A Lot Can Change in 14 years!

evilw

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It is hard to imagine now, but in 2001 I ran the auction for this Champagne Sparkle (20,14,12 and snare) Chanute Camco set three times for $900.00 on Ebay without a bid. I finally sold it locally for $700.00. with all original heads, hardware and stands!


 

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I know what you mean, in the late 90's I sold a lot of ludwigs kits on eBay that I bought locally, probably about 2 a month, I wish I had kept the acros, supras and super sensitives that came with each kit, I would have a little gold mine right now.
 

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If Oaklawn and in exc condition &
$4000.00 - 4000.00 + chanute $3000.00- 3000.00+ in those sizes?
 

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Holy flaming arseholes, Batman! And that champagne sparkle of yours was an Oaklawn? I know next to nothing about Camco (I have a Camco BD pedal somewhere that has "Made in Japan" on it, but that's the limit of my knowledge), but I bet you're kicking yourself now. I know I would be! Thanks for sharing.
 

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It's also interesting that prices on Cleveland/Dayton Rogers drums in 2001 were way higher than they are now, 14 years later. Not sure what happened but the bottom fell out of the Rogers market a few years ago. Dynasonics were routinely selling for $3000-$5000. 14x14 toms were going for around $1000-$1500. Powertones: About $500-$700. Crazy!
 

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Trev, keep an eye out for the Camcos. They're fantastic. The importer was in Canberra and stuff comes up there from time to time.
 

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$700? Um... if the original 2001 purchaser is reading this, I will happily give you a 100% profit on this kit. ;-)
 

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Hell, I wish I had kept every set that I fixed up and flipped back in the 1990s... I would pick up round badge Gretsches that needed some work for like $200, fix them up and sell them for $500. Oh yeah, if the floor tom was a 14", same price but they sold a bit quicker. An orphan tom? $40 out-the-door, two cast hoops and all. Sold two Red Onyx Rogers sets, $450 apiece.1960s Ludwigs and Slingerlands, I would walk if the seller was asking over $200, and my price after a full restoraton and detailing was like $350. Radio Kings? $500 tops with the snare included, and they were hard to move beacuse only like 3 oldtimers in the whole town were interested and every one of them was a tire-kicking lowballer. I once had a line on a clean Top Hat & Cane set for $600 and thought that was too much. Still have a 1941 Leedy set that I picked up for $50 - at the time, nobody wanted to give me anything over $200 for that "useless museum piece", so I stashed them away, until they kinda grew on me...
 


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