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Hi all,

Just joined this forum and this is my first post. I just moved to the SF bay area from San Diego and am looking to get a Mark VI alto saxophone thinking that even though it's expensive, I probably won't lose money on it in the long run. Since I am new here, I'd appreciate it if anyone could give me recommendations on where to go looking for it considering that I would like to try it out before I buy it.

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Vansh
 

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Bound to be a shop or two in the Bay Area. Troll through craigslist while you are at it.
 

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Best Music in downtown Oakland may have one or two. They do from time to time. Otherwise craigslist is probably the way to go.
 

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Many thanks for the info.

Has anyone bought a saxophone from justsaxes.com or dealt with Palo Tung in the past? There seems to be one in good condition there.
 

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palo's here on SOTW. He seems to be a straight shooter. Send a PM to ptung.
 

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Mainly because I get to play a solid horn that also appreciates in price. I guess there are other really good vintage saxophones as well but not sure how much they appreciate, if at all.
 

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Hmm. I don't know anything about this really, but my observation of prices suggests that Mark VI's may have appreciated as much as they're going to. I could be quite wrong. But many experts think the economy will stay very slow for a long time, decades even. That will tend to minimize the appreciation of everything.
 

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You may be right in that observation but it certainly won't depreciate as much as a new horn or any other horn, so even if I don't make any money on it, I won't lose much. And I'll get to play a Mark VI! :)

Hmm. I don't know anything about this really, but my observation of prices suggests that Mark VI's may have appreciated as much as they're going to. I could be quite wrong. But many experts think the economy will stay very slow for a long time, decades even. That will tend to minimize the appreciation of everything.
 

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The store on Haight Street must be Haight Ashbury Music. I don't think there's another store there that would have a VI. But their reputation is that they're real ... uh ... dicks to deal with. Maybe if you're looking to spend $5600, they'll be real nice.
 
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