cool story bro
I generally wont buy used audio equipment unless its so cheap that I can sell it for what I paid and break even or I make a profit. Just takes patients and people that are looking to move items quickly to buy something else.
I think I've narrowed this thread down to 3 main gripes:
1. People who don't get the idea that their gear depreciates after it's used.
2. People trying to sell their broken **** for entirely too much.
3. People who don't get that after nobody has bought their crap after 6 months.....It just MIGHT be overpriced.
2. Same situation. If people will pay it they will sell it for what they can.
3. Perhaps no one has enough funds to buy it so it may be worth hanging on until tax season is in full swing..or kids get their school checks in.
If you can not afford(or just don't want to pay their prices) their stuff look else where would be my suggestion.
lets look at the konaki motor. I picked up 2 12's brand new from 7 elephants for $240 shipped for both.now if you find them they want $350 new and $150 for just the motor.why is that?because people are willing to pay that much.with that being said we see how much these subs really cost to be built and that drives us to want other companies to drop there price's.need something else to think about? look at all these new lets sell out of my garage brands they dropped all these big amps on the market for a 1/4 of the cost of what people were willing to pay a few years ago and they drove down the price. so now all the local shops have to drop there price's just to stay in biz IF they can and most shut there doors.I remember when a 1500 watt amp would cost you $3k and now you can buy them for $300 new.it just goes to show you how much money these companies are making when you can sell a 3k amp for $800 and still make money I bet its at least double what they pay for it.
The other thing driving prices up is flippin shipping. I hate asking too much for my gear, but I end up taking a bath on the shipping trying to give people a break on the price. It cost me $50 to ship a **** 2k the other day. That's almost 20% of what I got for the **** thing.
A lot of people will go down on their price as long as you don't give them a stupid lowball offer. Not everybody is in a rush to sell their stuff either, so they may not mind waiting a bit to get the higher price that they want.
Simply put, if there's an item you want, talk to the seller and see if you can work out a deal. If not just move on and look for something else. But bitching on the forum isn't going to get people to lower their prices.
I can afford to buy pretty much whatever I want (I'm a mechanical engineer, not a broke kid). It's more a matter of me refusing to pay these crazy prices. It's just ridiculous when I can pick up a brand new amp with warranty from the manufacturer for only $75 more than what I'd have to pay used.
And that is with me "working the price.". I fully understand that the listed price is only an asking price. But every single person I've pm'ed comes back saying their price is "firm.". That, or they'll only budge $10 (big deal :rolleyes: ).
And your "then just don't buy it then" sentiment is correct.....and I won't. I'm not one of the stupid consumers that are contributing to this ridiculousness.