Eternity Flood

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  1. amphead777

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    Is the TGP community flooded with Eternity's ? The used market has dried up, and prices are under $200 for a burst!
     
  2. bluntage

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    Strange, eh?! I noticed the same... must be the "tax season blues".
     
  3. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    The price drop actually happened right after Sean changed the build style. Prices dropped universally regardless of model or age. People just lost faith in that particular pedal I guess. It likely sounds the same but people dont want to buy them for $300 any more if they think the new construction style is a rip-off.
     
  4. dividedsky

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    I'm trying to pick up a burst but I don't want one of the new build ones, they might be great but I had an old one before and I know they are so that's what I want. I don't feel like it's flooded with old E's at all, just new ones.
     
  5. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    Yeah its not that there is a ton of them, its that they ALL lost 30% of their value over about a month.
     
  6. amphead777

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    Have the hand wired Eternity's gone up in price ? If yes, it's still under $300. You would think they would go for premium prices,since they aren't hand made anymore.
     
  7. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    You would think but that doesn't seem to be the case. Roadhouse eternities used to sell for $300-$325 and now theyre well under $240.
     
  8. amphead777

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    You can tell the new ones by the chicken head knobs, I believe.
     
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    They might go up in value when there is hardly any of the handwired ones to be found
     
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    Maybe its not that people have lost their faith in the pedal. Maybe its because people are seeing that its silly to pay a huge price for a handmade one when the new ones are cheaper and just as well made.
     
  11. amphead777

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    Possible, plus dealers have them now. Plus wait times are much shorter.
     
  12. gitpicker

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    +1 on this - The silent relay switching system in the new pedals is great, they all have 9V taps and LED's (the lack of which used to be a complaint from some about the older Lovepedals). The build quality of the new Lovepedals is stellar - Sean has listened to his customers and tried to deliver what they want - and the price has dropped! What could be better?...
     
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    Maybe it's just not so "good" pedal after all.
     
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    No, it's a great pedal. You see a lot of them for sale because a lot have been sold and everyone wants to keep trying out other stuff or it isn't a good fit with their rig. I don't want to turn this into another "E vs TS" thread but if you put up any pedal that is supposed to sound similar to an E the E wins, at least with every "similar" pedal I've thrown up against it.
     
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    I think it might be a consequence of the schematic having being "out there" for a while.
    People know what the Eternity is now - there's a lot of options in that field, and there's several copies that have come onto the market as well.
    (BTW - I'm not trying to knock the Eternity - it's a great pedal).

    I do think the handwired ones will eventually go back up as they get harder to find.
    There may be no difference, but I have noticed a lot of comments about the smd ones sounding "thin".
    Perceived or not, some people are going to want the original I'm sure.
     
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    My Lovepedal Burst Eternity and Church of Tone (COT50) were the best buy ever! They are fabulous tone pedals.:AOK
     
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    I think there's a lot of factors. Firstly there seems to be a lot of pedals that are selling cheap on the used market. It seems like the only pedals that are at least retaining their value are the ones with a several months wait (Zendrive, Bob Burt, BJF, Landgraff). Also there's a lot of new ODs on the market and the new prices are a lot cheaper than The E. The competition is getting fierce. Plus the wait for Lovepedals has gotten shorter because of changes Sean has made in His building process. Back when The OCD first came out I couldn't sell a Baby Blue OD for $150.00.

    I say just buy up the handwired ones and sit on 'em till things come around. Look at the OCD v.1. Going for nearly $200.00 on ebay.
     
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    +1

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    I check ebay for certain pedals that I'd like to try and when I see a bargain BIN price, I buy to check out. Most of the time I'll resell it because I don't like it or it doesn't fit in with my rig. I quit looking at most Lovepedals because of the crazy pricing. Is this pedal selling for $129 or $199 or $259 or what? I cant keep track of it, so I don't try.

    Having said that, the Eternity, BBB07 and 200lbs are 3 of my favorite pedals of all time. It's not the pedals that I have a problem with, it's the crazy pricing.
     
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    +:munchIve gone through 3 of these, every time I see a "Its the greatest thing since sliced bread" post I end up buying one.
     

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