What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

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What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by syntheticsolutions » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:46 am

So the last year has seen the average price of the Moog Prodigy go from around £500 to around £1000.

What is with these gluttonous ebay sellers? What grounds do they have to quote this value. How much would you expect to pay for a Prodigy with CV/Gate?
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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by xanadu97 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:20 pm

eBay sellers always add hundreds or even thousands for their "Buy it Now" prices, they're probably hoping that someone with a lot of money who didn't research the real value of it will buy it. I just looked at US prices and they sell for $500-1,000.

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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:12 pm

It´s a *Moog*!

That alone would justify almost everything.

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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:40 pm

ebay prices have little basis in reality.

With all the cheap new Moogs available, the prices for their 80s relatives (Prodigy, Rogue, MG-1) should be falling but instead they are going up.

Similarly with the MS20 Mini coming soon, MS10 ad MS20 prices are continuing to rise.

If you want a Prodigy you have to trade off paying more today vs. waiting for a better deal in the future or just buying a more recent Moog.
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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by Cumulus » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:01 pm

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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by xanadu97 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:54 pm

meatballfulton wrote:Similarly with the MS20 Mini coming soon, MS10 ad MS20 prices are continuing to rise.
Why would the MS20 prices go up because of the new MS20?

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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by syntheticsolutions » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:00 pm

xanadu97 wrote:
meatballfulton wrote:Similarly with the MS20 Mini coming soon, MS10 ad MS20 prices are continuing to rise.
Why would the MS20 prices go up because of the new MS20?
Agreed!

The price of original MS-20's, especially in the UK, Have dropped from around £1600 to around £800 since the announcement of the new one. People can't seem to get rid of them fast enough :lol:
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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by Bitexion » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:41 pm

Seller's market. As long as someone is mad enough to pay "Buy Now" prices, they will keep on doing it.

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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by philip » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:57 pm

I believe 1000$ is ok for Prodigy, considering that mini is something about 3000-3500 these days

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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by Alex E » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:01 pm

$800 is alright for a prodigy, but for $750 you can get a used LP.
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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by philip » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:03 pm

Alex E wrote:$800 is alright for a prodigy, but for $750 you can get a used LP.
LP and other new moogs is completely defferent story, different tone.

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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by Alex E » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:05 pm

philip wrote:
Alex E wrote:$800 is alright for a prodigy, but for $750 you can get a used LP.
LP and other new moogs is completely defferent story, different tone.
May be true, but they're still comparable.
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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by Psy_Free » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:08 pm

syntheticsolutions wrote:
xanadu97 wrote:
meatballfulton wrote:Similarly with the MS20 Mini coming soon, MS10 ad MS20 prices are continuing to rise.
Why would the MS20 prices go up because of the new MS20?
Agreed!

The price of original MS-20's, especially in the UK, Have dropped from around £1600 to around £800 since the announcement of the new one. People can't seem to get rid of them fast enough :lol:
Looking at completed listings on e-bay, there's only one MS-20 that sold for 'around £800' (actually £880). All the others are £1000+ (one went for £1420). So are all these £800 MS-20's somewhere other than e-bay ?

As for Prodigy's, they usually sell for £600-700 in the UK, although I've seen some go for quite a bit less. Ambitious sellers asking for £1000 doesn't mean they are selling for that.
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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by bochelli » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:51 pm

This post is in need of some logic, though there are/ have been ebay UK Prodigy listings at £800+ there seems to be no takers, and why not, well for a start the Moog Prodigy is not rare with 11,000 or so made and i guess the bulk still around there are plenty around, i saw them go for as low as £375 last year, i dont agree they fetch £700+, £500-£600 seems the area, the moog prodigy will be around and available for now.
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Re: What the h**l is going on with Prodigy prices?

Post by c-level » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:50 am

Alex E wrote:$800 is alright for a prodigy, but for $750 you can get a used LP.
theres one in baltimore/DC with a f**k up 2nd osc for 700$ pffffft

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