Sansui G-33000 - $7000 (Lancaster)

Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by 59volvo, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. 59volvo

    59volvo Well-Known Member

    FYI -

    Sansui G-33000 - $7000 (Lancaster)
    Date: 2012-02-05, 9:14PM PST
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    I'm selling my fathers Sansui G-33000 in mint condition. I will post pictures upon request. If interested please email me. $7000obo

    Location: Lancaster
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  2. vintageboy

    vintageboy Spinning vinyl like there is no tomorrow Subscriber

    wow way way too much $$$
  3. silverrocket

    silverrocket Active Member

    That has to be a, that is a lot for one of those.
  4. fule designs

    fule designs New Member

    G 33000 on ebay

    There's another G 33000 on ebay right now. Starting bid is $7000. Buy it now is at $9000. WOW!!!
  5. fule designs

    fule designs New Member

    I asked the seller if boxes and accessories come with the receiver but there is none, just a manual and receipt.
  6. tobyj17

    tobyj17 Comfortably Numb

    That's ridiculous.. the last one on the 'bay sold for $4090..around six months ago.
  7. Bigerik

    Bigerik AK Subscriber Subscriber

    That's getting pretty silly. Can't blame a guy for trying. The market is at it's peak right now. 10 years into the future and these things will be fetching a fraction of what they do now.
  8. fule designs

    fule designs New Member

    Who knows. All he needs is ONE serious buyer/collector!
  9. Jeff M

    Jeff M AK Subscriber Subscriber

    10 years ago they(almost all audio) was selling for WAY less than now. Why would those drop in price in the future?
  10. Hyperion

    Hyperion Roobarb & Custard Subscriber

    Analog Tuner....:scratch2:
  11. 62caddy

    62caddy AK Subscriber Subscriber

    You can ask whatever you want; whether it sells or not is a whole 'nother ball game.

    Like anything and everything else- supply and demand, supply and demand.
  12. similost

    similost Rockin and Rollin.... Subscriber

  13. 240sx4u

    240sx4u AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Some of this stuff is lusted over due to fond memories or nostalgia. Once the folks who are purchasing this stuff stop buying, stop collecting and/or pass away then the huge demand for that particular gear will decrease.

    I can guarantee you in another decade people will begin looking at the 80s gear as vintage and it will see a big uptick in value. I am from a different era than most of the vintage folks on this board, so I see things a bit differently. Maybe I am wrong, only time will tell.
  14. Ken Boyd

    Ken Boyd AK Subscriber Subscriber

    There is no way to really know. I remember everyone saying that real estate is a great investment as they don't make land anymore and homes will always be more expensive, tell that to all the people who purchase homes! Just go to Florida where homes selling for half a million and now you can't sell them for 150 thousand.
  15. JohnVF

    JohnVF Banned

    It's happened in almost every nostalgia-based market. As the target audience gets older and moves to fixed incomes or, well, you know... the demand decreases dramatically.

    It's not like real estate where even a burst bubble will eventually recover, because they're right- you only have so much land, with an increasing population. With vintage gear, yes you only have so much of it but you have shrinking demand. You never really get beyond supply and demand. The only way price could keep going up is if somebody hid or destroyed units at a rate faster than the market will be shrinking. There will probably be a bubble then a gradual decline then a falling off of a cliff of prices.

    And vintage gear is very much a product of a generation. Yes, there are younger fans but they make up a small percentage of the buyers and their attachment to the gear isn't as inherent in who they are. They are also probably more easily persuaded to buy something else when the prices of vintage get insane, like this sale in question. That is a price tied to nostalgia and collectibility, it is not at all representative of what kind of performance you can get for that coin.
  16. StereoX

    StereoX New AK Member

    $7000 today had the buying power of $2000 in 1978.

    If it is a bubble, It may grow for a few more years. I've recently got into vintage audio because I remember how great a 70's era Marantz was when I was a kid. I'm 40 now and I bet there are a few others with fond childhood memories of these great stereos.

    Of course if our offspring fall in love with the stuff..... :)
  17. JohnVF

    JohnVF Banned

    Sometimes they do and then hear something more recent and turn their back on it, which is easier to do because they aren't as connected to it by nostalgia. (Not that I'd know anything about that....)
  18. Bigerik

    Bigerik AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Stuff like this is collected by the people who lusted after them as teens. The stuff you wanted, but just never could afford. For example, the 77-79 Trans Ams have skyrocketed. Wasn't too long ago, $10,000 would buy you a beautiful TA just like Burt Reynolds drove. Now the nice ones are over $40K.
    What drives the prices of this stuff up is the emotional attachment people have since kids. Once they leave the market, prices will plummet. Stamp collections are the perfect example. Except for the real rarities, you just can't give them away anymore.
  19. StereoX

    StereoX New AK Member

    I'm a perfect example of turning my back on it.

    At 21, I left a beautiful Marantz 2270 that I got from my parents, at a Montgomery Wards Electric City repair shop because it didn't click any more when I powered it on and had no sound.
  20. mrb3

    mrb3 French Canadian Aker

    I'm 32 y.o. and my family wasn't into audio at all when I was young... I can't qualify buying vintage for nostalgia.

    I bought pristine restored vintage equipment for the aesthetics and performance. I carefully chose units who were well rated and sought after.

    When I was 19 y.o., I shopped for a Trans-Am (but hadn't bought one because my father told me it wasn't as good as a japanese car (or even a Chrysler)). But... it interested me because it looked like a badass car and it was within my budget.

    Though we can't predict in which direction a market will go... my feeling is that pristine highly sought after vintage units (top of the line ones or those who benefit from raving reviews) will at least keep their value. A 1978 Lamborghini will always be a Lamborghini ! As long as it's not beaten up, it'll have high resale value.

    Middle of the line (like the Trans-Am) to bottom line unit's prices will retain value while nostalgia is there... after, prices will fall. I think we can already feel that the value of low en units is dropping as there seems to be an "Audiokarma trend" of members getting rid of their unused stuff.

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