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Travis Bean values adjusted for inflation

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guitarcharlie

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PostPosted: 03/11/2007 at 4:23 PM    Post subject: Travis Bean values adjusted for inflation link

Well this has been bugging me so I found an inflation calculator on the internet:

$1000 in 1976 would be equivalent to $3557 in 2007

I think this emphasizes what a great value a vintage Travis Bean really is. And when you remember that the company lost money on every guitar....just some food for thought.

I feel lucky to own a Bean!

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KoaGod

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PostPosted: 05/16/2007 at 11:19 PM    Post subject: RE:Travis Bean values adjusted for inflation link

Hey Charlie

Where did you find that inflation calculator? Very interesting. Seems like the market is right on. I too feel extremely lucky that I have a Bean. Love to own another one.. but doubt that day will come.

KG

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gse1

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PostPosted: 05/18/2007 at 10:18 PM    Post subject: RE:Travis Bean values adjusted for inflation link

I dont think the inflation rate is a fair indication as it probably doesnt take into account produstion costs. As the company was losing money on the guitars that means they would have cost over $1000 each to produce in 76. That is the equivilent of $3557 today. If it cost a company anywhere near this figure to make one today they would be doing something wrong.
An EGC costs about $1400 U.S. (I think thats right) which according to the calculator would be the equivilent of about $400 back in 76.

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guitarcharlie

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PostPosted: 05/19/2007 at 7:41 AM    Post subject: RE:Travis Bean values adjusted for inflation link

I couldn't find the one I used before, but here is another online Inflation calculator:

http://www.westegg.com/inflation/



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Kevin

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PostPosted: 05/21/2007 at 1:11 AM    Post subject: RE:Travis Bean values adjusted for inflation link

I just though everyone would get a kick out of this.

I found my old guitar price guide from 1998.

Tb2000- 1000.00-1100.00
Tb1000s-1100.00
Tb1000a- 1100.00
Tb3000-1100.00
Tb4000-1100.00
Tb500- not listed

Veleno- not listed
Veleno Traveler- 1200.00

Ah the good old days.

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