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Recession, what recession?

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:25 am
by synthmax
Anyone notice that prices on preowned stuff on eBay have gone up rather than down? Perhaps people are piling into better values? Perhaps my eyes are playing tricks on me.

What do you thinK?

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:45 am
by Stab Frenzy
You're not paying attention, or you're looking at stuff that was already way overpriced to begin with and people with no idea are still willing to pay too much for, like Jupiter 8s.

Maybe some stuff is still expensive, but is it selling? A PEK went for $1250 the other day, and MEKs are pushing the $750 mark.

Rarely is the question asked, 'is our ebay auctions selling?'.

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:03 pm
by meatballfulton
Take a look at the completed auctions. A lot stuff that I watch for has gone down in price, some by almost 50%.

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:32 pm
by wickfut
meatballfulton wrote:Take a look at the completed auctions. A lot stuff that I watch for has gone down in price, some by almost 50%.
yeah I noticed that too. TR909s going for £700ish instead of £1200 , Virus Ti keys going for under £1k

now isn't a good time to sell

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:28 pm
by killertofu
I think prices have definitely gone down. Jupiter 8s are now selling for about $3300 average when a few months ago they were selling for about $4000 to $4500. Prophet 5s have been selling for about $2000 average, when a few months ago they were selling for $2800 to $3500. Minimoogs are now selling for about $1800 to $2500 when a few months ago they were selling for $2500 to $3500.... maybe even $4000 for an early serial number , completely restored, etc.....

I think it will only get worse..

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:05 pm
by OriginalJambo
I think for some lower-end (but overpriced) gear there won't be much change. Take the SH-101 - classic example being worth more than it really should be (given its limitations for a start), but I feel it's still much easier for most people to drop £250 on a SH-101 than £500/600 on a V-Synth (which being both a flagship product and unique is simply astonishingly low).

Take advantage of the other good deals while you can. h**l I just bought a mint KORG ER-1 mkII for £65 - there's a small chance the Electribes may become the 808/909/303s of tomorrow...

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:08 pm
by Joey
OriginalJambo wrote:I think for some lower-end (but overpriced) gear there won't be much change. Take the SH-101 - classic example being worth more than it really should be (given it's limitations for a start), but I feel it's still much easier for most people to drop £250 on a SH-101 than £500/600 on a V-Synth (which being both a flagship product and unique is simply astonishingly low).

Take advantage of the other good deals while you can. h**l I just bought a mint KORG ER-1 mkII for £65 - there's a small chance the Electribes may become the 808/909/303s of tomorrow...
that is probably true, but the er1 sucks donkey balls, i can see the emx and esx having the same rep though

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:08 pm
by Z
Now is the time to buy! I have a feeling that prices will rise in 6-12 months, especially the higher end gear. The low end stuff wil continue to sell cheap. Not sure what will happen with middle of the road gear. I think we'll see a broader gap in prices: really cheap and really expensive - not much in between.

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:11 am
by synthmax
I think the difference is probably that I pretty much look for lower to mid price of the market. I think I should raise my head a little and look at values in the upper range.

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:50 pm
by masstronaut
Joey wrote:the er1 sucks donkey balls
That's the spirit, keep pushing the prices down! ;)

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:14 pm
by OriginalJambo
masstronaut wrote:That's the spirit, keep pushing the prices down! ;)
:lol:

We'll see Joey - I should add that I'm not expecting it to sound like an 808 or 909 though, if that's what you mean.

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:31 pm
by rockmanrock
OriginalJambo wrote:
masstronaut wrote:That's the spirit, keep pushing the prices down! ;)
:lol:

We'll see Joey - I should add that I'm not expecting it to sound like an 808 or 909 though, if that's what you mean.
More of a sine/pitch/FM drum synth. At 65 quid, it's a steal.

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:21 am
by Joey
OriginalJambo wrote:
masstronaut wrote:That's the spirit, keep pushing the prices down! ;)
:lol:

We'll see Joey - I should add that I'm not expecting it to sound like an 808 or 909 though, if that's what you mean.
It can't do snares

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:17 am
by Stab Frenzy
Yeah, the ER-1 snare is so weak it's... I can't even think of an analogy that fits. For a snare it's not even a good clap.

Re: Recession, what recession?

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:31 am
by rockmanrock
Demo of the bleepy fun you can have with one:

ER1 Mk2