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A group to discuss selling the instruments and accessories we build.  Where to sell, how to display, what works and what doesn't.  Where do you find your buyers? 

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Selling in Canada

Started by Robbie. Last reply by the anonymous pick Jan 14, 2020. 3 Replies

Hello fellow CBGers,  I have made close to 15 CBG's , acoustic, acoustic/electric and electric. I have sold 2 acoustic/electric's(one with preamp), and 2 electrics so far. I havn't done a show/market…Continue

Cigar box guitar luthier wages

Started by John Rivers. Last reply by Hollis Fenn Sep 4, 2018. 8 Replies

Do you realize a small child working in a sweat shop in a third world country probably has a greater hourly earnings potential  than a large child building cigar box guitars for resale in the US of…Continue

Shipping Costs

Started by Wade. Last reply by the anonymous pick Mar 18, 2017. 4 Replies

I've been shipping my pickups(small packages) all over the world and didn't really have an issue with shipping costs, until now.A customer contacted from Canada and asked me if I would sell one of my…Continue

Market saturation point?

Started by Orcabait. Last reply by Wichita Sam Mar 1, 2017. 20 Replies

Long time lurker, first time poster. i see a lot of vendors of CBG on places like eBay, Etsy, etc. Not being a long time CBGer, I have to ask the experienced sellers here; Is the market in the USA on…Continue

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Comment by Dave Lynas on December 8, 2014 at 1:28pm

I like ebay. I've done very many sales on ebay and many more purchases. I've not been stiffed yet. Some oversell with glorious verbage, but they've made right by there puff. Anyone tried Chicago Music Exchange? I've been buying a few things from them. Like it so far...

Comment by William Scott on December 8, 2014 at 12:15pm

I'm on Etsy for 6 mo sold 1

Comment by Scott aka Farmer Ted on December 8, 2014 at 7:19am

I tried Etsy a few years ago. Only reply received was a fellow wanting to trade in exchange for him building me a website. I can do that on my own.

I prefer Ebay, simply because I believe more people look at that site for guitars than Etsy. Also, I have had great results...have sold nearly every instrument I have ever listed.

Comment by Rich on December 7, 2014 at 11:27pm

I see some guys use ebay... anybody try etsy.com?

Comment by Dave Lynas on May 12, 2014 at 6:42pm
Nice input Wayne. I've sold to Australia also. France and Australia and Canada all worked smooth. I like the tracking on USA ships. Canada is ok but expensive to ship. Just got to keep trying.
Comment by Wayne Bigler on May 12, 2014 at 8:12am

I ship a lot of guitars overseas and its a real crap shoot every time.  Additional insurance is rarely an option and about the only tracking number you can get is the Customs Form and if they don't scan it at the other end, its rather useless.  I shipped a guitar to Russia and within a week the guy had it.  The ones I ship to Australia generally take about a month.  Delivery times and customs clearance are all over the board.

As far as the in-house classifieds - Well, its like selling ice cubes to Eskimos.

Comment by Dave Lynas on May 12, 2014 at 6:10am
I like ebay. I've sold many ukuleles on ebay without a problem yet. Only trouble is shipping overseas. I've had one take two months to reach England. Now i just do shipping in USA. Too bad though as i had many customers overseas. It's the tracking that is too expensive overseas. Or not available at all. I buy on ebay all the time and like it very much. I don't sell a lot locally, but it's working better as time passes. I have a large inventory now and need to sell, so this is the forum for me. Thanks for the advise. Our CBG in house classified department is seldom used. What's with that?....
Comment by james taze bennett on January 12, 2014 at 5:50pm

I am strongly thinking about takeing your advice on that Even though when one turns out a nice well built product there will likely come a time when some one buys a CBG of yours on ebay that has it in there head that they are geting a factory finish  guitar that   tunes and plays it,s self, then you get a negitive fedback by no folt on your part. I have seen this happen to others.

Comment by james taze bennett on January 12, 2014 at 12:39pm

Displaying them where they give lessons souns like a good idea.Any where people can see them. Geting back to ebay, I have sold 4 strings, 3 strings and a 6 string but no luck at all selling a 2 string. Any one else seeing this?

Comment by Chris Carlson on January 12, 2014 at 9:57am
I'm going to try something interesting these next two months in moving some gitts. My cousin teaches guitar lessons at a shop he rents and I'm thinking of displaying a couple there for sale as well as with "raffling one off" at $2 per ticket. He has 60 some students.
 

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Selling in Canada

Started by Robbie. Last reply by the anonymous pick Jan 14, 2020. 3 Replies

Cigar box guitar luthier wages

Started by John Rivers. Last reply by Hollis Fenn Sep 4, 2018. 8 Replies

Shipping Costs

Started by Wade. Last reply by the anonymous pick Mar 18, 2017. 4 Replies

Market saturation point?

Started by Orcabait. Last reply by Wichita Sam Mar 1, 2017. 20 Replies

consignment advice

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consignment advice

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Transporting CBGs......

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Cold War

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music store sales of your instruments

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