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Seriously? What model Buffet @ Goodwill???
« on: February 07, 2014, 05:53:22 AM »
Six-hundred and fifty-five dollars and pretty much a no return policy!!! Yikes!

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=15425894
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RE: Seriusly? What model Buffet @ Goodwill???
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 12:11:54 PM »
Ha and I thought goodwill had good deals
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RE: Seriusly? What model Buffet @ Goodwill???
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 01:23:38 AM »
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Ha and I thought goodwill had good deals

oh ! on the contrary, they do indeed have god deals ! i\'ve bought about 9 or 10 clarinets from them .. avg purchase price about $11.50 ... but you have to be a bit lucky too .. but yea, $655.00 ? owe that all to the \"Buffet Crampon\" name .. it just seems that the vintage clarinet market is all about \"Buffet Crampons\" .. i got well over $500.00 for the Buffet clarinet i sold.. and it came with a Pedler Premiere clarinet as well.. but i dont think that made a difference..  i\'m sure all they wanted was the Buffet .. Buffets will always get a lot of bidding action which of course will raise the price on and on and on ..  people just seem to be interested in Buffet Crampons .. well and of course Selmer Centered tones and series 9\'s and 10\'s .. and a few others i\'d imagine.. i just cant believe people are more willing to spend $500 to $700 on just a \"name\" than they are to spend say just $55.00 on a very good condition excellent playing clarinet with an obscure or lesser known name, say for instance, Emil Jardin (Paris) .. i do still own a Buffet clarinet, yes .. but to me as far as a player\'s clarinet goes, it\'s by no means superior to the other clarinets in my collection.. but i can guarantee, as far as resale value goes, it will fetch the most money by far .. not that i plan on selling it..  and if you\'re wondering about those clarinets i got so cheap on Goodwill.com .. well, the majority of them were in good playing condition.. a few of them needed a few things, like a pad or 2, some minor key work .. and there were a couple of total duds .. one clarinet was missing all of its pads.. that was a real shocker! but for the most part, i\'d say my purchases on shop goodwill have been rewarding ..

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RE: Seriusly? What model Buffet @ Goodwill???
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 03:11:54 AM »
Yeah, I was watching that auction for the Buffet on Shopgoodwill, and bailed out when it went over $500.  The condition of the horn was uncertain at best (the wood looked awfully dried out!).  

Now, I\'m not a \"big brand name\" guy in terms of clarinets and I have several \"off brands\"….Penzel Mueller, Martin Freres, Kohlert, Olds Studio, Dolnet, Couesnon….but I also own a Buffets and two Selmer Series 9s.  The Buffet and Selmers are my best horns in terms of how they play, tone, intonation, etc.  And, if I were to sell them, the sale price would be quite a bit higher than for my other horns (yes, brand name counts for something).

As I see it, there\'s a good reason that Buffet and Selmer are seen as top-notch brands and instruments worth paying more for.  But condition matters in vintage clarinets.  And it also doesn\'t mean that other brands of horns aren\'t outstanding (many are).  But there\'s a lot of junk out there too.  

So….Just be careful, have fun, pay attention to condition, and find great deals (which for me means buying substantially lower than I can sell it for later after refurbishment)

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RE: Seriusly? What model Buffet @ Goodwill???
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 06:42:03 AM »
Yeah, the wood did look very dry and yes, I do know how to spell \"seriously\"! :blush:
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RE: Seriusly? What model Buffet @ Goodwill???
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 07:01:22 AM »
well here we go with a Selmer sax on shopgoodwill !!!! $2501.00 and rising :exclamation:

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Selmer-Balanced-Action-Serial-26657-1938-39-15486314.html
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RE: Seriusly? What model Buffet @ Goodwill???
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 03:06:03 PM »
Its nice, but it is 3000 dollar nice?
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RE: Seriusly? What model Buffet @ Goodwill???
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 06:50:12 PM »
No Dave, 3 grand is too much. I\'d rather take a vacation with that money and have enough left over for perfectly functioning Bundy !!! ;) I must be getting old.
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RE: Seriusly? What model Buffet @ Goodwill???
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 07:07:56 PM »
I would totally buy a leblanc contrabass for that much money!!
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