“What’s This Worth?” Thread

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Is that really a strategy you’ve observed? I mean, I had the thought when I clicked the link, “This seller certainly got my attention!”, but I wondered how, if at all, that might convert into a sale.

I would think that pricing that guitar too high might discourage people from even inquiring about a deal. Ya know? We’ve seen NiteFly M’s go for one tenth of that price; if I was really interested in that guitar, and saw that guitar for somewhere in the $1,800 realm I might feel like I could get the guitar for lower, but at a $9k price I, personally, wouldn’t want to even start a conversation. I think we all view “our guitars” sentimentally, to some degree, so a low offer could potentially be insulting—I do see a fair amount of Flys/NFs listed at what I consider to be the “I don’t want to sell it” price.

I wonder if that “advertising” strategy pays off.
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It seems the $6,500 ’99 Artist posted on the previous page sold after two offers. I wonder if it dipped below $5k, how soon we’ll be seeing it again, and if the next Artist listed in worse condition will have a higher starting price.
vjmanzo wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 1:32 pmI do see a fair amount of Flys/NFs listed at what I consider to be the “I don’t want to sell it” price.

I wonder if that “advertising” strategy pays off.
I see these same weird listing practices here and there with other brands - but the pool of Parker sellers seems to simply have a higher concentration of weirdos. It almost reads like they’re selling off their bragging rights to something.
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Red ‘95 Deluxe rewired PTP and missing hex bar being sold for $1950 (w/ shipping), plus tax.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/154993566590?h ... Sw4jJifxUM

Update: Sold for best offer
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https://reverb.com/item/54992091-parker ... ature-2009

Lime gold ‘09 Belew 1.0 Fly Deluxe lasted about 28 hours before selling after two offers. It was the first one listed since this tangerine Belew sold for $7620 in 2018.
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Here is one that seems to validate Mark's theory.
https://reverb.com/item/55105783-parker-fly-deluxe-1995
There's a pretty blatant picture with a phone number on it to call Direct and save!
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I saw that when I was comparing it with the white hardtail listing. What gets me is that the asking price for a particular cracked and chipped Fly is presumably high due to the rarity of the color - But being as the guitar needs refinishing anyway, you could just refinish a cheaper Fly in that color. So unless calling the seller is going to save more than a thousand dollars off the listing price, what’s the appeal?
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mmmguitar wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 3:38 pm …being as the guitar needs refinishing anyway, you could just refinish a cheaper Fly in that color.
That’s vintage “pre-refined” paint! 🤩
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vjmanzo wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 3:47 pm
mmmguitar wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 3:38 pm …being as the guitar needs refinishing anyway, you could just refinish a cheaper Fly in that color.
That’s vintage “pre-refined” paint! 🤩
Can’t wait to see the vintage paint chips listed separately in a bundle with the knobs.
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mmmguitar wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 5:31 pm
Can’t wait to see the vintage paint chips listed separately in a bundle with the knobs.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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