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33 minutes ago, kizanski said:

"I know as of the last year there have been plenty of dot necks around the $6500 range so don't go there trying to beat me up on the price."

Yeah. ok.

It's been for sale for weeks.  I'm thinking it's worth about $7,000, but that's not an offer!!!

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7 minutes ago, The Shark said:

It's been for sale for weeks.  I'm thinking it's worth about $7,000, but that's not an offer!!!

You're more generous than I am.  That's at least $500 too high, imo.
For $7000 the case had better be mint as well.  There is one partially pictured (an "original hardshell case guitar", whatever that is) but not a whole lot of info on it other than that.
Plus $200 shipping.  He'd better be driving it over to my house for that.

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Beautiful guitar and a nice example but wow!  
 
Asking ain’t selling but it sure seems like asking prices have been creeping up on hamers.   I wonder if people who don’t bat an eye at spending this kind of money on reissue guitars and such have finally discovered  vintage hamers. They look like a total bargain to these people vs a lot of other guitars.  Where else can you get an awesome 40 year old vintage guitar with “exclusivity” that isn’t falsely built into new models every year?   It’s been a long year with plenty of Internet time for more people to discover Hamer. 

lets hope not though.  At least those of us who are   dreaming of picking one up eventually.  

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Nice Hamer, but I'd wait until after the New Year to even think about haggling over the price.  Post-Holiday bills and whatever's gonna happen re The Pandemic next year would probably be as big a motivator for the current owner to bring the price down as any.

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12 hours ago, The Shark said:

It's been for sale for weeks. 

And it's just the beginning. Let's meet again in a year. He'll swap it for 2 pounds of salami and half an orange 

But the guitar is nice, no argument about that

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Haven't see this one before very nice Hamer Standard. 

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I remember visiting the Flynn Brothers shop in Il. in the 80's. It was a great quirky music shop. I miss stores like that.

That's the best example of a pre-1980 Standard for sale now as far as I know. The price isn't out of line.

 

Prices on old Hot Wheels..? They're out of line!

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14 hours ago, redline said:

I remember visiting the Flynn Brothers shop in Il. in the 80's. It was a great quirky music shop. I miss stores like that.

That's the best example of a pre-1980 Standard for sale now as far as I know. The price isn't out of line.

 

Prices on old Hot Wheels..? They're out of line!

Really? I have  a 1969 purple California Custom Mighty Maverick still on its imperfect-but-not-too-bad card. Where's the best place to wheel and deal? Or in this case, deal in wheels?

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9 hours ago, Menehune said:

Really? I have  a 1969 purple California Custom Mighty Maverick still on its imperfect-but-not-too-bad card. Where's the best place to wheel and deal? Or in this case, deal in wheels?

I have a huge Hot Wheels and Matchbox collection.  Periodically, I try to update prices on the more valuable ones.  I think eBay is the best place to sell them.  The "dealers" elsewhere are mostly scum and won't pay fair money.  At last check, my "Beach Bomb" was worth anywhere from a couple hundred to about fifteen hundred!  The market is all over the place.  Same thing with my G.I. Joe stuff.  It was great being a child in the late sixties and early seventies!  

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On 12/17/2020 at 10:29 AM, The Shark said:

I have a huge Hot Wheels and Matchbox collection.  Periodically, I try to update prices on the more valuable ones.  I think eBay is the best place to sell them.  The "dealers" elsewhere are mostly scum and won't pay fair money.  At last check, my "Beach Bomb" was worth anywhere from a couple hundred to about fifteen hundred!  The market is all over the place.  Same thing with my G.I. Joe stuff.  It was great being a child in the late sixties and early seventies!  

Apologies. Wrong thread. 

On 12/15/2020 at 10:15 AM, kizanski said:

"I know as of the last year there have been plenty of dot necks around the $6500 range so don't go there trying to beat me up on the price."

Yeah. ok.

out of curiosity, I asked the guy what his bottom dollar was. He said 8,800.  Another "right guy" guitar.

On 12/15/2020 at 2:46 PM, crunchee said:

Nice Hamer, but I'd wait until after the New Year to even think about haggling over the price.  Post-Holiday bills and whatever's gonna happen re The Pandemic next year would probably be as big a motivator for the current owner to bring the price down as any.

 

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5 hours ago, tomteriffic said:

Pete was one of the original Chicago dealers.  He and Jim Beech used to get the pick of the litter back when.  I don't know that it's worth what he's asking.  But if he says excellent, it's excellent.

Jim built the original Standards!

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On 12/23/2020 at 8:04 AM, tomteriffic said:

Pete was one of the original Chicago dealers. 

I went to Flynn Music a few times when I lived in Chicago. Nice stuff, to be sure, but ridiculous prices. 

I ran into Pete at a, "celebrity jam", at the China Club. I was complaining about my amp (Marshall JMP) being unreliable. He sez, "well, I get around that by having doubles of everything." I wanted to light his mullet on fire. Douche.

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