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

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

Post by cgren72 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:28 pm

yeah i guess you are right, that box is worth at least 1000 dollars.
the price of cardboard these days lol.


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

Post by space6oy » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:12 pm

talk about a weird / stupid listing...


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

Post by jaypodesta » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:15 pm

Shipping cost is more than the synth cost for outside of the usa


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

Post by ApolloBoy » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:04 am

LOL

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Post by walkathon » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:01 pm

mmhmm:

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Post by space6oy » Tue May 01, 2012 10:03 pm

know he's become a dealer, but c'mon... :roll:


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

Post by fh991586 » Fri May 04, 2012 5:23 pm

This is getting out of hand!
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by benc8182 » Fri May 04, 2012 6:49 pm

last week i managed to snag an FS1R for $600 buy it now on ebay. it was sold with the "battery low" warning, which is the only possible reason i can fathom for the relatively low price compared to what's usually seen when they (rarely) pop up. it was in absolutely mint condition too, other than the battery fix that took like 2 minutes.

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Post by walkathon » Sat May 05, 2012 8:56 pm

benc8182 wrote:last week i managed to snag an FS1R for $600 buy it now on ebay. it was sold with the "battery low" warning, which is the only possible reason i can fathom for the relatively low price compared to what's usually seen when they (rarely) pop up. it was in absolutely mint condition too, other than the battery fix that took like 2 minutes.
Purely curious, but what's a standard FS1R price these days? For eons, it was stuck at $400, never ever saw one lower.

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

Post by space6oy » Sat May 05, 2012 9:22 pm

walkathon wrote:
benc8182 wrote:last week i managed to snag an FS1R for $600 buy it now on ebay. it was sold with the "battery low" warning, which is the only possible reason i can fathom for the relatively low price compared to what's usually seen when they (rarely) pop up. it was in absolutely mint condition too, other than the battery fix that took like 2 minutes.
Purely curious, but what's a standard FS1R price these days? For eons, it was stuck at $400, never ever saw one lower.
also why are you throwing that in the ridiculous thread?

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

Post by Don T » Sun May 06, 2012 12:49 am

An OB-Xa was posted today, "Parts or Repair Only". Yeah, I know just the chips/voice cards alone almost add up to the price, assuming they are all working that is, which is impossible to tell from the listing.

The thing that gets me is this: "Functionally, it doesn't seem to tune up well (needs calibration), the keys could definitely use new bushings, as a few stick and double trigger. I am told these are minor issues that arise with Oberheim poly synths and even a tech with very limited knowledge could fix them". THEN they follow it with this: "I'm selling it because I don't have someone local I know of who can work on it to get it 100% and I don't want to take the time either". Who do they think they're fooling? I can tell just by looking that at least half of the electrolytic caps are going to have to be replaced, and who knows what else?

I wonder who these people are talking to that tell eBay sellers "These are minor issues that arise with Oberheim poly synths and even a tech with very limited knowledge could fix them"? I'd really like to know, because I would've definitely subcontracted out to them the last OB-Xa I repaired that "Doesn't seem to tune up well"! :lol:

And, I still think the buy it now price is a bit ridiculous given the description. Maybe for a really nice one in 100% working condition.

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

Post by Don T » Mon May 07, 2012 4:26 am

Ok, I thought the broken OB-Xa was a bit much, but this is just... just... h**l it's so outlandish it defies description. Mind you, there may be $25 worth of parts on this board, assuming they are all still good. And yes, it still has the filter, but you have to work really hard to make the parts for the filter cost more than $5...

Of course, if you have to have it, you can "Buy It Now" for only $329.99 plus shipping!




I've been so tempted the last few months to list the RCA jack board that I removed from my MG-1 for an obscene price, just to make the point that just because something came from the Moog factory, that doesn't make it worth a bazzillion dollars. This listing may just have pushed me over that edge! :twisted:
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by Ashe37 » Mon May 07, 2012 6:08 am

Don T wrote:Ok, I thought the broken OB-Xa was a bit much, but this is just... just... h**l it's so outlandish it defies description. Mind you, there may be $25 worth of parts on this board, assuming they are all still good. And yes, it still has the filter, but you have to work really hard to make the parts for the filter cost more than $5...

Of course, if you have to have it, you can "Buy It Now" for only $329.99 plus shipping!




I've been so tempted the last few months to list the RCA jack board that I removed from my MG-1 for an obscene price, just to make the point that just because something came from the Moog factory, that doesn't make it worth a bazzillion dollars. This listing may just have pushed me over that edge! :twisted:


So Memorymoog PCBs are free in jawjuh?

Yes the CEM 3340 and 2260 chips would be hard to get. Looking at the service manual and a quick search shows replacements for most of the other ICs are available.

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

Post by cgren72 » Mon May 07, 2012 1:01 pm

space6oy wrote:also why are you throwing that in the ridiculous thread?
maybe hes admitting he paid too much :lol:

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

Post by fh991586 » Mon May 07, 2012 4:18 pm

More than $1000 for a Matrix 6 in Australia? It's really incredible... :?
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