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Saxophones Weltklang silver alto on ebay?

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I been looking at a silver alto Weltklang serial 12xxx that needs some work, a project i think and the seller is wanting £170 as is, now is that a fair price or too much and what would a potential resale value be when fixed up
thanks
Ian
 

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I spotted that wishing it was a Tenor . Tenor solists seem to go for around £250 in good playing order, I`ve been looking into them for a week or two as a backup option so I`d say a playable Alto for £170 seems a good deal but after shipping to Norway even without a full service I honestly don`t think you`d be into any kind of profit, maybe worth a thought if you want it as a player and/or could do any work it needs yourself ..
 
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yeah i was thinking it is a bit high in price, never mind, i will find a project sax with a profit potential sometime i am sure.
 

milandro

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the value of anything is the product of many factors one of which would be local availability and desirability of any given thing.

Any Weltklang alto or tenor, older or newer, won’r excite anybody over here in the NL and would sometimes sell for less than 250€.

If you can buy one of these older silver plated “ Solist” model (or the B&S so called blue shield which are contemporary and made by the same factory) and fix them yourself then you could, perhaps, sell it at a profit on a market where these horns are valued more than the market where you’ve bought them.

Is this your case in Norway?

I know I couldn’t buy it in the Netherlands, have it fixed (I don’t do this myself) and re sell it at a profit. Even the cheapest of the technicians would ask 300€ for an overhaul these days which would automatically bring this sort of horns in an unsellable range (unsellable because people would buy something else with the same amount of money).

This is a different situation in case you overhaul the horn yourself. But in reality all you do is selling your overhaul, that’s where the profit lays.

Unfortunately this state of affairs is affecting all manners of saxophones in the lower priced segment.
 

kevgermany

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agree, too expensive, unless local conditions are very diffrent.
 
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once again i want to say thanks to all who replied, it makes my decisions much clearer so i decided not to buy it, and this also underlines how useful these forums are and saving me money in the long run.
 

C_Claudemonster

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thought I'd chip in. As most of you might know, I have a silver weltklang tenor. It's in fine playing condition & I paid £140 for it about 4 years ago off eBay. I was really lucky and I've never wished to part with it, however, that alto is older in the keywork design than mine and although it would make a good sax I think the price is too high. There is certainly no profit to be made from it. It's not even a looker IMO lol :)
 
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