The economy is still sluggish and the GDP is really flat. We have come a long way from the 2008 mess but we still have a long way to go. If you are looking at picking up gear in this climate you may be aware it is a true buyers market. As we put gear for sale on eBay, Reverb.com and Craigslist we get a lot of indications of market activity. Sales in general seem to be slow and gear fetches a little less than earlier in the year. As the holidays approach you might want to drop by your favorite pawnshops and check out their inventory and make an offer or two. The long term economic softness is driving folks there as eBay has steadily made it harder and more expensive for sellers to earn a profit. Although this is really is old news for while now, eBay has gotten worse from a seller standpoint as time rolls on. Instead of dealing with eBay, Paypal, crazy buyers and shipping, many are opting for quick cash at the pawn shop. All of the reality pawn shop TV shows have really blossomed the business and likely there are many choices near you. Lots of competition drives prices down so if you are adding to your collection or just looking for a great player that you won't be afraid to take to your next gig, Check out your local pawnshops as the deals seem to be getting better and the selection is increasing. Happy Shopping!