Prices are nuts these days

pgm554

Platinum Member
Was in a drum shop in Redwood City and noticed a Pearl snare bottom Mastercast was $131 bucks.
Roughly triple what I paid a few years ago.
Sheesh!
 

incrementalg

Gold Member
For sure. I ordered a set of drums days before pandemic lockdowns began in the US, so I got in before prices took off. The price on the exact same set, at the same dealer, is significantly higher these days. I'm glad I bought when I did.

I have no idea if prices will ever drop to match or be near pre covid, pre inflation prices.
 

pgm554

Platinum Member
For sure. I ordered a set of drums days before pandemic lockdowns began in the US, so I got in before prices took off. The price on the exact same set, at the same dealer, is significantly higher these days. I'm glad I bought when I did.

I have no idea if prices will ever drop to match or be near pre covid, pre inflation prices.

One of the Ludwig floor kits they had jumped $200 from last week.
Same kit ,just more $$$.
 

Donkey Boy

Active Member
What about raising the price of NOS ? Really! Then claiming there are supply issues..I have supply therefor you must demand. ha!
 

yammyfan

Senior Member
The madness has trickled down to the used market too.

I see tons of ads where sellers state "compare to..." quoting current new prices in order to justify charging close to 100% of last year's 'new' prices but for used equipment. Either that or they ask wildly inflated prices for gear that sold for a fraction of the cost as recently as this time last year.

I'm standing on the sidelines for now. The coming recession should help to restore some balance.
 

Jeremy Crockett

Well-known Member
Everything is fine. Nothing to see here.

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Chris Whitten

Silver Member
Overall, based on 40 years of experience, there has never been a more affordable time to buy music gear.
In the 70's you saved up for a year to buy a Ludwig or Gretsch kit.
Yes, compared to the last five or ten years, inflation has kicked off, plus the pandemic (with a lot of components being made in China which still locks somewhere down on a weekly basis), plus the war in Ukraine.
 

MrWriter

Active Member
Away from the world of drums, I'm also in the market for a Fender Jazz, the Mexican one. In the UK they can be had retail brand new for £650, yet I've seen used ones go on eBay for £590 plus £25 postage for a 10 year old one complete with dings. WTF?
 

Donkey Boy

Active Member
Away from the world of drums, I'm also in the market for a Fender Jazz, the Mexican one. In the UK they can be had retail brand new for £650, yet I've seen used ones go on eBay for £590 plus £25 postage for a 10 year old one complete with dings. WTF?
Dings have supply chain issues.
 

jaymandude

Active Member
I don’t know about where you are, but on the used drum market around here, nothing is moving.
Here too. It’s gotta be bargain basement price. Either guys don’t have the cash or ……. ? Just cause the new prices are going up doesn’t mean used stuff is selling. Very much the contrary.
 

cbphoto

Diamond Member
The Bullwhip Effect looks to be occurring this month. Inventories are climbing and shipping container rates are falling. That primo kit you've always wanted may drop in price before Christmas!

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SmoothOperator

Gold Member
Yeah I am seeing market weirdness. Some things have become super cheap, like in a lack of demand or deflationary sense eg real wages are going down so the demand for things like aux percussion toys are also going down, things people would have used disposable income for. People just can't afford them. Though it could be due to the UK currency collapse. Good time to buy Behringer maybe. Other things like shoes have gone through the roof. I've noticed Mexican products coming online also, that could be a factor, if companies are importing from Mexico instead of across the pacific.
 

C. Dave Run

Gold Member
The Bullwhip Effect looks to be occurring this month. Inventories are climbing and shipping container rates are falling. That primo kit you've always wanted may drop in price before Christmas!
I wonder how much if that is because of the holidays?

From October to February we have Halloween, Thanksgiving, black friday, cyber monday, Kwanza, Hanukkah, xmas, new years eve, and valentine's day (VD lol). Apologies to anything I forgot.

Tis the season to get buried
Fa la la la la, la la, la arrrrrrghhhhhh!
 

Jeremy Bender

Platinum Member
Yep, and in the near future we'll sees some silly used ads that read: "Pre-Roland DW kit or original family-built N&C!"

They'll ask top dollar for those items. lol
 
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