'86 JCM800 2205 for $795 local...decent deal?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by blueguitar322, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. blueguitar322

    blueguitar322 Member

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    I've always wanted to play around with a JCM800, and there's a guy around here who's willing to sell one for $795.

    Here's what he wrote about it on Craigslist:
    Basically, I'd only really want to buy it if I could turn it around for no loss after playing with it / feeling it out for a month or so. Does this seem like a safe bet?

    Dave
     
  2. QRSS

    QRSS brutalist

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    while it might be worth that much, i'd bet you'd have a hard time selling it at that price. let it sit for a while.
     
  3. Braciola

    Braciola Silver Supporting Member

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    Great sounding amps.
    Stay with 1986 though 1989.
    The earlier models had channel bleed issues.
    Good price IMHO.
     
  4. gulliver

    gulliver Supporting Member

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    I bought a Voodoo deluxe modded version of the same amp for $1000 a couple years ago. The mod alone cost $900, so I thought it was a decent deal. I think $800 is a little high, but it's local so you can check it out and make an offer if he can't move it.
     
  5. mesanatic

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    Not a bad price. 2205 is a great amp. Hey shoot for $700 and if he bites even better.
    If you sell it on ebay you'll have to ask more than you pay to cover thier fees.
     
  6. blueguitar322

    blueguitar322 Member

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    He wanted $900 originally, so I doubt he'd take $700...

    Still trying to decide...
     

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