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Look at this price on this '92 "Ray 5!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Oct 17, 2001.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Used; BASS; MUSICMAN; STING RAY 5 STRING; 1992; MINT; MUSIC MAN STING RAY 5 STRING BASS, DISCONTINUED BLUEBURST FINISH, MAPLE FRETBOARD, WHITE PICKGUARD, OHSC, E-MAIL FOR PICTURE AT ****sale $2100.00***; $2495.00;

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    Am I over reacting, or has this guy flipped his wig? ALL of his prices are like this.:eek:
     
  2. Where's that guy from?, it might be like 2000 grooples from sweden or something
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  4. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Could the fact that it has a discontinued finish warrant the price somewhat? Naaah.
     
  5. Well I hope Atlanta uses dollars that is only worth 1/4 of what a REAL dollar is worth.
     
  6. I thought new Stingrays were only like, $1500?
     
  7. Is this dealer's initials B'sBP? It's been listed there for awhile. I'm guessing that he'll come down--otherwise he's dreaming, especially now that MM has a new blueburst with sparklyflakes!
    fc
    (I love blueburst!)
     
  8. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  9. that is a ripoff!!!...:rolleyes: :p :eek:
     
  10. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    This one's even better:


    Used; BASS; MUSICMAN; STING RAY; 1988; NEAR MINT; NEAR MINT SUNBURST FINISH--POPLAR BODY--MAPLE NECK--BLACK PICKGUARD--GREAT FRETS--NEW STING RAY MUSICMAN CASE; $2695.00
     
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  12. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    sounds sketchy to me. Brand new Stingrays can be had for $1400 or so... throw in the piezo pups and you may have to pay 1500 or a bit more but $2000 is rediculous... just ridiculous
     
  13. bassaussie

    bassaussie

    Oct 6, 2001
    Portugal
    I've seen this guy's id on Ebay a fair bit. He trolls around different vintage and semi-vintage items, trying to pick up a bargain that he can then sell for 2 or 3 times the price he paid.

    I really hate guys like this. I'm quite interested in vintage gear, and you see these guys all the time. They take an item, like the Stingrays mentioned, and then pass it off as a collectable vintage item. It's wankers like this who are responsible for all the overpriced late 70's Fender basses you see, because, regardless of the utility value of an instrument, they drive the price up knowing that someone will be gullible enough to believe that it really does have some inherant vintage value. These guys should really be avoided, because they are just the worst example of a used car salesman.
     
  14. KPJ

    KPJ

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    There are always speculators out there that artificially drive up the price of collectibles. The same thing happened a few years ago with muscle cars. The true limited production muscle cars did have true value, but all of a sudden everyone with an old Malibu or grandma's old Pontiac T37 thought they had a gold mine and jacked the price up on crap. Now we see things like "vintage" 1983 Jazz Basses (!) and $2000 1977 Precisions.
     
  15. D. Matthews

    D. Matthews

    Apr 16, 2001
    Canada
    Hey Brad,
    He can't be Canadian.......'cause those prices just aren't friendly enough, eh. :D
     
  16. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    Soon to go out of businnes with deals like that.:rolleyes:
     
  17. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    someone should e-mail that man... what a jerk off.. excuse my language :rolleyes:
     
  18. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I remember trying to buy a pearloid pickguard for a MM5 from him, and he wanted $75 for it. He said that it was a discontinued model. Got the same one @ GC for $24. Someone ordered it, and them changed their mind. BTW, he lives about 2 miles from me.
     
  19. bassaussie

    bassaussie

    Oct 6, 2001
    Portugal
    Does he actually own a store, or is he an internet operator?

    Also, whoever said he's a speculator is kinda right, only a speculator predicts a market trend. What guys like this do is imply there is a market that doesn't actually exist. It's verging on false advertisement, only it isn't, because he's not saying anything that's not true, he's just using terminology that would normally indicate a collectible bass. And he won't go outta business, because there are always gonna be people, particularly younger inexperienced players, who are gonna be sucked in by this wankers dribble.

    BTW, anyone interested in buying pre-Tokiyokiyojo Samick bass in completely original condition? $1000!! :D:D:D