Re: JM Prices taking off...a marketing perspective...plus a look to the future

Discussion of newer designs, copies and reissue offset-waist instruments.

Since they are not produced in huge numbers, will AVRIs achieve iconic status in the next 30 years?

Yes, they will
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No, they won't
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Re: JM Prices taking off...a marketing perspective...plus a look to the future

Post by Naturality » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:02 pm

If they did raise up more than about £1500 then I think Fender would start up production again.

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Post by sookwinder » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:02 pm

the absolute mint 73 strat I bought 4 years back could be sold today for anywhere between 2 - 3 times what I paid for it (including shipping costs).

Ebay (and similar sites) have certainly enlarged the potential number of buyers, thus reducing the availability and increasing the prices. So when one model becomes hard to get/expensive, buyers move to the next similar model, what ever the product actually is.

isn't this just economics 101 ?

I just wished when I first go into guitars 7 years back I had not been put off by the "oh jms and jags are crap" comments from local guitar stores.  I can still "see" those two 59 jms sitting in a local guitar shop for about AU$1800  (exchange rate at the time = US$920).  no one wanted them, then when I suddenly saw the light, and went back a couple of years later to see if they were still there... of course they weren't
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Post by aen » Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:33 am

It's strange, because eBay made everything available to everyone all the time in most other collectibles, so they went waaaaaaay down.  (comic books, uh, coins and stuff, dollies...)
I prefer their older stuff.

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Post by rabidhamster » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:42 am

damn!  so ebay is why I cant sell my stupid comic collection anymore?!  >:( I'll kill them.

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Post by i love sharin foo » Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:19 pm

rabidhamster wrote: damn!  so ebay is why I cant sell my stupid comic collection anymore?!  >:( I'll kill them.
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Post by aen » Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:38 am

rabidhamster wrote: damn!  so ebay is why I cant sell my stupid comic collection anymore?!  >:( I'll kill them.
Pretty much.  Every time i look somehting up that used to be worth hundreds, can now be snatched up for 25 or 50 bucks. The "supply" half of the equation was blown away, but the demand stayed the same.  Definetly didnt work for guitars.
I prefer their older stuff.

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