Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

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Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

Post by minimumnishe » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:38 am

I have a 2 bridges, a 9.5 and a 7.25 and a jag/jazz arm that I am looking to sell. All parts are in great condition, and the 9.5 one comes with the anti-rocking bushings. What is a fair price for these parts? Ever since John scaled back production, I have seen crazy prices on Reverb and ebay and I figured the best place to start would be the offset community.

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Re: Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

Post by wooderson » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:43 am

Sold prices range from $150-200ish, occasionally straying higher.

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Re: Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

Post by mbene085 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:55 am

Fair is a subejctive term. There is what the market will bear, and there is what they used to sell for, and the answer lies anywhere between them depending on your philosophy. Some people have sold them on OSG below "free market" (reverb/ebay) prices, but that is out of the goodness of their heart. Others list them and say "well, whatever someone is willing to pay is what it's worth."

I've seen under $100, and I've seen $200+ for the bridges depending on where the person lands on the spectrum above.

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Re: Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

Post by minimumnishe » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:40 pm

A quick Reverb search brings this one up, listed yesterday:

https://reverb.com/item/19243463-staytr ... 9-5-radius

$350 for a 9.5 bridge with free shipping :fp:
And it already has 2 offers!

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Re: Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

Post by NewKId » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:53 pm

I think a fair price is what the market will bear.

I would put it up on Ebay and let whoever wants to spend more than what a new Mastery bridge would cost the opportunity to spend his or her money the way they want. No backsies.
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Re: Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

Post by wooderson » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:48 pm

minimumnishe wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:40 pm
A quick Reverb search brings this one up, listed yesterday:

https://reverb.com/item/19243463-staytr ... 9-5-radius

$350 for a 9.5 bridge with free shipping :fp:
And it already has 2 offers!
This isn't a realistic price, it's someone going for the gold. I have two 7.25s that I took off guitars that I'm keeping for future use - at $150 after fees it's not worth selling either one. At $350... screw it, daddy needs a new pedal or two.

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Re: Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

Post by DesmondWafers » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:49 pm

Fair is relative. If you list at around $150, it'll be gone within the hour, I guarantee you that. Part of me is disgusted by the price gougers, but that's mainly UK people who buy them for the express purpose of reselling to the US.

The other part of me says that those that don't possess the resourcefulness to figure out an alternative method (see my thread) kind of deserve to pay these ridiculous prices.
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Re: Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

Post by wooderson » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:50 pm

Also FWIW I got a 9.5" through a forwarding service and it didn't get kicked back by Staytrem (as some did early on) so you can still get new ones for $100-110 all in with a little extra work.

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Re: Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

Post by danreid423 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:10 pm

Hi all! When you say your Staytrem purchase “didn’t get kicked back” does that mean you placed the order yourself using your American PayPal account and then followed the steps by the parcel forwarding service? I’m planning on using one of these services, but didn’t want to have to coordinate a UK-made payment as well if I can use my own American PayPal as payment with an American credit card...did you have to add the forwarding services address to your personal PayPal account in order to “trick” Staytrem? Sorry for the multitude of questions, but I REALLY appreciate your experience with this!

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Re: Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

Post by wooderson » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:30 pm

Yes, I just used my regular Paypal account, but I had some money in it so I didn't have to included credit card info. No idea if that would have mattered, really.

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Re: Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

Post by Larry Mal » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:41 pm

If you don't know what something costs, or what you should sell it for that would be fair, put it up on eBay and let the market speak for itself. You are under no onus to do other than sell it for what people are willing to pay for it, it's not like you are hiking the price of bottled water after a hurricane or something.

Sell it for what you can get for it, your conscience is clear.
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Re: Fair price for used Staytrem parts?

Post by danreid423 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:56 pm

Thanks for the info! I’ll do the same and put cash in the account so no credit card has to be run. Appreciate it!

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