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Korg M1

Postby Joe » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:15 pm

I'm looking for information on the value of a Korg M1. Are there any for sale these days?
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Re: Korg M1

Postby tim gueguen » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:44 am

Completed auctions on eBay might be a good place to start.
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Re: Korg M1

Postby Pro5 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:41 am

in the uk they can range from £150 if badly presented up to £300 if shill bidding/very well formed listing/minty condition is involved.

They are one of the cheaper synths as they sound really dated (Imo) almost like no other synth does. I bought mine for £60 with a case and synth1 cards and a ram card!!! And parted it out for way more than they are worth sold as a unit but that's not for everyone. :)

If you are putting it on ebay then just leave it to auction, they are far from rare (the most popular synth of all time!) and come up daily. Anything around £150 is fair game imo and depends on condition. Maybe start the auction at £150 if you don't mind possibly selling it for that. Otherwise, clean it up take some great photos do a detailed listing and put it on buy it now at £275 and it should shift - if you wanna hold out for £325 I would say that's the upper limit (though have seen them go higher on mad days) but you may find it takes longer to get a buyer.

£200 is a more than fair price all round if in good condition. I wouldn't buy one for more than £100 though but that's just me.
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Re: Korg M1

Postby vicd » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:53 am

I believe the option of having it in-the-box as a part of Korg Legacy Collection (with all extra cards and additional filter control) heavily undermines the potential of the hardware version to get any sort of high price....

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Re: Korg M1

Postby ninja6485 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:39 am

That's a little bit optimistic as far as the impact the legacy collection has had on the m1. I bought mine post legacy collection (have it btw), and the m1 still wasn't that cheap, especially compared to my other digitals from that era, and especially the rack samplers! With how many units are available, it certainly was never going to be a Jupiter 8, (or perhaps fizmo would be more appropriate?)
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