My other hobbies have resulted in me ending up with a top-of-the-range camera and target rifle, but it took over a year to gain enough knowledge and to sift through various other models until I knew what suited me best.
I realise the same applies here with GAS, with the added incentive of waiting until i can actually play any sax I try out in a shop without embarrassing myself. So I am trying to stick with my Jupiter 567, as also advised by my sax teacher.
It is interesting reading up on what saxes people like and dislike and then thinking ahead to what I might try out and buy when the time comes.
On the way I've vaguely thought about buying a minty YAS480 at £475 and only today found a YAS23 for £290 in perfect condition locally. That one has almost got me going as it seems to be a favoured starter sax.
I tended to buy cameras and rifles if I spotted them at below market value to see if they were better or worse than what I already had, and then sell on the 'loser'. Not so sure that's a good idea with saxes though? Would there be any benefit to buying the YAS23 to try or will I just get confused? It's not a lot of money.
You'll all tell me to wait for 6+ months until I can tell which is the right sax for me I know. I'll do my best.... promise!