> V50 is nice. There was one for 80 USD in my favorite shop, but I'm
> usually not rich person and my budget is limited... Which is pity,
> there's one almost unused Kronos 61 in our city music shop for 1500
> USD, sitting there for last two years, one afternoon before Xmas I was
> in the paradise trying it, and whenever I go there, he cries "Buy me
> please, don't leave me here, I want to be used..." I can't afford it.
It never hurts to make an offer.
The first synthesizer I purchased was an Arp Odyssey. The store was
asking $650. I offered $400. The salesman sneered, but he did take my
phone number. The next day he called back and said "Deal."
Another time I was in a music store trying out a Roland TR-808. The
slimy salesman sauntered up and said, "I can let you have that for
$600." I sneered back, "I paid $350 for my previous 808." He gulped
and said, "OK, $300." I kept checking the machine out, trying to find
something wrong that would stop me from buying it. Every fifteen
minutes or so the salesman would come around and drop the price $50.
Finally he confessed that they had gotten it in trade so it was
essentially free for them and his boss would kill him if he let me walk
away. This was going to be my third 808, but it sure looked like the
gods were going to strike me dead in the parking lot if I did not buy
that 808. I had a concert to go to, so I said "Yes" at $200. If I had
had enough time I might have gotten it for $50.
So, my advice is make an offer. The worst that can happen is they say
no. Or you can end up with a third 808.