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Mechanical Music Price Guides
By Bruce Clark

Re: 971018 MMDigest

In Reply to Nancy Fratti's  comments on price guides...I say *right on
Nancy!*    It is also my feeling that price guides have created serious
damage to the chances of buying anything at reasonable price.

For example in a not too recent price guide,  I saw a Seeburg Celeste
priced at $6,000.00   In the same guide, there was a Seeburg Seleste...
priced at $400.00   These were the same instrument, only with the
incorrect spelling, and prices gleaned off auctioneers sales slips.

This is a good example of how inaccurate price guides can be! The
next time someone says to you... "it books for $ XXXX"   tell them: "Book
prices are highly inaccurate and un-realistic Those who use them are
usually amateurs, who know little about the business!"

Let's start a campaign to discourage those who depend upon book
prices! It is time we got together and told it like it is!

Bruce Clark

(Message sent Sun 19 Oct 1997, 20:50:42 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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