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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby meatballfulton » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:31 pm

nvining wrote:"A working Yamaha CS80 analog synthesizer"


Working = maybe partly working
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby HappyFunTimes » Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:42 pm

DX7 Ram card loaded with 32 Latin Tubas.

$249

What's interesting is that there are 6 people watching the auction. If I had some RAM cards I would definitely load them up with Latin Tubas, and sell them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-DX7-CART ... 3a8910c761
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby nvining » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:20 pm

I wonder if this is one of those weird things where a certain bit of oddball gear ends up being fetishized by a specific music scene. There was a weird thing a couple of years ago where a certain style of Mexican pop music ended up driving up the price of some really, REALLY weird synthesizers by a couple of hundred bucks (I don't remember which one; my memory's a bit hazy.)
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby vicd » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:05 pm


I don't like the drums, but the drums like me!
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby salwa » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:36 pm

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby Music Bird » Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:37 pm

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby themilford » Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:04 pm

Oberheim DX for $850… no BIN and fully bloated shipping.

Sure it's in nice shape and has some extras… I sold my Mint DXa with go manual for $500. So regretting that.
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby walkathon » Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:42 am

SK50D (albeit it minty) for $5,500 USD

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-SK50D-Du ... 1856555003
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby blueknob » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:05 pm

According to the text, the first item Ensoniq made, a drum machine. Get yours here:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ensoniq-Pro-C ... SwqrtWoHAm

..only £2000

Although, as much as I like Ensoniq kit, I'd prefer a Linn LM1 or LM2 which usually sell for less.
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby Ashe37 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:04 pm

blueknob wrote:According to the text, the first item Ensoniq made, a drum machine. Get yours here:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ensoniq-Pro-C ... SwqrtWoHAm

..only £2000

Although, as much as I like Ensoniq kit, I'd prefer a Linn LM1 or LM2 which usually sell for less.


In the case of this one, I consider myself an Ensoniq fan and had never even seen/heard of this. Also, he does say its a prototype....
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby blueknob » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:13 am

I recall seeing an identical unit for sale on eBay within the past 12 months, I can't remember what it sold for, it wasn't anywhere near £1000.

Having a quick look, I notice just about everything "Wem" has really silly prices, here's one:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-origi ... SwcOFWbJ5d

A Wem CopyCat, they should maybe be around £100, but $1000!!! Many of the other Copycats have prices way too high. I did own one, they do have their own unique sound.

I think is is daft too: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wem-pick-a-ba ... SwoydWmowV

Wem tried to be innovative in their day (1970's) but there were other things conspiring against them.
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby Zamise » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:57 pm

There is a $11,480.01 new Yamaha MW10 mixer on amazon right now

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Postby deeluxdx7 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:54 am

vin14 wrote:
Pro5 wrote:UK SY85 BIN PRICE £350.. over priced by about £200 at least (Mine cost under £100 - going rate around £150) - I watch a LOT of auctions for many synths so I know the average prices and SY85s are always cheap.

There's an SY85 going for €400 in Buy and Sell (Irish Ads Paper/website). I think it was €499 originally. I guess some people will start with a crazy price in the hope of finding a sucker. Like most things for sale, it's not ridiculous from the seller's point of view if someone is prepared to pay!


This

People are fishing for suckers, they figure someone is dumb enough, and well....they wouldn't do it if it didn't work

If you don't like the prices (I don't) DON'T PAY THEM, that is the best way to get the market under control
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