Once a new drum set is purchased and played . Curious to hear what people say here, as the market seems to be ignoring Supply and Demand . There only seems to be Demand by Supply.
Yeah it should ! A Vintage one should me more though.. Marketing 101.. I sold a 70's Gretsch USA I played for years for $600 , I bet the guy who owns it now if up for sale wants Vintage Value on it. it's BS.. I sold an AVRI '57 Strat for $1600 the fellow who bought it has had it on Reverb for over 2 years at $3500. I have heard on here the argument of buying high end gear yielding diminishing returns but it seems low end or old gear is yielding increasing return. If there is Logic there I fail to see it..So an old Ludwig kit should sell for about $200?
I also think a MIJ Starclassic kit made in the early 2000s would have more value than a MIC Starclassic kit made ten years later. At least, us Tama fanboys prefer the MIJ shells (and the subtle, classy decals instead of that kludgy, ugly, zit they call a badge).So an old Ludwig kit should sell for about $200?
I think there is more to the equation than 50% of the new (time of purchase) value. Collectable value aside, replacement cost has to be figured into the equation as well. That tends to drive used prices up. The point being I think, "whatever the market will bear" is the operative term here.
I bought a 10,12,16, 22 Brooklyn kit a few years back. I think the new price at the time would have been 2500-2700. I don't see them selling for $1250 anywhere.
Even a Yamaha Stage Custom is selling for 60-75% of the current sale price.