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Why so expensive??

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by avvie, Jan 19, 2013.


  1. avvie

    avvie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    So I have a vintage 1980's Ibanez BP10 compressor. I'm surfing around EBay and see them being sold for $175 and up. Ibanez product sites say it's not very collectable, and Bongo's compressor reviews says it's another Ross clone with one capacitor switched out. I listed mine for that price once and got no bids.

    So whassupwidat? Is this a case of people taking advantage of others with the "vintage' label or is there a value to this pedal which I can't see?
     
  2. Did those pedals have any bids on them? Just because they're being sold at that price, doesn't mean they're worth it, or that anyone is buying.

    Watch a couple of them and make sure they are actually selling at that price, not just listed at that price.
     
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  4. avvie

    avvie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    That's a good point. One is listed only as a BuyItNow for $175, the other lists for $199 with 3 expired offers from as far back as 2011. Maybe I'm just seeing the same one over and over and the seller is a moron who thinks it's a tube screamer.
     
  5. NYCbassist

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  6. Kmonk

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
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    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    Big difference between listed price and sell price. You can list an item for a million dollars, it doesn't mean that people will pay it. Always look at what similar items have sold for.
     
  7. avvie

    avvie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    Right on. i just figured those listed prices were coming from somewhere...Since i own one I know they couldn't be worth MXR M87 money.
     
  8. icecycle66

    icecycle66

    Feb 4, 2009
    Arizona
  9. delusional fantasies.
    :eyebrow:
     
  10. taurus1

    taurus1

    Sep 13, 2006
    Vancouver B.C.
    it's a great compressor, the pcb mounted jacks are a real letdown though.
     



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