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Hi folks.

Sadly desperate times call for desperate measures and I am looking to sell my Selmer Super Action 80 Series 2 Alto 600xxx. It is in mint condition. Lacquered, engraved but not the original case

I was wondering if anyone had recently sold in or around NYC and what the going price for the horn is. I am not going to sell if I am getting back a poor return for what is a fantastic sax.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Yes exactly. Mint condition. No scratches, No lacquer wear. Plays perfectly.

If I was to take it to one of the woodwind shops in NYC would I look at getting around $3000 from them? What mark up do they take do you know?
 

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Pretty sure it's close to 25%. I was thinking less than $3000 myself for a private sale but a music store could sell it for that.
 

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Yes exactly. Mint condition. No scratches, No lacquer wear. Plays perfectly.

If I was to take it to one of the woodwind shops in NYC would I look at getting around $3000 from them? What mark up do they take do you know?
Don't do that. They have to mark it up to make a profit. You would be lucky to get $1800.00 from a retail shop. You can offer it here or on eBay. $3000.00 or Best Offer.
 

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sell the horn yourself , a shop is going to offer you a lot less than what you can make if you put some work into it. Some shops take horns in consignment but they are not actually buying it from you they will only act as a go between
 

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Thanks guys. Appreciate it.

I will post it on here and on ebay then. Will get the pictures as soon as I can.
 

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I recently bought a 103,xxx Mark Vi tenor in NYC and paid a hefty price, though considerably less than the going prices at major vintage horn dealers such as Roberto's.
 

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Yes very true, most shops especially in Nyc will ask for a higher price and then after the horn sells, charge a percentage for helping with the sale. It would be much better to sell the horn yourself. Good luck. Ok.

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If you don't want to sell it yourself and must turn it over to a music store, try to put it on consignment. Agree to a price that you will accept when the store sells it. Allow three months for the store to sell it. If it can't move it in three months, sell it yourself locally. A lot of jewelry stores work on this basis for high-end jewelry, and it's probable that a reputable musical instrument retailer will do the same. The advantage is that they don't have to shell out the cash to buy it from you, and you agree upon a price that is fair and agreeable to both of you. After three months, go back and check to see if it's still in the store.

The downside: the store may sell it but not remit payment to you until it is convenient for them.
 
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