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Cheapest US city for buying used gear?

Sorry, if question is a little bit out of topic, - I would like to ask to Americans - is any difference for prices to search used music gear over net between USA cities and states? Are any regions and coasts more expensive or cheaper, or it is very individually?

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Cheapest US city for buying used gear?

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Sorry, if question is a little bit out of topic, - I would like to ask to Americans - is any difference for prices to search used music gear over net between USA cities and states? Are any regions and coasts more expensive or cheaper, or it is very individually?

Thanks in advance!







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look at craigslist and find out yourself...

any place with failing studios or a flooded market can have some amazing finds. I've had great luck in Memphis and the LA selection is excellent
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LA NYC and Nashville may be the largest markets for used gear, but that also means there is both an informed buyer and seller base, so while there are bargains they are fewer and fewer. Smaller markets have some good prices, but more and more stuff is marketed nationally so I'll say no market is real bargain.
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Detroit

Not much gear to be had, but this is a city who's harder than nails.

For the price some of you buy hi end gear at, you could buy an entire property with a house.

You'll have to hunt though
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At this point it's gotta be Detroit.


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I would imagine that Ebay has pretty much leveled the playing field in the States, but things may be slightly cheaper down south compared to the big coastal cities and Chicago.
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Not Seattle. Haha. Used gear seems over-priced here in general (exceptions of course). I had heard good things about Philadelphia and so I looked on their craigslist and the rumors were true.
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Not Seattle. Haha. Used gear seems over-priced here in general (exceptions of course). I had heard good things about Philadelphia and so I looked on their craigslist and the rumors were true.
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Detroit

Not much gear to be had, but this is a city who's harder than nails.

For the price some of you buy hi end gear at, you could buy an entire property with a house.

You'll have to hunt though
Isn't Vintage King in the Detroit Area ?

I'd say if they are it's not the cheap market!
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I've hit a couple great deals in Seattle. Could have been isolated incidents?
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I would imagine that Ebay has pretty much leveled the playing field in the States, but things may be slightly cheaper down south compared to the big coastal cities and Chicago.
ebay was my answer too.
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Im from Detroit, went to school in Nashville and now live in LA. I check Craigslist around the country every day for certain items to price compare to the local LA prices... it seems to me that Nashville and Seattle have the lowest overall prices on used gear for sale. LA certainly is not the lowest.... neither is Detroit. Often deals can be found in remote areas of KS or places like Minnesota where it is probably too cold to shop gear so the lower prices make them sell faster.
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