Looks like used prices are coming back down to earth

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by TeleSi, Oct 16, 2020.

  1. TeleSi

    TeleSi Squier-Meister

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    Squier standard strat listed for $120, decent price if anyone’s looking! Apparently needs strings and some soldering on the jack input
     

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  2. LAPlayer

    LAPlayer Squier-Meister

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    So, guitar for sale, needs repair........... Still overpriced to me.
     
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  3. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Dr. Squier

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    I've had 4 guitars for sale locally and only a couple tire kickers !

    Everybody wants em cheap so they can flip them for cash .
     
  4. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

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    That is how the market works. And, indeed, why it over time works so well.

    A need develops. Products enter the market because of demand. The demand get satisfied. Prices drop.

    See it. Understand it. Prosper.

    Or refuse to do so and do poorly. (If nothing else you'll have lots of highly "educated"company.)

    -don
     
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  5. TeleSi

    TeleSi Squier-Meister

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    Not saying I’d buy it at this price. Just pointing out that the covid used price gouging seems to have subsided. People were asking $300 for affinities until recently...
     
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  6. Chefbaze

    Chefbaze Squier-Meister

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    Prices will go back up when they pass another stimulus package lol.
     
  7. LAPlayer

    LAPlayer Squier-Meister

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    LA / Denver
    Since Affinity's are $229 NEW, anyone asking $300 for a used one would be daft. Anyone paying it would be a total idiot. Asking price is worthless. Selling price is all that matters.
     
  8. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    Prices have settled lately. But nothing out there that really interests me.
     
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  9. CVSteve

    CVSteve Squier-holic ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

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    ...wait! What?
     
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  10. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    My dilemma:

    "Man, that $1000 MIA can get me 15 Squiers !!!"

    Looking at my 15 Squiers .... "Man, these 15 Squiers could have gotten me an MIA".

    ha ha ha
     
  11. ToneChaser77

    ToneChaser77 Squier-Nut

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    I've had to deal with a few tire kickers myself but I've had no problem finding deals. Actually just the opposite. In the past month and a half I've sold off 9 guitars and acquired 6 Peavey amps. All at great prices. I admit I'm basically just rolling my money back into my GAS funds but I've been on a bit a streak lately with deals.Not making it rich by no means but man I'm having fun. And with no extra out of pocket expenses. I love my hobby! Or should I say addiction?
     
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  12. TeleSi

    TeleSi Squier-Meister

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    I've been squirreling away for a gibson LP... same overriding thought that i could instead get an epi dot and an epi LP and still have change for that Bugera V5 I've been eyeballing
     
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  13. TeleSi

    TeleSi Squier-Meister

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    yup - i don't suspect anybody has ever fell for it, but I've certainly seen people asking that amount!
     
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  14. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier

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    Your yen is so full of yang, I can see the dilemma.
     
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  15. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier

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    Sign me up in the idiot category. I'd pay $120 all day for a Squier Standard, but then I am an idiot.
     
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  16. campermoose

    campermoose Squier-Meister

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    Not near me :/
    "Stamp" refers to "inspected by" sticker ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  17. LAPlayer

    LAPlayer Squier-Meister

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    LA / Denver
    The idiot class was for those paying $300 for a used $229 guitar.
     
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  18. Fret Cheese

    Fret Cheese Squier-Meister

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    Bordeaux
    There are still a few bargains to be found round my way but you need to move fast. There are several semi pro flippers who jump on anything half interesting and repost on the same site a few days later.

    Latest example a Indian vintage modified Strat was up for 150€ last week, this week it's back for 280€.
    I swear the dude doesn't even change the strings.

    I've done it myself once or twice so can't get too judgmental but it does annoy me that these guitars could be in the hands of people who will actually play them rather than sitting online for 8 months so that this guy can make a 100€ that he probably doesn't really need. and that's if he gets his ridiculous asking price.
    Anyway people must be buying them or else he wouldn't do it I guess. Fools and their money etc.

    Ok, old fart rant over, I'm off for a cup of tea and a lie down.
     
  19. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier

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    I'm an old idiot.
     
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  20. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Dr. Squier

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    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    Where are you advertising these guitars at ?
     
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