Posted by JRTapes on September 30, 1999 at 08:50:29:
There has been much criticism of Yamaha tubas on this BBS. I have a Yamaha, and I like it, but thar's another story.
My question : recently there have been two Yamaha YBB-103 tubas on ebay. I knew one of the sellers, and emailed him to find out he got more than he paid for the horn. I think both horns sold at the $1600 range, which is half way to a brand new VMI, and more than halfway to some great used horns. Can anyone explain this phenomena ? It has happened about 4 times since I've been watching ebay, and I can't reconcile all the bashing here, and the high prices there.