Why is this SE 245 so expensive?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by rnodern, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. rnodern

    rnodern Just one more.....

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  2. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I routinely see used guitars and guitar equipment priced at well above the price for a new one. Never hurts to ask, right? Presumably either a sucker buys it or the seller changes the terms. I also see a lot of fakes and misrepresentations.

    Not sure what you've looking for here. They have the right to ask what they wish, right?
     
  3. rnodern

    rnodern Just one more.....

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    Look, I was wondering if there was anything special about it.
    Sure, people have the right to be douchey - if there's nothing special about it, i feel sorry for the sucker.
     
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  4. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    The top is the only unique component, but over $1500 for an SE? A used SE, at that??!! It’s a stretch.
     
  5. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Yup...WAY too much...nice guitar...but you're in used Core money here...I would have to agree that I hope the seller has to sit on it, or lower his price considerably.
     
  6. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    They could be hoping that someone gets confused and thinks it's a core. Or it could be a way to launder money.
     
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  7. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Caveat emptor.
     
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  8. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Sorry, didn't mean to come out harsh. I just see this kind of thing s lot and I don't understand it myself.
     
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  9. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    Sometimes I wonder if some of these overpriced guitars are the result of a partner/spouse insisting on herd reduction and this is a legit way of saying, "hey, I tried to sell my guitar, but nobody is buying!"
     
  10. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Brilliant! I'll have to try that...
     
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  11. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    This... nothing special about that SE except to the seller.
     
  12. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    It is totally worth it, because I say it is........
     
  13. tonytester

    tonytester PIC YOUR STRINGS WISELY

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    you see similar items listed at radical prices. one is 299.99 and down the list another is listed at 1299.99.
    and i guess some people just buy without even checking or looking.
     
  14. mojo1fan

    mojo1fan New Member

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    From the ad-

    "Welcome to the PRS SE 245 Limited Edition. This is a UK-only run of just 120 guitars, which WERE available in six stunning new finishes, of which there are only 20 of each colour.

    As far as I know is the only one in Australia.. VERY RARE AND IN MINT "AS NEW" CONDITION!"

    Still doesn't warrant the outrageous price.
     
  15. n24re

    n24re Enjoying the ride...

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    The price might not be outrageous....what does a new SE cost in Australia? There could be some serious taxes and import duties that drive the cost up?
     
  16. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    If it's the only one in the country, the rarity will drive the price up*. In the end, it's only going to be worth what someone will pay for it.

    * - Rarity does not always determine or affect value. I'm the only one of me in the country, and my wife says I'm worthless.
     
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  17. rnodern

    rnodern Just one more.....

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    In AUD brand new SE's would be between $700 - $1200. the listed guitar is $2,200 AUD
     
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