OK....seriously now. If it's a reasonably popular model I will always try locally first typically listing on CL. Yeah, you'll get a few lowball offers (just say no thanks) and possibly scammer or two (easy to spot) and those you report and flag as scams. But if your patient and not horribly overpriced you will get qualified prospects and a buyer. I rely on Reverb sold listings and pricing trends to decide on an asking price leaving a little room for honest negotiation with an honest buyer. If it simply won't sell locally I'll list online with Reverb or Ebay. I had avoided Ebay in the past in favor of Reverb 'til they outgrew the needs of the private seller and IMHO Etsy has only made the place worse for us little guys selling our own gear. The last few major sales I've made have been via Ebay and they were trouble free but it was also popular gear that sold for $500 or less. For pricier gear I might still opt to list on Reverb or both knowing I'll take a small hit for their fees. The best advice I can give to anyone selling their gear is to treat it like a true business transaction in all respects. Setting hard fast rules about who you'll deal with and how will keep you from getting scammed and get stuff sold for a decent price. Don't be afraid to walk away from a potential sale if something seems off or the buyer seems at all flaky. It's not worth the hassles and there will always be another buyer who comes along who isn't flaky and appears to be a problem child. Good luck!