But new and with a warranty
Used is used and you don’t know the condition
Also Ck out the company for warranty reliability
Part of the reason you are seeing sellers wanting more than 50% of what MSRP *was* is IMO due to the following:
1. MSRPs have increased due to price increases from vendors. When a vendor increases the price for an item it raises the value for the same used items.
4. Sellers have other ways to monetize or get rid of gear. They can give it to family. They can donate it. They can trade it in. Results with all of this can vary. But depending on factors involved it can be an option and may set a floor on what a seller will accept in a purchase.
As a used gear guy who was gonna open a shop until crypto crashed…
the great gear rush of 2020 is over… with the exception of DAC’s and very rare gear it’s gone from “don’t sell it before i get there” to “I’m afraid, I need you to hold my hand and I’m gonna lowball the heck out of you”
I’ve had 2 McIntosh pieces on Craigslist in the SF bay for a month that would’ve sold within 4-6 days max 4 months ago…
the market will adjust but this hobby is filled with stubborn old men that know what they’ve got 😂
Did those items ever sell? Did you go back to the ads to see what happened?
@dekay Is it "greed" to sell something at a price you want to sell it for? It might be foolish, if no one wants to buy it but if someone wants it at that price, why is this an example of a vice, greed?
I understand the desire among folks here to try to understand the causes of the increase in used gear prices, but the notion this represents some kind of moral failing on buyers and sellers is eluding me. It's one thing to charge high prices for insulin and another thing to charge (relatively) high prices for used gear.