Trade Prestige RG2550 plus cash for RG752FX-SPM

Discussion in 'Beginners/FAQ' started by IrvOnly, May 31, 2017.

Which one will you get / keep?

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  1. IrvOnly

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    Do you guys think this is a fair trade? A guy wants my Ibanez rg2550ex gk plus 200$ for his rg752fx. Are rg752fx good quality guitars or am I better off keeping my 6 string and saving for a better 7 string guitar? I just wonder if my guitar will be better quality than the RG752. Thanks
     

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    That seems like a lot of cash to throw on top. Is this a local deal or is shipping involved?
     
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    local deal. I have my doubts regarding adding cash on top, thats why Im wondering if its a good trade. what do you think it would be a good deal? and most importantly, would you do the trade? I am suspecting te rg2550 may be a higher end guitar than the 752 (may be wrong though)
     
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    I'd say that's an even trade or at the very least you only cover the shipping for both guitars at worst. 2550's can be had for about 7-800 used, and it's the same for the RG752fx. 200 on top is definitely not what I'd agree to if I was in your position. I don't recall what the 2550's sold for new, but I have a feeling the 752 cost less new.

    EDIT: Just read your reply, I'd do a straight trade if you really wanted it. They're both Prestige guitars so I wouldn't say one is more "high end" than the other, they're in the same bracket in terms of quality. The 752 is a newer model so it has less age which is nice.
     
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    Both guitars are on the same level, quality wise. That's not an issue.

    Used ones tend to go for similar value, and while I don't think you're getting hosed, I would probably try to work things out a little different. Perhaps offer to pay shipping for both, it'll come out less than $200 (at least it should) and might sweeten the pot enough for them to agree.
     
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    what do you think would be a fair trade? It is a local deal so no shipping will be involved
     
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    I wouldn't add the cash. They're both "basic" Prestige models. I mean, if you REALLY want a 7-string and want it now, go for it. Like I said, you're not getting hosed.
     
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    7 Stringers are generally higher priced, however, this one is a basic model, no floating bridge.
    Your guitar is "higher tech", 3 pickups and floating bridge, which should compensate the difference. How much older is yours compared the the 7 stringer? How is the wear on both?

    As a trade, I'd just swap one for the other. Can you test the other guitar before? If so, please DO IT!.
     
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    well mine is from 2004 and his is 2014. I somehow sense they made them with more love before lol. its a nice guitar though.
     
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    well, how much wear does your guitar has... is it mint or used?
     
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    Its used and it has some wear on the hardware, it work flawlesly though, paint is pk fpr a 13 year old guitar
     
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    Both same year, they're worth the same. They both go for the same where I'm from. Giving the guy 200 is a bit far. $100 yes, but if he's the one wanting the trade he should come down from $200.
     
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    The guitars are 10 years apartar... so IrvOnly's one may show more wear...
     
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    Yes but imo not $200 worth, what I meant was that if they were both the same year they're worth the same. I know that Irv's is older. He can still talk a better deal with the guy imo.
     
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    well, without seeing the guitars in hands, all we can do is speculate. It gets a lot on the subjective value of things.

    The question is more on the biggest difference besides the extra string, which is the absence of the floating bridge... Is it a pro or a con for IrvOnly?
     

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