Gace F-9 Cart


Hello,
I have a used Grace F-9 cart in good shape, plenty of life left. I bought it years ago and never used it. Need to free up some cash for another purchase and have a fellow audio nut local to me that's interested in the cart. I do not recall what I paid many years back nor have a sense of what this cart could be worth. I checked a eBay and no help.
Can someone give me a ballpark value???
Thanks :)
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I just bought my f8 for $200 and was offered an f9 ruby for $350.
The asking prices, over the past few years, for this cart have been between $250-$400 depending on condition and version (F9E, F9F, F9L Ruby stylus, etc).

IMHO, I think you should keep it. It's still one of the best MM cartridges ever made.

I still have (3) of them and could have sold them many times over, but no way...for me anyway. It's a keeper in my book.
Thank you!!!!!
Ditto to what Mofi said. I have two Rubys, one with original stylus and one just recently re-tipped by Sound Smith with an OCL stylus. You won't find a better or maybe even equal cartridge below $1000. And you WILL find cartridges costing much more than $1000 that are not as good.
Ditto to what Mofi said. I have two Rubys, one with original stylus and one just recently re-tipped by Sound Smith with an OCL stylus. You won't find a better or maybe even equal cartridge below $1000. And you WILL find cartridges costing much more than $1000 that are not as good. I paid around $400 for the Ruby that is still with its OEM stylus and about $200-$300 for the one that needed re-tipping.
$200.00 max unless you want to rip him off!!
There's one for sale on this site at $525.
Ebm, I know it is pointless to respond to anything you post, but I will buy all the functional Grace F9E or Ruby cartridges you can find, for $200 each. Be careful not to rip me off.
Lewn maybe I'm wrong I'm now in the corner crying !!!HO HO!!!!!
Yes, you are wrong, and you have an odd way of crying.
I love Vinyl have 7,000 records its hard to find a corner to cry in. Thanks be well!!
I only own about 1800 LPs, so you may be right about the value of a Grace cartridge. As soon as I can find any connection between the number of LPs in one's collection and the value of a Grace cartridge, I will confirm.
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