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11-03-2018, 03:33 PM

It's easy to write to tell someone to list and sell the cue at the right price.
The challenge is figuring out what that should be & what you paid is a guide.

The cue's condition, supply & demand factors, most recent sale prices, etc. are
typically things people overrate and do not understand or have any knowledge of.

Browsing AZ, FB, and dealer websites hardly renders anyone an expert and at
best, increases your familarity but hardly elevates one's expertise. You cannot go
by how others price their cues for sale on AZ and the final sale price gets seldom
revealed. And higher end cues command and deserve one on one discussion and
negotiation with interested buyers so in reality, FS threads are not totally reliable.

Entrusting your monetary welfare, i.e., sale of cues, is best handled by a professional.
Sell a collection of cues like the OP mentioned and you can be sure money will be left
on the table costing more than what a dealer would have charged. If it was only 1 or 2
cues, I'd recommend seeling the cue on your own but not a collection. There is a lot more
work and effort to successfully produce the maximum profit possible when it is a collection
of cues, not just a couple of high end cues like some of the cues in the OP's collection.


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11-03-2018, 04:33 PM

Dean,
I have seen what you sell, on the forums, its easy to price a 750 dollar cue right. Or run specials when you already have a set price from the cuemaker. I have no beef with that. You rarely, if ever sell big cues here.


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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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11-03-2018, 05:13 PM

Before you commit to have a cue dealer sell your cues you should see what % they want..10. .20...or what ever... It could be a sizeable chunk of your bling. ..if you can afford it and don't mind then go for it...If it was me I would sell my own cues no matter how many I had,but again that's me cause I would rather have all the cash and am willing to go through what ever it takes...
  
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11-03-2018, 06:17 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 ??
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11-03-2018, 06:18 PM

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...If it was me I would sell my own cues no matter how many I had,but again that's me cause I would rather have all the cash and am willing to go through what ever it takes...
Then you must be willing to
- field 10 questions from every prospect on every cue,
- wait for payment from a buyer who commits only to hear "Something else came up."
- receive requests for a credit because the forearm has 6 dings rather than 5.
- listen to stories about memories of the cue for sale from people not interested in buying.
- hold a cue for a committed buyer who you never hear from again.
- tell prospects responding to your listing that states "No Trades" that you are not interested in their trade.
- take a dozen extra pictures for someone who tells you they're very interested, who never responds to your emails.
- Chase a scammer who told PayPal or their CC company the cue wasn't as described.
- Should I keep going?

My wife has the contact info for the dealer to dispose of my collection after my demise and while that dealer's name is included here, there are two names mentioned, one of whom is NOT a dealer at all and the other someone who is quite suspect. Do your homework.

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11-03-2018, 06:34 PM

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Then you must be willing to
- field 10 questions from every prospect on every cue,
- wait for payment from a buyer who commits only to hear "Something else came up."
- receive requests for a credit because the forearm has 6 dings rather than 5.
- listen to stories about memories of the cue for sale from people not interested in buying.
- hold a cue for a committed buyer who you never hear from again.
- tell prospects responding to your listing that states "No Trades" that you are not interested in their trade.
- take a dozen extra pictures for someone who tells you they're very interested, who never responds to your emails.
- Chase a scammer who told PayPal or their CC company the cue wasn't as described.
- Should I keep going?

My wife has the contact info for the dealer to dispose of my collection after my demise and while that dealer's name is included here, there are two names mentioned, one of whom is NOT a dealer at all and the other someone who is quite suspect. Do your homework.

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Don't have a fit Pard.. its just my opinion ...you don't like it ..that's your problem..

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11-03-2018, 06:48 PM

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Don't have a fit Pard.. its just my opinion ...you don't like it ..that's your problem..
I'm hardly "having a fit". This is an open discussion and I am speaking to the broader audience and outlining the realities of dealing with pool players. I apologize for wording this in a way that you thought was directed at you; it was not.


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11-03-2018, 07:34 PM

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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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if you need any help with pictures be sure to call
i am tech savvy

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11-03-2018, 07:37 PM

Classic cues+
I think you are either trying to promote yourself
at my expense or obtain business by knocking me

Have you noticed the Balabushka of Mark Griffin that I sold
or the many South West


or the multiple groups of 10 at a time that I did for Rauenzahn and Bob Owen
or the many Schon Tributes

the Larry Vigus Box Cue or the many South West co op deals with Vigus,Jake Hulsey,
and Jerry Rauenzahn that no one else has ever done

It is true that I have sold a few inexpensive cues $1500 and under as mystery cues
but I just did that to show you other dealers that I could sell more cues for list price,no pictures,
and unknown because people trust me.

I think BBB can sell all his cues for higher prices without me or you,other than Rick Lansberg
for me on consignment Best Billiards I have not had any dealers that actually sold a cue



Lets be clear I am not looking for this business from BBB, I specifically told him to do it on his own
and you seem to be trolling for business and have picked on the wrong guy to promote yourself


I didn't mention I just bought one of your cues for 25 % off because I knew you always priced
things too high and only a fool would buy one at your asking price.I didn't mention this till you took
a cheap shot at me


It really does not pay to mess with a 75 year old,planning on
retirement who has nothing to gain by selling or lose by
kissing your cheek,

I take your remark to be a cheap shot,take a look at some of the cues I have sold in the gallery

I mention this just to prove what a blow hard you are.

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11-03-2018, 07:41 PM

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Dean,
I have seen what you sell, on the forums, its easy to price a 750 dollar cue right. Or run specials when you already have a set price from the cuemaker. I have no beef with that. You rarely, if ever sell big cues here.


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11-03-2018, 08:12 PM

Please turn to the cue gallery,Mr Classic Cues

"special request" is the thread title

since you studied my sales so thoroughly I was wondering if you would study just as hard to price and market BBB's collection

I am sure he is very confident now
  
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11-03-2018, 08:55 PM

After my unofficial retirement in 2012, I spent the next 4 years selling all but 6 of my
150+ cue collection, along wih dozens of cases I no longer needed, and I had zero
issues or problems doing it.
As I went along I bought, ordered, and traded for cues, and have an accumulation of
different cues and will be doing it all over again.

Last year was my first year on Facebook and I've had over 400 of the lamest trade
offers you could imagine.
I've also encountered more than my share of bullying, flakes, and lowballers, but I'm
ready to do it all over again.
My local market has actually become healthier so that will be fun to get more involved in.

My biggest problem is picking one cue to play with because I'm at the point where it is affecting my game.

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11-04-2018, 04:29 AM

thanks again to all those that have posted helpful remarks......
its helping me in trying to decide what to do
whether to do it myself or talk to a few sellers
or alittle of both
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thanks again to all those that have posted helpful remarks......
its helping me in trying to decide what to do
whether to do it myself or talk to a few sellers
or alittle of both
again if you have something to say you think would be helpful
please post or send me a pm
Aside from getting your price...if you are not 100% comfortable don't deal. Wait for the right buyer. Not sure if Scott from Proficient Billiards handles consignment sales but he might be worth talking to. He has a great reputation.




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Cue selling problem - 11-04-2018, 06:56 AM

I want to sell a custom signed and dated Richard Black here on az. The issue I am having is that 1) the cue is "full of ivory" and I don't know how to look up the laws to selling ivory cues in Florida. 2) I contacted Richard Black about the cue and is apparently worth a lot. I don't feel comfortable doing some type of online payment and then shipping it out. I am familiar with how easy it is for some buyers to scam and still keep the item. I think the only way to sell it, would be pick up, cash only. Any advice before I list it would be very greatly appreciated.


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