I'm excited to announce a new feature for HiFiCollector.com - What's it Worth?
With years of buying and selling, collection, pricing, and trading experience behind me (and hopefully in front of me as well), I've acquired the skills to confidently quote prices on vintage audio gear. In addition to personal experience with brands and current market conditions, I'll also use eBay completed auction listings and, to a lesser extent, the Orion Blue Book for audio. Orion is still catching up with the downturn of the economy, so their prices seem a little high from my observations.
All posts from this point on will feature a What's it Worth? section which will provide my best guess as to the value of an item similar to the one I'm describing in the post.
Disclaimer - Pricing vintage gear is always a best-guess scenario. I'll provide my estimate based on what I believe would be fair market value and a good place to put a reserve price if I were to try to sell on eBay. Please use my price quotes as a guide and not a point of dispute with a potential buyer. Your experience has probably taught you the same things I've learned when it comes to appraising audio gear - it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay. Collectors with deep pockets will pay whatever they can to win an auction, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the value of that piece of gear has risen.
Of course many variables exist - whether the item would be sold internationally or just within the US, whether the price is meant for eBay (with a huge potential buyer base) or CraigsList (where that base is much smaller), etc. I'll address each one of these on a quote-by-quote basis.
As time allows I'll also go back through the 150 plus posts I've written so far and add the What's it Worth? section to them as well.
Thanks for making HiFiCollector.com such an informative and fun site! Keep the comments and suggestions coming and Happy Listening!
Happy Holidays too!
I'm getting quite a few requests for gear quotes, which is great!
I want all these requests to be arranged for easy retrieval - not only by the people who requested the quotes, but also by future visitors as well.
So. . . From now on, please submit all your gear quote requests on the HiFiCollector.com forum.
You'll see the "What's it Worth?!?" topic, so just create a new post under that topic and I'll answer it ASAP.