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who would you use to sell your cues ?? - 11-02-2018, 05:53 PM

i have a bunch of cues i want to sell
all from respected cuemakers,,scruggs /gilbert/webb/ eddie cohen/tad /josswest/gina/bobby hunter/searing
most 4 point 4 veneer
some with modest inlays
some ivory joints and /or inlays
ie no szambotis or bushkas
who do you think has the best turnover of cues and gives the buyer the best prices ??
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11-02-2018, 06:20 PM

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11-02-2018, 06:38 PM

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i have a bunch of cues i want to sell
all from respected cuemakers,,scruggs /gilbert/webb/ eddie cohen/tad /josswest/gina/bobby hunter/searing
most 4 point 4 veneer
some with modest inlays
some ivory joints and /or inlays
ie no szambotis or bushkas
who do you think has the best turnover of cues and gives the buyer the best prices ??
pms ok
I was in Burt Kellermans will to disperse of his cue collection. His wife went another direction and cost herself somewhere in the $200. to 300 thousand range. BE CAREFUL!

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11-02-2018, 06:42 PM

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11-03-2018, 10:33 AM

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Be careful about selling cues with ivory to buyers located in a state with restrictions.
If you use a agent which sounds like you want to do, make sure you telkk them you
want to abide by the ivory ban. This way if they violate it, you are "squeaky clean".

You'd likely be safe regardless but mentioning this up front introduces a barrier of
protection otherwise not afforded if shit ever hit the fan with any cue sale. It sounds
like you have a bevy of cues to make available & I hope to get to view them eventually.


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*Ed Prewitt Custom '05 - Level 8 - Flat Ivory Joint
*Bob Owen Custom - Level 8 (s/d 5-4-14) - Flat Ivory Joint
*Tim Scruggs Custom (9-6-95) Level 7 - Flat Ivory Joint
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11-03-2018, 10:37 AM

It isn't hard to sell them yourself, unless you are just looking to give away money to some resellers. I would rather price them right or slightly below market and pass along a good deal.

If you price them fairly, they move pretty quickly.

What I see too often is overpriced cues and folks complaining that the market is terrible.

(Cues, houses, cars, guns, etc.) If priced fairly, they will move pretty quickly.

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11-03-2018, 10:49 AM

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It isn't hard to sell them yourself, unless you are just looking to give away money to some resellers. I would rather price them right or slightly below market and pass along a good deal.

If you price them fairly, they move pretty quickly.

What I see too often is overpriced cues and folks complaining that the market is terrible.

(Cues, houses, cars, guns, etc.) If priced fairly, they will move pretty quickly.

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11-03-2018, 10:50 AM

Agree with Ken. List them yourself here and maybe on Facebook if you're on there. If priced right they will sell. Just get cash in hand first or use a reputable escrow service.


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11-03-2018, 10:57 AM

Ken,

I think the challenge nowadays is for a seller of cues to come with a fair price based on the actual resale market.
Most can recall a price of a similar cue, somewhere, sometime that sold for X but what can your cue actually fetch?

Most sellers have an unrealistic impression of what their cue(s) are worth or else no idea aside from what it cost.
I also think sellers of cues haven't any idea how long it should or would take to sell their cue(s) so they panic.

That's why cue prices drop, often enormously, on cue for sale listings also bolstered by unrealistic asking prices.
So all in all, as well as the headache of dealing with browsers & buyers, I can see why using a agent has appeal.

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*Bob Owen Custom- Level 8 (s/d 4-24-16) - Flat Ivory Joint
*J. Rauenzahn Custom - Level 6 (s/d 5-4-16) - Flat Ivory Joint

*J. Rauenzahn Custom - Level 8 (s/d 2-23-15) - Flat Ivory Joint
*Ed Prewitt Custom '05 - Level 8 - Flat Ivory Joint
*Bob Owen Custom - Level 8 (s/d 5-4-14) - Flat Ivory Joint
*Tim Scruggs Custom (9-6-95) Level 7 - Flat Ivory Joint
*Runde Schon '85 Custom "R" Series (1 of 1)
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11-03-2018, 11:33 AM

thanks to all who have responded so far both in the thread and via pm
I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR CONSTRUCTIVE ADVICE ............
if anyone else has advice for me i would like to hear it either in the thread or via pm
  
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11-03-2018, 12:03 PM

Can I advise you to send pics of the Gina and tads to me?


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It Is Too Soon To Discuss Any Cue(s) Yet & Instead Verify Cue Values First
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It Is Too Soon To Discuss Any Cue(s) Yet & Instead Verify Cue Values First - 11-03-2018, 01:28 PM

It seems to me that the OP isn't trying to move a couple of cues quick but rather is inclined to offer his collection for sale which requires evaluation and marketing,
even if it's just AZ, FB or handled thru a network approach to higher end buyers. I think his best initial step is to determine the likely value of the cues before offering
them for sale or even consider any offers until he is confident about the value of what's in his collection. We all know that Scruggs, Gina, Searing, Stroud, etc. cues
are top shelf cues and could be worth a lot of money. I hope the seller first finds out what these cues are worth prior to considering or even discussing any offers for
any cue in his collection from anyone since it's ultimately in his financial interests to seek the best possible price regardless of from whom.


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*Bob Owen Custom- Level 8 (s/d 4-24-16) - Flat Ivory Joint
*J. Rauenzahn Custom - Level 6 (s/d 5-4-16) - Flat Ivory Joint

*J. Rauenzahn Custom - Level 8 (s/d 2-23-15) - Flat Ivory Joint
*Ed Prewitt Custom '05 - Level 8 - Flat Ivory Joint
*Bob Owen Custom - Level 8 (s/d 5-4-14) - Flat Ivory Joint
*Tim Scruggs Custom (9-6-95) Level 7 - Flat Ivory Joint
*Runde Schon '85 Custom "R" Series (1 of 1)
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11-03-2018, 01:30 PM

I don't normally handle cues for othher people
unless it is an old friend

i have even sent my cues to a few of the biggest names and never had any luck

they always asked me to go down over and again,when i knew the cues were priced right

i agree with ken's advice for people with a little experience

i would try to sell them on az

put pictures and prices and see what happens

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11-03-2018, 01:32 PM

As someone in the midst of selling a HUGE collection. It is an undertaking for anyone. You cannot price it "fairly" because even when you do, its not fair enough and you're going to see the meaning of the word low ball. You will never here the words "I'll take it" at any price you list. If you list your Searing for $900, you'll get offered 6, this you can take to the bank.

You will be cherry picked and left with the marginal to hard to move items. The person I am working with was "cherry picked" out of some very key cues. I am a patient man, and I enjoy buying and selling. Some people that sell, when they find out the real way people get stupid and want to nit pick your weight off by .02 ounces, or they see some mysterious blemish that they must have looked at the cue through the Hubble. That is when they see selling, its not so easy.


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11-03-2018, 03:02 PM

I hate to disagree with an azer
but I hear" i will take it" all of the time

Seldom am I offered a lower price

if I do,I just say I already have it priced right
you don't need to barter

I think it might be because I price everything right and don't take offers

I never subscribed to the saying "price it high ,you can w always come down"

I believe that people like that start high,scare off the buyers and end up taking less
than they other wise would.I learned that in the Real Estate business
where many start too high

I get to the point where I don't trust the dealers who start too high ,their prices are not
firm,therefore not to be believed


My advice is to offer the cue at the price that you would think is right

if after a while the cue does not sell,you might need to adjust
the market could be telling you that you are too high


with your reputation,you should not have any trouble selling your own cues
be reasonable,be honest,be fair

selling a cue is not like hustling pool,don't try to get the best of it

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