I bought it for $500 (on Reverb, no less), sold it to him for less than that, and he’s selling it for $800.
I mean, kinda? So… an amp came up for sale that was the same model as one I had to sell during a divorce. I listed the bass only to get the amp. While the guy was here buying the bass, the amp sold. About a week later, a very similar model came up for sale so I bought that. But all things considered, in full 20/20 hindsight, I’d rather have that bass than either of the amps, and selling it was a knee-jerk reaction I regret.
And I wouldn’t be so… bothered, I guess, if he wasn’t re-selling it using my pictures taken in my garage, and the words I wrote, when I sold it to him. That seems… I dunno… kinda… underhanded or something. I dunno, it just feels weird.
I offered to buy it back for the price he paid. He referenced our conversation from when he bought it, then gave me a “feel free to make reasonable purchase offers, thanks for your interest in the bass.”
I told him he should take down my pictures and ad text and use his own. But I doubt that’ll happen.
Not to seem unsympathetic but if you truly like the bass enough, just buy it back and consider the difference as the cost of a life lesson. I’ve wasted at least $5000 in gear trading, but if taking any of it back caused me to not be where I’m at now I would do it all again. Regrets and lessons both come from trials, and both stay with you forever. Just gotta pick which one you want to carry. You have the chance to own your bass again, some people never get that
That’s a lovely thought. However we don’t live in some kind of utopian world. It’s a jungle out there in the internet and not everyone plays by the rules. It’s capitalism at its finest. Tim sold his bass and whoever bought it has no obligation to sell it for less. If he makes money well that’s good for him.
Life isn’t fair.
If I had the $800 to spare, I would have bought it in a second. But we just made the final payment on a $122,000 backyard renovation, so the bank account is a little anemic at the moment. Sadly. Otherwise it would be on its way right now.
While that’s true, I’ve spoken my peace to him. I don’t really care that he uses the pics, it’s just scummy that he is. It’s almost misrepresentation because that’s not an accurate picture of the bass he’s selling right now, it’s a picture of the bass as it was sold three months ago. And if those are the same strings, they’re no longer “brand new D’Addario strings”.
That is 100% true. I made a (bad) decision to sell the bass, dude doesn’t have to sell it back to me at his cost. He doesn’t even have to sell it back to me at all, even at his asking price. It’s my own damned fault for being an impulsive dunderhead.
I’m just whinging because I know there are others here who have made similar mistakes and probably still kick themselves, just like I am kicking myself today.
No, no, I’m right there with you. Like I said above, I said my peace to him. Nothing I can do now, and it’s not like I’m lacking in basses. I just… that’s the only bass I’ve ever really regretted selling, so it stings a bit is all.