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Bean Bass TB2000 market value

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Sean Bean

PostPosted: 09/29/2005 at 5:52 PM    Post subject: Bean Bass TB2000 market value link

I'm the original owner of Bean Bass TB2000 #923 (purchased in 1978) and was curious what the market value is these days. I'm moving overseas and am debating on whether or not to sell it. Thanks for any light anyone can shed on this. Sean

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Chris Hall

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PostPosted: 09/29/2005 at 8:27 PM    Post subject: RE:Bean Bass TB2000 market value link

They can range anywhere from say, $1200 U.S. to as much as $2000 in some cases. If it's painted, it'll probably go for more than the more standard natural finish... and of course the better shape it's in, the more it should fetch. Watch eBay for current "market value"...

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jermey

PostPosted: 09/29/2005 at 9:06 PM    Post subject: RE:Bean Bass TB2000 market value link

Ebay is not at all indicitive of market value, its an auction and by nature all auction prices are above fair market value. if a 1000s was in a shop it would be rougly 15 to 20% less than an ebay price. ebay is killing fair market sales and its a shame.

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KoaGod

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PostPosted: 09/30/2005 at 11:27 AM    Post subject: RE:Bean Bass TB2000 market value link

Hello Jeremy

I would agree to a point. Since the rarity and availabilty of Beans is limited and often extreme, eBay is often the 'only' market place for them. It's all about supply and demand. Personally.. I've never seen a Bean in a 'shop'. I know of a few online guitar shops, and they've been pretty spendy.. and I've found much better deals on eBay. I understand your point.. but the demand (and what people are willing to pay) IS indicative of market value, be it eBay or some other 'market'. Why do guitar resellers sell their Beans on eBay.. because they can get it to the hands of people wanting the guitar, instead of sitting on the rack.

Hope I didn't start a flame war. Just wanted to pitch my 2 cents.

kg

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jeremy

PostPosted: 09/30/2005 at 7:43 PM    Post subject: RE:Bean Bass TB2000 market value link

flame war? hardley i think were more mature than that , or at least i hope! i do see your side too. and heres a kicker .. about 11 years ago i passed up a bean 1000 a for 899 canadian ... the reason? cuz im a bassist and i thought well shit to bad it wasnt a bass. now im playing guitar too **** what a mistake! LOL

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KoaGod

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PostPosted: 09/30/2005 at 9:46 PM    Post subject: RE:Bean Bass TB2000 market value link

Wow.. that sucks! You may run into that opportunity again someday.

kg

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tmh

PostPosted: 12/04/2005 at 10:34 AM    Post subject: RE:Bean Bass TB2000 market value link

Interesting. In my experience, ebay prices are *cheaper* than "in a shop" prices. Because the shops that carry Beans are boutique in nature, and as such have inflated prices.

Plus, if you think it through, how stupid would a shop be to sell their Bean in the store for 10 or 15% less than they would get for it if they sold it on ebay? They'd be pretty dumb to throw that money away, wouldn't they?

I know of at least one boutique guitar store that sells their Beans for nice high prices in both the store, AND on ebay.

BTW, how about the Beans on ebay right this moment? Are these people high or something? $2500 for one in original sunburst (does that even exist??), $5995 for a wedge guitar (how many times will he have to relist it before he realizes he's asking maybe $2000 more than what he can expect to get?), and one with a starting bid of 1500 sterling pounds, with an estimated selling price of 3000 - 4000 pounds?!?!

Did Bean prices somehow just double in the past couple weeks and I missed it?

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michael scagnetti

PostPosted: 12/04/2005 at 10:43 AM    Post subject: RE:Bean Bass TB2000 market value link

"Did Bean prices somehow just double in the past couple weeks and I missed it?"

haha, i had the same thought.

i don't know how many times i've seen these same beans on ebay that are on there now. they keep relisting them over and over again at the same price and nobody wants to pay that kind of money.

i won my tb2000 on ebay the other day for $1,600 and it's in awesome condition. the funny thing is the guy behind me only bid up to $1,000. the reserve was set at $1,600 and i bid $2,051 so of course i got it but had there not been a reserve it would have gone for $1010.

most people, especially around the holidays, aren't going to spend $2,500 on a standard bean guitar.

oh well. idiots. -d

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jetsetvet

PostPosted: 01/01/2006 at 10:46 PM    Post subject: RE:Bean Bass TB2000 market value link

I disagree. What possibly could be a more "fair market" than Ebay? For cryin' out loud, it allows anyone, anywhere to bid on anything with a completely level playing field. What a given item sells for on Ebay IS the fair market value. What possible better index of the used bass market could one look at than Ebay?

And for anyone out there that thinks prices on used Beans are too high.....grow the F up. Anyone who has taken a basic economics course understands the law of supply and demand. Why is this concept such a challenge for so many of us? There is a great solution for people who think used Beans are overpriced.......don't buy one.

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johnf89

PostPosted: 01/02/2006 at 5:07 AM    Post subject: RE:Bean Bass TB2000 market value link

I both agree and disagree. Sure, eBay is a marketplace for everyone in the whole world, but it does not reflect the prices in the real world outside of eBay. It seems as if eBay to a big scale a trading place for those with much money and who doesn't take the time to search what they're looking for.
I, who also is a record collector often see new limited vinyl records on eBay selling for perhaps $50, when these in fact are still in print and available for $12 postpayed from the label and various web based record stores. The same with guitars. I rarely see guitars like Fenders, Gibsons, early Ibanez', or even Travis Beans etc. being sold on eBay for prices that equals guitar stores (even if the the stores are very familiar with the world wide guitar market and often attend to big international guitar fairs).

But yeah. Sure. If something sells for a certain price it is worth it for the one who actually buys it.
There are people who would trade their soul for Elvis' nail clippings. I sure wouldn't give a dollar for it.
And I wouldn't pay big bucks for a guitar off of eBay when I am sure to find one for several $100 somewhere else.

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