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#2935785 - 07/02/18 12:21 PM Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New
AnthonyM Offline
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Hi Guy's

I had purchased a Jupiter-80 about a year ago. Unfortunately, I have not had the chance to use it as expected and am seriously looking into re-selling it. It is for all intent and purposes brand new, having been placed on the stand and tested once or twice before being placed back in the box. Also still have all original packaging.

I've looked on Ebay for current and completed listings and see price ranges from $2600 for used all the way to one in the same condition as mine for $4,400. This was listed on Ebay by an online retailer with a brick and mortar presence. Their listing states open box (used 3 times). I've seen other listing's from Japan going in the high $3K's. Other completed listings have also been sold in the $3,000's. From what I know, the value of these keyboards has gone up, since they are no longer in production. So am assuming that they are now rare. The Jupiter-50 does not seem to be going up in value. But I don't want to out price myself on my listing.

As always, any info you could provide would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Anthony

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#2935790 - 07/02/18 12:29 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: AnthonyM]
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Who knows .... They sold for less than $2,500 new towards the end of the run. But now you can't get them. Is it a classic synth with appreciating value or is it a discontinued digital board that will decline in value? I don't know what the final verdict will be.

I would not give more than $1,800 if I wanted one ( which I would like one ) but I'm a cheap Bastige.


Edited by CEB (07/02/18 04:02 PM)
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#2935792 - 07/02/18 12:34 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: CEB]
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Lol - thank's CEB

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#2935795 - 07/02/18 12:35 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: CEB]
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I guess you might need help deciphering eBay Sold prices for comparable condition.

I saw 1 sold for $3000 on May 24. Minty fresh condition.
Free shipping. Look it up.

I think you know you shouldn't try to offer it as new. Its Like New from your post.

If I were you, you could take the last 3 sold, in the US, that are Like New . Then take an average.

I don't know the market for your board. I just checked it on eBay. I can't say if its anything special.
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#2935811 - 07/02/18 01:30 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: GregC]
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i think CEB is in the right ball park @ $1,800 which is a litle more than 1/2 of the new price when they were being blown out.

However, the OP can start the bidding at $2,500 and let the buyers run up the price. grin

The reality is that unless a warranty can be offered, most buyers will look at it as a used synth that just happens to be excellent condition. cool
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#2935812 - 07/02/18 01:35 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: ProfD]
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Worth noting, in the past when products have been discontinued, I've seen an initial spike in used prices that eventually settles out, then over time prices decline as expected. You may be able to overlay the sold listings timing with when it was discontinued and see if you can detect a trend, but in general I would look for the most recent similar sold listings.
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#2935820 - 07/02/18 02:20 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: J. Dan]
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Hey Guy's - Thanks

From what I see "like new" to new are going in the $3K range. And I wouldn't really want to let it go for less than that to be honest. I want to be realistic with the listing and not lose money on it but fair at the same time. I appreciate what you are saying. If I sell it, I think starting at least 3K would be fair. Although not the astronomical price I saw going on Ebay yesterday from an online vendor.

~ Anthony

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#2935833 - 07/02/18 03:38 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: AnthonyM]
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It is a decent board. I own one. But for that you can get a used RD2000 and used Integra. I would take that combo any day.
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#2935902 - 07/03/18 07:32 AM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: RABid]
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I think mine was around $2100...well, my second one (hey don't judge - I'm not the first person to re-buy a board!).

$1800 sounds reasonable. I still contend that it's the best feeling non-weighted action out there.

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#2935976 - 07/03/18 02:57 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: AnthonyM]
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Originally Posted By: AnthonyM
From what I see "like new" to new are going in the $3K range. And I wouldn't really want to let it go for less than that to be honest.

It doesn't read like you're really ready to sell the JP80.

Set the reserve @ $3k and start the bidding @ $1,800.

If it doesn't sell, you will at least have an idea of what buyers are willing to pay for your JP80. cool
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#2935981 - 07/03/18 03:32 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: ProfD]
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What did you pay for it?

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#2935986 - 07/03/18 03:59 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: eric]
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Hi Eric, I paid $2800 for it new. Plus a little extra for some minor expenses. BTW ~ I'm also looking to let go of one of my New old stock Yamaha DX7 II-D. I've seen used boards listed for up to to $1399. Mine is new in the box with all original packaging. Any ideas? With my Kronos doing FM, it really becomes desirable as a collectors keyboard.

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#2935990 - 07/03/18 04:39 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: AnthonyM]
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Originally Posted By: AnthonyM
BTW ~ I'm also looking to let go of one of my New old stock Yamaha DX7 II-D. I've seen used boards listed for up to to $1399. Mine is new in the box with all original packaging.

IMO, as a collector's item, a new in the box DX7IID could very well fetch $1,500. cool
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#2935993 - 07/03/18 04:59 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: ProfD]
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I paid $2400 new for my JP-80. If you can sell if for 3K, do it, then watch for a cheap one to buy back.
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#2935994 - 07/03/18 05:09 PM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: ProfD]
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Originally Posted By: ProfD
Originally Posted By: AnthonyM
BTW ~ I'm also looking to let go of one of my New old stock Yamaha DX7 II-D. I've seen used boards listed for up to to $1399. Mine is new in the box with all original packaging.

IMO, as a collector's item, a new in the box DX7IID could very well fetch $1,500. cool


Easily get $1,500 for it. Early digital is the new analog.

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#2936056 - 07/04/18 04:40 AM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: AnthonyM]
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Better sell it quick before Behringer starts making them. smile
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#2936064 - 07/04/18 05:22 AM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: SteveCoscia]
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If you paid $2800+ for it new and think you can basically break even by selling for $3000, I'd suggest doing that ASAP if the market is hot, because you never know what will happen. If you don't need the money now and might enjoy the instrument (there was some reason you originally bought it, right?) why not just invest some time into playing it and enjoying it?

As for your never opened DX7II, that's very cool! If it was the FD model, I'd be contacting you to possibly buy it.

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#2936088 - 07/04/18 07:43 AM Re: Roland Jupiter-80: Resale Value Unused - Like New [Re: eric]
AnthonyM Offline
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Hey Guy's,

Thanks so much for the info. Yes $3K seems to be a good cstartiisng point. The Jupiter 80 is basically new. I tested it out twice since purchase and has been sitting unused on a stand since with a dust cover on it. I re-boxed it a few months ago.
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About the DX7 II-D, don't kill me.... but I have 3 of these! I purchased two from a former Yamaha Music Dealer over 10-15 years ago. I have never removed 2 of them from the boxes. Although I've checked the contents. What concerns me is program retention (the battery) which has never been replaced. You think that this might have corroded the circuit board even unused? And should I at least take the keyboards out of their boxes for testing?

~ Anthony

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