Pro-One price?

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Pro-One price?

Post by KLAXON » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:49 am

I was wondering what the going rate for a good condition Pro-One is? I know, you can say "check ebay" but being that, for whatever reason, a bunch of Pro-One's have been listed simultaneously the past few weeks, I don't think I can get an accurate assessment from that since with that many listed at once, they will obviously go for under market value.

I have been considering selling mine, and am looking for honest opinions. Serial number is right in the sweet spot, after the PS problems, and before the membranes were introduced.

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Re: Pro-One price?

Post by Fogflip » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:24 am

I personally wouldn't pay more than 750 but i would say between 700-900 is the sweet spot.
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Post by sam » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:28 pm

800 to 1000 e these days...
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Re: Pro-One price?

Post by Christopher Winkels » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:11 pm

It really is all over the place, as I found out when I tried to sell mine.

There's a local dealer here in Toronto who sold two J-wire versions in excellent condition during the last six months for around $1,200. That's the absolute upper end of the market, and represents a retail price for a top model.

Conversely I had trouble shifting mine at $950 despite it being in almost as good condition. Membrane versions would knock some more off that price ($100? $200? I have no idea).

Then again any synth can sell at any price if the right buyer and seller find each other.

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Re: Pro-One price?

Post by CfNorENa » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:48 am

This guy has posted an internet "shrine" to the Pro-One, including a list of all Pro-Ones sold on ebay from Feb. 2008 to Oct. 2009. Average price: $915 US (or 672 GBP).

http://www.pro-one-synth.org/index.php

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Post by Solderman » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:55 am

I sold mine for $400 last year. Not a thing wrong with it, a rev 1.2 with a refurbished J-wire keyboard, and in fact I modified it to extend the cutoff range to about 70hz from 100hz. That price is just what I bought it for in 2002. I don't believe in selling for a profit, and find the whole price hike thing in the last 5 years depraved and sad. Find someone like me, and stay away from the 'bay.
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Re: Pro-One price?

Post by KLAXON » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:00 am

Thanks for the insight guys, I appreciate it.

I was hoping it was closer to $1000, but seems from the responses here it averages closer to $900 these days.



Solderman, I'll give you $5000 cash for your house, if it is over 1850 sq feet, that is. Ya know, I find the whole housing market and price hike over the last few decades sad... ;)

Surely you agree and will accept my deal. :P
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Re: Pro-One price?

Post by Solderman » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:09 pm

The stipulation is selling something for what it was bought for. May I ask why you're selling the Pro~One? I sold mine because I was basically unhappy with its sonic character. I do miss certain things only it could do well, though.
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