"to offer a suggestion of how much someone else should pay when you won’t “put your money where your mouth is” is irresponsible", "You may or may not have more experience than anyone else on the planet in buying and selling Sunn gear", "perhaps you have more vintage gear purchases/sales experience than I do", "What possible significance can the speculative opinion of some armchair quarterback, with no skin of their own in the game, have regarding the value of anything?", "baseless fairy tales", etc
I surrender, Ed. You're too tough for me.
It’s not a case of winning or losing. My point is simply that speculating on the price of anything
used is a wasted effort unless the value can be substantiated by actual transactions
. Obviously there is no forum “rule” governing this type of speculation, but I always chime in when the speculation gets “fanciful” in my estimation.
Truthfully, what caught my attention was your suggestion that $450 was reasonable for a 610, with your only reference
being one that you bought for net zero;
My 610L was $100 and came with an Fender rackmount head, which I sold a few days later for $100.
It’s a personal thing; A sizeable piece of the income I use to support my family comes from buying and selling items. Not just Sunn gear (IMO there isn’t nearly enough mainstream interest in the brand for me to make significant revenue); Sunn is more of a passion for me, but I deal almost exclusively from vintage items.
It's tough enough to negotiate in this economy; mythical market value speculation muddies the water even more.
I’ve deleted your recycle bin posts; the language was objectionable, and while a healthy debate can be stimulating, IMO profanity and name calling isn’t something that this forum is designed for.
Smite away, and if you want to take it to PM, that’s fine by me, I’m pretty thick skinned and feel pretty secure in my grasp of the vintage gear market. I actually enjoy the intellectual exercise.
But… vulgar, profane, personal assaults against anyone
is not tolerated on any forums that I have visited.