The good ole days of ebay are long gone. Used to be it was possible to score cool deals on there, or evendiscover gear you didnt know existed.Swayze wrote:I bought a fully functioning "time capsule" juno 106 off ebay 5 years ago for $500. Now the average asking price is $700-1200...these people are insane. The 106 is a prime example of synth inflation. There are plenty others that have virtually doubled in price in the last 5 years, at least on ebay. There's a growing demand for vintage synthesizers, but because supply is obviously limited, we're bound to see price hikes. Hopefully this analog revival will slow things down a little with NEW analog that's affordable and can compete with old gear.
Now it is the reverse. Ebay has driven up the prices of pretty much all used gear in a weird way.
Last couple of times I've sold gear to a music store, they checked the price of completed listings on ebay for simlar items then offered me a percentage of that average. (they of course have to make a profit to stay in business, I don't begrudge my local mom and pop their margins).
And of course most of the more savy sellers on CL use ebay as a benchmark as well.
Shoot I recall when I bought my first Poly 800 it was $45, the second one was $60. I sold both for over $200 each jsut a few years later (and bought a Dark Energy ).