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Help with purchase of Technics 1210 MK3D

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Hey everyone 

I have a mate who is willing to sell me 2 x technics 1210 MK3D and I wasn't sure what these are going for new ?

i think they have only been used a couple of times and are in excellent condition, i want to be fair in my offer so looking for some help please :)

cheers 

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They stopped making them ages ago obviously, so there's no 'new' ones left. 

 

Price heavily depends on condition. Busted up - 400-500

normal - 500-600

good/very good - 600-700

some retailers will charge 800-1000 but they're normally very good condition, serviced, and with a 3 month guarantee. 

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price also moves based on demand 

kind of like shares. its a little more stable now that the discontinuation but back in the day every rumored story could double the price overnight. 

i used to find during festival season the prices are high as everyone wants to become a dj. 

i havent looked in a minit but i did once follow it for six months. and yeh 1200 mk2 would go from 400-1000. any of the newer models after that would add a bit of a premium. 

i wouldnt pay more than a thousand unless mint as and M5Gs

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No reason to pay more than 400-500 for a decent 1200 nowadays IMO - you can always get cheap mk3's from japan for those kind of prices after shipping, just a matter of picking up a $20 transformer if it doesnt have the voltage switch under the platter

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i bought my 1200 MK5's 6 years ago for $1000 each, they were and still are in immaculate condition, only 1 previous owner, and i'm not getting rid of them anytime soon lol

 

Check out some local Facebook groups in your area, i know here in Perth some show up every now and then for a decent price

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$1k is pretty steep. I paid $1400 for a pair of M5G's with roadcases and ortofon needles a few years ago.

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Thanks for all the feedback guys 

i will talk to the seller and discuss some price options 

cheers :)

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