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#1470780 - 05/30/16 05:36 PM Old Gear Retail Price Searches
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Anybody have any idea how to find retail and/or going prices for old recording gear - at the time of release? For that matter, anybody know how to find original release dates of old gear? I've always wondered, but don't have much success searching online.
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#1471137 - 06/01/16 02:52 PM Re: Old Gear Retail Price Searches [Re: uptildawn]
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Sound On Sound (SOS) seemingly reviewed every piece of gear I've searched for information about. the reviews often listed the original retail prices.
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#1471148 - 06/01/16 03:46 PM Re: Old Gear Retail Price Searches [Re: EssOhEss]
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That's an excellent suggestion! I do use it at times. Thanks for the reminder.
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#1472617 - 06/08/16 10:18 AM Re: Old Gear Retail Price Searches [Re: uptildawn]
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I worked as manager of a high end, upscale pawn shop for nearly 30 years, and would often go here for pricing. Orion blue book has the market cornered on this however, and if you're willing to shell out money, you'll find everything you need there in Orion. We had dozens of their books. It's a must in that field.
But I would still go to the following link from time to time. I'm sure you'll find it's exactly what you're looking for.
http://www.prepal.com/


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#1472629 - 06/08/16 11:32 AM Re: Old Gear Retail Price Searches [Re: HARDDRlVER]
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Oh, hey! that's one that I used a couple times a few years ago and then lost track of it.....
Thanks for the suggestion, Harddriver!
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#1472678 - 06/08/16 05:07 PM Re: Old Gear Retail Price Searches [Re: uptildawn]
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You are very welcome. It might be outdated but still has some interesting details.
I would spend hours reading the orion books on everything I ever owned. You might search ebay for some used orion books. Extremely detailed.

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#1472696 - 06/08/16 05:30 PM Re: Old Gear Retail Price Searches [Re: HARDDRlVER]
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another good idea.
I don't know that paying a subscription fee, or even the one fee per item thing, works for me with the "blue book" place.
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#1472743 - 06/08/16 09:30 PM Re: Old Gear Retail Price Searches [Re: uptildawn]
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I was only considering that the prices of used orion blue books on ebay are pennies on the dollars compared to the cost of new ones.
I wouldn't want a new book anyway.
Say you get a 'pro audio' book on ebay for $25 that was issued in 2000. It will have vertiually everything in that catagory back to the 70's at least. If you buy a current run of the same book you'll spend $150 easy, only to have the years from 2001 up to last year, which for me is pretty useless anyway. I used to spend hours reading those books and used them quite a bit for pricing gear, up until ebay and general w3b pricing showed up. But their detailed info always kept me amused
That same notion goes for all orion catagories. That's all I was suggesting Up.

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#1472752 - 06/08/16 10:22 PM Re: Old Gear Retail Price Searches [Re: HARDDRlVER]
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I totally get what you're saying and agree that a used book would be far more use than a new one.
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