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Author Topic: Selling off the remains of my business. How?  (Read 953 times)

Patrick Tracy

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Re: Selling off the remains of my business. How?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2021, 01:03:06 pm »

I've joined a number of local FB buy and sell groups, including a couple of music gear swap groups. When I post something on FB marketplace it lets me post to all the groups at once. I deselect any that might not be appropriate.

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Re: Selling off the remains of my business. How?
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2021, 11:46:43 am »

I have bins full of dead mics, dead cable, containers full of new and used XLR ends, rack panels, on and on and on.

Goodwill might accept the stuff as donations. You get your garage back and maybe they'll make a couple of bucks in turning it around.  Win-win.

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Re: Selling off the remains of my business. How?
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2021, 02:41:53 pm »

It's just all low priced crap.
Your low price crap can be be sold as medium price scrap, there are several scrap yards around College Station (and anywhere USA) that accept copper wire, ferrous and non ferrous metals in small quantities.
Insulated copper wire goes for around a dollar a pound, snip the XLRs off broken mic cords and you might get  $100 for your trip to the yard. The used XLRs may net something like a dime a pound.
My perfectly working ADAT tape recorders ended up at the scrapyard after I waited to long to sell them..

Not much money, but you can feel better about it than sending the junk to a land fill.

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Re: Selling off the remains of my business. How?
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2021, 04:52:01 pm »

Your low price crap can be be sold as medium price scrap, there are several scrap yards around College Station (and anywhere USA) that accept copper wire, ferrous and non ferrous metals in small quantities.
Insulated copper wire goes for around a dollar a pound, snip the XLRs off broken mic cords and you might get  $100 for your trip to the yard. The used XLRs may net something like a dime a pound.
My perfectly working ADAT tape recorders ended up at the scrapyard after I waited to long to sell them..

Not much money, but you can feel better about it than sending the junk to a land fill.

Art

Yeah its a good chance that is where the random cable scraps will end up. Copper is high right now.
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Re: Selling off the remains of my business. How?
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2021, 10:34:13 am »

I've had some cheapo mics, some decent DI's and some rim clips (shure a56d's) on FB marketplace for months and have barely had any hits. In fact, I've had more people ask me what a DI is used for than actual interested buyers.
I've had a lot less success with selling items on FB Marketplace recently too.  I feel like they've focused it on selling shippable items, so searches work great if you're looking to buy a used iPhone.  But if you want a table saw, not so much.  Browsing by product category still returns decent results in my area, but searches for specific items tend to be all over the place.  I also think that the traffic on Craigslist is down relative to where it was 2 to 3 years ago, based on the number of audio listings that I see for my saved searches.  I'm in the same boat with you with respect to wanting sell some things which are probably too heavy or bulky to make shipping affordable.  The only suggestion I can think of is to try taking your stuff to a local pawn shop?
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