Just a reminder that SOTW does not permit buying/selling/trading on the forum for new members of less than six months and fifty posts. And when it is permissible, it is only in the MARKETPLACE area, which is viewable to members after they have achieved the required perimeters.Thanks. I’m actually looking to sell the one I have.
Age, condition, and Jubilee status being equal, a used Series II typically will sell for a few hundred dollars less than a used Series III. There are two main reasons for this: (i) the retail price of a Series II is slightly lower, and (ii) there are more used Series II horns in circulation, since that model has been in production longer.I forgot to ask- are the Series 2’s really holding as much value as the series 3’s these days? I see a lot of Series 2’s going for almost the same as the 3 but don’t know if they actually sell for the asking price. It’s known that the 3’s are more valued in the classical world than jazz/pop so maybe that’s a factor?
Wow I thought the series 3’s retailed for a lot more than the 2’s did. Seems there’s not much price difference between the two. I’ve had mine for a decade. Am I guessing right that the 3’s really dropped in value?I sold a Series III Alto on EBay about 2 years ago for $2,400.00 + shipping. It was 8 years old at the time, I believe, and it was in nearly flawless condition. Obviously not a Jubilee.
I agree that looking at the EBay advanced search - and checking off "sold" listings is a great indicator of market value.
The best indicator is the Ebay sold listings. I purchased my III for a bit less than I sold it for, after having it ~ 1 year.Wow I thought the series 3’s retailed for a lot more than the 2’s did. Seems there’s not much price difference between the two. I’ve had mine for a decade. Am I guessing right that the 3’s really dropped in value?