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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:41 pm    Post subject: 550 venus Reply with quote

https://reverb.com/item/35580893-squier-vista-venus-1996-1998

Some goof cant wire it.

Buy it, wire it, flip it for 300 more!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like many things he can't do.
Seat a neck for proper string alignment is another one of them.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's missing the high E string.

In local listings that's often described as a defect by the noobs selling the guitars.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I don't know if this is a flip so much as a player grade version of an otherwise overpriced model. It's probably overpriced right now IMHO, might be worth $500-$550 shipped on a good day.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also described as "non-functioning" and has problems with the electronics.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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also described as "non-functioning" and has problems with the electronics.


I said he cant wire it. What more do you want from me
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well yeah, but is it really worth that much in that condition? It's kind of beat up as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think people are just pointing out that the profit margin of wiring this thing and immediately flipping it won't be as favorable as you think, rob. You can get cleaner and more original sunburst Venuses for under $850 all day long.

Fakir Mustache wrote:
It's missing the high E string.


Kim is correct that the neck is visibly on crooked as well though, look at the inlays between the D and G. This whole guitar is a mess.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^I think of that scene so many damn times a week. Either that or Murray's reaction to whether or not the boy can tell time at the press conference.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might as well make an offer. For cheap enough, it's a hell of a mod platform..

Update. Offer made and countered with a ridiculous counteroffer.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Might as well make an offer. For cheap enough, it's a hell of a mod platform..

Update. Offer made and countered with a ridiculous counteroffer.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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mkt3000 wrote:
Might as well make an offer. For cheap enough, it's a hell of a mod platform..

Update. Offer made and countered with a ridiculous counteroffer.


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Backstory. I am effectively unemployed, so my idea was to get it cheap enough to fix and flip while still making a profit, since without an income, the limited money I have has to work for me. I also live in Miami, and have adopted the hard haggle style people have down here.

The idea was buy it, return it to as stock as possible, set it up and clean it.

I made a lowball offer at $200, hoping to meet in the middle at $350-400. I've done this before when buying gear locally, and it's been mostly successful. He countered with $2000, so I didn't even bother countering.

I laughed, the seller (probably) laughed. Good times were (hopefully) had by all.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s actually far more likely at this point that the seller was a massive dumbass who doesn’t know anything about guitars or money and also has self-esteem/anger issues. A lot of that stuff is hard to decipher through text, though.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$550 for a busted ass guitar likely requiring hours of effort and maybe a tech to get right is way outta line. $350 max.

dude prolly saw the average sale going between 7 and 8 hundo and figured 150 for someone's trouble was worth it. WRONG.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dots wrote:
$550 for a busted ass guitar likely requiring hours of effort and maybe a tech to get right is way outta line. $350 max.

dude prolly saw the average sale going between 7 and 8 hundo and figured 150 for someone's trouble was worth it. WRONG.


And his counteroffers are absolutely ridiculous.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know why you think wiring a humbucker and a single coil to a toggley and a volume knob takes hours of work. It takes 10 minutes
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has a concentric knob so probably a tone control as well.

Also the neck looks fucked, probably not a good fit in the pocket for whatever reason (whether a lemon from the factory or dicked with in unseen ways)
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