2500$ for Odyssey, 1100$ for Axxe

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2500$ for Odyssey, 1100$ for Axxe

Post by Jexus » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:44 pm

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Post by WDW » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:00 pm

Nice synths, but that is outside of what I would pay. Halve those figures, and perhaps I would do it, but even that is a bit much, in my opinion.

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Post by Entropy Farmer » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:06 pm

Ebay history sez: 900-1200 for the Oddy. So, I'd say maybe 1300 since it's minty and furbed.

Are we talking about your 2800?

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Post by tallowwaters » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:33 pm

i would pay however high a price i felt necessary to obtain the instrument in a timely manner if i made the income to cover the expense. if you have the money and the desire, what does it matter?

is this an honest question, or another bellyache about inflation? lets people pay out the nose for collectables. i personally find housing prices to be a million times more outrageous than and old man/rich man's hobby like collecting synths. honestly, of all the bullshit that i have to pay for, by law, for what appears to be a perfectly useless reason, i would be happy to drop 1,100 on an Axxe.
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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:03 am

tallowwaters wrote:i would pay however high a price i felt necessary to obtain the instrument in a timely manner if i made the income to cover the expense. if you have the money and the desire, what does it matter?
This is the most pragmatic portrayal of the nature of synthesizer prices and purchase I have ever seen.
This should be the end-all-be-all of synthesizer price thread postings.
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That being said, those are crazy prices... not because they're high, but because they are not consistent with the current averages.
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Post by WDW » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:17 am

Indeed, as both Tallow and AG have noted, this is really a matter of the intersection of supply and demand. And fluctuations in income and utility can shift both curves.

In the past, when I had loads of disposable income, I would buy synths at prices that were above the average at the time. It actually cost me more in time to compete in auctions than to just pay a little more and get the gear immediately. [Fortunately, all of them are worth more today, but that was not a concern at the time of purchase.] And, during times when I had less disposable income, I was unwilling to pay such a premium. Essentially, it varies.

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Post by OriginalJambo » Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:22 am

Pfft...when I could have a Pro-One for the price of the Axxe or an MS-20 for the price of the Odyssey? Not for me I'm afraid.

It also depends on what model of Oddy we are talking about here - the earlier revisions are more reliable than the black and orange ones.

However you could say I'm biased...ARP gear hasn't really appealed to me much. If you really want one then by all means go for it, but I thought you had a bloody Oddy anyway? As seen here I mean. ;)

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Post by nadafarms » Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:32 am

I take it this is a reference to all the amazing deals this person has on ebay: http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZau.s

Bet he barely breaks even with all his reoccuring listing fees...
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Post by WDW » Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:39 am

That "shite head" to whom you refer, Nada, happens to be a member of VSE...

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Post by nadafarms » Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:51 am

Ok, shite is a bad word. I apologize.

Still... this whole thread is basically a big WTF shout out in disguise.
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Post by WDW » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:00 am

No worries, Nada.

And I think that all of us--even the most understanding of us--see some prices and say, "WTF!"

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Post by nadafarms » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:03 am

I would pickup his omega 8 for myself if I wasn't moving to San Francisco to pay an arm and a leg for a cardboard mat on the street! :wink:
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Post by wiss » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:04 am

nadafarms wrote:I take it this is a reference to all the amazing deals this person has on ebay: http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZau.s

Bet he barely breaks even with all his reoccuring listing fees...
most of his buyers are from Europe, so the inflanted prices arent so bad..but he does sell quality mint items...it would be hard to find something in better shape than his...

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Post by smallsynth » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:26 am

hmmmm...

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Post by nadafarms » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:27 am

We can still be pissed though, because his prices drive up all vintage synth prices... thus costing us monies.
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