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Post by Michael Messer on May 31, 2020 7:53:13 GMT
Lot 114, the 1937 Triolian, is a beautiful looking instrument and in that condition is a rare find these days. Condition is almost everything and while it is priced at the top end of the scale, it's a beautiful thing and in London, dealers would price it similarly. At the auction price it was actually a pretty good deal.
The other Triolian, the knackered one, is sold. The dealer's trick way of filling up the website with interesting stuff, but when you look closely most of it doesn't exist. They are showing eleven resophonic guitars, but when you look closely they only have five of them in stock. It's a bit like me having a long list of concerts and tours on my website, but when you look at the dates they are all in the past.
A used car dealer would put £500 on a 2/3 grand car, so putting a thousand on this guitar is creating an expensive window display, I have seen the guitar in the shop and it is a nice one but I will stick with what I have for now.
The problem for retailers is they get skinned alive by rates and property prices, now the world has become virtual the need for a shop front has diminished and so should the price as there is a visible price trail on this. Think of how most people look for there biggest expenditure, car or house is now largely online, equally the retailer now has the world at the virtual doorstep as opposed to footfall.
we are in an era of rapid change and transition, those that can see that will survive and thrive, alternatively slip into the history books.