Anyone have feedback on Audiogon's Insider membership?
I'm curious about joining but Audiogon's Insider but its information about the feature is a bit conclusory. I'm very open to paying a fee to have access to a forum of paying members (for numerous reasons). I'm wondering if the Insider has critical mass to support the forum, how folks like it, etc.
I noticed that a previous discussion thread on this topic has been removed.
I was a "insider" for a short while, AG at the launch put some dealers as "insiders" however I got booted quickly :-) inquired as to why, got the answer that one must pay on top of what we as dealers already pay monthly for the "privilege" of selling here. :-)
Well here is the real plan based on my speculation. The regular forum we all use is going away at some point in the future. As the forum becomes more moderated we will need to pay for the moderators. In addition, Agon now has another income source that offsets the fact that buying and selling is slowing here and in HEA in general. The only way to be part of the forums, at some point in the future, is to pay. Just my speculation.
I’ve found that the Bluebook is a good deal more informative than I was anticipating.
Based on having looked at it previously without being subscribed I was expecting that it would simply show an average of all recorded transactions for a particular model, as well as the original retail cost.
What I found, though, is that a graph is provided showing the month, year, and selling price of each recorded transaction, which especially in the case of older items provides a better indication of present value than a simple average. And in many cases it also makes it possible to gain perspective on how the value of a particular manufacturer’s products tends to hold up over time.
Also, in some cases links are provided to specific listings that occurred in recent years, which helps to correlate the selling prices with condition.
Not making any moves until I get $8.72 for that last comment. Besides, I utilize my powers in live concert mixing where I have the unknowing crowd firmly in my grasp...they overpay me, and then often compliment me on the way out...they have NO idea...