Whats the cheapest you've ever snagged an Acrolite?

poco rit.

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Let us disregard the lucky people who got one for free by happenstance. Let us focus on just Acros that you have had to buy with $$$.

My brother plays violin but has a starter drum kit. I wanna try to get him to play more by getting him an Acro. Finding a cheap Acrolite probably happens more often with the vintage one. But let me hear about any year, any story about a cheap Acro find, so that it will give me hope.
 

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Came with a kit of mixed bag stuff that I paid $75 for. I'd say it was $20-25 of that. They can still be snagged at the occasional garage sale cheap!
 

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I few years back Acrolites were going for $100-$120 all of the time. I scored one clean one for $75.

I would polish them up for fun and send them along, if I made a couple of bucks that would be okay. I have not owned one in a while.
 

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I tapped on it yesterday I still can't use it/ no room/need/ for her.
I saw it has a tag of $200 I remember offering him $80 when it first came in he said no.
 

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Alright - here's a controversial answer sure to get things buzzing. I owned an acro as a kid, no idea what I paid for it or sold it for. Fast forward, I picked one up "cheap" a few years back for $300 something and have zero regrets. I had in the back of my mind that I wanted to get another one as I had nothing like it in the (small) arsenal. One came up that was perfect, near mint 60s keystone, being sold by a friend of mine here, who got it from one of the bigger collectors. I knew if I got it I would never have to buy and resell, wonder if there were undisclosed issues, etc. Not 1 min wasted searching on eBay, no packing up drums in the garage to resell or standing in line at UPS. I think I actually spent more time writing this post than I spent on the whole transaction. Cheapest used drum I eve bought.
 

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I tapped on it yesterday I still can't use it/ no room/need/ for her.
I saw it has a tag of $200 I remember offering him $80 when it first came in he said no.
Oh dang i thought it was a joke. Lol. I dont know what highway you mean tho
 

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Let us disregard the lucky people who got one for free by happenstance. Let us focus on just Acros that you have had to buy with $$$.

My brother plays violin but has a starter drum kit. I wanna try to get him to play more by getting him an Acro. Finding a cheap Acrolite probably happens more often with the vintage one. But let me hear about any year, any story about a cheap Acro find, so that it will give me hope.
I picked up my early 70’s B/O badge Acro about 8 years ago for $100 IIRC. Maybe not that relevant today. Great drum IMO.
 


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