Why is this SE 245 so expensive?

elvis

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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?
 

rnodern

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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.
 

Boogie

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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.
 

Bill SAS 513

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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.
 

elvis

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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.

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

xjbebop

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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!"

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

tonytester

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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.
 

mojo1fan

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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.
 

n24re

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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?
 

alantig

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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.
 

rnodern

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