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I bought a Rochelle and played it for about a month while I was waiting for my Norman to arrive. It's a very serviceable little instrument and great to learn on. It is in like-new condition. $275.00 plus shipping. I can send photos if you'd like.

 

Lisa

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I bought a Rochelle and played it for about a month while I was waiting for my Norman to arrive. It's a very serviceable little instrument and great to learn on. It is in like-new condition. $275.00 plus shipping. I can send photos if you'd like.

 

Lisa

I thought used Rochelles were going for $200. Even new. Otherways you can always buy brand new for $330. Would Bear (are you reading this?) be interested in this instrument? I'd go for it. Better then tinkering with Hohner. Why don't you guys work out payment in installments option?

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I thought used Rochelles were going for $200. Even new.

What's that based on? I don't recall seeing a used Rochelle sell that cheap. Unlike the higher-priced Stagis, they don't seem to lose much value when they go from new to lightly used from what I have seen.

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I think Button Box had a used one they were selling for 275, so that may be the going rate. May have been 250, it was a few months back.

 

So, c'mon Bear.

Food is over-rated.

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I thought used Rochelles were going for $200. Even new.

What's that based on? I don't recall seeing a used Rochelle sell that cheap. Unlike the higher-priced Stagis, they don't seem to lose much value when they go from new to lightly used from what I have seen.

There was one on Craig's list, went for $200. I bought one used too.

Then what's the reason to buy used for $275, when new is $330?

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I thought used Rochelles were going for $200. Even new.

What's that based on? I don't recall seeing a used Rochelle sell that cheap. Unlike the higher-priced Stagis, they don't seem to lose much value when they go from new to lightly used from what I have seen.

There was one on Craig's list, went for $200. I bought one used too.

Then what's the reason to buy used for $275, when new is $330?

It's cheaper. Duuhhh!

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It's up to 335 now, or so, before you tack on shipping. From what I've seen at least. It's like 1/5 off the new price.

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I thought used Rochelles were going for $200. Even new.

What's that based on? I don't recall seeing a used Rochelle sell that cheap. Unlike the higher-priced Stagis, they don't seem to lose much value when they go from new to lightly used from what I have seen.

There was one on Craig's list, went for $200. I bought one used too.

Then what's the reason to buy used for $275, when new is $330?

It's cheaper. Duuhhh!

It's "penny smart". How much of a trouble you buy when you save a whopping $60?

Give me a break! No upgrade program, no return, no fixing, no advice - stupendous economy!

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I thought used Rochelles were going for $200. Even new.

What's that based on? I don't recall seeing a used Rochelle sell that cheap. Unlike the higher-priced Stagis, they don't seem to lose much value when they go from new to lightly used from what I have seen.

There was one on Craig's list, went for $200. I bought one used too.

Then what's the reason to buy used for $275, when new is $330?

It's cheaper. Duuhhh!

It's "penny smart". How much of a trouble you buy when you save a whopping $60?

Give me a break! No upgrade program, no return, no fixing, no advice - stupendous economy!

 

There is value in getting a concertina that has been PLAYED by someone for a while and found to be in good working order. Fresh out of the box from china is more of a gamble even if it is given a cursory going over by the seller. After playing it a month you would know if it has problems.

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I felt like $275 was a fair price for a barely used instrument. I paid $330 plus (I believe it was $25.00) shipping. There is always dickering too. . . Maybe I'd include shipping. . .

 

And yes, I'd do a payment arrangement with someone. I played this Rochelle while I was doing a payment plan for my Norman.

 

Thought I'd start here first. E-bay next week.

 

Lisa

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There is value in getting a concertina that has been PLAYED by someone for a while and found to be in good working order. Fresh out of the box from china is more of a gamble even if it is given a cursory going over by the seller. After playing it a month you would know if it has problems.

We're talking about Rochelle, not your average Chinese crap. There is absolutely no value in buying used Rochelle, except for the price.

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I felt like $275 was a fair price for a barely used instrument. I paid $330 plus (I believe it was $25.00) shipping. There is always dickering too. . . Maybe I'd include shipping. . .

 

And yes, I'd do a payment arrangement with someone. I played this Rochelle while I was doing a payment plan for my Norman.

 

Thought I'd start here first. E-bay next week.

 

Lisa

You can try to sell it at any price you want. I just would like Bear, who got burned on cheap Hoher, to pay attention to your ad, but I don't think your price is very attractive to him yet. I personally wouldn't bother, unless the Rochelle will go at $170-200. Try ebay and see, if the market at large will support your price. I'm curious myself.

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There is value in getting a concertina that has been PLAYED by someone for a while and found to be in good working order. Fresh out of the box from china is more of a gamble even if it is given a cursory going over by the seller. After playing it a month you would know if it has problems.

We're talking about Rochelle, not your average Chinese crap. There is absolutely no value in buying used Rochelle, except for the price.

 

Where did you get the idea that Rochelles never have problems?

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There is value in getting a concertina that has been PLAYED by someone for a while and found to be in good working order. Fresh out of the box from china is more of a gamble even if it is given a cursory going over by the seller. After playing it a month you would know if it has problems.

We're talking about Rochelle, not your average Chinese crap. There is absolutely no value in buying used Rochelle, except for the price.

 

Where did you get the idea that Rochelles never have problems?

Nowhere. But where did you get the idea that used Rochelle will have less problem? Fixing is an ongoing affair, and if you are not tinker, you are better off buying from maker, with many benefits stemming from it. $60 saving on a $300 instrument is not such a great deal, to my opinion.

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$60 saving on a $300 instrument is not such a great deal, to my opinion.

 

Where I live $60 is the better part of a days wages and a Rochelle costs a weeks pay.

 

Your posts sound as though you think I'm trying to dupe someone.

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Fresh out of the box from china is more of a gamble even if it is given a cursory going over by the seller. After playing it a month you would know if it has problems.

Actually, Rochelles never come "fresh out of the box from China". On arrival at Spokane, they are first checked over by Wim Wakker's wife Karen (who makes their own concertinas with him), and then by Wim, before they are even sent out to the dealer. I know that this is so because I recently visited them in the middle of this process. Indeed, even the manufacture is supervised by someone working for Wim in China.

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if you are not tinker, you are better off buying from maker, with many benefits stemming from it.

M,

 

Here don't you really mean 'tinkerer' as in the noun usage of the word tinker? Also defined here.. If Lisa wants to sell her concertina for a mere $275 by all means let her do it. This thread was started in the Buy & Sell section of the forum wasn't it?

 

Good luck Lisa,

 

Dan

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if you are not tinker, you are better off buying from maker, with many benefits stemming from it.

M,

 

Here don't you really mean 'tinkerer' as in the noun usage of the word tinker? Also defined here.. If Lisa wants to sell her concertina for a mere $275 by all means let her do it. This thread was started in the Buy & Sell section of the forum wasn't it?

 

Good luck Lisa,

 

Dan

 

Sure, Lisa can set any price she wants.

I was only surprised by the asking sum, as I have never seen Rochelles actually been bought used for such amounts. I was watching used Jackies (and Rochelles as a "bi-product") and the prices for sold ones never exceeded $250, be it week's pay or hour's pay. There was one recently sold on Graig's list for $200. I sold my Jack for $150-ish.

No I don't think Lisa wants to dupe somebody, just sometimes people set unrealistic prices.

I mean, it may be very attractive by standards, where Lisa lives, but on a Word's Forum saving may not be so obvious.

P.S.

Yes, I meant tinkerer.

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