do you think ric's are going to keep getting more expensive and more wanted?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by \m/cliffB\m/, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. \m/cliffB\m/

    \m/cliffB\m/ Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    dirty jearsy
    over the years i noticed that rics are getting more wanted and more expensive it sucks i know fellow ric lovers but will they keep going up in price over the years like this....and do you think BugundyGlo will be "in''? i know it was in 02 if im not kidding
  2. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Inactive

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    It's called inflation.
  3. taygunov

    taygunov Guest

    May 8, 2008
    Actually yes, it seems that everyone is after a ric nowadays. However this is no issue for me, because I could care less about rics.
  4. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    theyll definitely keep going up
  5. dj150888


    Feb 25, 2008
    Belfast, Ireland
    I presume he meant at a rate thats higher than inflation, but you can keep being a smarta** if you want.
  6. \m/cliffB\m/

    \m/cliffB\m/ Supporting Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    dirty jearsy
    thanks dj lol:bassist:
  7. Actually the prices seem to be coming down. I've seen quite a few of them in the $1200-$1300 range and even lower lately.
  8. Demonator

    Demonator Guest

    Jun 14, 2009
    I dont play rics. Im sure their nice.
  9. elgranluis


    Feb 14, 2003
    Vail, CO
    Same here. Even on evilbay i've noticed the 70s ricks going for a bit over a grand.
  10. Well you can look at it on the flip side and think that a Rickenbacker is a good investment because it keeps going up in value. That's how I feel about mine. But even if it depreciates I don't care because I doubt I'd ever ever want to sell it.
  11. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Rics seemed to have gone way up in value in the past decade or so, but the slump in the economy may be correcting some of that.
  12. nicfargo


    May 28, 2008
    Lincoln, NE
    Everything has gone up in price lately. Look at the price hikes on Fender's. Ric's will continue to go up in value because Ric doesn't produce a ton of them per year. Demand is always above supply (what, there's like a 2 year waiting period for new ones) so this also helps drive the price up. They really are sweet basses, especially if you do the push pull vintage mod and toss a toaster in the neck.
  13. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    2 year wait? That's urban myth. You can buy Rick's all day and night all over the place.

    Rick's used to be an ok deal. But at close to $2 grand new, it's a very bad buy.
  14. Holy War

    Holy War

    Sep 18, 2008
    VA Beach
    my local dealer told me 2 year wait and I know 2 poeple who have indeed waited that long for a new one
  15. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Your dealer is lying.

    Waiting 2 years for a Rickenbacker (???). Seriously. Why would anyone do that?? Never mind pay these crazy prices. These basses are not great instruments.
  16. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I like 5, 8, 10, and 12 string basses
    Rics are good basses. I own 4 of them. But they are over-priced and over-rated.
  17. They are listed for $3200 here in Australia used... It seems that if things continue to go the way they are going I will never have one :(
  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I like 5, 8, 10, and 12 string basses
    It is like Rickenbacker is intentionally limiting the quantity to keep the price up.
  19. CayceG


    Feb 14, 2009
    Nashville, TN
    Ricks weren't overpriced until the hike at the beginning of the year. If I didn't already have one, then I'd buy used if I were looking.

    It's actually the opposite. Prices are up to increase quantity.
    The reason for the price hike was to cut back on backlog, according to John Hall. It makes the used demand go up and hopefully the new demand went down... or at least, more people can't afford them.

    Sucks for the players, but I can understand the move from a business model.

    Conversely, there's no reason that a Geddy Lee sig bass should be $1200 after being only $800 a couple years ago.
  20. Man, I sure hope they keep going up. I have three, two of them white with black trim in excellent shape. I don't need all these Rics, so when I sell, it would be nice to recover my investment plus a little storage and caretakers fee.