The music scene in my area was on the decline when I began playing guitar and it's nearly nonexistent now. The last venue for full size bands in town announced its "funeral" a few weeks ago. Anyway, when I found some guys to play with, I immediately went and bought a dual recto with matching OS 4x12. We played a few outdoor gigs, but that amp was kept in a case and the cab carefully handled. Besides the dust, it's mint. It's been on various facebook music groups for over a year with 2 lowball offers and up on reverb for about 8 months with 1 lowball offer. I drove an hour to the shop where I purchased the amp and they wouldn't even give me a sell or trade-in offer - they can't move anything at that price and size. Went to the shop next to that one - approximately $800 FOR THE HEAD AND CAB towards a trade. No sell price. At this point I knew I wouldn't get what I wanted for the head. So, I tried to trade the cab for one of their mesa 1x12 just to get it off my hands because it just isn't worth it to ship. They wouldn't even do that for the prior shop's reason - can't move something at that price and size. Last stop, guitar center... Trade-in value: $360 for cab + $660 for head = $1020. Cash value: $300 for cab + $500 for head = $850. What in the hell is going on??????????????? Can't move it on reverb, can't move it on facebook, shops won't take it (yet they have tri-amps, triple crowns, Mark Vs, deluxe reverbs, etc.) or they won't offer me anything that'll cover a months mortgage note. Next closest towns are New Orleans and Houston. I'm right in the middle of them and I don't know if it's worth a 3hr drive just on a 'maybe'. Does my area just suck or what? I don't get it. End rant.