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Offline cinnanon

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That was quick!
« on: October 05, 2015, 11:36:33 AM »
Anyone here the lucky one? I occasionally search the sold listings to see if things exactly like this happen.

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Re: That was quick!
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 02:20:45 PM »
Not it! =/
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Re: That was quick!
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 03:00:10 PM »
Damn... $100 buy it now??

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 05:36:36 PM »
Crazy!  I'm always surprised when I see a classic piece of gear go for much less than it should, though I shouldn't be.  Just last week a friend in town emailed me to ask what I would pay for a Roland Jupiter 8.  I said I couldn't afford it.  He told me one of his pals who lives in the sticks was gonna bid on one at auction.  The guy got it (and a crappy Gibson bass) for $350.  If you know anything about the Jupiter, you know that even if it was broken it would bring at least $2k-$3k.  Working would be at least $5k.  That stuff is still out there.  Just gotta keep your eyes open.
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Re: That was quick!
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 07:43:41 PM »
Last year I had a phone call from an older gentleman who asked how much we charge for tuning. It turns out that he was going to give it away for free and put a post-it note on it that had our tuning price... I offered him $200 and he just about didn't believe that we would pay him for it! It was a 203 in great shape minus the fact that his cat used it as a scratching post.
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Re: That was quick!
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2015, 06:38:08 AM »
My Ebay Buy It Now story: Mint condition Hammond A100, one owner, all in good shape listed on Ebay for 100$ and 150$ Buy It Now... Guess what I did... ;-)
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Re: That was quick!
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2015, 01:09:51 PM »
Yeah these are getting fewer and farther in between, with the internet providing all kinds of information for someone that doesn't know, to google them.

What I find is happening now is the reverse - people who don't know what they have, are asking full restoration prices for complete junk.  They see a keyboard "sell for $2500 on ebay" and assume that's the going rate for one, when they have a piano that looks like it was dropped off the back of a truck.
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Re: That was quick!
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2015, 04:42:55 PM »
Yeah, people are asking top dollar for the oldest Wurlitzers - regardless of condition. I'd like to have another 120 or 140, but I'm not paying top dollar for a fixer upper...
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2015, 08:24:26 PM »
What I find is happening now is the reverse - people who don't know what they have, are asking full restoration prices for complete junk.

I agree. People have that "these go for at least" mentality when it's really other people who think that and list them high. Catch 22 sorta. Some prices are justified I guess, for restored boards.

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Re: That was quick!
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2015, 10:12:49 AM »
HE STRIKES AGAIN!!  Same guy.  1 hour 20 minutes into the listing this time. Even faster. He must have some eBay listing notifications setup! Ok now who is it?

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Re: That was quick!
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2015, 09:20:08 AM »
I was impressed by THIS one but I guess it's not the same situation as it wasn't a "buy it now."  (Starting bid was $300.)  It give me hope that maybe I can afford one of these, when I can afford one of these.

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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2015, 11:51:55 AM »
I bought my 146B on eBay a couple years ago for $108.50. It was a full 7 day auction, local pickup only. Started out at $50. I don't know how I stumbled on the listing though. There was one other bidder. The title was as follows:

"Vintage Wurlitzer Electronic organ 146 b Keyboard 146B - For repair"

Didn't need repair, worked perfectly. They had the headphone switch on. Action was hardly worn too.

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Re: That was quick!
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2015, 08:06:08 PM »
Hey Cinnamon...when/why did you shorten your username??

1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
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Re: That was quick!
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2015, 02:01:05 PM »
Love to see the deals are still out there. I just got my 145B this summer for 200, cash on the barrel head. It plays great. Just needed a new chord and one new reed screw. Had the pedal, legs and cover....
Craigslist! Then a few weeks later a 145B sustain pedal went for $350!

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Re: That was quick!
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2016, 05:59:15 AM »
Another pretty decent deal.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/112019746243

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