Are we fulfilling our own prophecy?

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Skihawx wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:57 am I knew it was brass, I was just wondering if it was an overseas buyer.
It was a US buyer. They have been selling for more than that on eBay.

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Buy it now at $300.00. Did not sell at $375.00. Maybe because it was painted?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/165081856255?V ... 5081856255
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A high price, but it's true that it looks pristine!
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This one has just sold for under £50.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victor-Ortho ... 7675.l2557
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Skihawx wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:09 pm Buy it now at $300.00. Did not sell at $375.00. Maybe because it was painted?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/165081856255?V ... 5081856255
If you look at the completed auctions, this is more typical for an early Brass Orthophonic reproducer. This one sold for $610.00. eBay can be a funny place.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/224538052422?h ... 7675.l2557
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My generation (Millennials) tend to live in smaller houses/apartments. Most machines are big! It also seems like since vinyl has made a comeback (thanks in large part to Millennials) that most are interested in The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and also newer pop singers like Taylor Swift on record. They do not see much appeal in the music we like that is much older.


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epigramophone wrote: Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:36 am The 30 to 40 age group are probably too busy juggling careers, childcare and mortgages, with no spare time or money for collecting.
Although I have collected all my life, the hobby only really took off after I retired.
I’m in that age group and I welcome the more affordable prices of machines! The only thing that stops me is my family’s complaints about room and floor space, which is the reason I can’t get any more large floor models anymore. But tabletops are still game.

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gunnarthefeisty wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:13 am
Garret wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:11 am It's simply supply and demand.
I think the thing about Credenzas is they're A. common enough so that you could get one from a non-collector for cheaper, B. non neccesarily high end ( a debate for another day) and C. REALLY REALLY BIG
That wasn’t the case for me. It was a REAL task and a half getting a Crezenza where I’m at that wasn’t $1000+! That was 2 years ago. I actually had to go to the Yankee Trader section for one because of my limited transportation options and funds.

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Post by travisgreyfox » Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:12 pm

My generation (Millennials) tend to live in smaller houses/apartments. Most machines are big! It also seems like since vinyl has made a comeback (thanks in large part to Millennials) that most are interested in The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and also newer pop singers like Taylor Swift on record. They do not see much appeal in the music we like that is much older.


-Travis

Often the case, You remember as you grow up, listening to the music of your parents so later on in life you tend to pursue that music from a nostalgic point of view. I am most interested in the music from the late 20's and early 30's due to the fact that when growing up, the cartoons that were shown on tv were from that era played the music from the early electrical recording era of the late 20's and early 30's. I also pursue some big band era as well as 50's and early 60's era music as influenced by my parents

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epigramophone wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:52 pm This one has just sold for under £50.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victor-Ortho ... 7675.l2557
This one I believe is pot metal and not brass, which explains it's low price.
If I remember correctly, the pot metal examples have 9 tear drops cut in the mask, and the brass examples only have 7.

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