Armstrong professional flute

Armstrong professional flute

    
Armstrong professional flute    20:09 on Tuesday, January 02, 2007          
Re: Armstrong professional flute    20:12 on Tuesday, January 02, 2007          

tiffloser
(30 points)
Posted by tiffloser

Haha that is so funny. I hate it when people wrongly adverise things.


Re: Armstrong professional flute    08:56 on Wednesday, January 03, 2007          

schoolbandgeek1
(178 points)
Posted by schoolbandgeek1

Ha good condition? Hahahahahahaha that cracks me up. It looks rusty and old. You can tell its used which usually means not in good condition. That is so FALSE ADVERTISING!!!!!!!!!!!! lol


Re: Armstrong professional flute    15:57 on Wednesday, January 03, 2007          

trumpetbumpett
(28 points)
Posted by trumpetbumpett

Im no flute expert, but that flute looks pretty rough to me.


Re: Armstrong professional flute    02:47 on Sunday, January 07, 2007          

jose_luis
(2369 points)
Posted by jose_luis

The best is photo# 7 with that nice pivot. Probably grand-grand father's oldest and battered flute ever. But for 0,01$ it could be OK.


Re: Armstrong professional flute    06:22 on Sunday, January 07, 2007          

Bilbo
(1337 points)
Posted by Bilbo

This one is from about the mid 1960s. I know because it's the same case style from the one that I started with. -not a pro model. As a matter of fact, this Armstrong flute looks better than mine in the closet. Which isn't saying very much.

Actually not a bad choice for practicing and learning some repadding -and for fixing that splayed out trill key post.

This auctioneer's advertising is bordering on criminally misleading,
"This is quite possibly the best deal in the entire universe! This is for an Armstrong Silver Flute with case. This flute is in tremendous condition. It breaks down into 3 pieces. The flute is in tremendous mechanical condition and plays great. The action on all the moving parts is outstanding......All property is sold "AS IS - WHERE IS" with no guarantees or warranties of any type. The bidder agrees they are buying this property entirely upon their own opinion as to the value and condition. Neither Auction Brokerage Company, nor any representative of Auction Brokerage Company, shall be responsible for correct description, authenticity, or defect of any merchandise sold. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No returns, refunds, or exchanges will be allowed."

....so much for these scavangers being responsible for calling it a "Professional Silver flute".


Re: Armstrong professional flute    06:35 on Sunday, January 07, 2007          

Bilbo
(1337 points)
Posted by Bilbo

What I find fascinating is that some of the final selling prices are close if not over the value.
Take the recent sale of a used Armstrong Alto flute at $1250.
Item number: 10074146721

And the same model Heritage ALTO FLUTE BY ARMSTRONG asking $1895 (buy it now)
Item number: 7407552684

You can get a new one for: $1398.00


Re: Armstrong professional flute    19:23 on Sunday, January 07, 2007          

Patrick
(1743 points)
Posted by Patrick

looks like my first flute from 1973, maybe now I can get it back...but I thought I turned that one into a wiffle ball bat.


Re: Armstrong professional flute    03:59 on Monday, January 08, 2007          

Leporello
(152 points)
Posted by Leporello

What a depressing ad. Somehow I think I'll give "The Penny King" a miss.
Even if you do get that thing for a penny, the postage and handling will be more than it's worth.


Re: Armstrong professional flute    06:45 on Monday, January 08, 2007          

Bilbo
(1337 points)
Posted by Bilbo

This "Penney King" looks like an auction house.
http://stores.ebay.com/Auction-Brokerage-Company

Some things may be a good buy at his "Store" but basically they take the contents of a house where the family needs to empty fast and they sell it at auction. The profit results are a few bucks for the family and a nice profit for the company. I just had to deal with this kind of situation here and they are basically another form of scavangers. And Yeah, on Ebay this guy's average profits (being increased above a live auction) are virtually guaranteed by the shipping costs.


Re: Armstrong professional flute    10:03 on Monday, January 08, 2007          

Leporello
(152 points)
Posted by Leporello

Looks like you're right. Some of that stuff would be cheaper to buy new.


Re: Armstrong professional flute    11:06 on Monday, January 08, 2007          

Bilbo
(1337 points)
Posted by Bilbo

Maybe Leporello but what I'm saying is that this is perhaps the best way to maximize an estate sale profit without wasting too much time on storage.
For example, At a local auction a VCR player is virtually worthless. No matter how much it cost new. At the auction I witnessed, the buyers who were there to make a profit, wouldn't even bid on an electronic item such as a VCR. Now on EBAY, some sucker bids .01 and the auctioneer is guranteed $21.38 in shipping. Probably a $10 profit. If not sold this way it gets sold in a box of junk for $1 to get rid of it. If not that way, it gets chucked in the dumpster and the auctioneer moves on.


   




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