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Re: Jupiter 8 Sold for £375!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:43 pm
by Ned Bouhalassa
A CS-80 in great shape was sold in Quebec City last week for 2 grand. These things do happen, but they're just rare.

Re: Jupiter 8 Sold for £375!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:27 pm
by Bitexion
Aye, I saw a great looking CS-60 for $1000 in a local synth shop in Oslo one time, played around with it for an hour or so, came back a few days later and it was gone. The store owner said the guy who bought it was the happiest fellow he'd seen. He even carried it outside in his arms. And that's a weighty synth.

Re: Jupiter 8 Sold for £375!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:20 pm
by supermel74
I won't lie. If I had bought it I'd be flipping it within a week. I'll take $5000 over a Jupiter 8 any day.

Re: Jupiter 8 Sold for £375!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:23 pm
by Allthesound
Yep thats one for the books to be sure! great deal for the buy'r. Last year i saw a MiniMoog model D sell on eBay for $500.00 bIN . Checked the feedback left a week later and mutual good fb was left. Some ppl are just damn lucky.

Re: Jupiter 8 Sold for £375!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:33 am
by xanadu97
Once I found an OB-X for $5 at a yard sale. Then I woke up.

Re: Jupiter 8 Sold for £375!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:44 am
by Infrasound
There's a thread over at GS about this.

Apparently the buyer didn't have enough cash and gave the seller a cheque for £75 which bounced. If the seller so wishes there are now opportunities to get the instrument back via legal means.
It sounds like the seller however will most likely let it go, and is disappointed at his own lack of research/knowledge, combined with the huge amounts of emails and offers received (as the JP8 sold in 2 hours and was immediately picked up)

Re: Jupiter 8 Sold for £375!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:39 am
by walkathon
Heh, I tend to avoid these kinda threads, 'cause they almost always devolve to spurious braggadocio ala "I FOUND A MOOG FOR 9 CENTS AT AN OLD WOMAN'S YARD SALE" (or judicious name-dropping for some). Honestly, if you're in it for the long haul, as long as you're smart and not terribly impulsive about your purchases, with luck, you'll do ok.

That said, I *just* missed an EML-101 for "$125 (OBO)" a few years ago locally. That one still puts knots in my stomach when I see the screengrab. :| Easy come, easy go ...

Re: Jupiter 8 Sold for £375!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:09 am
by Pro5
bochelli wrote:Folks need to get more streetwise i feel , i smell a scam gone wrong here, i won a orange/ black Arp 2600 on ebay UK a few years ago for £5, never paid for it as i recieved a email from the seller saying its developed faults so i cant sell, still gave me good feedback, a for parts or spares Roland Jupiter 8 sold on Sound on Sound UK about 5 years ago for £250 and that was a true sale i know who got that, wise up guys.
No it wasn't a scam. I and others' have even talked to the seller. Read it on gearslutz if interested.

I am very streetwise btw. I report scams almost daily on ebay. :mrgreen:
Infrasound wrote:There's a thread over at GS about this.

Apparently the buyer didn't have enough cash and gave the seller a cheque for £75 which bounced. If the seller so wishes there are now opportunities to get the instrument back via legal means.
It sounds like the seller however will most likely let it go, and is disappointed at his own lack of research/knowledge, combined with the huge amounts of emails and offers received (as the JP8 sold in 2 hours and was immediately picked up)

Yeah there's a link in my first post to my thread on gearslutz where I originally posted this.

It sold in 4 minutes, not 2 hours! And I missed it by about 10 minutes on my usual ebay sweeps, and then I discovered it on a completed listings search a few days later. If I had bought it, I would have given him a few hundred more, esp after hearing his story, but I'm another one who doesn't think a JP-8 (or any synth) is actually worth £5000 in this day and age so I would never have paid that much.

And I did advise him that he could possibly involve the police due to the bounced check (or ebay at least) but he thinks the buyer would just pay the balance and ebay would be happy, I guess that's partly true. He also doesn't seem to have the fight in him to pursue the matter.

He bent over backwards for the buyer because he didn't want to receive negative feedback that could affect his small stamp business, and left + feedback for the buyer after it was collected that night. The buyer so far hasn't left feedback so he has that hanging over him too, that if he upsets the buyer the buyer could leave neg feedback.

While many of us would have jumped on the deal and been happy, the way the buyer conducted himself is a real kick in the teeth for the seller, £75 down but paying the full ebay fees and didn't even get his good feedback for going above and beyond a normal seller (even setting the Jupiter up for the buyer to test on arrival and taking the cheque as part payment, trusting the buyer). That buyer sounds a real asshole TBH. The least you do is make sure he gets ALL the cash he sold it for and leave him glowing feedback asap instead of leave the poor guy worrying that bad feedback could come in on a whim.

Re: Jupiter 8 Sold for £375!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:36 am
by Joshy
Wow, that's way lame! Feelin' bad for the seller right now.

Re: Jupiter 8 Sold for £375!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:04 pm
by Infrasound
The buyer sounds like a real piece of s**t.

I really hope he does the right thing; talk about rubbing salt into the wound.

Re: Jupiter 8 Sold for £375!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:55 pm
by supermel74
The buyer does sound like a real piece of work but after reading the posts over at GS the same could be said about the army of vultures who contacted the seller after the sale to try and sabotage the deal.

Re: Jupiter 8 Sold for £375!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:41 am
by Pro5
supermel74 wrote:The buyer does sound like a real piece of work but after reading the posts over at GS the same could be said about the army of vultures who contacted the seller after the sale to try and sabotage the deal.
should be noted none of the posters in that thread were the 'vultures' - inc me, I posted the thread 5? days after the sale ended, so those of us who contacted him after that didn't do it to try and get the JP-8. I actually genuinely contacted him about an SY99 he had for sale that's how I opened up comms about the JP-8 mistake.

The people who called to offer more had done so over the days before it came to public attention, and at least they were offering him more (I think the offers went up to £3k!! can't argue with that?) - even if it is still 'worth' a few grand more.