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Reverb, the Etsy-owned online used musical instrument site, has added a feature called Collections that lets you track the value of your musical gear. It can show you at a glance exactly what you own and how much it's worth for "fun, insurance or tax purposes," the company said. It also makes it faster to list an item you want to sell by simply pulling it from your collection. 


To use Collections, you go to your Reverb profile picture and hit "My Collection," which will show everything you own and prompt you to add another item, either something you've purchased from the site or a new item. Doing so brings up a search menu, which draws from a comprehensive database of musical gear to narrow it down to your exact item. 

Once you add an item, Reverb will show an estimate of its value, and if that's off (due to condition or whatever) you can enter your own estimate. Values are constantly updated with dynamic pricing, so you can follow how it's changed over time. 

It's a particularly useful feature for the many musicians who own a lot of gear and often shuffle their collections. It looks like the company has built up a very comprehensive database of guitars, synths, pedals and other gear, which could be a big help if you're trying to value your collection. 

 

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i'm sure this will create a new neurosis for gear obsessed, price obsessed, 'recoup investment' obsessed 'collectors' who don't actually make music and just rearrange their studio once a month as a means to feel creative or 'in the studio'. 

seems like a destructive trend longterm. 

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Now is watmms chance to conjure up its own crypto scam fake stonk bisnis.

Buy virtual stakes in our synth collections and watch the value fluctuations.

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i bought something this week (after selling quite a bit this month) and noticed something relevant to this topic:

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that "Sell this Item" button was there long before the gear was ever delivered, i'm pretty sure it was there immediately after my purchase. i'm certain that this is no mistake: the more that's bought and sold, the more money they make. it's a shame.

that said, like i mentioned i did sell a few things recently and made a pretty little penny off of some of it. it's really insane how ridiculous people can be. i've got no issues taking their money if they're willing to buy it for those Reverb prices, tho. my morals ain't stronger than my desire for cash in this case :catsuicide:

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