Foro Flamenco
Posts Since Last Visit | Advanced Search | Home | Register | Login

Today's Posts | Inbox | Profile | Our Rules | Contact Admin | Log Out



Welcome to one of the most active flamenco sites on the Internet. Guests can read most posts but if you want to participate click here to register.
This site is dedicated to the memory of Paco de Lucía, Ron Mitchell, Guy Williams, Linda Elvira and Philip John Lee who went ahead of us too soon.
We receive 12,200 visitors a month from 200 countries and 1.7 million page impressions a year. To advertise on this site please contact us.





quick sale of flamenco guitar   You are logged in as Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >>Discussions >>General >> Page: [1]
Login
Message<< Newer Topic  Older Topic >>
 
henrym3483

Posts: 1488
Joined: Nov. 13 2005
From: Limerick,Ireland

quick sale of flamenco guitar 

hi guys,

have not been around lately as have had a few life crises in the past year on top of studying to become a barrister.

Due to circumstances beyond my control (work redundancy/layoff's) i'm looking to sell my anders eliasson blanca guitar as expediently as possible.

i doing this as a last resort as i need to pay my fee's for my final year in the course which commences in sept 2015. its gonna break my heart to do it, but like everything in life, sometimes you gotta sacrifice and let things go for the better.

so i'm just looking for some advice as regards guitar dealers or where to make a reasonably quick sale.

kind regards

Henry
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 13 2015 10:13:02
 
Escribano

Posts: 5897
Joined: Jul. 6 2003
From: England

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

That's a shame, Henry. A classified ad here would be a good start. Plenty of photos and a video, if possible. Good luck and may you be able to buy another one in a couple of years.

_____________________________

Foro Flamenco founder and Admin
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 13 2015 10:28:12
 
Ricardo

Posts: 11096
Joined: Dec. 14 2004
From: Washington DC

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

It's a great guitar, I remember playing it in Spain. I seriously hope you find a way to keep it.

_____________________________

CD's and transcriptions available here:
www.ricardomarlow.com
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 13 2015 12:13:50
 
El Kiko

Posts: 2697
Joined: Jun. 7 2010
From: The South Ireland

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

Hi Henry .. I wondered what happened to you, havent heard from you fro a while /..

I know what you mean .. work has been funny fro me too , i was thinking of selling a guitar too ... but yours is much, much better ....
All i can say , as the others , would be to advertise here .. anyone who buys it would be getting a real nice guitar ...

I still think you should try to hold on to it until things pick up , or some alternative way of funding is available .. i often hear of peoples regrets for selling the best guitars ..

Nice to hear from you .. you should still post once in a while ...

_____________________________

Don't trust Atoms.....they make up everything.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 13 2015 12:34:08
 
henrym3483

Posts: 1488
Joined: Nov. 13 2005
From: Limerick,Ireland

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to El Kiko

divorce, wife running out of country with my boy, etc on top of being left bereft of any savings after the wedding from the previous year, while trying to continue with my professional legal education

pretty much sums up my absence

i hope things dont turn out for the worse but im covering my back.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 13 2015 13:08:30
 
Escribano

Posts: 5897
Joined: Jul. 6 2003
From: England

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

quote:

divorce, wife running out of country with my boy, etc on top of being left bereft of any savings after the wedding from the previous year, while trying to continue with my professional legal education


WTF? You have my genuine sympathy, Harry. Stay strong!

_____________________________

Foro Flamenco founder and Admin
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 13 2015 13:30:12
 
Escribano

Posts: 5897
Joined: Jul. 6 2003
From: England

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

Your private message inbox is full, BTW.

_____________________________

Foro Flamenco founder and Admin
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 13 2015 15:24:10
 
henrym3483

Posts: 1488
Joined: Nov. 13 2005
From: Limerick,Ireland

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to Escribano

just emptied it now
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 13 2015 16:15:14
 
El Kiko

Posts: 2697
Joined: Jun. 7 2010
From: The South Ireland

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

ooohhhh....sorry to hear all that ..bad of course...dont know what to say....

try to keep on, keeping on ...
if all that happened to me , i would need my guitar more than ever ...

i understand your absence now .. i hoped to see you again sometime in Limerick or some where

you have a lot of friends on here ,.,

_____________________________

Don't trust Atoms.....they make up everything.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 13 2015 22:50:12
 
henrym3483

Posts: 1488
Joined: Nov. 13 2005
From: Limerick,Ireland

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to El Kiko

got a few leads thus far with some vintage guitar sales shops in dublin. still waiting on whether our business is closing or not. its a god damn nightmare. hopefully it will not come to selling it but how long would you expect to sell a flamenco guitar, 3 months, 6 months a year?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2015 9:49:48
 
El Kiko

Posts: 2697
Joined: Jun. 7 2010
From: The South Ireland

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

yes tricky inside of Ireland ..
Advertise it here and photos sound clips etc .. but your buyer will be abroad ...
or contact any other flamenco teacher or player to see if any of their students are looking for one ...

Dublin I suppose ... I think I am the only flamenco player in Munster ...( which makes me the best , good grief}

if you know who it went to you may have the chance of buying it back in a few years when things get better for you .. and I'm sure they will

_____________________________

Don't trust Atoms.....they make up everything.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2015 11:45:41
 
revendel

 

Posts: 97
Joined: Dec. 27 2013
 

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

Put it on Ebay, ship international, btw Ebay take 23%
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2015 13:33:37
 
tele

Posts: 1404
Joined: Aug. 17 2012
 

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to revendel

they take around 15% with paypal fees. ebay.de allows bank transfer only option, comes down to 10%
quote:

ORIGINAL: revendel

Put it on Ebay, ship international, btw Ebay take 23%


_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2015 13:34:39
 
revendel

 

Posts: 97
Joined: Dec. 27 2013
 

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

Apologies yep, its 10% value of product + 3% for paypal fees here in the UK, probably similar for Ireland.

Point is, work that out, add transportation charges of about 100, packing charges and then add the whole thing to your asking price.

You get exposure to a wider market.

But a flamenco guitar, god knows how long it'll take to sell, you'll probably have better luck with fellow Celtic contacts. I used to live there for several years. The Irish rarely listen to their own music, flamenco is a really tough sell.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2015 13:42:01
 
El Kiko

Posts: 2697
Joined: Jun. 7 2010
From: The South Ireland

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to revendel

quote:

fellow Celtic contacts.

that is the problem , its very much a minority thing over here,
i met henrym3483 and know of John Walsh , neither of them are particularly near me .
there's probably 1 or 2 more in the capital ..but the market for sales here will be small ..
more chance of selling a Yamaha to a beginner than a hand made guitar ,
unfortunately..


I wish there were more ,,,

there would be a better market for this 'over the water' in England i would think and postage is not too bad , there is a lot of movement to and fro , i often get stuff shipped from over there that i just cant buy here.

_____________________________

Don't trust Atoms.....they make up everything.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2015 13:50:14
 
krichards

Posts: 597
Joined: Jan. 14 2007
From: York, England

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

Selling any guitar is difficult here in the UK too. We are told the economy is growing but its not obvious.

If at all possible you must hang on to this guitar. If you sell you will lose out with maybe a disappointing price, selling costs etc.
Selling on Ebay is a desperate measure. I've considered it myself but so far, I haven't succumbed.

I hope you can avoid selling, but if you have to, good luck.

_____________________________

Kevin Richards

http://www.facebook.com/#!/kevin.richards.1048554
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2015 14:29:38
 
revendel

 

Posts: 97
Joined: Dec. 27 2013
 

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to krichards

Yeah, thats why I suggested it. It seems like you dont have the luxury of sourcing a good buyer and you need to get rid of it so Ebay gives you the highest probability of sale in a huger market.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2015 14:48:30

Morante

 

Posts: 1409
Joined: Nov. 21 2010
 

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

If you are going to be a barrister and in future life filthy rich, I cannot imagine a bank which would not love to have your account and lend you anything you asked. Your guitar is only worth 2000 euros, a mickey mouse amount for a greedy bank. I would not part with such a guitar.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2015 16:04:02
 
gerundino63

Posts: 1440
Joined: Jul. 11 2003
From: The Netherlands

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

I feel very sorry for you Henry......hope the new year will get some solutions for you.
My thoughts are with you. Keep strong!

Peter

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 17 2015 20:20:05
 
Anders Eliasson

Posts: 5779
Joined: Oct. 18 2006
 

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

quote:

hopefully it will not come to selling it but how long would you expect to sell a flamenco guitar, 3 months, 6 months a year?


Impossible to say. It can be sold tomorrow or in 2017. You never know. But a very reknown builder told me 10 years ago that all good guitars end up being sold. He has been right. So far, I have sold everything exept 2.

I would follow Morante´s advice. Or at least, if you feel like you should sell it, try to get a decent price for it. Put it in the classifieds here and not on some Ebay auction. Remember, you have the whole world as your potential buyers.

Last. Hang on Henry.. You are a good lad and the sun will shine on you as well one welvet irish morning. Do as your old countrymen did in a complicated situation, lilt a tune and forget about missery. laydi diddely day daba lay di diddely dodiday. Remember that its in your blood to get the best out of nothing.
I´ll play a happy reel for you later on today. It´ll be the foxhunters in A major.

_____________________________

See the guitars I have for sale here:
http://news-from-the-workshop.blogspot.com.es/p/guitars-for-sale.html

Fine flamenco and classical guitars: www.eliassonguitars.com
Blog: http://news-from-the-workshop.blogspot.com/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 18 2015 8:17:26
 
Haithamflamenco

Posts: 926
Joined: Mar. 6 2007
From: Bahrain

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

quote:

divorce, wife running out of country with my boy, etc on top of being left bereft of any savings after the wedding from the previous year, while trying to continue with my professional legal education pretty much sums up my absence i hope things dont turn out for the worse but im covering my back.


oh god, henry, this is a heart breaking news

I will try to help by posting this guitar in my instegram ( bahrainguitarshop) and sending the price and photos in the ( pena flamenca de bahrien) whatsapp group and broad cast list,

please , offer it on ebay,

my heart is with you, hope your son is fine

_____________________________

Bahrain is my country and Andalucia is my dream
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 18 2015 8:31:27
 
henrym3483

Posts: 1488
Joined: Nov. 13 2005
From: Limerick,Ireland

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

thanks for the replies so far guys, still waiting on the company to confirm the closure or not of the business. to be honest i'm sick to my guts of the whole situation.

hopefully, i can end up selling my motorbike instead of my guitar (as i have a car) but sales are slow in this area too. Also thinking of selling most of my flamenco books + dvd's as well as i would prob get at least 500€ for the lot.

i cant get a bank loan without a regular source of income and they will not bet on you simply because of your career.

i'm kinda sick of living in ireland with the corrupt politicians on fat salaries and pensions of over €100k and €250k while the average man like me and others struggle to make ends meet and get some career on the road. as i said it makes me sick to my guts
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 27 2015 9:08:48
Guest

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

Really sorry to hear Henry
Maybe some of us here understand the misfortune
But still deeply sympathise

After a divorce - single parenting - and a $47,000 personal debt -
Always managed to have a good instrument - kept me sane for sure - or added to the insanity - not sure which
I really hope you manage to hang onto it - think of it as your survival kit for the road ahead
10 years down the track you'll look at it say ' and I nearly had to sell you ...'

Maybe the motor bike is a quicker sale
People need transport - flamenco guitars not so readily needed

If it comes to creating an add
Let us know and I'll share it this side of the world
But as mentioned with ebay and postage fees ... The bike may be a much better option

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 27 2015 10:45:37
 
tele

Posts: 1404
Joined: Aug. 17 2012
 

RE: quick sale of flamenco guitar (in reply to henrym3483

quote:


i'm kinda sick of living in ireland with the corrupt politicians on fat salaries and pensions of over €100k and €250k while the average man like me and others struggle to make ends meet and get some career on the road. as i said it makes me sick to my guts


The situation is the same all over the world and it makes me sick too, especially now that the richest 1% owns half of the worlds money.
Best of luck to you and stay strong

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 27 2015 17:18:18
Page:   [1]
All Forums >>Discussions >>General >> Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software powered by ASP Playground Advanced Edition 2.0.5
Copyright © 2000 - 2003 ASPPlayground.NET

0.078125 secs.