Old 12-06-2022, 11:06 AM
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DrumBob DrumBob is offline
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Default Will This MIJ Price Madness Ever End
Apparently not. Missing the front bass drum hoop, with beat up heads, yet seller describes the set in glowing terms.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/38524531928...ZmqSrJFhUDZgUO
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:23 PM
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grantro grantro is offline
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Cool Re: Will This MIJ Price Madness Ever End
There are definitely crazy prices for MIJ`s out there...Do these sellers ever want to sell them? In this case, the seller wants $1200 OBO and the bass drum reso head and hardware are missing!! I understand that a seller can ask for whatever price he wants, but, they need to be realistic in my opinion...

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Old 12-07-2022, 10:49 AM
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OMG!! Yes, asking prices, especially by the ill-informed, for these sets are getting way out of control! There is another seller listing quite a few MIJ snare drums, each for $250. While they are all certainly in very nice condition, I find it strange at the price...yet, many are selling. I always maintain that condition is everything...BUT...with MIJ drums, if they have a more rare wrap, they can go up in price. Still, the vast majority of what I see for sale is nothing more than what you would find at a yard sale, with the seller gladly taking $5 to $10 for a snare drum and maybe $50 for 3pc set.

When will the madness end?!! Probably never!!!

-Mark
Old 12-07-2022, 12:42 PM
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As long as the majority of buyers don't bite at the crazy prices, these chuckle heads can list them as high as they want. If nothing else, it provided a little entertainment for those of us who know what they are really worth.
Old 12-10-2022, 08:50 PM
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As long as the majority of buyers don't bite at the crazy prices, these chuckle heads can list them as high as they want. If nothing else, it provided a little entertainment for those of us who know what they are really worth.
thin shell! You are spot-on! I love to roll my eyes and laugh to myself when I see these listings!

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Old 12-23-2022, 10:00 AM
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If people are now getting $300 for $120 sets, Iā€™d say their strategy is working, and has been for a while
Old 01-17-2023, 04:18 PM
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As of today, January 17, 2023, the drums are still up there for $1200. I guess the seller/clown hasn't figured things out yet.
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'23 DW Collector's, Black Galaxy: 13/16/18/22/14 sn.
'01 DW Collector's, Oyster White: 8/10/12/14/16/22.
'72 Slingerland Red Tiger Pearl: 12/13/16/16/22.
'65 Slinger/Leedy, Blue Sparkle: 12/14/20.
'69 Rogers Holiday, Red Onyx: 12/13/16/24
'67 Ludwig Burgundy Sparkle: 12/13/16/22.
'70-ish Ludwig Std, Burgundy Oyster: 13/16/22.
'69-ish MIJ Drum Mate: Peacock Pearl: 13/16/22.
'60s Tempo/Stewart, Aqua Glass: 13/16/22/14 sn.
Old 01-27-2023, 07:41 AM
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As long as BOOMERS with fat bank accounts and a feeling of nostalgia for there youth must have the first kit there parents bought them. Get used to seeing some crazy prices!
Old 01-27-2023, 09:06 AM
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Well, this Boomer won't pay the inflated prices, that's for sure.
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'23 DW Collector's, Black Galaxy: 13/16/18/22/14 sn.
'01 DW Collector's, Oyster White: 8/10/12/14/16/22.
'72 Slingerland Red Tiger Pearl: 12/13/16/16/22.
'65 Slinger/Leedy, Blue Sparkle: 12/14/20.
'69 Rogers Holiday, Red Onyx: 12/13/16/24
'67 Ludwig Burgundy Sparkle: 12/13/16/22.
'70-ish Ludwig Std, Burgundy Oyster: 13/16/22.
'69-ish MIJ Drum Mate: Peacock Pearl: 13/16/22.
'60s Tempo/Stewart, Aqua Glass: 13/16/22/14 sn.
 

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