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Without seeing the guitar it'd be hard to tell. It would cost quite a bit to fix the issues you mentioned. I think the best thing would be to take it to an expert and see if it's worth anything. Keep in mind that it could be simply a 40$ guitar. Another thing to consider is its sound. Do you like it? If you do, you should repair it and keep it.


While @RockinCowboy's points are all good, in reality you do need to play close to the fret - playing your finger in the middle between frets is not going to work. Your fingers should all be tight up against the back of the fret. If you ever try playing a scalloped fret guitar, you will see just how badly wrong it can go, but this holds true for all ...


If the string is pressed down all the way to the fretboard, it should not buzz. Not just right behind the fret in question but anywhere (right after the previous fret is a bit theoretical since it's rather hard to go all the way there so it's a bit of an irrelevant point). That's the basic balance between fret height and fingerboard. If it doesn't buzz ...


Ahhh the old "it's your faulty playing technique" response from the guitar tech who did the set up. I've heard that one before too - but did not fall for it. You should not have to alter otherwise proper playing technique to get your guitar to play buzz free. Sometimes positioning of certain phrases you play will necessitate placing your finger farther ...

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