Originally Posted by commando I probably wouldn't pay it, but if you really want it and that's the only one you can find, get it.
I agree, I wouldn't pay that much for the W100 if it were readily available and it came up in the buy/sell forums often. But since it is brand new and you have been looking for a pair for what seems like forever, $400 isn't so bad.
It's all a matter of supply and demand and what it's worth to you. Heck I paid more for a pair of used HP-2's than what they cost new. If they aren't making them anymore, then it's going to be increasingly harder to find a brand new pair, and price may therefore go up. If it's too much, then wait a little more until you find a used pair that is in your expected range. But if you wait too long, who knows, it might end up costing more than the $400 the brand new pair costs now.. It's a gamble though... You either win or lose. As long as you have em in hand, you're a winner.
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Mar 28, 2002
I think the pricing on the W100 is more unstable than most. At one point they were flavor of the month here and got a big premium. Then they went out of fashion and were regularly available around $200 used, exc condition. They hit bottom when the W1000 was introduced, but now interest seems to be picking up again.
Now I suppose that NOS W100 might have some collectors' value.
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Apr 22, 2003
I wouldn't pay more than $300 for the W100s. Yes, they are rare, but I don't think buying them for more than $400 is going to be a wise decision in the long run. My W11JPNs just got sent off after being sold for $380, and from all I've read the W100s worth the price you'd have to pay. The only concievable way to get them for a lower price used besides waiting for someone here is to find a middleman for Yahoo!Japan Auctions, where a W100 shows up once a month at least.