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Old 08-31-2017, 05:57 PM
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Why do folks post cracked cymbals for sale at used cymbal prices?
It drives me nuts to see a posting asking $$ for a cymbal that is junk heap material.
This gut wants a $149 bucks for this cymbal on Reverb with a "small" crack.
Most used music stores won't even look at a cracked cymbal.
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:31 PM
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I agree. Lol, small crack. Looks more like the San Andreas Fault.
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:51 PM
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My local Craigslist is full of this. "ONLY ONE CRACK!!!"
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I agree. Lol, small crack. Looks more like the San Andreas Fault.
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Why do folks post cracked cymbals for sale at used cymbal prices?
It drives me nuts to see a posting asking $$ for a cymbal that is junk heap material.
This gut wants a $149 bucks for this cymbal on Reverb with a "small" crack.
Most used music stores won't even look at a cracked cymbal.
Moronic, to say the least
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In the scope of like our something-verse, like it is a small crack dude.
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Old 09-01-2017, 06:17 AM
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Those Signatures crack easy. He probably cracked it within the first couple months.
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Don't you just love it when the seller adds "small crack but doesn't affect the sound"??!?!. What a pile of bs. People need to get a clue. Craigslist is notoriously full of this nonsense, but I even see it a lot on ebay.
It seems this goes right along with people selling gear for more than full retail, new. I recently saw a new Sabian AAX china for sale on FB for $360....even though you can get it brand new, with warranty shipped for $269. I was tempted to call out this fool, but I'd just not rather get involved. This was someone blatantly trying to rip someone off. Buyer beware!
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Old 09-01-2017, 09:57 PM
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I've bought tons of cracked cymbals.
If I tallied them up, the average cost would probably be somewhere between $15 and $20.
The least expensive ones were $5 and the most I've paid for a cracked cymbal was $40.

After a while, you can eyeball them up and tell what they'd be useable for - if anything.
You wouldn't believe how many pairs of hi hats I have - ha ha.

My favorites are a Zildjian Sweet Ride, paired with a Zildjian 22" A, cut down to around 13.5" for a pair of hats,
and a cut down 20" Zildjian Symphonic Orchestra cymbal. That one sounds gorgeous, but is pretty quiet.

There's no size given on the cymbal in the first post, but from the looks of it,
it would only be useful as an fx cymbal, or part of a small set of hi-hats.
$15 if it sounds OK as it is now.
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I've sold many cracked cymbals. Not for big money, but more than I should I would get for sure.
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I've sold many cracked cymbals. Not for big money, but more than I should I would get for sure.

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It's probably the same people that ask $900 for beat to shit Tama Rockstar kit with Zildjian Scimitar cymbals, they don't know shit about drums and just assume that since Tama and Zildjian are brands they've seen on TV they must be worth something.

Either that or someone who's just hoping that some n00b will see the ad and think they can just JB Weld it back together!
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