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Covid-19 Question

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:30 am
by marcusnieman
Putting this out there for all of us...... what is the general thought about how the growing Covid-19 economic situation will affect buying/selling values of guitars?

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:09 pm
by mdvineng
Really, you want to ask this question now.

It's anyone's guess depending on how many Tokai enthusiasts end up dead or survive! The guitars will not be affected! :cry:

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:46 pm
by ned
Guessing with economic collapse prices will go down.

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:02 pm
by guitar hiro
In the short term IMO guitars will be the last concern of 99.999999999999999% of the population.
Then what will be the concern? Everything is closing; schools, restaurants, gyms aka fitness centers, hotels closing, airline bookings going down faster than a $5 whore on a politician, Las Vegas is a ghost town, millions upon millions OUT OF work & staying home, etc.
IMO hoping to make a sale for a musical instrument will be concern #999 out of one thousand.
But just remember; this is all a "hoax" by a certain political party & by the fake news. :roll:
YMMV & GLWTS

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:39 pm
by brokentoes
We closed our borders to all but Canadians and essential people, i don't know how that will affect mail, as i have 2 guitars on ship service and even though i was gonna send one by air now i'm just thinking to send it by ship as well. lol People are buying Toilet paper for $100 a pack on Ebay so my guitars must be worth millions. Hopefully we'll get out in front of this and turn a corner on it or it's gonna turn a corner on us. I'm not too worried myself because i don't think panic really helps any. Time will tell. It really depends on how long it goes on for.

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:04 am
by marcusnieman
Hey fellas.... lighten up. Do you think I live on a different planet and I'm oblivious to what the F is going on and affecting ALL of us, our families and loved ones?

My intent of this post was to take our minds off of reality for a couple minutes to think about guitars..... guess I was wrong.
"Really, you want to ask this question now.
It's anyone's guess depending on how many Tokai enthusiasts end up dead or survive!"
Let me put your question to you about that comment, Really?

You all carry on with this forum. I'm punching out.

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:08 am
by felixcatus
marcusnieman wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:04 am
Hey fellas.... lighten up. Do you think I live on a different planet and I'm oblivious to what the F is going on and affecting ALL of us, our families and loved ones?

My intent of this post was to take our minds off of reality for a couple minutes to think about guitars..... guess I was wrong.
"Really, you want to ask this question now.
It's anyone's guess depending on how many Tokai enthusiasts end up dead or survive!"
Let me put your question to you about that comment, Really?

You all carry on with this forum. I'm punching out.
Marcus,

I get what you're trying to do here, and I am with you big guy!

My opinion is that It would be a loss for this forum to see you go!

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:55 pm
by mdvineng
It would be a great loss to see you go but if you really wanted to take our minds off covid-19 then talk about anything but that. There was no humour or lightness in the question that came across to the reader. Not me anyway.

"My intent of this post was to take our minds off of reality for a couple minutes to think about guitars..... guess I was wrong."

Maybe my response was a bit harsh but currently I'm stuck in England and my partner is in lockdown in Madrid and a relative in Madrid died last Tuesday, so to consider the effect on guitar values is crass or ill considered at best.
Best regards
Dave S

Update 20 Mar
My partner is on day11 with c19 with very slow signs of improvement
I'm on day 3 with c19 worsening rapidly and hoping it is just a very bad cold and retirement is a month away :o
I'm supposed to be selling up here and moving to Madrid permanently

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:06 pm
by brokentoes
Well colour me stupid. I thought it was a serious question. I didn't get distract me from the serious nature of this global pandemic from the thread title or your post. My bad.

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:10 am
by JVsearch
mdvineng wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:55 pm
It would be a great loss to see you go but if you really wanted to take our minds off covid-19 then talk about anything but that. There was no humour or lightness in the question that came across to the reader. Not me anyway.

"My intent of this post was to take our minds off of reality for a couple minutes to think about guitars..... guess I was wrong."

Maybe my response was a bit harsh but currently I'm stuck in England and my partner is in lockdown in Madrid and a relative in Madrid died last Tuesday, so to consider the effect on guitar values is crass or ill considered at best.
Best regards
Dave S

Update 20 Mar
My partner is on day11 with c19 with very slow signs of improvement
I'm on day 3 with c19 worsening rapidly and hoping it is just a very bad cold and retirement is a month away :o
I'm supposed to be selling up here and moving to Madrid permanently
All the best to you and yours, and everybody on here.
Dark shite happening now. I hope we see that there's going to be an end in the distance soon.

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:56 pm
by mdvineng
JVsearch wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:10 am
mdvineng wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:55 pm
It would be a great loss to see you go but if you really wanted to take our minds off covid-19 then talk about anything but that. There was no humour or lightness in the question that came across to the reader. Not me anyway.

"My intent of this post was to take our minds off of reality for a couple minutes to think about guitars..... guess I was wrong."

Maybe my response was a bit harsh but currently I'm stuck in England and my partner is in lockdown in Madrid and a relative in Madrid died last Tuesday, so to consider the effect on guitar values is crass or ill considered at best.
Best regards
Dave S

Update 20 Mar
My partner is on day11 with c19 with very slow signs of improvement
I'm on day 3 with c19 worsening rapidly and hoping it is just a very bad cold and retirement is a month away :o
I'm supposed to be selling up here and moving to Madrid permanently
All the best to you and yours, and everybody on here.
Dark shite happening now. I hope we see that there's going to be an end in the distance soon.
Thanks
The Madrid better half is still slowly recovering and mine is just being a really bad cold so far. Just re booked my flights for May 20th, more in anticipation than expectation. Not much we can do.

Take care

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:45 pm
by brokentoes
Stay safe and healthy everyone !!

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:32 am
by guitar hiro
make sure you wash yo mitts

Re: Covid-19 Question

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:21 am
by HAMAMATSU