Loaners for Sale

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  1. sphinxvc

    sphinxvc Gear Master (retired)

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    Use this form to bid on loaner sales: https://goo.gl/forms/U3GprOzGEK4rKsVJ2

    I'll do my best to keep it up to date as loaners start/end. Any gear masters or staff that want access to maintain it, PM me w. your Gmail address and I'll share access.

    I "primed" the list with a few loaner items I noticed in the expense statements. If any of those units are, in fact, not for sale, the bids on those items will be ignored and I will post an update in the loaner tracking thread or here. Same for finished sales.

    @Marvey
    @zerodeefex
    @MrButchi
    @velvetx
    @Garns
     
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  2. sphinxvc

    sphinxvc Gear Master (retired)

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    One more thing, don't ask us for updates on whether you're the leading bidder. If you're the leading bidder, we'll contact you to arrange the sale when we get to that. The list of bids this form will generate will be used to assess who's the lead when we're ready for sale -- (why? bids are currently peppered across PMs to different staff and we're finding it increasingly hard to keep up, hence this form). If you're that determined to be the leading bidder, I suggest you bid more.

    (oh, and please and thank you) :)
     
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    I like this, will be a lot easier! Is the Holo Audio Spring DAC also going to be added to this list soon, or was it already sold?

    Thanks!
     
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    That one's sold.
     
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    For timing, is the winner only announced once the loaner tour ends? (Asking because I may want to bid on something I'm on the tour for, but not until I hear.)
     
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    Yes, 'cause loaner tours end before we even start looking into bids. The bid form will continue to collect bids until that eventual review. On announcements, it's not standard practice or anything, but we may mention when something has sold (again, I try to stay on top of this and remove things from the "for sale" list on my tracking thread, but sometimes I miss something). Going forward it'll be an item's removal from the bid form list. The most reliable indication that something's sold is in the expense statements Marv posts.
     
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    Why, @SineDave , did you want it? I just paid for it so I could listen to it against the Yggdrasil for a few days, and I will decide to keep or pass it on. Tell me if you want it, I'll know in two weeks or so, depending on my schedule.
     
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    hello,

    it never ceases to amaze me how wonderful this community really is. this is an excellent way to bid on finished loaners!
     
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    @Wfojas Thanks for responding! If you decide you don't want to keep it - i'm definitely interested! Please PM me if you decide to sell.
     
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    I'm still getting a hand on the lending library and gear for sale, but of the offers I've seen there's only one that I am considering. Don't be dick when submitting offers. I'm not selling you a Padauk Eikon for 500 USD or a Z1R for 400 USD. If you're not going to make a serious offer, don't submit one.

    Use this site to get an idea of market prices before making an offer:
    https://devbrada.com/classifieds/

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    This might sound crazy, but what if you just did a snapshot like that and listed stuff at 80% of going price for friends. That seems to be keeping w SBAF pricing. Of course, understood, no flipping for profit. So Eikon for $800 or so? That way you don't have to worry about what actual selling price is, etc. And you can just list them in the FS thread when it's loaner interest has passed.
     
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    Most offers are about $100 for the Z1R and company, so I'm not splitting hairs here. If you really want something, you know what the going rate is. I'll sell something under the going rate, but don't lowball.
     
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    Is the Google Doc current?
     
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    $100 below going rate...or total?!
     
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    Sorry...
     
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    Total.

    Also, I believe everything is still available on the form. There may be more I need to add.
     
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    Ha ha, that's like the definition of a tool move. The money goes to SBAF.
     
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    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    I may have done that...
    I did not think it really mattered, I knew I wasn't going to get it. But I guess not. Wont do it again.
     
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    No harm done, but remember "a gentleman is not a tool."*

    That's a direct quote from Confucius, one of the original ballers.


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    A lifetime spent pityin' tha fool**



    *Analects 2:12
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    This has been updated as of this morning. The form now sends out email notifications to me so I can be more responsive to bids.

    These are the current items for sale, some are still on tour:

    Audio-GD Singularity
    Audio-GD NFB-1 Headamp
    Denon D7200
    Metrum Amethyst DAC
    ZMF Eikon
     

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