How much is this kit worth? [MANY PICS]

BabyBob

Silver Member
Hiya guys,

Recently I've been searching around for USED/2nd hand kits at my country and this looks good and I need the expertise of you guys to tell me how much is it worth...

Type: MAPEX M Birch (2004 model)
Age: 6years old
Condition: I'd say it's good, what do you guys recon?

Pics:











The Seller is throwing in ZBT set which is also used ( I'd could use them 1st and after I save up I'd upgrade them of course xD )

Pics of Cymbals:







The original cost of the whole thing is around RM4K around 1200USD? I'm aiming for RM 2.8K? Around 850USD?

Thanks.
 

BabyBob

Silver Member
In Malaysia I'd presume that it's fairly good.
Those are great kits, actually.
I see I thought so too. You think the price I suggested is good enough? Tho the hi-hat stand and the bass drum pedal looks vintage xD
 

Cameo

Gold Member
Mapex were formed in the 80's, got well known in the 90's, so they aren't that vintage... ;)
That said, I think that kit is from the 90'ish.
 

Toolate

Platinum Member
I own that ride and it's just good enough that I am planning on replacing it last (the best of the worst).
 
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Doctor Dirt

Guest
850.00 for that? Your kidding right? That kit is for a child its a total beginners set up especially with those cymbals. I couldn't get more than 400.00 for that complete set up and I'd need to find a parent on a tight budget to buy it. Low line gear. Doc
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
Well, you'll have to do some research in your country to see what the market will bear. If you're anything like Australia, I'll bet you guys are over-paying for gear in the first place, which usually brings the prices up for everything, including used gear. Here in the States, it might be worth $400 to $500, but somewhere far away it could be worth more because of the shipping and import taxes.
 

azrae1l

Silver Member
that is NOT a child's or beginners set. it's also not an expensive set but a decent set none the less. those are basically an older verison meridian birch kit which retails for about $800 usd. given that it looks like it still has factory heads in good shape on it, it hasn't been used a whole lot and probably in is real good shape..

the hardware is not great and i would dump it asap and get something better.

the cymbals are virtually worthless used.

start out offering 400$ and see what you can get it for. use the cymbals and hardware for as long as you need to save a little more then turn around and sell them for something better.
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sticks4drums

Guest
that is NOT a child's or beginners set. it's also not an expensive set but a decent set none the less. those are basically an older verison meridian birch kit which retails for about $800 usd. given that it looks like it still has factory heads in good shape on it, it hasn't been used a whole lot and probably in is real good shape..

the hardware is not great and i would dump it asap and get something better.

the cymbals are virtually worthless used.

start out offering 400$ and see what you can get it for. use the cymbals and hardware for as long as you need to save a little more then turn around and sell them for something better.
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Well said. People forget that there are a million kits out there that are much cheaper than that. Some on here have to get over there dislike for Mapex gear. I guess this is what Tama , and pearl had to go through when they were trying to establish a name in the drum game.
 
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Doctor Dirt

Guest
..........as I said 400.00 tops, and children come in all ages!! I could NOT take that to work, no way. Beginners kit! Doc
 
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sticks4drums

Guest
..........as I said 400.00 tops, and children come in all ages!! I could NOT take that to work, no way. Beginners kit! Doc
You won't find too many clear hand rubbed lacquer finishes on beginners kits. This is an intermediate kit.
 
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Doctor Dirt

Guest
For you it is, not me. Its a childs toy could you see one of your hero drummers playing that on tour in Canada? No you couldn't would Backman Turner n Hoochs Overderive play that kit? I doubt it!!! You know better sticks to the Saturns that you know. Doc
 

azrae1l

Silver Member
for somebody who has owned everything, played everything, and knows everything your not very bright....
 
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sticks4drums

Guest
For you it is, not me. Its a childs toy could you see one of your hero drummers playing that on tour in Canada? No you couldn't would Backman Turner n Hoochs Overderive play that kit? I doubt it!!! You know better sticks to the Saturns that you know. Doc
All right buddy. We agree to disagree once again. Not worth fighting over. :)
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
Well, you'll have to do some research in your country to see what the market will bear.
For the win!!

You simply cannot employ US pricing on a kit based in your own country. Hell, if I was able to pick up gear for the US dollar prices I see bandied around this forum....I'd own everything I ever wanted.

..........as I said 400.00 tops, and children come in all ages!! I could NOT take that to work, no way. Beginners kit! Doc
And she's a beginner, no? Does she need a Saturn at this point?

Come on Doc. 400 US dollars cuts it in one country and one country alone. Unless you're up to speed with used prices in Malaysia, I don't think you can afford to be so adamant here.

There's a whole "rest of the world" that ain't contained within your borders mate.......the overwhelming majority of them don't accept US$.......and so often a straight currency conversion into US$ doesn't accurately represent fair value in that country either.
 
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Doctor Dirt

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I said 400.00 US in the USA I don't know what prices are where ever she is. I said its a beginners kit, thats what it is to me. Someone else could think its a collector series whatever! How am I supposed to know what a beginners kit is worth in Chile or wherever it is. I commented on the value to me, what I'd sell it for. Why would someone ask for price guides from people all over the world when the kit is in S. Korea, how are we supposed to know what its worth there? I simple responded about the kit and its value to me. Doc
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
Why would someone ask for price guides from people all over the world when the kit is in S. Korea, how are we supposed to know what its worth there?
Because she's a newbie and it's all a learning curve mate.....a steep one at times too. And that's where the "old hands" (by that I mean experience over age) come in to show 'em the path.

I understand your angle. I just wanted to clarify that a direct US$ to other currency equivalent is not the best way to work out fair value. It certainly doesn't work that way in Oz. I posted more so to explain that angle to anyone outside of the States who is inexperienced in dealing with the local used market and I just happened to think your post best enabled me to make that point. US prices are relevant for the US, they don't necessarily carry over to other currencies. ;-)
 

kettles

Gold Member
Easy way to solve this. Find out what the new equivalent is worth (ie Meridian Birch) and think about how much you'd have to be saving to warrant buying the used one.

Are you sure they are birch? I had a friend who owned one of these, for some reason I didn't think they were all birch.
 

kettles

Gold Member
..........as I said 400.00 tops, and children come in all ages!! I could NOT take that to work, no way. Beginners kit! Doc
If you consider a companies high end kit to be their most expensive, then wouldn't the beginners kit be the cheapest? M series were not the cheapest that Mapex offered.
 
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Doctor Dirt

Guest
Are these new or used now? 400.00! Thats it, no more! Unless you wanna give me more? Doc
 
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