jaminem wrote:But its not just guitars
I noticed a couple of Gary's keyboards are included, like this Polysix
. (As Wonks indicated, the estimates are disingenuously low.)
I think "disingenuous" is pretty strong....
But I will concede that the Polysix looks like a pretty cheap estimate - they may not know what it is...
You need to bear in mind that you pay a buyers premium of 24% on top so estimates can on the surface appear low but once you factor this is in pricing is a little more in line with what you'd expect, but I've had some astonishingly good buys from this place.
an unused Beyerdynamic M88 for £45 rrp £240, estimated £40-60
A custom shop Yamaha BB2024x for £800 rrp over 2K estimated £800-1200
SWR Super Redhead for £210 (find one for under £500 used!) estimated £250-350
Even then, there's no accounting for what can happen if you get 2 parties interested.
I've seen a box of ordinary strat parts go for over £500 when estimated quite rightly @ £150-200, rough JV squiers estimated @ £400 go for over £600 to online bidders who probably didn't even play it (because I did and it was a dog!)
Its swings and roundabouts, fashions and internet hype that's driving a lot of the prices up, and an almost impossible task for the auction house to get every estimation to meet everyone's expectations...