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Hi,

I am trying to get a Cannonball tenor and/or alto. In Switzerland they cost about 4'000 swissis (equal to about $3'400) and the tenor is about 15% more.
What is the price range in the US for the latest Cannonball big bell stone series and who shall I contact for a good deal and shipping to Switzerland?

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Werner
 

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These horns depreciate like crazy. If you are not in a desperate rush, I'd buy a nice-looking one off eBay if I were looking.... Let someone else "eat" the 40% difference in cost between a new Cannonball and a beautiful barely-used one.
 

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Although the advice about eBay makes sense http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...MEWA:IT&viewitem=&item=270122717312&rd=1&rd=1, I believe that it is largely outdated information about resale on these.
Like any horn there are occassional steals available, but from the Big Bell Globals with stones and newer, fine condition horns retain close to the same percentage value of their original selling price as many of the big 4, IF they are bought at a competitive US market price. I paid a little over 1600 for my alto in late 2005 and regularly see the nice ones finish on eBay in the 1200-1500 range. Some slip through for less, but that can be said about any brand.
 

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I was in Sam Ashe today in Columbus and the Alto was $3059 and the Tenor was $3895. OUCH!!
 

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semipro said:
I was in Sam Ashe today in Columbus and the Alto was $3059 and the Tenor was $3895. OUCH!!
That sounds crazy high. Have these things really jumped that much? I'm going to have to make a couple of calls.
 

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I got a good deal on a Conn 20M yesterday; it was listed as an 'M20'...
 

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I sold a great condition Stone T5-Ice Tenor on ebay in May ... it brought $1425... so I dont think that their resale is all that good.

I have a Black Stone Bari with gold lacquer keys that I am going to be selling once I figure out how much its worth.
 

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Dave, the bari is worth 3k to 3.3k.
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Can anyone tell me why these horns have increased in price so much?
 

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semipro said:
I was in Sam Ashe today in Columbus and the Alto was $3059 and the Tenor was $3895. OUCH!!
That's because that Sam Ash is awful!
 

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So they are usually less expensive than that? Phew! I really like their curved sop. and if the alto and tenor were that expensive I did not want to see the price of the curvie.
 

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Pick up the phone. Call around and you might be surprised at what deal you can get. I was (my Mad Meg is on the way) and I think it's pretty stupid that Cannonball actively lets big box retailers like Sam Ash gouge their uninformed customers.
 

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Pick up the phone. Call around and you might be surprised at what deal you can get. I was (my Mad Meg is on the way) and I think it's pretty stupid that Cannonball actively lets big box retailers like Sam Ash gouge their uninformed customers.
You're right. This may be the only brand that is less from family music stores than from the mega chains.
 

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I will, I should be ready to buy around Oct.
 
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