

    I have bought a shitload of things from FF. Three guitars in the last 2 years. A tele, an LP and an Ibanez AR series. All for cash, and all at a FAIR price. It so happens I don't own a strat (a yamaha superstrat yes..but that's no fender, daddio).

    You bounce in here with **NO INTEREST** in buying the instrument, and proceed to stir it up with a big wooden spoon and then have the gall to start bandying about terms like Troll and firing insults about? Have you been online long? "teh ways of the classified Troll" - you sir, are a classified troll in this instance, take a step back and have a good look. You have offered nothing constructive here, IMO.

    jaysus I lol'd so I did indeed. Internet tough guy strikes again.
  15. avatar scumbag
    all the biatching doesnt do the seller no favours guys, if he stuck it on ebay for 200 quid he might get a sale,the crux is that its korean made, 200 would be my top line and the guitar would have to be mint.

    for strats these days, my own pricing for used ones would be 500 for US , 350 for Jap, 285 for Mex and 200 for Korean. Sellers need to realise that its a BUYERS market for 2nd hand strats , doesnt matter if its got new strings or you fitted a nice scratchplate, that stuff adds 0 to what you will get.
  16. avatar Tele
    [quote:2f44c56ec0]Maybe I was interested? ok so I said I was in the market for a guitar and you say maybe? so what are you calling me a liar? on teh internets? oh noes!! I think I'm gonna cry. I suggested that if he wanted to shift it he should revise his price. That is constructive and helpful. You suggest that he can get 300 on ebay? get real....

    ONO = or nearest offer. So I should start offering ridiculously lower prices than advertised? Do you not think that would be insulting to the advertiser?

    You don't think I have a head for business either? LOL. Genius. What are you Alan Sugar? Del Boy?

    I have bought a shitload of things from FF. Three guitars in the last 2 years. A tele, an LP and an Ibanez AR series. All for cash, and all at a FAIR price. It so happens I don't own a strat (a yamaha superstrat yes..but that's no fender, daddio).

    You bounce in here with **NO INTEREST** in buying the instrument, and proceed to stir it up with a big wooden spoon and then have the gall to start bandying about terms like Troll and firing insults about? Have you been online long? "teh ways of the classified Troll" - you sir, are a classified troll in this instance, take a step back and have a good look. You have offered nothing constructive here, IMO.

    jaysus I lol'd so I did indeed. Internet tough guy strikes again.[/quote:2f44c56ec0]

    I didn't say he WOULD get 300, only that he could. Ebay is funny like that. I can almost guarantee he will get more than what he'll get selling it on Fastfude. I've sold plenty of things and gotten well over what I expected to. Just a week or so ago, I put up an old P4 with HT, 1GB PC3200 RAM on an old Gigabyte motherboard. I put a buy-it-now of 45 on the item. Once someone made a bid, that buy-it-now was gone and eventually it sold for 55 quid. There are plenty of tech types on FF, but I GUARANTEE I wouldn't get more than 20 if I tried to sell it here.

    You're meant to make an offer if you want the guitar. I've offered well below the mark on plenty of things. Essentially you're giving the person something to consider, no matter what their original asking price. If someone is insulted by an offer, then they probably also get scared watching 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' If you can't barter, don't complain. I always appreciate any offer, because it gives me an option if I am VERY stuck for cash.

    Honestly, you're the one attempting to be an internet tough guy here. I don't give a shit if you've bought a thousand guitars from this site. I've sold enough things and had enough arseholes come to offer their expert opinions on what I SHOULD be charging even when they are grossly wrong and proved as such very quickly. Recent examples would be a new computer build I sold; someone said they could buy it for about 200 quid less than I was selling it for, new. All it took was for me to configure the build on the site the guy mentioned and it came out as 150 quid MORE than I was asking and it was, in some ways, inferior.

    Also, please quote the so called 'insults' that I was 'firing'. I don't mean to offend anyone, and I can't see anything I've written that could be taken as an insult.

    http://fastfude.org/topic.php?id=27199 - Sold for more than the asking price, NOT on Fastfude.
    http://fastfude.org/topic.php?id=23527 - Sold for the asking price, NOT on Fastfude.
    http://fastfude.org/topic.php?id=24733 - SOLD on FASTFUDE! Result!
    http://fastfude.org/topic.php?id=21372 - Sold for the asking price!
    http://fastfude.org/topic.php?id=19001 - Sold it for 700 eventually. I would've ACCEPTED an offer of 700 off Fastfude as I asked for them.
    http://fastfude.org/topic.php?id=9122 - Sold for the asking price, NOT on Fastfude.

    I've also had a few friends who have each, at some point, listed guitars on here. Not surprisingly, they sold them elsewhere for the asking price.

    So the trend is, if it's about the price of a boss pedal (sub 100), you've got a good chance of it selling, otherwise look elsewhere. I post things for sale on a number of places, only one of which is Fastfude. This list isn't even all the guitars I've tried to sell on here. I recall a Squier 51 and a J-Bass copy as well, at least. I've sold a whole host of other items other than guitar, and about 75% of the time I sell it on Gumtree or eBay a lot easier and for more money than Fastfude.

    To sum up, I tried to help the guy get the best price possible. It's not worth anything to me because I don't want it. If I wanted it, I'd figure out what I'd pay for it and let him know. The ball is then in his court. He will accept or he won't, it's that simple.
  17. avatar anty
    [img:7b3779039c]http://a756.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/00648/55/77/648777755_l.jpg[/img:7b3779039c]

    cant believe you sold this beauty
  18. avatar wannabeflea
    Another FS thread derailed by knobsters who think their opinion is more worthy than the next guys' :roll:
  19. avatar Sadoldgit
    To date, I`ve bought some great gear from fastfude.
    In all caes, the sellers and myself were happy that a fair price had been reached, and it all is giving great service.


    It is a buyers market, especially at the moment, and TBH, if you are going to sell something here, I presume that means you want minimum hassle , without having to post heavy objects to England etc, therefore, you may have to weigh up hassle free sales, and money in the sky rocket, for accepting a little less than you might get on fleabay with millions of punters.

    One other point, if you are a serial guitar buyer, unless it is rare and appreciating 3 grand specials, you are going to lose 40% as soon as you leave the shop - a little like your car.
    Keep it for 6/12 and sell, and the buyer is going to get a good deal.

    All in all, I would highly recommend fastfude to anyone looking to buy or sell, so long as they arent too unrealistic about prices in these uncertain times.

    On that note, I will be keeping my eye out over the next 6/12 for a cheap bass rig.
  20. avatar BinaryOperator
    [quote:40033c1f29="wannabeflea"]Another FS thread derailed by knobsters who think their opinion is more worthy than the next guys' :roll:[/quote:40033c1f29]

    That's just, like, your "opinion" man. Don't get all heavy on me. I'm sensitive!

    :lol:

    Knobsters, must remember that one. That one and "frenzy of wabbery" (which is also suitable in this instance....)

    FYI Tele: I take the insinuation that I'm lying as an insult. perhaps you wouldn't, but hey...
  21. avatar Tele
    @BinaryOperator - Well, that wasn't what I meant. What I meant was, if you were interested why didn't you make an offer? It's not like this guy is Tesco, you can barter here. You're not dealing with a shop with set prices. I mean, this goes against what I said almost, but with guitar shops you definitely barter too - I wouldn't even buy a guitar online without asking for discount of some sort, or free shipping etc. Having no money is not fun, so it's prudent to save where you can.

    It doesn't matter, I AM being a hypocrite now by continuing the discussion.

    I do agree with sadoldgit, if you're selling locally you're going to lose 40% at least. Ebay will make that more like 30% if you're lucky. It depends on demand and how good a seller you are. Make it tempting - take good photographs, even flattering sound demos if possible. 10 minutes work can make you more money in the end. Get a proper quote for postage and ONLY charge for postage, trying to get the packing materials for free somehow (ask a guitar shop nicely for a guitar box and any padding they can afford to give). The lower the postage cost, the happier a buyer is with spending that bit extra on the auction. Reserve prices put me off, so I assume they put off a lot of people.

    Royal Mail only charged me 11.99 for an 8Kg box and insurance up to 500 with Parcelforce 48 as far as I remember. It's hardly worth noting because with eBay the buyer pays for it (though they'll be prepared to pay that bit less on the auction because of that).

    Consider the tiny population of Northern Ireland - there's barely a market for anything let alone guitars. eBay at least opens you up to the rest of the UK's market.

    I just go from experience on these things - below 100 and you're dead on, Fastfude is a good option. Any more than that and you need to make sure it is only worth what you're getting as there's barely a market for guitars above 200 on this site. You just have to be lucky and post the guitar when the right person is looking.
  22. avatar BinaryOperator
    Jaysus the procrastination....and I'm adding to it. Gwan tae fook.

    Tele: I guess it's down to that internet balls about how you don't get all teh intended communication through text. That can put people on teh defensive and all that.....also that tele was f00king beautiful.

    I agree about the price thing though. Cheaper stuff will always go quicker - it is easier to find a ton than to find a grand....

    The barter in a guitar shop thing is a truism. Then there's the dealing with a shop you can walk into thing. I've shop bought solely in Matchetts for the last few years for that reason. I had a pod go tits up on me after a couple of days. Brought it back in, asking for a replacement. Walked out with the cash due to them not having stock (no quibbles at all). 15 minutes later had a replacement from Marcus. Kudos to Paul @ Matchetts "Rockshop"...

    I do see teh seller has revised his price for the strat, fair enough. Hope we haven't caused him undue distress with our spouting of keek.
  23. avatar machinehead
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  24. avatar MichaelPower
    My first post!
    Well I'm new here, living in Dublin. And I'm interested in buying this guitar if its still for sale.

    Virtuousoperry, I've sent you a PM.

    Thanks,
    Michael
  25. avatar machinehead
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  26. avatar machinehead
    Well, I've bought this guitar, and at a price which virtuosoperry ( a very nice guy BTW ) and myself were both happy with - but I'm not telling how much.......

    And for those who believe Korean guitars are somehow inferior, I have to say that this strat is as good as one from any other country of manufacture, and far better than most. How do they produce a guitar of this quality for such a low price?

    It's all down to the quality of the components and the build quality of each actual guitar. Forget about where it's made.

    This one is a gem - fantastic looking and playing, plus the sound and tones are every bit as good as any other strat I've heard or played.

    Don't be fooled by the marketing bullshit or you might end up wasting your hard-earned cash.
  27. avatar Sadoldgit
    nothing wrong with korean guitars.

    My son`s main guitar is a Korean LP copy that I changed the pickups and some electronics in.
    Great isntrument.


    On that note....I was talking to a bloke who bought a really nice brand new beginners dreadnohught acoustic for 35 quid the other day.
    How the hell can they make an instrument for that?

    Anyonme can afford a playable guitar these days.
  28. avatar machinehead
    Couldn't agree more sadoldgit.

    When I started learning guitar around 1969/70, all the cheap stuff was more or less unplayable.

    I still have my first electric guitar, a Rapier 33 (well, I don't have it, my son has "borrowed" it, incase he's reading this)) and it was OK, but nowadays, cheap guitars are perfectly playable - times have changed for the better.

    I've seen Gibson 335 copies at 199 that look, play and sound fantastic.
    What I say is don't fall for the marketing hype. Buy according to what you feel, hear and see in a guitar and ignore the names on the headstocks.
  29. avatar MichaelPower
    Well machinehead, I was gutted when you bought this because I would have driven from Dublin to buy it. I hope it goes well for you but a plague upon you for buying it !

    So taken am I by this guitar that I've ordered a new one from Matchetts and em expecting delivery to Dublin on Wed. you guys should take pleasure in the fact that a 369 guitar up there can retail for 600 - 700 down here when it should cost around 450. Retailers here have not passed on any of the savings of Sterling being so low relative to the Euro.

    Michael
  30. avatar danbastard
    Buy it all up cheap before the recession kicks in.