The value is in the enjoyment of use at a affordable cost. $165+ $500 in repairs. $665 - $10 use/ consumption fee a month for two years($240). Could you sell a good working 615 tenor for $425 ? Buy to repair & flip is bad plan. Buy to use and you end up not liking it. Use the math above to calculate a planed loss at minimum.It doesn't play now, will need overhaul. I think the point that the finished cost may be more than the horn is worth is valid, and that's why I solicited opinions, as I thought that might be the case. Thanks for the responses.
Last year I bought 3 different Cleveland 615 tenors all with good very pads so .. not needing overhauls at the moment .I see people paying around $150 for a 615 tenor that plays. What's a good price for one that's pretty clean, but needs a repad/ overhaul? I am going to look at one tomorrow asking $165, but that seems a little high.