Have you ever bought a piece of gear off a classifieds website such as Kijiji or Craigslist? It is something that has become increasingly popular for musicians looking for a good bargain or a rare piece of gear.
As much as websites like these are a benefit to musicians they can also be scary places. Let me give you an example…
About a year ago I decided to sell my Marshal 1×12 bass combo. I listed it on Kijiji and received multiple replies. One gentleman offered me an extra $20 if I could drop it off at his house as he didn’t have a car. At this point my suspicions were alerted, however I agreed to the deal.
That afternoon I dropped by his house with my older brother accompanying me (my “bodyguard” if you will). Upon arriving I walked into a home that was in a decent suburb yet the interior was plain nasty, and what put me most on edge was that there was a group of men who were far too drunk to be operating coherently that were roaming around the house. The only saving grace for the sale was that I saw that the prospective buyer had a decent set up and seemed genuinely interested in my gear. Once there was cash in my hand I ran out the door as fast as possible, not stoping for a second to look back.
From that moment forward I vowed to do things a little differently when I came to buying/selling used gear. This “sketchy” Kijiji experience helped birth the Quest Music Store online used store.
The concept is pretty simple:
1. A customer brings in a piece of used gear that they would like to sell.
2. We at Quest inspect/photograph the gear and put it on display both in-store and on the online store.
3. The gear is purchased by someone else.
As well, we have taken the sketchy factor out of payment. You don’t have to pay cash for these items! You can purchase them from your computer chair or call ahead and have them set aside if you would like to check them out in-store before making your purchase.
We encourage you to bookmark the brand new used gear site and constantly refer back to it as it will be updated weekly with new gear! Click here to check it out!
- Jordan Michalski