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So, I'd like to thank you all in advance for potentially helping me sort through all of the general questions I have, and also welcoming me into this community(by allowing me to create a free account to quiz the people in the lifelong trade/journey about what I seem to have gotten myself into). Thanks again for reading. I am excited to become a part of this particular community!
In another thread...on another forum... there is a question about selling a violin. I wanted to keep this thread vague and general...but to try and get a more concrete (if possible) response about the pricing of 'used' but new/newer instruments (and not those of antique or historical significance)...let's use concrete examples: 1. The first question is about a Henry Meissner (or Fred Meissner) violin. Purchase price was $5000. Appraisal price was $15000. Hoping to get $10000-12000 for it. Now...is this level of violin really worth 3X it's purchase cost? And why is it not worth 'used' prices. Why is it not worth $2500 for example? 2, Another violin was for sale for was a "Modern 'Soil' Stradivarius" copy (I am assuming a Chinese made copy). The seller paid $1300 for it...and was asking $2000. Why does the seller think it is worth more than he paid for it? 3. A third example: An Eastman Ivan Dunov model. Purchased for $1200...and one year after purchase was told it was only worth $600-800 since it was 'used'. Now why was this example immediately discounted...while the other two examples are inflated?