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Old 07-12-2018, 10:04 AM
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Yes I was using CAD. I assumed because Of his user I.D. he was in Canada.

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Let's be specific about what currency we are reporting in. Are you saying CAN200? At today's exchange rate that is about USD135, so it is in line with the prices I have in my database. If you are talking USD200 then that's in the upper quartile of the price distribution.



Yes, and on August 29, 2016 a Blue Olive badged Acro sold on eBay for $199.95 and on the same day another one sold for $133.50. They were in excellent excellent condition. The same day a Keystone badged Acro sold for $269. A week earlier another Blue Olive Acro in excellent condition sold for $83. When prices are highly variable we need a larger representative sample of sales to get good stable price estimates. The fact that one sells for $200 doesn't mean that they all sell for $200. And it certainly doesn't mean that the best statistical estimate for selling price is $200. On the other hand, if a quarter of them sell for over $150 then a seller might want to start with a higher price (like $200) when selling at a fixed price rather than competitive auction. That's a question about selling strategy rather than expected value.

I've added these last two sales back into the 56 sales I've already recorded. It is possible that another full data sweep might show that prices are up significantly since 2016, but one or two anecdotal examples aren't really able to influence the robust estimate of central tendency. If somebody were keen they could do a sweep through all the sold auctions (there will be 2 months worth) on eBay so we can get more up to date data. Unfortunately, I haven't got time just now.

Thanks for the two additional data points. Every sales result helps improve the price estimates.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:58 PM
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Zenstat!! You do a fine job in your analysis' and I always enjoy reading your posts. Are these kinds of in depth research topics something that you do as a profession?
Thanks. I'm retired, but yes I was involved in consumer behavior and pricing research among other things. You can read up on my background here:

http://black.net.nz/zenstat.html

including my CV.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:00 AM
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Ok I'm thinking of getting an acrolite but dont have much first hand experience is there a difference in sound from the different era of acrolites. Assuming they had same heads and tuning or are the shells the shells regardless of era or finish. Thanks
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:07 AM
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There is no serial number on mine top or bottom that I can see - ebay prices seem higher than other sources from a casual look. Ive listed it for 250 CDN locally with some interest but no sales - its a great drum - Im going to list it on the sales forum on VDF shortly - honestly, I couldnt see selling this cool fine sounding drum for $135 US - if thats all the market would bring, Id rather just keep it - I hope to add one more sale to Zenstat's database - thanks to Zenstat for his thorough tracking and sharing on pricing and everyone else for their contributions!!
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:57 PM
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I see it on Reverb now. GLWS
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:45 PM
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Ok I'm thinking of getting an acrolite but dont have much first hand experience is there a difference in sound from the different era of acrolites. Assuming they had same heads and tuning or are the shells the shells regardless of era or finish. Thanks
You can't go wrong with either a 60's or 70's Acrolite, in my opinion. Some say the 60s version has more resonance due to the thinner/lack of coating on the shell that the 70s version has. But truthfully, I've never really noticed much of a difference. I feel like the later Acro's from the 80s-90s, commonly known as the "BlacroLite," does sound a little different.. maybe a bit drier.
I've currently got a 1965 Acrolite and I can use it in most situations. It's a workhorse of a snare drum! I cant seem to get it to sound bad.
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