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terrapinflyer
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Username: terrapinflyer

Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2014
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 3:27 am:   Edit Post

Greetings to all. I Want to buy an Essence 4 string. There's a blue 1991 model on ebay. It's been on there for several months and that leads me to the conclusion that maybe the seller's asking price of $1595 is a little on the optimistic side. The bass shows it has not led a pampered life. I've seen some examples in very nice condition sell in that general price range, but couldn't afford to buy right at that time. I could be happy with the blue one on ebay if I could buy it at a reasonable price. Would greatly appreciate any insight that club members could provide. Thanks
gearhed289
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Username: gearhed289

Post Number: 6
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 - 2:19 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, that one's been up for a long time, and it does show a fair amount of wear. That seller has consistently high prices. Always some cool Rics, etc. I would try to contact them directly and negotiate a fair price.
enzo
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Username: enzo

Post Number: 385
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014 - 6:39 am:   Edit Post

Make him a reasonable offer, worst he can say is no.
If the bass is in technical good conditions, the price is not that bad for an Essence, maybe the color is not the most sought for?
briant
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Username: briant

Post Number: 678
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:17 pm:   Edit Post

If it didn't have so much wear that would be a steal. With the wear I'd say it's a fair-ish price.
terrapinflyer
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Username: terrapinflyer

Post Number: 5
Registered: 4-2014
Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 3:06 pm:   Edit Post

I negotiated with the seller and we reached an agreement on price & terms. Sent first payment today -and I'm now a happy owner of an Essence.
enzo
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Username: enzo

Post Number: 390
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 3:26 pm:   Edit Post

That's great news, congratulations!
gearhed289
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Username: gearhed289

Post Number: 7
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Friday, May 02, 2014 - 8:32 am:   Edit Post

Awesome! I'm glad it's finally getting a good home.
terrapinflyer
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Username: terrapinflyer

Post Number: 8
Registered: 4-2014
Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014 - 4:40 pm:   Edit Post

Got her paid off and it should ship today. I feel like a 6 year old kid counting down the last few days 'till Christmas!!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 11330
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 3:59 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats!

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