Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 32 of 32

Thread: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

  1. #26
    Moderator MikeEdgerton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    40.191N -74.2W
    Posts
    22,175

    Default Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Adams View Post
    I get my shipping boxes for guitars from this outfit:

    About $40 for a pack of 5 boxes, for example.
    I didn't know ULine had those, thanks.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

  2. #27
    Moderator MikeEdgerton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    40.191N -74.2W
    Posts
    22,175

    Default Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Mando View Post
    I...Also, just the nuisance of dealing with "picky" customers who "like" to return instruments for no good reason -- yes, they exist.....
    I pretty much stopped selling on eBay when they changed the Feedback rules so they were one way. After my second Feedback hostage situation I decided it wasn't worth it anymore
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

  3. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MikeEdgerton For This Useful Post:


  4. #28

    Default Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    the problem with Uline is that the boxes might be $40, but the shipping will add to the cost. It costs me about $60 to get five boxes. Still not bad, and if you ship in a new box, you avoid some of the claims hassle if something goes south during shipment.
    Good Advice: Play before you pay, and know your product and your market.

  5. #29
    Front Porch & Sweet Tea NursingDaBlues's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    My heart is in The South.
    Posts
    395

    Default Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    These are the Reverb boxes I was thinking of. Sold by Reverb. Three boxes for $35 with free shipping in the continental U.S.

    https://reverb.com/item/92938-3-pack...its-most-sizes

    Between Uline and Reverb, don't know who would have the better quality.

    Also some packing and shipping information from Reverb:

    https://reverb.com/news/how-to-ship-a-guitar
    Last edited by NursingDaBlues; May-31-2019 at 3:39pm. Reason: Added some packing/shipping info.

  6. #30

    Default Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    Re: Shipping costs....

    Average $50. Zone one Postal done online (cost more at counter), as low as $10 without insurance... A larger box that is billed via dimensions and then add insurance, rural delivery charge and signature... It could be $100.

    Mandolin sized boxes are somewhat rare, but with a large box and a knife, you are good to go!

    With or without a case makes little diffence in shipping cost.

    The Cafe classified are excellent... No reason not to list here first.

    If a shop will sell for only 20% comission, you will probably come out ahead.
    Robert Fear
    http://www.folkmusician.com
    1-800-493-4922

    "Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
    " - Pete Seeger

  7. #31
    Quietly Making Noise Dave Greenspoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Leesburg, VA
    Posts
    898

    Default Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    I sold the Newson custom SCW on consignment via Gruhn's, having checked in with another well-known shop. It was their advice to either do it myself via Reverb, or thru George.

    I found that it worked well for me. The instrument was tended to so it would be player-perfect when sold; no come-backs for anything as far as the instrument's condition. Gruhn's took their 20%. The instrument sold in a couple months and the end of the day, I did not have to worry about anything. Would I have loved to have kept the 20%? Sure. Was I happier to get a check without hassles? Absolutely. Would I have had the same interest to go this route if it was a less valuable mandolin? Probably not. Since you're already heading up to Nashville, IMO it is worth the stop at Gruhns or Carters and hear what they have to say.
    Axes: Rigel A Natural #1774 w/mods, Andrew Jerman Irwin-style 5 string electric "Stealie", Eastman 515, Shiro F-5, Crafter M85E, Dillion 335 style, Grandmom's solid-mahogany teens bent-top, Baglamas 002
    Boards: Acoustic Electric
    Amps: Fishman Loudbox 100; Rivera Clubster Royale Recording Head; Laney Cub 10 & Cab, Peavey Studio Pro

  8. #32
    Registered User jnikora's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    29

    Default Re: Best Place to Sell aside From Classifieds

    Quote Originally Posted by B381 View Post
    So what's the average cost to ship? I know it varies but a ball park figure with and without a hard case?
    I just shipped a mandolin from Minneapolis, MN to Bellingham, WA USPS Overnight insured for $5K (maximum available). $175. UPS or FedEx will be more. If you are willing to expose it to longer times in other's hands, it will be less.

    Jim
    Jim Nikora

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •