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« on: January 19, 2006, 10:23:18 AM »

00-15, all mahogany? Theres one in this city for about $900.oo US. I haven`t even picked it up `cause I think it`s way over priced.....or am I wrong?
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2006, 12:48:14 PM »

Check out the link below...Recent 00-15 Sales on Ebay.
Prices ranging from a low of $390 to a high of $624...makes $900 look a smidge high.
Make em' an offer
Sad to admit but unfortunately for the most part the Bay is determining "market value" these days.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2006, 01:18:11 PM »

Gosh at $900 that is above MAP for a new one. The list is $1099 and Map is $799 So even at MAP you can get a new one for less. Blue book is $500 to $575 excellent and $325 to $400 average. Ebay is close on the fair market value. today.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006, 01:40:56 PM »

thing is...the shop is a second hand place and they won`t budge on prices...I tried before on another guitar. The Japanese are not big on haggling...`course being a foreigner they expect me to be rude enough to try.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2006, 01:47:22 PM »

Hi Sneaky,

If the importer has to pay extra taxes to bring the stuff in, that may be a partial explanation for the price. Have you researched the price of a new one locally for comparison purposes? I work with a guy who just moved back here from Japan. He said everything over is more expensive than we're used to...
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2006, 02:07:46 PM »

My favorite value calculation: half of retail + $100.

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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2006, 02:25:38 PM »

My favorite value calculation: half of retail + $100.

E. Shoaf

Not to be used when valuing an Est@ban.  :WNK>
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2006, 02:30:41 PM »

Not to be used when valuing an Est@ban.  :WNK>

Valuing an Esteban?  Isn't that an oxymoron?

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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2006, 02:34:25 PM »

No; simply moronic.  :GRN>
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2006, 02:59:01 PM »

OK now lets not get started on Esteban again.  :UND>
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2006, 02:59:24 PM »

OK now lets not get started on Esteban again.  :UND>
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2006, 04:04:15 PM »

Not to get it all started again, I just purchased a used Esteban for $25.  On second thought, I'll start a separate thread for this.

E. Shoaf
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2006, 04:48:03 PM »

From what I've seen the going price for a used 00-15 is around $600.00 USD
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2006, 02:05:35 AM »

there isn`t a new one to compare to. Tokyo this ain`t. I`d have to go down there to find one, and thats a $200.oo bullet train trip. True, MIAs and Larrivees cost about double the price in North America. Thats why I only buy used or wait for sales which come around once or twice a year. Don`t mind paying a little more for things but I hate getting ripped off, guess a local will have to pay their asking price for that guitar...me, I can wait till I get back to Canada for one.
thanks for the insight.
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2006, 03:13:35 AM »

I have a Martin 00-15 (6 months old, still has pick guard film, humidified, non smoking, mahogany - not sappele, exc to mint, w/hsc) Asking $595 + shippping. Does that seem like a fair price considering all that has been said? I love the guitar but should have bought the 000-15S with the 1 & 3/4 Nut. I'm having gas for an OM-03R!
 Chico
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