I just got this email from the Patrick, AKA 'jett7470', who last week sold a new-in-box TB303 worth at least $1,000 for $150:
"I am the Ebay seller that has egg on his face for selling a pristine, mint condition TB-303 for $150. I acquired this unit in the late 1980's working in a music store selling keyboards. At that time the unit was so complicated it was unsellable. At that time it retailed for $395. The Dealer Cost was $197.50. After not being able to sell the unit, the store gave it to me for $100. I have kept it in the original package with all the paperwork since then.
"Last week I took it out of the closet, snapped a couple of pictures of it and listed it on Ebay for $150 buy it now. It sold in 10 minutes! This week I have received numerous emails from the United States and the UK informing me what an idiot I am! I guess I should feel worse than I do, but I did make $50 on my original investment. I guess you win some and you lose some. It's all a matter of karma. I can't tell you how many times good ole boys have brought 1957 - 1959 Les Paul Gold Tops, Flame Tops into the store and traded them for next to nothing!!!
"I still have plenty of incredible vintage electronic units that I have no idea what they are worth. For instance, vintage 1970's Electro Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress still in the original box, looks brand new, still have the original Rolling Stone pages that the New York company used as packing in the box!
I have about 8 or 9 EH Units, the deluxe guitar cables still in the original burlap, Ibanez Units from the original late 1970's, capos, tuners, Hohner Harmonicas, just about everything you would have found in a music store in the 1970's, including guitars. In closing, I will certainly research my vintage products before determining a price."
Thanks for getting in touch, Patrick, and I'm sure every MT reader sends you a hug for being so nice about it all. Unfortunately, the market for vintage EH gear has recently crashed. I guess I could take them off your hands for $20 apiece...
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