DIYAPASON-L Digest #413 - Saturday, October 20, 2001
 
While exploring eBay...
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  While exploring eBay...
  by <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  While exploring eBay...
  by "Steven Durham" <sdurham11@home.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  While exploring eBay...
  by <Menutia@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  While exploring eBay...
  by <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com>
 

(back) Subject: While exploring eBay... From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@arkansas.net> Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 13:07:52 -0500   Hi, DIY'er's!   Found a couple ongoing auctions that could be interesting to someone in = the northeast US.   <http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D1475940089&r=3D0&= t=3D0&s howTutorial=3D0&ed=3D1003947386&indexURL=3D0&rd=3D1> for a 220V Spencer Orgoblo in West Orange, NJ. Sounds like a freebee if you'll come get it.   <http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D1475617277&r=3D0&= t=3D0&s howTutorial=3D0&ed=3D1004123415&indexURL=3D0&rd=3D1>   for one or two old pedalboards in Rutherford, NJ. Same deal. (different seller)   But the REALLY fun one (if someone had the time and $$ to do it) is: <http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D1475668847&r=3D0&= t=3D0&s howTutorial=3D0&ed=3D1004133010&indexURL=3D0&rd=3D1>   Which is apparently an original 1932 Wurlitzer 3 rk chapel organ, intact and playing, being sold without its case in South Windsor, CT. Bet that'd be a fun home installation for somebody!!! (wish it could be *me*! )   Cheers all!   Tim Bovard Little Rock, AR        
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] While exploring eBay... From: <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com> Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 16:24:42 EDT     In a message dated 10/20/01 1:07:25 PM, tmbovard@arkansas.net writes:   >for one or two old pedalboards in Rutherford, NJ. Same deal. (different >seller) >But the REALLY fun one (if someone had the time and $$ to do it) is:     They look rather beat up to me in the photos, I also had two for sale and sold one of them, the crating fee I charged was about $75 and it went via truck from Iowa to Cherry Hill NJ for about $125 or so. I have the other one still here, a Reuter from 1930 ish from opus 454 in = nice condition, dark stained wood I think is Mahogany or could be walnut.     Randall http://members.aol.com/mpmollerorgan/  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] While exploring eBay... From: "Steven Durham" <sdurham11@home.com> Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 15:05:36 -0700   List:   I've found that it is too expensive and not worth it to crate and ship junky organ parts. It seems stupid to me to buy a beat up old pedal board for $100.00 just to turn around and pay another $100.00 to ship it.   I have several organ parts I'd like to sell but am hesitant to list on eBay because of this very issue.   Steven Durham Portland, OR   ----- Original Message ----- From: <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com> To: <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2001 1:24 PM Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] While exploring eBay...     > > In a message dated 10/20/01 1:07:25 PM, tmbovard@arkansas.net writes: > > >for one or two old pedalboards in Rutherford, NJ. Same deal. (different > >seller) > >But the REALLY fun one (if someone had the time and $$ to do it) is: > > > They look rather beat up to me in the photos, I also had two for sale and > sold one of them, the crating fee I charged was about $75 and it went via > truck from Iowa to Cherry Hill NJ for about $125 or so. > I have the other one still here, a Reuter from 1930 ish from opus 454 in nice > condition, dark stained wood I think is Mahogany or could be walnut. > > > Randall > http://members.aol.com/mpmollerorgan/ > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org > >    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] While exploring eBay... From: <Menutia@aol.com> Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 18:10:46 EDT     --part1_15.1c7bab1b.29035066_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   >>It seems stupid to me to buy a beat up old pedal board for $100.00 just to turn around and pay another $100.00 to ship     For some of us, that is the only way to get rare and needed parts.     (By the way... What else do you have for sale)   :)   Michael         --part1_15.1c7bab1b.29035066_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>&gt;&gt;It seems stupid = to me to buy a beat up old pedal <BR>board for $100.00 just to turn around and pay another $100.00 to ship <BR> <BR> <BR>For some of us, that is the only way to get rare and needed parts. <BR> <BR> <BR>(By the way... What else do you have for sale) <BR> <BR>:) <BR> <BR>Michael <BR> <BR> <BR></FONT></HTML>   --part1_15.1c7bab1b.29035066_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] While exploring eBay... From: <Mpmollerorgan@aol.com> Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 19:57:13 EDT     In a message dated 10/20/01 5:08:31 PM, sdurham11@home.com writes:   >List:   >I've found that it is too expensive and not worth it to crate and ship >junky organ parts.   Depends on who you ship with, I believe it was American Freight that I = called who got me the lowest price, calling Consolidated DIRECTLY and other popular freight companies quoted me well over $250 to ship a pedalboard, one wanted over $350 but American got a quote for me from Consolidated for about $125, plus another $20 for residential delivery. = The customer put the freight charge on his visa card directly with them, so = all of that was entirely out of my hands.   It is the CUSTOMER who pays the freight collect anyway, so if it's worth = it to them to pay it then who cares what it costs?   >I have several organ parts I'd like to sell but am hesitant to list on >eBay because of this very issue.   Do it but charge for crating and get an estimate cost for shipping and = state the approximate shipping cost.   >It seems stupid to me to buy a beat up old pedal >board for $100.00 just to turn around and pay another $100.00 to ship >it.   Well when you consider a NEW One from a supply house costs over $1,250 = PLUS the packing and SHIPPING, you can see how it would cost well over $1,500 = and closer to $1,700 for a new one made of nearly all laminated, veneered plywood... Can't get away from the crating and shipping costs whether you = buy new or used, frankly I'd rather pay $100 for a good solid, solid wood pedalboard and then clean, oil and re-felt it than pay $1,250 for a new plywood and veneer one. Chances are you WILL have to modify either one to = fit your particular application since many of the designs differ, some use contact blocks under the pedals, Moller used steel pins off the ends of = the pedals to press contacts inside the console, Reuter used a different = method as did Kilgen.   What I think is usually not worth the shipping/crating cost are common 16' =   pedal bourdons, they need a humongously long crate you pretty much need a fork lift or pallet jack to move around, and a shipping dock cause most = big rigs don't have liftgates! Ditto for big pitman chests like an old 8 rank Moller 9' long by 6' wide and 700+ pounds, the cost would be rediculous.     Randall