What is the going rate for an early 2000’s MIM Strat? Does color affect the price?

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  1. MyToyBrain

    MyToyBrain Squier Talker

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    What would you guys pay for a MIM Strat?
     
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  2. cool gouhl

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    Just speaking for myself, I would say the average price is around $300. Sometimes as low as $250, I think the most would be around $400 if has upgrades or a rare color you really want. That's what they go for in my neck of the woods anyway.
     
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  3. Luvs2yoko

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    image.jpeg Harder to find colors always bring a little more.I waited a long time to find this shell pink 60's mim strat.
     
  4. Eddie

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    I've seen a few on FBM for $300 and $350 but none are moving. One for $250 sold immediately, but I think it was an MIM Squier Series with the label sanded off.

    There's a 99 with upgraded pups near me for $300.

    Some of the new Player Series have asking prices of $600 ... but I don't think those will sell. Why buy used for $600 when I can get a new one for $699?
     
  5. RoyalWe

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    About $350 is what I consider a fair price for most MIM standards, a little less if it’s a 90’s/early 00’s, maybe a little more of its 2010 or later.
     
  6. Eddie

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    Yeah, that sounds like a good window to work from.
     
  7. IronSchef

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    It seems that finding an MIM under $300 is pretty dang hard -- I see tons of them listed at $375 - $450 tho
     
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  8. Eddie

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  9. Lonn

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    That's a pretty good price for that one.
     
  10. Block Head Ike

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    Yep, seems like sellers are trying to squeeze prices up on MIM Strats. Still some out there in my area in $300's, but those usually have problems, have been modded, or are beat. A good clean MIM would cost me closer to $400 here.
     
  11. MyToyBrain

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    yeah I have been seeing some going for $400.00 or more...
     
  12. MyToyBrain

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    That’s a nice looking set there.
     
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  13. Big tuna

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    look on reverb 5-600 a bit high i think they don't make standard anymore i don't think but i am probably wrong so 3-400 is not bad and the new mim's are around 700 the price if lucky grab an used american model around here.
     
  14. Jmv668

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    In my country a good one cost 700 easy
     
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  15. pblanton

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    Here's one about two hours North of me. Asking price is $400. Pry could score it for about tree fitty.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/967834720322028

    It's had some upgrades sideways-grades like the pearloid pickguard/rear cavity cover (meh), the solid pickup covers, and Gibson-style knobs. These changes lessen its value IMHO.

    Given a few minutes, the Gibson knobs are growing on me. They'd look good on a three-ply black pickguard and with stock, black pickup covers like on my 2012 MIM HSS pictured further below.

    Also, it's hard to tell from the pics but the bridge block looks a bit on the thin side.

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  16. Socal-Al

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    I picked up a 2000 fender Stratacaster that sat in a case for 20 years for $225 on Nextdoor. like almost unplayed. He tried to sell it before for $250, no takers. I called him and he said 6 people called him about it. I told him I'd be there with cash in 30 minutes. 100% unmodified with no wear on frets or swirls on paint and Fender case. 20191205_110606.jpg
     
  17. Eddie

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  18. MyToyBrain

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    I love that color!
     
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  20. jefffam

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    You can get a huge variety of answers.

    Not a popular opinion, but based on both my own experience and people I've known with MiM, I'd say under $50 for a pristine one (easier to resale at a profit) and under $20 for a modded or less than perfect one. You're miles more likely to get a good guitar in any Squier, especially in Standard, Deluxe & above, or an NC serial numbered one. I'm not sure I'd pay even $50. I paid $200 for one once early on, and have never been more ripped off in my life. Total POS, worst guitar, bar none, I've ever owned. Other's I've known with them were no better, they just would not admit it because it said 'F' on the headstock. Of course that's just my opinion and an unpopular one at that.
     
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