Would you Sell Western Electric pair of 300B amps with new WE 300Bs for $100K

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by allied333, Aug 12, 2018 at 7:53 PM.

  1. allied333

    allied333 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Fenton, MI
    My friend that is not rich is thinking about it. A gentleman out of Hong Kong will fly over to the US and buy a plane seat for the amps and fly back. My friend stated he watched this buyer pay $30K for a LP, so he does not care about money.
    Anyways, would you sell the amps for $100K?
     
  2. Benzion

    Benzion "Cogito, ergo sum" Forum Resident

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    Does the friend need the money?
     
  3. allied333

    allied333 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Fenton, MI
    No, but it would pay over 1/2 of the new house he wants to build.
     
  4. Benzion

    Benzion "Cogito, ergo sum" Forum Resident

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    Then he needs it. Sell.
     
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  5. Henry Love

    Henry Love Forum Resident

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    If it's only paying for half of the house you need to double the price.
     
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  6. action pact

    action pact Forum Resident

    I'd sell my kid for $100k.
     
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  7. Manimal

    Manimal Forum Resident

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    In a HOT MINUTE:)
     
  8. Archguy

    Archguy Forum Resident

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    Such a person is bound to be flying in Business or First Class.
    That's an expensive plane seat for an amplifier or two.

    Also, it'll be against regulations since they can't be properly secured.
    So.... despite the fact that I'm a tad skeptical of the story, SELL!
     
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  9. Archguy

    Archguy Forum Resident

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    This one looks cooler anyway

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  10. I assume these are the lauded WE amps like the 92a or some such. I would sell them in a hot minute. He could get something with as good, probably better sonics with 10 or 20% of that money and use the rest for his house.
     
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  11. docwebb

    docwebb Forum Resident

    A house for 200K? Not where I live. If I could buy a house for 200K I could afford a lot better audio equipment.
     
  12. allied333

    allied333 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Fenton, MI
    Not skeptical, I do not post fantasies.
     
  13. allied333

    allied333 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    House is in Ohio. Kind of cheap there vs say Manhattan, NY.
     
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  14. Minty_fresh

    Minty_fresh Forum Resident

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    For $100k I’d do seriously bad things.

    Like seriously diabolical.
     
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  15. SquishySounds

    SquishySounds Definitely not two dogs in a people costume.

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    Men have been killed for far, far less money.
     
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  16. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

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    If he as owned them for a while and feel like he has enjoyed his journey with them, then it's clearly time to sell.

    I am also slightly skeptical of the "plane seat for the amps" story.
     
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  17. allied333

    allied333 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    People with money do this and especially overseas as they do not trust mail handling and don't want valuable items out of their site for long.
     
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  18. Socalguy

    Socalguy Forum Resident

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    Maybe he plans to dress them up and put wigs on them
     
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  19. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

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    I would certainly take them on the plane with me and would check them as baggage.

    I do have a friend from the Gold Coast with scads of silly money who flew First Class to France for Christmas one year and paid for the adjacent seat for the Aussie lobsters he was taking to Chrissie dinner in St Moritz. But lobsters weigh less than WE amps, and the seat belt fits around the cooler.
     
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  20. lonelysea

    lonelysea Forum Crustacean

    Really rich people wouldn’t dream of flying commercial. At least that’s what I’ve been told.
     
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  21. I sat next to a couple at a demo once. The guy’s SECOND system had Revel Salon 2’s in his Paris apartment:faint:. Once he found out I was a designer he was pumping me for all kinds of info. Anyway, $100k was nothing big to him. They were both really nice though :cool:
     
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  22. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

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    Good point - that would work.
     
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  23. Twinsfan007

    Twinsfan007 Well-Known Member

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    You live out in Cali, you shouldn't expect to be able to buy a cracker box for that price!! :D
     
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  24. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    If I paid $100k for amplifiers, I would certainly prefer to pay a little extra and have them with me.

    Two extra seats on a one way plane ticket, what's that worth for peace of mind?
     
  25. Helom

    Helom Forum Resident

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    Pshhh... That's little league shiz, a real baller would have em flown in a private jet. :cool:
     
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