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I have been searching for an Ibanez AR3000VV and have found only one for sale. It is a brand new case stored 3000VV in perfect mint condition(a miracle considering the guitar is less than a year old :roll: ) Anyway, the seller was extremely firm at $2,100 +shipping about a month ago and I obviously passed on the guitar. I get an e-mail from the seller today that simply said "2100 shipped". Does anybody know what a fair price for an AR3000VV would be? Considering they were $1,500 a year ago I don't see why he is trying to charge so much now. Can anybody else (Rich) get ahold of one?
 

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Price in Europe is 2100 - 2300 Euros (1800 Usd) and I'm sure there are a few available for sale (new condition). Not sure about USA Taxes but just in case it helps.
Good luck!
 

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He is way firm at $2,100. I originally offerd him 2K shipped FedEx air and he would not budge.


I have also checked out all the Jap sites and stuff and even though I did find one at Chuya they will not ship overseas.
 

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Price in Europe is 2100 - 2300 Euros (1800 Usd) and I'm sure there are a few available for sale (new condition). Not sure about USA Taxes but just in case it helps.
Good luck!
2100 euros are about 2500 usd.
 

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I don't think there's any difference between the AR2000 and AR3000 except for the inlays and the old style stop tail. You could likely get an 2000, and get the inlays put in for less than a 2100 bucks. Or, you could look for an older 5000, which should still be cheaper than a newish AR3000. Or, you could get 2 early 80's AR300's, and learn to live with the ebony boards ;)
 

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Just find a used AR2000 if you want a newer "prestige" artist.... does Rich still have one?

Ibanez prices those MIJ AR models wrong (too high), especially compared to the dirt-cheap and decent MIKs. So getting a brand new one that cheap is difficult barring a closeout... glen
 

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LIST with case was $2300, he's firm at $2100. Finding a dealer that would charge that much is tougher than finding a good deal ;)
 

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it's out of stock and unavailable. obviously the dealer WITH ONE is in no hurry to sell ;)

had these been priced better to start, more people would have bought them including dealers for inventory ...glen
 

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List was way under PRS and Les Pauls which it was competing against, with sale prices 700-1000 less. They were priced right for their niche, although you could make the argument anything would move more units at a lower price.

The guy will be sitting on that 3000 5 years from now.

That's not World Class Guitars that has it is it?! :lol:
 

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Les Pauls are not a valid comparison. You can get similarly priced PRS which most buyers would equate to a much better guitar (right or wrong it's the buyers feeling). PRS also offers color choices, tops, inlays, heck why are we discussing this it's so frikin' obvious those don't even compete with the AR3000. ;)

The AR3000 is for some rare customer who wants a NEW ibanez MIJ AR who stubbornly refuses to buy a PRS or used Artist. Hence it's cancellation.

He'll probably lower the price over time obviously but not today it seems... glen
 

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No.

You need to step outside into the real world once in a while. You can buy NON-bolt on PRSs for well under $2100 and sometimes about what local dealers around here charge to order an AR3000. You even have a few color choices! Nevermind the AR3000 would be not in stock and might get a driftwood-type top ;)

do you want to continue the debate, or do you wish to humbly agree now :) :lol: ....glen
 

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Sorry, I never saw a 7VWH less than $1899 hanging.

Sorry, I never saw a 7BRM Bad Horsie for less than $3100 hanging.

Go there with cash, make an offer on CC or at least dressed to look like you can afford the PRS and chat with someone behind the desk ;)

CHECKMATE. (now go sign up for Jay's FF league)
 
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