Being a broke-ass mofo sucks.
Some of y’all may have followed my “Starting a New Job” thread:
Which I started more than two years ago and have kept updated. So I’m back at my previous job.
But, despite my boss trying to give me all the hours he can give me (union job, I lost all of my seniority when I left in 2013), my bank balance is now $90 in the hole (thank God I’ve been with the same local bank for 20 years, and they go ahead and honor my online payments - in this case, my Internet and car/renter’s insurance, even if the money isn’t there) and I don’t think I have worked enough this pay period to cover next month’s rent.
Normally, in this situation, I would pawn one of my instruments. Except I don’t think my favorite pawnshop would let me pawn one for more than $100. So I feel forced now to “sell”. Gonna do it on Craigslist.
The problem is … how much to ask?
The bass guitar in question is a 2008 (I think) “Fender Vintage Series 1960s Jazz Bass”.
The “list” price for a new one is $800.
Here is mine, when it was brand new (scroll down):
Via some “connections”, I was able to purchase that bass for somewhere between $400 and $500. I got a great deal on a great bass. Since taking possession, I’ve paid for a setup to correct some problems with the neck. I’ve played it for 7 years, and it’s amazing. The feel, the tone …
So I’m wondering how much to ask for it. I’m tempted to ask more than I paid.
Whoa, just checked, and Musician’s Friend is asking fucking $900!
(Wait, what? MF is asking $100 more than the list price?)