Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

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Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by enuenu » Sat May 09, 2009 8:20 am

Can this be correct? AUD$10,000 is a lot of coin.
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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by JohnDNJ » Sat May 09, 2009 8:26 am

enuenu wrote:Can this be correct? AUD$10,000 is a lot of coin.

According to yahoo's currency converter that's 7686.3951 USD.

Thats F'ing highway robbery for ANY production amp. I don't care if it's
hand assembled by a team of perfect 10 Virgins and blessed by
the Almighty himself.

Unless you were buying some sort of vintage amp that was used by a
famous artist as a collectible (like fine art), you'd be out of your mind to pay that
kind of scratch.
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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by jdurso » Sat May 09, 2009 11:41 am

if that conversion is right... no amp is worth that dime. i do know in Oz salaries are on average higher than in the US so maybe that plays into it but what wouldnt it be cheaper for someone here to buy it, and ship it to Oz even with whatever customs fees there are?
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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by Octavarius » Sat May 09, 2009 4:17 pm

JohnDNJ wrote:
enuenu wrote:Can this be correct? AUD$10,000 is a lot of coin.

According to yahoo's currency converter that's 7686.3951 USD.

Thats F'ing highway robbery for ANY production amp. I don't care if it's
hand assembled by a team of perfect 10 Virgins and blessed by
the Almighty himself.

Unless you were buying some sort of vintage amp that was used by a
famous artist as a collectible (like fine art), you'd be out of your mind to pay that
kind of scratch.
I think that's approx. what a Road King head costs here in Norway/Scandinavia. :D

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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by guitarmaster » Sat May 09, 2009 4:27 pm

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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by JohnDNJ » Sat May 09, 2009 4:45 pm

Wow....

And you guys cant just import them on your own? I bought my JPM 90th from OZ land,
the guitar was 2600 and between shipping\customs it only ran me another 250 bucks.

sh!t for that money you could have someone buy it for you then fly them over on your dime and you'd still be making out lol.
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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by caf » Sat May 09, 2009 5:46 pm

enuenu wrote:Can this be correct? AUD$10,000 is a lot of coin.
NO!
i saw this two weeks ago and emailed pro audio to ask what the rrp was going to be and they told me approximately au$6000.
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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by hugsy41 » Sat May 09, 2009 5:49 pm

If you access that page, scroll down a little, just after the price conversions and before the overview. It reads:

"ACTUAL PRICE TO BE RELEASED IN JUNE/ JULY 2009."

It doesn't make sense that it would be $10,000.



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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by tom241 » Sat May 09, 2009 7:52 pm

i heard that the head and a stiletto cab was about $7300~
and the first shipments expected to be late june/early july for Australians :(

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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by boogieslayer » Sat May 09, 2009 9:53 pm

sounds like highway robbery to me...

just like 75% of the geaer on ebay...

buncha damn thieves !
its soooo sad

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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by Azrehan » Sat May 09, 2009 10:58 pm

I am getting the MarkV head with stiletto 4x12 cab and DiMarzio pickups installed in my axe for $7000AUS from Billy Hyde music in Adelaide, South Australia.

On my receipt the MKV head is $5000AUS and the Cab is $1999AUS

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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by Psyence88 » Sat May 09, 2009 11:25 pm

Well, considering that they are listing the combo and head at the same price...
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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by LesPaul666 » Sun May 10, 2009 2:45 am

considering the Mark V is around $2800.00 AUD if purchased in the U.S. before shipping, tax, and duty charges, If I were down in Oz I would just buy from a U.S. dealer or have someone ship it for me and use a step down if needed. Even at $6000.00 AUD, the difference is totally ridiculous, and should never be that much cash. I would think the standard of living isn't *that much* higher than here.
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Re: Is a Mark V worth AUD$10,000?

Post by enuenu » Sun May 10, 2009 3:34 am

caf wrote:NO! i saw this two weeks ago and emailed pro audio to ask what the rrp was going to be and they told me approximately au$6000.
Pro Audio are reliable I believe (that's where my amp came from originally) so $10,000 is a dream it seems. All Mesa gear is pricey here. The Billy Hyde deal in South Oz sounds good for Oz.

A little (non electronic engineer) voice tells me (and I have read) that step down transformers can introduce technical issues. I looked seriously into importing from USA and using a step down. I even looked at buying used on eBay in USA and having it shipped to me via Voodoo Amps in New York to have a quality 240V transformer installed. 10% duty is payable when importing to Oz. In the end I stumbled onto a used DR rig with the genuine export Mesa 240V transformer so I went for it and saved a lot of worry.

My DR sounds very good. Does dark power chords extremely well (the best?). However can be a little bit muddy with chords occasionally. Does what it is designed for extremely ace. Maybe complement it with another head one day. Thinking of a Marshall for less "darkness/mud". Maybe a Mark V would fit the bill. Very impressed with Mesa's reputation (and my experience) of reliability and build quality.
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