Couldn't check the thread for a long time, so sorry for replying late, I see many interesting posts.
OK born2tab, if you could convey to your friend this - I think the price in the market is 3.5K, and not 3K. Also, unlike a car, an electronics gadget does not consistently lose value, it reaches a sort of minimum price and plateaus off. At the moment, I think 2K is what its worth, thats more than 40% off, which I think is a good deal. All that is wrong with the pedal is that it looks old. If I decide on a lower price at a future date, I'll certainly update the post.
How's your bass coming along?
Ibanez GSR390 Bass guitar (might sell if i get a price)
Laney RB30 Bass amp (might sell if i get a price)
Bunch of Boss pedals