So you want to put up a used bong for sale. There’s nothing wrong with that, but you might want to ask yourself a few things before you put yourself through the trouble of failing time and time again to sell it. Selling all sorts of used items, from electronics to clothes, is a great way to be a bit more green and create less demand for goods. It’s also a great way to make some money back on your initial investment for whatever it is you are selling. Last but not least, it’s a fantastic way to help out thy neighbor and help someone find a better price on something they might not be able to afford at it’s brand new value. That being said, a bong can be a pretty personal item and not everybody’s going to be interested in one that has any issues like a clogged downstem or permanently stained percolators that are nearly impossible to clean. Before putting up a bong for sale, make sure to ask yourself a couple things.
Is It As Clean As Can Be?
Not everybody makes it a habit to clean their bong every week while they own it. It’s always nice to try and clean your bong as well as possible, and if you can, to the point that it looks brand new. With some intricate percolators this can be pretty tricky to do without damaging them. In cases of really complex bongs that haven’t be cleaned regularly in a long time, your best bet is to give it a nice strong bath of steaming hot water mixed with a lot of rubbing alcohol, preferably 90%. Give it a couple treatments of vigorous shaking with coarse salt and an alcohol rinsing, then let it soak overnight if it needs to. As long as you make an effort to provide a clean product for whomever may be interested in it. You’ll be lucky to find anyone that wants to buy your piece if it’s obvious that it hasn’t been taken care of and you’ve made no effort to entice customers.
Has It Been Damaged?
Not all types of damage are world ending when it comes to bongs. A broken downstem doesn’t always mean the bong won’t work anymore, and a couple chips and cracks don’t either. All that matters is: be honest about it! Don’t try to cover up any damages, and give a fair price that coincides with the extent of the damages.