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    How many time a week do you check ebay for PRSi? What are you looking for a) a PRS to flip for profit
    b) a PRS your are gassing for
    c) a rare PRS for your collection
    d) other

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarsong View Post
    How many time a week do you check ebay for PRSi? What are you looking for a) a PRS to flip for profit
    b) a PRS your are gassing for
    c) a rare PRS for your collection
    d) other
    Almost daily. Looking for a deal on something, so I guess d). Could be a guitar, pickups, or whatever.

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    Since I picked up my Mira at the end of December, not at all. It's too dangerous! I was working on paying that off, and now that it is, I'm hoping to save up some cash. If I check ebay with any frequency at all, there will undoubtedly be something I just HAVE TO HAVE.
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    Almost daily LOL.. I thought it was gone already, but there is a private stock case on there right now someone needs to grab quick. It's got a few scratches but I dont think I've EVER seen one... I dont have the cash, but I doubt it will last long
    Last edited by Boogeyman; 03-19-2013 at 03:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boogeyman View Post
    Almost daily LOL...which one of you bought that artist case yeaterday? It was a steal of a price and I didnt have the money
    Not me. Cases aren't on my radar right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Beef View Post
    Since I picked up my Mira at the end of December, not at all. It's too dangerous! I was working on paying that off, and now that it is, I'm hoping to save up some cash. If I check ebay with any frequency at all, there will undoubtedly be something I just HAVE TO HAVE.
    Wait - eBay is dangerous, but you come HERE? The Den Of Enablers???
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    I've never bought anything on Evilbay, sold loads though, I only look at stuff similar to what I'm selling so I can determine a value, got ripped off a few times and there are a lot of timewasters who bid and don't pay when they win,,

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    It fluctuates for me, sometimes its a couple times a week, sometimes a couple times a month. I mostly only look up Amps and couple specific models of guitar. I tell myself I am watching prices, but really, I think I'm just feeding my GAS.

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    I have a few different save PRS searches I check a few times a day. One is looking for a killer deal on a new guitar and the other is for parts I need for modding my Custom 24.

    I love ebay!
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    I used to look daily, just to keep an eye on the market. Have saved searches such as "PRS" and "Paul Reed Smith" etc and would just check the new listings daily, instead of getting them emailed to me. I then got a new phone last week and decided not to install the eBay app so I don't spend as much time looking at "stuff". This all got cemented last week in an email chain with some of my mates, we were talking about old motorbike bits and when they stop being "stuff", and become "junk".

    Here's an excerpt from this http://www.paulgraham.com/stuff.html

    I have too much stuff. Most people in America do. In fact, the poorer people are, the more stuff they seem to have. Hardly anyone is so poor that they can't afford a front yard full of old cars.

    It wasn't always this way. Stuff used to be rare and valuable. You can still see evidence of that if you look for it...
    When I look back at photos from the 1970s, I'm surprised how empty houses look.

    Stuff has gotten a lot cheaper, but our attitudes toward it haven't changed correspondingly. We overvalue stuff.

    Companies that sell stuff have spent huge sums training us to think stuff is still valuable. But it would be closer to the truth to treat stuff as worthless.

    In fact, worse than worthless, because once you've accumulated a certain amount of stuff, it starts to own you rather than the other way around.

    Every thing you own takes energy away from you. Some give more than they take. Those are the only things worth having.

    A historical change has taken place, and I've now realized it. Stuff used to be valuable, and now it's not.

    In industrialized countries the same thing happened with food in the middle of the twentieth century. As food got cheaper (or we got richer; they're indistinguishable), eating too much started to be a bigger danger than eating too little. We've now reached that point with stuff. For most people, rich or poor, stuff has become a burden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alantig View Post
    Wait - eBay is dangerous, but you come HERE? The Den Of Enablers???
    But this place is den of enablers for large ticket items. Where I get sucked in is a set of pickups here, a new pickguard there, etc. I'm not able to do the large ticket stuff as much because I never get past the next small ticket item. Trying to change that...


    Quote Originally Posted by justmund View Post
    I used to look daily, just to keep an eye on the market. Have saved searches such as "PRS" and "Paul Reed Smith" etc and would just check the new listings daily, instead of getting them emailed to me. I then got a new phone last week and decided not to install the eBay app so I don't spend as much time looking at "stuff". This all got cemented last week in an email chain with some of my mates, we were talking about old motorbike bits and when they stop being "stuff", and become "junk".

    Here's an excerpt from this http://www.paulgraham.com/stuff.html

    I have too much stuff. Most people in America do. In fact, the poorer people are, the more stuff they seem to have. Hardly anyone is so poor that they can't afford a front yard full of old cars.

    It wasn't always this way. Stuff used to be rare and valuable. You can still see evidence of that if you look for it...
    When I look back at photos from the 1970s, I'm surprised how empty houses look.

    Stuff has gotten a lot cheaper, but our attitudes toward it haven't changed correspondingly. We overvalue stuff.

    Companies that sell stuff have spent huge sums training us to think stuff is still valuable. But it would be closer to the truth to treat stuff as worthless.

    In fact, worse than worthless, because once you've accumulated a certain amount of stuff, it starts to own you rather than the other way around.

    Every thing you own takes energy away from you. Some give more than they take. Those are the only things worth having.

    A historical change has taken place, and I've now realized it. Stuff used to be valuable, and now it's not.

    In industrialized countries the same thing happened with food in the middle of the twentieth century. As food got cheaper (or we got richer; they're indistinguishable), eating too much started to be a bigger danger than eating too little. We've now reached that point with stuff. For most people, rich or poor, stuff has become a burden.
    I read a very similar article recently, an opinion piece in the NYT by a dot com millionaire.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/op...-lot-less.html
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    I browse ebay daily for PRS guitars, and sometimes PRS pickups. At any given time I usually have my eye on a couple of PRS guitars, but just looking at what's out there is kind of fun in and of itself. Right now I'm trying to sell an amp and a couple guitars locally, to save up for a USA model, and there have been a couple on ebay that I wish I had the cash for. I was watching a very nice 25th Mira 245 soapbar, thinking it would be a nice first Maryland made PRS for me, but I just couldn't turn my other gear to cash without settling for a negligible amount, which hardly would've gotten me any closer to the Mira. So I'm still sitting on the amp and guitars, trying to sell them... I don't want to fall into the trap of just buying what I want on ebay and assuming that I can sell other gear later to cover for it! But I definitely agree with the above post, in terms of having so much stuff, I'd like to get rid of a bit of gear and just get one really nice guitar instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarsong View Post
    How many time a week do you check ebay for PRSi?
    Zero. Last place I'd want to buy a guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Zero. Last place I'd want to buy a guitar.
    My recent Mira was an ebay purchase, and it's a keeper. I've bought several there, and while they haven't all been keepers, I never ended up with someone's horror story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Beef View Post
    But this place is den of enablers for large ticket items. Where I get sucked in is a set of pickups here, a new pickguard there, etc. I'm not able to do the large ticket stuff as much because I never get past the next small ticket item. Trying to change that...
    Just wait - later this week I'm going to post about some picks I just ordered. Small item...but very cool!
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    Never bought a guitar on ebay though i've sold a few. I do look quite often even though I don't have the cash.

    Just looking for an SE or other make that catches my attention. Not found anything yet that's made me think 'To hell with it'.
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    All of the above. And very frequently.

    I have eBay set up to auto search all of my interests. Super handy. I love the mobile app for iOS. I don't use eBay outside of it.
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    Did anyone from here buy that Private Stock Case? If so, "Thank You!" LOL...I've seriously been losing sleep over that thing!! He had it priced really good for a couple of days and no one bought it. Then he dropped the price and still nothing for a couple of more days, but finally, it's gone today. I've been spending waaay too much money latley and just couldn't justify the purchase . ..As long as I've been looking at prs stuff on ebay (years now) I've never seen one of those cases. I'll be kicking myself for a long time for not buying it, but really hope one of you other adicts ended up with it.

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    I've bought the bulk of my collection on Ebay. I have about 5 hi-end PRSi up for sale right now, as "rarebooksnguitars". It's always been a GREAT place for me...very enjoyable to search for stuff, and I've had reasonable success selling a few dozen hi-end guitars there over the years.

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    I had a quick general look and some of the prices that are being asked has me convinced of how deluded some sellers are, the last guitar I sold on their was I Ibanez Jem7v which retails at the same prices as a Cu24 and I got 750 for that (would of got 1000 if the winning bidder didn't mess me around and paid up) there's used PRS's on there going for almost the same price as a new one...I can appreciate Private Stocks retaining a high value but production models...or am I missing something.

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