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What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:53 am
by Rumbler101
As per the title really :P. I see some go for ridiculous prices of 10-11 GBP which is bonkers. I'd only pay 6-7 GBP for one.

Thanks.

Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:36 am
by blueknob
I think you're getting confused with a the fridge magnets. £8 seems reasonable :lol:

Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:27 pm
by desmond
It doesn't seem *that* long ago to me when you could find the odd one going for about £600-800 (early nineties).

It's my favourite "big" synth, certainly of the analog era, but it's certainly not worth £7k (+upkeep) to me - but then really all the older synths pretty much *all* command far more money than their utility is worth, from my point of view. £1000 for an SH-101? No thank you!

Even synths that were c**p back in the actual day go for silly money, these days.

However, if it's your dream to have a JP8, and have the £7k+ necessary, more power to you - I'm sure you'll love it (and if not, you can get your money back on the resale in any case!)

Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:48 pm
by Rumbler101
@blueknob: Haha yeah, forgot to add "grand" :lol:.

@desmond: Yeah it's really silly to be honest with you. Everything now is so bloody pricey.

Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:31 pm
by ppg_wavecomputer
Realistically, 5,000 to 6,000 Euro, depending on the shape it is in. That's what I'd be willing to pay, if I had the opportunity to buy one.

Some people seem to be willing to fork out twice as much, for some reason.

Stephen

Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:23 am
by Z
Supply and demand. Not sure why that's so hard to understand.

Besides, figuring in inflation, they're still cheaper than they were 35 years ago.

Glad I got mine when I did. Would I pay prices they're going for today, no way.

But NOTHING sounds like a Jupiter 8 and nothing ever will. The System 8's plug out does a pretty decent job and should satisfy most. I've never used the Arturia software version, but Howard Jones (famous for using the JP-8 in the 80s) uses it an his new material and tours.

Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:51 am
by synthchaser
Good for who? The buyer or the seller? :)

Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:56 pm
by Rumbler101
The buyer, of course :P.

Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:12 pm
by Rumbler101
At the time of this post, there's a JP-8 listing on eBay that has an asking price of 2,250 GBP.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Roland-Jupit ... 1438.l2649

This is the most depressing thing I've seen in a while. I didn't even start saving yet! :lol: .

Welp, I'm taking a picture of this so that when I have the money for a JP-8 and when it goes on sale, I'm bartering it down to f**k :P.

EDIT: Listing has gone down. Could be a scam I suppose... that price is too good to be true I think.