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ARP Solus $1900! You gotta be kidding?

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:23 pm
by Phollop Willing PA
http://cgi.ebay.com/ARP-SOLUS-RARE-VINT ... dZViewItem

I bought one for $50 CDN about 7 years ago and resold it for $500 about 3 years ago and bought a JP 8000 with that money. The Solus worked okay, but the keys were stiff but it was in immaculate cosmetic shape.

But $1900 ?!!! Either I did really badly by selling it or something else wacky is going on.

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:27 pm
by Henfield
I saw that auction, and my jaw dropped as well. As a Solus owner, I am interested in seeing the outcome of this auction. However, if a Solus sells for that much, how much will a Moog Rogue, Micromoog, or Prodigy sell for? (I would sell my Solus for one of those three synths).

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 5:28 pm
by JSRockit
We're in a weird time where everything vintage is commanding big bucks...especially since the US Dollar is down vs. other currencies. Basically, this is the last time where you are going to find examples of many old synths that still work...as they get older, more will c**p out, and prices will be 10x what they are now...even if analog / vinatge synths are not in vogue.

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 6:59 pm
by Phollop Willing PA
Did a search on completed Solus items on eBay and they were two recently sold for $833 and $799.11

hmmm

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:52 pm
by drawtippy
Yeah this is almost as good as the current e-bay Oberheims:

A non-midi OBXa for $4k

An OB-8 for $3, 195

And a "mint" OB-8 that's at $1,300+
Featuring rusty screws, inputs, huge scratches and only one octave of working keys!

Sorry if these are any forum member's listings but come on.

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 7:56 pm
by Jack Spider
Hello Phollop, for future reference, there's actually a 'sticky' thread at the top of the page for posting any interesting eBay auction related finds.

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:39 pm
by Z
drawtippy wrote:
A non-midi OBXa for $4k

Sorry if these are any forum member's listings but come on.
That's my Obie. Since eBay had 50 cent Fixed Price listings, I put that up along with my EML 101 for $5K just to draw attention to my other listings - which did work - I sold nearly everything music related I had listed.

I have no intention of selling either of those synths, but if someone is willing to pay it - I'll part with them.

I agree $1900 for a Solus is ridiculous when you can get an Odyssey for the same $$$. However, it is a seller's market for vintage synths especailly with the current exchange rate for USD.

Z

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 8:43 pm
by Phollop Willing PA
Jack Spider wrote:Hello Phollop, for future reference, there's actually a 'sticky' thread at the top of the page for posting any interesting eBay auction related finds.
I thought about that, but this was so off the wall, it wasn't so much 'interesting' as wacked. So I figured it was on topic for it's own thread.

Besides, I think you'd have to be foolish to pay that kind of money for a Solus - but to each his own I guess.

I figured a Mod. would move it to there if it wasn't appropriate or appreciated here.

I did post about the old Moog Theremin on the sticky however (so I'm not all bad). 8)

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:48 pm
by Cybercardinal
Why all the fuzz?
It is not sold and probably won't at that price
Lot's of crazy stuff on ebay like that...

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 10:08 pm
by Jack Spider
Phollop Willing PA wrote:
Jack Spider wrote:Hello Phollop, for future reference, there's actually a 'sticky' thread at the top of the page for posting any interesting eBay auction related finds.
I thought about that, but this was so off the wall, it wasn't so much 'interesting' as wacked. So I figured it was on topic for it's own thread.

Besides, I think you'd have to be foolish to pay that kind of money for a Solus - but to each his own I guess.

I figured a Mod. would move it to there if it wasn't appropriate or appreciated here.

I did post about the old Moog Theremin on the sticky however (so I'm not all bad). 8)
No worries! :wink: We can't actually move posts to within other threads as the forum software doesn't allow for it sadly - only the splitting of threads into new ones or to other parts of the forum.

The eBay thread has certainly seen a few atrocities over the years. Prices for synths are going through the roof on eBay - especially here in the UK. A lot of folk think that by adding 'rare' or 'vintage' to an auction, it means they can double the asking price! :shock:

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 11:29 pm
by Synthaholic
Jack Spider wrote:Prices for synths are going through the roof on eBay - especially here in the UK. A lot of folk think that by adding 'rare' or 'vintage' to an auction, it means they can double the asking price! :shock:
Time to list my "rare vintage mint" Motif XS6 for some huge money! :D

How about this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/Roland-Fantom-X6-Ke ... dZViewItem

Funny how it has no bids. ;)

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 11:33 pm
by Phollop Willing PA
Well he is a new lister (is that a word?) so he most likely added an extra zero without knowing it - or it's a bad joke.

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 11:35 pm
by Synthaholic
I thought of that but he set a reserve price too. It's unlikely he accidentally added an extra zero in two separate places.

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 11:41 pm
by hfinn
I actually don't think this is that strange. It is in stellar shape and he has a best offer option. Probably has the BIN price high to raise the price of the offers.

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 11:50 pm
by Phollop Willing PA
hfinn wrote:I actually don't think this is that strange. It is in stellar shape and he has a best offer option. Probably has the BIN price high to raise the price of the offers.
Completed items shows:

$1,150.00 - $1,500 with most around $1,100 - $1,200

so...?