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Is this really worth that much??!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by silentstranger, Feb 12, 2003.


  1. yes. yes, it is.

    :bassist:
     
  2. I dont think I'd valuate that for more than 1000.. really.
     
  3. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    I say $2000-$3000 depending on market.
     
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    The market just said that it is worth at least $8,900.00.
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    If their worth only $2-3000 why are people spending that much on Custom Shop Relics, Closet Classic's & NOS's?

    I'd say about $9,000-$10,000 not that I'd spend that much. :)
     
  6. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    My bad I was thinking 1971 and was getting prices from places like Basspalace.com etc
     
  7. jondog

    jondog

    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    No, the market said it was not worth $8900 because it didn't sell. The seller was the one saying it was worth $8900 to him, but nobody on eBay felt the same way.

    The price on used gear is whatever the buyers (the market) will pay. If he hangs on to it for another 40 years maybe people will come to value it more highly.
     
  8. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    No, the market clearly said it was worth at least $8900. The seller was saying it was worth more than that.
     
  9. Mr. Bass Whore, yes, yes you would. :D
     
  10. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Call me hasty, but I'd take the $8900!
     
  11. Is it really worth that much?
    IMO :rolleyes: Heyyall No!!!!!!!!!

    I think, if the seller wasn't satisfied at $8500...

    He must not have both heels on the ground.:confused:
     
  12. jondog

    jondog

    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    OK, I get it, I just looked at the bid history. I thought it was saying that the reserve was $8900. Wow, that's an expensive bass! He should relist it, I'm sure those people would go a bit higher. Even if I had the dough, and if I really liked Fenders, I still don't think I'd buy it. You can buy a lot of other stuff for 9k. Maybe it's just that I'm too poor to understand how people w/ $ think. They probably already have everything except a '61 Fender.
     
  13. Let's see...a '61 Fender J bass...or:

    3 Sadowsky basses

    HMMM :D
     
  14. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Or a Sadowsky, an MTD, and a bitchin' rig!
     
  15. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    That's oversimplifying it. You can't limit value to an arbitrary number decided upon during a single week on E-bay, particularly for pre-CBS Fender basses (and guitars). There are a lot of collectors who routinely buy and sell them that have established the value. Furthermore, value is also dictated by what the seller is willing to accept for the product.;)
     
  16. jondog

    jondog

    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    Or 89 SXs! :D
     
  17. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    It's worth what the market will bear. In the case of pre-CBS J basses, that's a lot these days. Those things have really gone through the roof. I'd say that bass, given the particulars and assuming accuracy on the seller's part, is in the 10K range.
     
  18. Or 20,000 picks!

    Considering you use a pick... :D
     
  19. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, that's more expensive than any of my conklins.