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Vintage RI 5-way Switches

 
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Can I sell these for $49?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Vintage RI 5-way Switches Reply with quote

Okay, I've been working on this deal with the manufacturer for 5-way switches that are accurate to the real Frankenstein and also can be used in restoration projects and/or aged new builds.
My costs are coming back making it cost prohibitive. Iíll have to sell them at $49 to make any kind of margin making it worth my time and investment. Considering the broad range of applications for this switch and the accurate vintage specs do you think this is something I should pursue?

It will look like this minus the solder of course.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't imagine very many people being interested at that price. Then again I could be wrong.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've paid over $60 on eBay for vintage switches like these.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DivebombInc wrote:
I've paid over $60 on eBay for vintage switches like these.


Like I said I could be wrong. But from my experience people will pay a high price for vintage stuff because it is vintage and will pay less even if that thing is up to vintage specs. (Maybe it's the lack of mojo fear). I'm sure others will chime in and have other opinions.

Trust me, as my wife can attest to--I'm often wrong.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I have a hard time justifying a large cost for something when it is not visible or sonically an improvement.
Perhaps the EVH fans would like it but I don't think the demand would be that high.
Perhaps try at a forum that is more heavily invested in EVH type builds.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to find a forum where vintage correctness is the bible.

Seriously some of the LP guys spend 500 bucks to just get correct looking pickup rings. Mad
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