What will happen to Timmy prices?

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  1. TheoDog

    TheoDog Silver Supporting Member

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    I’m getting a little bored waiting for the Timmy v3 to hit the market, so I thought I would speculate.

    Reverb currently has a few dozen v2 Timmy’s in the $170-ish range. Seems fair considering it is “out of production”. I remember seeing Paul’s Instagram or Facebook showing his last batch heading out.

    But once the new V3 is available, what will happen?
    I suspect the first run of V3 will disappear instantly and many will end up flipped for profit. Maybe in the $200 range?

    Will the value of the v2 settle back a little? Or will they escalate more?

    Just wondering. I plan to order as soon as I get an in stock email from humbucker. I am confused by prymaxe’s preorder option since I have some recollection of PaulC saying he doesn’t allow his retailers to do that- or maybe he just discouraged it.
     
  2. FenderBigot

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    Once Paul gets v3 out there and readily available to the masses, the v2 prices will start to come back to earth. Eventually they should settle in at/around $110-120 or so, but that's just my opinion as a consumer. I am patiently waiting on v3 and will eventually get one at standard retail from one of his dealers... Probably Humbucker.
     
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  3. Blue-moon

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    It depends on how well V3 is received.

    If it is viewed as a better v2 then prices will come down. But if people feel the V3 isn’t the same, then prices will go up on v2
     
  4. aaronjcurtis

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    Paul said he’ll make more v2s if the demand is there and dealers place orders. So, nothing will happen to prices if that happens.
     
  5. coltonius

    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Look at the V1 prices. There will always be someone who claims the older version is better in some way and try to charge a premium for it.
     
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    Like with any other gear, folks will perpetuate the “older is better” and the new just doesn’t have that “same” sound. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. captaincoconut

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    I'm waiting for the V3 modded version by Vemuram.
     
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  9. Figaro

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    The V3 WILL sound different, so some will prefer it and some will prefer V2. If no more V2’s we’re going to be made it’s price would go up. But Paul is still going to make them too, unless the V3 is a hit and takes over.
     
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    coltonius Señor Member Silver Supporting Member

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    TGP: A place where thousands of Timmys will be sold to hundreds of buyers!
     
  11. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    Whatever version you have for sale is always the best sounding version. Every TGP member in good standing should know that.
     
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  12. Figaro

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    V3 will sound better because it’s one more... isn’t it?
     
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    Like from ten to eleven?!? Heck ya! :aok
     
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  14. jlectka

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    Not sure but if you think the prices may go up for a bit and then retreat you could go short on some put contracts and hedge with some Kingsley and Analogman stock. I’d suggest Spaceman effects too but that’s a little more volatile and may not fit your risk tolerance.
     
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  15. DrewwerD

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    Much like real estate, the prices of Timmys will NEVER drop. Certainly not in our lifetime.

    ;)
     
  16. Funky54

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    All prices related to music are falling fast. Great time to buy...bad time to sell.
     
  17. blackba

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    I think the v2 Timmy prices will come down, as I think the v3 will be well received and the pedal market overall seems soft.
     
  18. Blue-moon

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    Did Paul say he would keep making them? I guess is if v3 is a flop, he could go back to making them. But I would think he would give the v3s a long fighting chance.
     
  19. buzzard blues bird

    buzzard blues bird Member

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    Really , cause someone’s buying new $ 6k plus strats,$10 k les Paul’s etc. just look at wildwood guitars website.
     
  20. thesjkexperienc

    thesjkexperienc ^^^ I made this guitar^^^ Supporting Member

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    I doubt V2s will drop in value much. The question is at what point will PaulC make more V2s if the market prices remain high?

    With V3 being new I expect used prices to remain high for both versions. Especially if there are several positive reviews posted here lol. PC could easily get $20-$30 more per pedal if he was that kind of guy, but he makes a killer product and under prices it keeping demand high. Not a bad place to be, but uncommon for sure.
     

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