Posted by Tim Cary on June 21, 1999 at 09:31:29:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Tubas for around $2000? posted by shame on you joe on June 19, 1999 at 23:45:07:
For this horn, with a case, $2600 is more than a fair price. The $3200 Mirafones are the S-models (sans case), and these are inferior to the standard models. When you consider that the horn bought on eBay was basically sight unseen and sound unplayed, a risk is involved when buying. Add in shipping costs, any repairs, etc, and the price is well over $1875 as sold on eBay. In musicain circles, there seems to be somrthing wrong with making a profit. Has anyone ever considered that the profit is used to support families, pay the bills etc? The markup on the price seems to be very reasonable considering the workk and effort involved with this horn. And, if $1875 is so low, why didn't anyone else bid higher?