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    Martin Stillion mrmando's Avatar
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    Default New instrument selling platform: Tonefind

    No mandolins listed yet.

    https://tonefind.com/s?pub_categorySearchCodes=110%2C22

    The idea here seems to be to build something similar to Reverb with more of an emphasis on trading gear in addition to buying/selling.

    Fine print says the seller fee is 3.25% and that the site uses Stripe as a payment platform — I don't know what Stripe fees are like.
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    Default Re: New instrument selling platform: Tonefind

    I just looked at it on my phone and see nothing at all listed. I will look on my computer later.

    Frankly, I would feel better working out trades on the classifieds here than out there in the big bad world.
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    Default Re: New instrument selling platform: Tonefind

    I bet nobody here sees this as a selling opportunity, rather just one more place to watch for buying/trading opportunities. Unfortunately there is still some of the good stuff out there in that world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    Fine print says the seller fee is 3.25% and that the site uses Stripe as a payment platform I don't know what Stripe fees are like.
    My site uses Stripe it's 2.9% + $.30 per transaction. So Tonefind is clearing $3.20 on a $1K sale? (I do that right? I just woke up )

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    Ah, I notice that there's an added "payment processing fee" (of 2.9% + $0.30) — that's for Stripe.

    Ignore the above-posted pre-second cup thinking.

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    I just woke up too but I think for a $1000 transaction the fees would amount to $61.80.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I just woke up too but I think for a $1000 transaction the fees would amount to $61.80.
    I agree.

    (I hadn't seen the added payment processing fee at the time of writing my first post, so I was deducting Stripe's fee from the website's 3.25% "profit".)

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    For me, the Cafe is the place to buy, sell, trade. I think this is as safe and inexpensive as it gets, plus a highly-targeted audience. Nah, I'm not going elsewhere to do what I can do here.
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    Agreed ... the Cafe's 2% fee has the others whupped, and you can't beat the Cafe for mandolin selection.
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    Default Re: New instrument selling platform: Tonefind

    Funny, ironic and bordering on infuriating that mandolins are listed under "folk instruments." What would Vivaldi say (among others)?

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    "Cos' questa scatola luminosa che mi hai dato ?! Dove sono? Ero morto!" - Vivaldi, upon being shown that mandolins are listed under "folk instruments" on tonefind.

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    Sibelius (the music notation app) lists Mandolin under "European Guitars" (along with Cavaquinho and Requinto).

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    They are listed under that same category in Shopgoodwill and Guitar Center and probably quite a few other music retailers. On eBay they are under Strings, FWIW.
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    Default Re: New instrument selling platform: Tonefind

    Or he might have said: "Tutta la musica musica folk. Non ho mai sentito un cavallo cantare una canzone."
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