What is my CS80 worth ?

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What is my CS80 worth ?

Postby OSCar » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:58 pm

Hi all,
so I'm thinking of selling my CS-80 , and need a bit of feedback from the TR community.

The unit has no legs or cover, (scuff marks around the back /underneath on the vinyl) Faceplate is in good nick , all switches,pots, ribbon and sliders work, all voices make noise, but it needs a retune/service. After-all its 35 years old..

I'd love to keep it, but I'm sure It'd take a grand (which I dont have) , and a few months with steve ,(if he ever has the room) to get it humming.

Looking forward to your thoughts and advice.
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Postby ChrisW » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:21 pm

It's worth a large amount of money.
I'm not sure exactly how much, as I don't follow CS80 prices closely, but they are rarely seen for sale and there's a lot of people who would like to own one (if they can afford to).
Do lot's of research before deciding on a final price.
One thing slightly going against you is location.
The big bucks for a CS80 is likely to be in Europe or the USA.
The CS80 is very big, heavy and no doubt fragile.
If you were in America or the UK I would think you could sell it for $$$$ very quickly.
Let us know how this pans out.
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Postby NYMo » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:32 pm

Hi there,

Yeah.... Chris is right...they can be worth $10k US if in good condition.

If not in good condition you should still be able to sell it as a parts dog...although a lot of the LSI chips are propietory and impossible to get !

If I was you, I would be advertising on Analog Heaven.

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btw tHE cs 80 never did anything for me (I have played one) but then again..i was never that much into Vangelis !!
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Postby Thirteen » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:46 pm

I finally found a workshop in Marrickville, I get the keys next Friday, so I will be able to take a look at it for you since we will be in the same suburb.
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Postby OSCar » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:22 pm

Woo-hoo Steve...

Great News ...

Give me a call when you move to the "ville"

And thanks all for the recommendations.
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Postby Starxi » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:50 pm

Hi..
Sent you a PM..
Cheers
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