Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 rev 3.3 for £900?

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Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 rev 3.3 for £900?

Postby pottolom » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:07 pm

Hi. Someone's offering me a Prophet 5 rev 3.3 for £900 (GBP). It hasn't had a MIDI retrofit.

I haven't seen the synth yet, but the seller claims it's in excellent condition. Is £900 a good price for one of these? I know they're supposed to be pretty amazing, but I'm really not sure about price....?
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Postby xpander » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:17 pm

that seems about right- there's a lot of volatility in their prices, they're a likely candidate for temporary skyrocketing as has happened with the Jupiter-8 over the past few months.
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Postby nathanscribe » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:31 pm

Buy it! In the highly unlikely event you don't like it, you'd make your money back pretty easily. I've seen Rev 3s go for £1.2-1.5k here.
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Postby modulator_esp » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:33 pm

If it's fully functional, in good condition, I would think that's a very reasonable price
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Postby cornutt » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:41 am

I thought the 3.3's came with factory MIDI... :?:
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Postby Jack Spider » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:21 am

If it's all working, jump on it for that price - as Nath says, if you don't like it, you could easily sell it for more and even double your money.

The prices of P5s has been rising steadily in the UK of late - to put things in perspective, a 3.3 sold on eBay recently for £1850.
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Postby gfriden » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:48 pm

That's the price they used to go for on eBay about two years ago when I started collecting synths and was considering getting one.
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