Yamaha FS1R overrated?

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Re: Yamaha FS1R overrated?

Unread post by Derek » Mon May 04, 2015 1:24 pm

tux wrote:
Derek wrote: Supply and demand, supply and demand... :)
Currently prices (not just of synths but of all 'investment' goods) are rather irrational due to the prolonged near zero interest rates and years of QE by the US, the UK, Switzerland, Japan and now the EU central banks.
In other words the world is flooded with cheap money, everything is in a bubble, stocks, house prices, art and even synths (at least those that have collector value).
If we get negative interest rates for retail customers along with restrictions on cash (which seems to be the plan to avoid bank runs) then prices will get even more irrational in the near future. :(
I don't see this myself. An FS1r goes for £886 due to limited supply and several people bidding for it, creating a demand, with the bidding process defining what people were prepared to pay for it.


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Re: Yamaha FS1R overrated?

Unread post by Heruvimium » Mon May 04, 2015 6:59 pm

Yamaha FS1R already arrived at the point of Ensoniq Fizmo...Bashed by many for most of the time, sold for peanuts couple years ago, and now is selling for nice money.

Same with Yamaha FS1R. Many said it is too hard to program, that it is not worth more than 200-300 GBP, BUT it seems that this little item has something to say after all :)

I was able to buy one, last autumn for 200 GBP or less, in good working condition, here localy...I esitated beacause of the reviews, now I am sorry :).

Good for seller, he got a great price, and good for buyer. Definetly was not purcased by a beginner in synth world :)

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Re: Yamaha FS1R overrated?

Unread post by wavesequence » Sat May 16, 2015 8:54 am

Definitively overrated for, at least, two reasons:
1) some bugs still reside in the unit
2) nearly impossible to edit patches
Now in Italy some classifieds report 1500€... Simply absurd!


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Re: Yamaha FS1R overrated?

Unread post by Derek » Sat May 16, 2015 1:02 pm

What something is worth is a personal thing, and how much you are prepared to pay for something. The market sets the general price, and if things are scarce then demand is great and the price goes up. If there is a glut on the market the price goes down. Simples. :)

I'd never sell my FS1r. I don't use it much, but if I want a layer or wash over sounds I already have, it's a good choice as it's quite different. I paid £300 for mine in 2006. I'd never pay the price we just saw.


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Re: Yamaha FS1R overrated?

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Re: Yamaha FS1R overrated?

Unread post by Derek » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:49 am

Will be interesting to see if he gets that price for it!


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Re: Yamaha FS1R overrated?

Unread post by Heruvimium » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:01 pm

Welll, it just have been reduced the price, to 1100 GBP. Maybe the seller starts to come in his senses :).



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Re: Yamaha FS1R overrated?

Unread post by Heruvimium » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:07 pm

My reaction when I saw the first price of 1500 GBP to FS1R:

https://www.facebook.com/the.addictedho ... age_bubble



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