SDA 1C. What's a good price?

ROHfanROHfan Posts: 1,005
edited August 2014 in Vintage Speakers
Saw these today in CT (no affiliation):

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/ele/4503386545.html

$500 seems very steep to me. They seem to be in great condition and I've been jonesing to get some SDAs back in my house. What should be the top asking price on these?
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  • Moose68BashMoose68Bash Posts: 3,525
    edited August 2014
    These appear not to have been modified, but they also seem to be in good condition.

    Does the lister have the interconnect?

    Can you audition them?

    If on inspection and audition they are what they appear to be, and if they have the interconnect, then I would say $500 is a fair price, but you might try to haggle the lister down a bit.

    I love my mod'd 1Cs. Even if he won't come down on the price, you are not likely to see another pair of these in that location for some time (I assume you live near enough to New Haven for local pick up).

    It all depends on how much you would like to have thee SDAs in your home.
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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,286
    edited August 2014
    I paid $250 for unmodded 1C's with the interconnect. It's your call, but in the greater NYC area you will eventually find them cheaper if you keep looking. It also depends how far you are willing to drive. I live in CT, and drove to NJ to get them.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,622
    edited August 2014
    Not steep, so buy them already.
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  • ROHfanROHfan Posts: 1,005
    edited August 2014
    It's a little steep for me plus it's a bit of a hike as well. I'll keep my eyes open for something closer. Thanks for the input.
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    Front Heights: Polk RC65i --- Rears: Polk RC85i --- Sub: Power Sound Audio XS15
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    Vincent Audio SA31 preamp --- Teac UD301 DAC
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited August 2014
    $500 is not out of hand for 1Cs. Would $400-$450 be better? Sure. But they're not falling off trees these days!

    Also $250 for a pair today, is a little "unrealistic"! That's a bargain basement price. Kudos to you if you got them at that price!

    I've always seen the 1Cs as an SDA sweet spot. That's where I would go if I decided to get rid of my 2s, and stop! Don't have room for anything bigger, and don't need it.

    cnh
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  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,276
    edited August 2014
    ^^ Agree ^^ I recently picked up un-modded 1c's for $225 local off CL but I have been looking for 2 years and bought them the same day they were posted I think. The going rate "deal" seems to be much more in the $400-$450 range and commonly I've seen them at $5-600 or more.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,603
    edited January 1
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,457
    I'll give you a money order for $1,500 to cover shipping expenses. I can afford it, I'm a Nigerian Prince so you know you can trust me.
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    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,543
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I'll give you a money order for $1,500 to cover shipping expenses. I can afford it, I'm a Nigerian Prince so you know you can trust me.

    Nigerian prince? I get e-mails from you all the time. Does this mean we are friends?

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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,127
    @TJurlano
    I'm sure your 1Cs are lovely and that you're a fine fellow, but from the site's selling guidelines:

    Being able to offer items for sale or trade is considered, by its membership, to be an earned privilege. To earn this privilege a member must accumulate at least 100 meaningful posts before he is permitted to offer anything for sale or for trade. What qualifies as "meaningful" is determined by the moderators and "for sale/trade" posts will be deleted if they are in violation of the rules.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,622
    His post will be gone come morning.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,431
    F1nut wrote: »
    His post will be gone come morning.

    Yes, but will his SDA's sell here before then? Hmnn?
    Probably not.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 39,622
    I hope no one here is that foolish.
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,570
    @ROHfan I hope you got em. I paid $320 for mine that need a lot of work on the cosmetics.

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