I just bought my f8 for $200 and was offered an f9 ruby for $350.
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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.
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.