YSaC, Vol. 405: One, two, three … ummmmm …

2009 August 26

Squier by Fender with Fender amp & Epiphone Les Paul Standard – $1000

I am selling two of my guitars. I have a Squier stratocaster and an Epiphone Les Paul Standard. Also including a small fender bronco amp. Both guitars are in excellent shape and are ready to play. the squier is black and the epiphone is a cherry sunburst. for both guitars and amp i would like to get $1000, but am willing to take best offer. I’ll sell the Squier and amp for $220 and the Epiphone for $450 if you prefer to buy individually. (only asking that cause that’s what i paid and i want to at LEAST get my money back). For information, text Andrew at xxx-xxx-xxxx or e-mail xxxxxxxxxxandrew@yahoo.com. thanks

Okay, you’re selling both for $1000, but you’ll take $220 for the Squier and amp and $450 for the Epiphone. Which, if I’m not mistaken, is … $670. Which is … less. Even if you meant to say you’d take $220 for the Squier and another $220 for the amp, that would still only add up to $890. Which is still less. So yes, I’d like to take all three, but I’d like to buy them individually, please.

Of course there’s more …

peavy amp and ibanez guitar – $250

i have a 40 watt peavy amp that works with bass or guitar and a ibanez gio guitar both sound great
100 for the amp
120 for the guitar


*bangs head … on desk*

Wait, that’s it! It’s all the headbanging these crazy rock-n-roll guitarists are doing, isn’t it! They (you know, the mysterious they) were right when they said that rock music would destroy your brain — they just didn’t know that it would do so by eating away at the part of your brain required to do simple addition.

One wonders how often these guys get taken advantage of by club owners.

“We’ll pay you $150 to play for two hours.”

“No way, that’s not enough.”

“Okay, how about $125 for 120 minutes?”

“Awesome, no problem.”

Thanks to Chris and Emma for the posts. By the way, is that a llama outside the window in the picture? Llamas llove guitars.

36 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 August 26
    ??? permalink

    Seriously, the best part is the phantom llama in the window gazing longingly at the guitar. Band names, anyone?

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    • 2009 August 26
      Caro permalink

      Bruce Badmath and the Phantom Llamas appearing tonight. Tickets $10 each, or $25 for two.

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      • 2009 August 26
        luvsllamas permalink

        I just peed a little.

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      • 2009 August 28
        Heidi permalink

        caro! I will come hear Bruce Badmath and the Phantom Llamas…will they ever play west of the Mississippi? West of the Rockies? (aside from CA, of course)…Oh, I want to hear them play


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  2. 2009 August 26

    I’d love to be their agent. “I can take 10% or $1 out of every five, which do you prefer? ” “The second, everyone knows 1 is less than 10”

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  3. 2009 August 26
    DanTM permalink

    “(only asking that cause that’s what i paid and i want to at LEAST get my money back)”

    Does someone want to explain depreciation to this guy? Hi, I’m selling a 2003 Mazda 3 for $25,000 – I’ll listen to other offers as long as it’s more than I initially paid. There’s a CD player in there, I paid $150 for it so it’s gotta be worth a thousand by now.

    Unless this guy is Eddie Vedder, his guitar has not increased in value during his ownership.

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    • 2009 August 26
      Heather permalink

      I get so tired of Craigslist ads that inform us of the original cost of the item. “I paid $700 for this puce paisley couch in 1984, therefore I am selling it for $650 –what a good deal!” etc. etc. repeat forever.

      People DON’T have any idea about depreciation. Especially depreciation of tacky, beat-up crap.

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    • 2009 August 26
      Traveler permalink

      Looks more like a mini wookiee. Or Cousin Itt.

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  5. 2009 August 26
    Colleen in MA permalink

    Ahh … the artist’s soul and mathematics do not mix. As a designer I get that. But heck, I live on cash, not rays from heaven – I check my math twice!

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    • 2009 August 26

      Exactly. I suck at math, but damn if I wouldn’t read something over again and again (and again) before posting it on Craigslist.

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      • 2009 August 27
        Heather permalink

        Don’t ALL computers these days have calculators? Is it that hard to double check?

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        • 2009 August 27
          eadg permalink

          ..or how about just single check?

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  6. 2009 August 26
    Cindy in CA permalink

    “Both guitars are in excellent shape and are ready to play ”

    THAT’s what makes them cost more. geez.

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    • 2009 August 31
      Cathy D permalink

      I’m selling a guitar that is in excellent shape, but it is NOT ready to play. It has performance anxiety. Perhaps if you give it time, coax it out of it’s case with soothing poetry and some red wine, you might be able to play Purple Haze by the end of the year…

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  7. 2009 August 26
    ZenKeys88 permalink

    I can’t help but point out that a NEW Squier strat does not cost more than $180 (and it isn’t worth more than about $50 imho) on average. With amp, that comes out to maybe $250. Math aside, who does he expect to sell these to?

    The Epiphone Les Paul retails for near $480 new, so $450 MIGHT be reasonable if he’s kept it in a glass case since he bought it XD

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    • 2009 August 26
      Ladycrim permalink

      Unless he assumes that Les Paul’s recent passing somehow increases the guitar’s value. Those Les Pauls are rare, you know! It’s not like you can find them in every guitar store.

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      • 2009 August 26
        Heather permalink

        Perhaps the original poster thinks that Les himself has personally hewn every guitar since the inception of the business? It’s hard to determine the psychology behind these postings sometimes, other than about 75% of Craigslisters seem to qualify for special ed. services.

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  8. 2009 August 26
    Nathan permalink

    Anyone else reminded of that scene in This is Spinal Tap with the 18″ stonehenge?

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    • 2009 August 26
      Jules permalink

      …and of course:
      “But this one goes up to 11!”

      At least Nigel could count.

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  9. 2009 August 26

    …So Billy Squier’s NOT for sale?

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  10. 2009 August 26
    Mrphysic permalink

    Well clearly these guys are just used to being part of an awesome band where the whole is always much greater than the sum of it’s parts.

    But totally annoying that they want to get back AT LEAST what they paid – only a tard would read that and then think that this is a good deal – it implies that these items can easily be bought more cheaply in the shops……it makes me wanna spit (cue llama)

    I guess we all wondered about whatever happened to those Enron guys….they dropped out, rocked out, and bought llamas.

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  11. 2009 August 26

    Squier guitars are Fender’s “budget” brand too… it’s not like a Strat or a Les Paul where POSSIBLY over time the thing might appreciate in value…

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  12. 2009 August 27

    Having been around musicians all my adult life, I can say without hesitation that they are the dumbest group of individuals on the planet. If they weren’t banging away on drums, they would be home eating paste and watching sponge bob repeats. That being said, I picture here a girlfriend that said..”I dont even have money for the electric bill so you’d better sell those GD pieces of shit guitars that you never play RIGHT NOW.” Their sentimental value far exceeds their retail value dontcha know…

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    • 2009 August 28
      Alex permalink

      If they don’t actually want to sell them, then maybe pricing them far above their actual value is stupid like a fox.

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  13. 2009 August 27

    I am strongly reminded of this scene from “Animal Crackers.” The pertinent section starts at about 5:55.

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  14. 2009 August 27
    Lola permalink

    The “llamas love guitars” has now triggered a “United breaks guitars” earbug for me.

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  15. 2009 August 29

    And to top it all off, even though the word is right there in the picture AND HE OWNS IT, he still prefers to spell Peavey without the 2nd “E” both times.

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  16. 2009 August 31
    Anne permalink

    I’m not sure I see a llama. Or an alpaca. The head looks too small. Emu, perhaps? People keep those as pets. I don’t know. It doesn’t quite look like an emu, either.

    Craigslist Rorschach tests, ftw!

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  17. 2013 March 3

    That mysterious figure in the window is the man from Mars ’cause now he only eats guitars.

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    • 2013 March 3
      PhantomBanker permalink

      Maybe it’s some broad that’s hovering?

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  18. 2013 March 3

    I can’t wait until this Sparky tries to sell his house:

    I paid $125,000 for it 30 years ago, so I want at least that much!

    *looks at La Jolla address, ocean view, pool with cabana boy*


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  19. 2013 March 4

    Dave, you have become the Champion of Weekend Snark (CWS) and you have the bruises to prove it! Punchity Punch Punch!

    Good Morning, Einstein!

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