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

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

Postby Rumbler101 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:53 am

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.

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

Postby blueknob » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:36 am

I think you're getting confused with a the fridge magnets. £8 seems reasonable :lol:
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Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

Postby desmond » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:27 pm

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

Postby Rumbler101 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:48 pm

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

Postby ppg_wavecomputer » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:31 pm

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.

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

Postby Z » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:23 am

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

Postby synthchaser » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:51 am

Good for who? The buyer or the seller? :)
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Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

Postby Rumbler101 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:56 pm

The buyer, of course :P.
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Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

Postby Rumbler101 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:12 pm

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

Postby steveman » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 am

'Could be a scam I suppose... that price is too good to be true I think.'

Wow, you think :roll:
Haven't seem one that low for about 10 years
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Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

Postby SeventhStar » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:05 am

I saw a Jupiter 8 on Ebay within the past couple weeks. Asking price was around $13K USD. Last time I looked at one, a couple years ago, they were around $8K to $9K..
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Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

Postby Tekhed66 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:21 am

For those of you who ever dreamed of owning a Jupiter 8...

https://jup8restoration.wordpress.com/

It's an excellent read and quite a journey (so far...)
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Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

Postby Z » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:11 am

Tekhed66 wrote:For those of you who ever dreamed of owning a Jupiter 8...

https://jup8restoration.wordpress.com/

It's an excellent read and quite a journey (so far...)


$2k for a JP-8 in 1997 seems a bit high. I got my JP-8 for $2500 in 2008, but they were usually fetching a little over $3k at that time.
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Re: What's a good price to pay for a Jupiter 8 these days?

Postby squatski » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:13 am

I wouldn't even bother attempting to try and buy one if I'm honest. Unless you win the lottery this weekend.
you might as well just buy an alpha juno 2 or something. if you want affordable 80's sound.
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