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Steve Payne

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Recommend a broker?
« on: January 08, 2016, 08:42:52 pm »

A friend contacted me and asked if I could help them value a considerable amount  of 10 year old A level sound gear amps, house speaker package, monitor speaker package, digital console.  I dont mind selling my own stuff, but Im not interested in getting involved selling someone elses gear, nor do I feel qualified to value their equipment on the used market.  I thought perhaps I might put them in touch with a reputable broker who could help value and sell the equipment.  Any recommendations?  Thanks.
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Re: Recommend a broker?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 10:04:39 pm »


The value? Not nearly as much as they think (my quick and snarky reply).

Put it on eBay for $0.99 per item, theoretically with enough exposure the bids will tell you what it's worth. There are companies that will handle it all for you for a percentage.

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Re: Recommend a broker?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2016, 10:48:25 pm »

The value? Not nearly as much as they think (my quick and snarky reply).

Put it on eBay for $0.99 per item, theoretically with enough exposure the bids will tell you what it's worth. There are companies that will handle it all for you for a percentage.

>>There are companies that will handle it all for you for a percentage.<<

My specific request was for recommendations of such.  Do you have any first hand experience with any you could recommend?  Putting this stuff on E-Bay would give me no idea of the value.  Thank you.
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Re: Recommend a broker?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2016, 11:14:56 pm »

I've been getting emails from soundbroker.com for years.  Very slick presentation, no direct experience with their performance.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2016, 06:33:18 am »

GearSource, SolarisNetwork, SoundBroker.  I find that most of the published asking prices are very unrealistic.

If you can find some on eBay, then sort out which "sold items" actually sold, that will tell you what folks are willing to spend.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2016, 07:25:31 am »

I personaly have bought and sold on Soundbroker with no problems
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2016, 10:35:55 am »

There is a seller on eBay that has the id trueheartsound. I purchased quite a few things from him a number of years ago. He treated me very well and I see that he is still in business. I would contact him and see if he would be able to help you out.
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2016, 11:35:02 am »

There is a seller on eBay that has the id trueheartsound. I purchased quite a few things from him a number of years ago. He treated me very well and I see that he is still in business. I would contact him and see if he would be able to help you out.

I've bought a couple of things from them, always super smooth. Their prices are all very "within the market pricing" for used gear.

There's also Frank with The Audio Auction-- not much to his website, but does plenty of eBay things. He works closely with PRG, moving their being-rotated-out gear. Half of my VerTecs came from PRG via The Audio Auction.

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2016, 12:06:39 pm »

We've used Soundbroker to buy (mostly) and sell (once).  Only 1 transaction needed their intervention and they stood behind us in dealing with the seller (who'd inadequately inspected their item and didn't realize there were problems).

Richard was our contact there but I think he's moved on.

The Audio Auction liquidates mostly for PRG and Clair but I'm sure Frank will accept any client.

Haven't used Trueheart but have heard good things about them.
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Re: Recommend a broker?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2016, 01:59:45 pm »

GearSource, SolarisNetwork, SoundBroker.  I find that most of the published asking prices are very unrealistic.

If you can find some on eBay, then sort out which "sold items" actually sold, that will tell you what folks are willing to spend.

If you use gearsource make sure they pay you before you ship.  I've used them twice and had problems getting paid both times.  Once I had to mention lawyers before something happened.
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