OP-1 Prices (New and Second Hand)

Recently been kind of regretting selling the OP-1 and missing the fun go-to-ness of the thing for a daft little jam so I've been keeping my eye on some on ebay.
Think I sold mine for just over £500 with some accessories. Now they are going for £600-700+ yowch!

Just me having a little moan :P
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  • Same here; now back in the market and been waiting for a few months now. 
    Never have I bought hardware, sell it only to buy it back again. Well, not until the OP-1. 

    The limitations that I felt were too much, we actually just enough. I now find myself liking constraints on my modular system too. Forces me down a certain path.
  • I got pretty much what I paid for it. (Minus postage cost and hardcase).
  • absolute bellend mate. he puts one up every now and then for an inflated price then reduces it in the last few hours. i messaged him to say why is he trying to rip people off, he just said "don't buy it then"
  • But these are bids... starting price was £450. I see one of the bidders has feedback of 0, he's probably bidding himself I guess. Twat. (Pardon my French)
  • ^ yes those profiles have 0 feedback so probably alternative accounts or got his girl or friends to make accounts and bid.
    Somebody paying £960 though. wtf!?!?!
  • My dealer seems to have stock at (local currency equivalent of) 740GBP new, so yeah, anyone willing to pay 960, please get in touch :)
  • edited May 8
    Just bought one in the UK, had 12 or 9 months interest free finance on it as well if you wanted. They emailed me as soon as i ordered it and said "Sorry our website was wrong we don't have any in stock." :/ Apparently they will be getting stock in this week which they will be able to sort my order out with, altho there website says it won't be any stock till the 31st, so i am not holding out much hope I have a feeling they are just stringing me along. Amazon prime has ruined me, having to wait for things is not what it is about. *stamps foot* i want it now.
  • I see musicians friend has bumped up the price as well. Was $849, now $899.
  • So did guitar center. It was $849 and it went up out of the blue... I believe it was between last Thursday and Friday.
    I had to pay $900 to get a new one and wait for about a couple weeks. 
  • Just heard from Sweetwater that TE has pushed back the availability date to July 6. Wow.
  • Bought one on Friday from GAK for £749 - they price matched an online store at the time
  • Just bought mine new for £699 from The Conran Shop (https://www.conranshop.co.uk/lifestyle/music/op-1.html).
  • I wonder if there is a component shortage?
  • Nice find on the Conran Shop! :)
    Really nice shop too - just been checking out the furniture.
  • Analog Fours selling for less than OP-1's on eBay.
    Shit is fuct up!
  • Love my OP-1 and glad I got it in December for $849 new. I seriously didn't want to pay that for it originally but now, looking back, it's my favorite piece of gear, my favorite instrument and I LOVE IT! worth every dime!

    Now that @dustmason has created the op1.fun site, I can only imagine that there will be a rush to purchase and the stock will be low for a time. I hope that for the OP-1, that it becomes very very popular!!
  • I was surprised last month when a friend brought in an OP-1 to sell on consignment at the local synth shop and wanted $820 or $840 USD as the listing price. It's in beautiful shape but I couldn't believe they were going for that much.

    I'd been neglecting my OP-1 for a while and wondered if I should do the same but instead it inspired me to re-evaluate it and I'm having crazy fun with it again!

  • It's a hard thing to sell for sure. I attempted to a few times but kept falling in love with it.
    But did end up selling it in the end which I massively regret.


  • It's a hard thing to sell for sure. I attempted to a few times but kept falling in love with it.

    But did end up selling it in the end which I massively regret.


    Thanks for sharing that. I've been wondering if I should do the same after the problems I've been experiencing. I think I'll keep hold of the little superstar.
  • 1500 Dollar in Argentine...... i buy one..... and i love it! I hate the taxes in my country :(.
  • There truly seems to be a lack of them on the market at the moment. I was lucky to pick mine up last december, barely used for $800 AUD! I missed out on one a few weeks before for $850 incl. the official case and accessory pack. Now THAT is a bargain
  • I've got to go down the secondhand route as the waiting time for a new OP-1 seem to me to faraway now, had mine on order since February and still Amazon informs me of yet another delay, their estimations mean nothing to me now and if there is yet another delay by the end of June I am cancelling and will be searching for a secondhand OP-1
  • I think once they are no longer produced they will go way up in price, definitely a classic iconic masterpiece of fun.
  • edited June 13
    @MrZoop - Perfect Circuit claims to have it in stock (as of Jun 13) at the $849 price. I noticed it while looking at PO cases.
  • That is in the States, here in the UK the OP-1 at the moment there is a big waiting list.
  • jshell said:

    @MrZoop - Perfect Circuit claims to have it in stock (as of Jun 13) at the $849 price. I noticed it while looking at PO cases.

    Thanks, i bought from the website few minutes ago. Another 10% off the 850$ with the code WELCOME10

    I live in Canada so I still pay for some shipping but it is still less expensive than eve 

    New to this forum, and new to these kind of things.
  • MrZoop said:

    That is in the States, here in the UK the OP-1 at the moment there is a big waiting list.

    Ah. Yeah, Perfect Circuit was one of the few places I saw that even had them. I saw you mention Amazon and assumed USA. Is there a good synth shop in UK that you know might have good relations (and thus priority of order fulfillment) with TE? Amazon can be really dodgy for devices like this that don't have a steady supply available.
  • Looks like Amazon US (via Chicago Music Exchange) has them in stock at $849. Unfortunately they won't ship to Japan, but if you're in the US and have been looking…
  • I am now going down the shop route and cancelled my Amazon UK order, nothing has happen and it's been 5 months, I reckon I could get one in two months with the right dealer, if this fails there is always the secondhand market
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