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Pete Thomas

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Unless of course he sells it for that price.

He's entertaining offers, so it seems fair enough,. it's not as if its compulsory to pay that.
 

jonf

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Well, somebody bought it. It's very nice, but I wouldn't have paid the asking price. However, market forces are what they are, and it's worth whatever someone is prepared to pay.
 

kevgermany

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last one of these that I saw auctioned went for a lot more, but was in better condition. Just another example of collectors pushing up prices way beyond the intrinsic value because of rarity. Makes no sense to me. I know sellers need to make a profit/living, but...
 

Greg Strange

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last one of these that I saw auctioned went for a lot more, but was in better condition. Just another example of collectors pushing up prices way beyond the intrinsic value because of rarity. Makes no sense to me. I know sellers need to make a profit/living, but...

I think the word your looking for Kev starts with "G" and rhymes with reed...:)

Greg S.
 

kevgermany

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I think the word your looking for Kev starts with "G" and rhymes with reed...:)

Greg S.

I wasn't looking for it. Just avoided saying it... >:)

Really annoys me to see these ads on ebay offering old sax equipment at extortionate prices. But as was said above, no-one forced the buyer to pay the price. And it's not really any different from any other sale in a capitalist system. Just wish these wealthy collectors would collect something else - like 'art' so we can enjoy our old saxes without breaking the bank....

otoh, maybe I should offer my Santoni for a few thousand - there weren't many made with that badging, most were sold as Evettes..... Then buy myself a commoner investment sax - like a MkVI...
 

aldevis

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Trouble is they are bought by investors and never used. Saxes of any vintage are meant to be played.

Sadly true. On the other hands I know a couple of dealers that refuse (in one way or another) to sell horns to investors and prefer a lower gain, selling to real musicians: there is still hope in life.
 

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