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Postby eeflattuba » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:34 pm

Did not know that Dillon music had a new website up and running. Just ordered a used denis wick classic gold plated 1xl tuba mouthpiece for a really low price.Even having shipped to western Canada was cheap. Great website, easy to find whatever you are looking for.
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Re: Dillon music

Postby Tabor » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:24 pm

Is there a page/link for used tubas now?
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Re: Dillon music

Postby joshealejo » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:28 pm

They are in the same page as the new tubas
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Re: Dillon music

Postby Alex C » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:53 pm

They have been carrying fewer and fewer used tubas, as has Baltimore Brass.
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Re: Dillon music

Postby Three Valves » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:24 pm

Demand??
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Re: Dillon music

Postby YORK-aholic » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:35 pm

I wonder if the supply Chinese tubas (admittedly getting better in quality) has lowered the price on used tubas enough (with the longer time that it takes to move them) might be partially behind it.
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Re: Dillon music

Postby bort » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:46 pm

Or they sell before they get them listed on the site. These guys probably flip them pretty quick.
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Re: Dillon music

Postby Three Valves » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:52 pm

BB sells used tubas fast!!

With the exception of some that have been there for a few years...

but those definitely are the exception.
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Re: Dillon music

Postby YORK-aholic » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:14 am

In that case, I'm glad I was wrong.
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Re: Dillon music

Postby Bill Troiano » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:52 am

I'm assuming from the posts here that Dillon did update their website? I'm asking because when I click on my bookmarked link (on my Mac), I get a warning that this site may be trying to impersonate Dillonmusic.com to steal financial information. I've never seen a warning like this one.
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Re: Dillon music

Postby MaryAnn » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:13 pm

I used google for the web site, and it gave me www.dillonmusic.com ... without a warning. but when I hand-typed dillonmusic.com it said web site not found. I have a Mac pro and use Opera as my browser.
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Re: Dillon music

Postby bort » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:29 pm

It only works for me with the W's.
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Re: Dillon music

Postby Bill Troiano » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:42 pm

I just got to the site by typing in dillonmusic.com. Weird.
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Re: Dillon music

Postby fenne1ca » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:08 pm

Whatever technical issues they're having, the site (when accessible) is great. Very mobile-friendly, and with helpful and self-evident search tools/filters while shopping.
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Re: Dillon music

Postby bort » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:08 pm

Damn, it works for everyone. :roll: :P
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Re: Dillon music

Postby hrender » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:52 pm

http://www.dillonmusic.com/brass/tubas/?mode=grid&limit=24&sort=popular&max=20000&min=0&sort=popular&brand=0&filter%5B%5D=6824

Their used offerings have been declining in number for some months, not sure if it's supply/demand or a conscious choice to limit them. I like that they include used mouthpieces in the list.
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Re: Dillon music

Postby the elephant » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:28 pm

My guess (in this situation, not specifically limited to Dillon Music) is that they are pushing their line of budget instruments, which compete with the lower half of the used market they also provide. The consignment fee or the profit gained from the sale of a used instrument is not as much as the possible profit to be made from the budget line horns. This would also be true with the nicer Dillon/Eastman/Packer/JinBao/whatever horns versus the nicer used horns.

I think they are wanting to stop taking in trade (or on consignment?) the less interesting horns that take a long time to move and take up storage space (that is finite) for a longer time than an inexpensive Chinese horn, which might make them a few bucks less per unit, but that turn over fast enough to merit that shelf space on a more permanent basis.

If you have room to store 100 tubas and about half of that is your usual new stock, and half is your normal used stock, and you start to sell Chinese horns that actually SELL, it makes sense to allocate less of your limited storage space to horns that simply do not move quickly.

If you move five Chinese horns through an individual bit of floor space and before that you used that same patch of floor to move only two horns a year you can see how this is a poor use of your limited floor space.

Steve Dillon is *really* a horn collector, deep down, based on his own words, so he will always have room for interesting horns to sell used, but with the possibility of running ten tubas through each tuba-sized patch of floor in a given time rather than just a few, and having a lot of employees and bills to pay before he pays himself, going with stock items you can move quickly over used stock that either makes less per transaction or that camps out for a long time on one of those limited patches of floor is the smart choice.

Did that make any sense? If not, just move along. There's nothing to see here...
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Re: Dillon music

Postby humBell » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:50 pm

the elephant wrote:...

... just move along. There's nothing to see here...


Not the tubas i'm looking for, eh?

No, that makes a bunch of sense, both the space limitations in store, and the less competing options both in store and online.

Economic realities being economic realities and all.

Maybe if i'd bought more used instruments, there woulda been more reason to list 'em.
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But i will continue to hope that it is just that transitions are rarely instantanious, that the older stock missing will be relisted soon as people find time to deal with it.

I like to hope that Conn raincatcher got an appreicative home!
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Re: Dillon music

Postby Three Valves » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:07 pm

humBell wrote:
I like to hope that Conn raincatcher got an appreicative home!


Did it fly South to BB?? :shock:

(Or is that another one??)
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Re: Dillon music

Postby humBell » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:14 pm

Three Valves wrote:
humBell wrote:
I like to hope that Conn raincatcher got an appreicative home!


Did it fly South to BB?? :shock:

(Or is that another one??)


Nope.

This one...

http://forums.chisham.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=60608
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