View Full Version : Help w/Value- Jim Rempe Meucci
05-06-2004, 03:25 PM
I bought this cue about 17 yrs ago for around $730. It has not been used in awhile and I'm considering selling it as I just don't often play anymore. I have found some like it online but not exactly. All the ones I have found are brown, where this one has a green color to it. Can anyone give me more info as to the value and if the green is more rare than the brown?
05-06-2004, 03:57 PM
It looks like a nice cue. This is a Meucci JR-2 from the mid 1980's. This is the only one I have seen with the green stain, although Meucci did a lot of experimenting with stains and dyes at that time. I have one in my collection.
The cue would probably auction for somewhere around $300 - $350 on E-Bay. This is assuming excellent condition. Check the cue carefully for straightness. These cues are prone to warpage.
I'm not questioning that you paid over $700 for the cue, but are you certain? I would think $400 - $500 tops was the retail value at the time.
05-06-2004, 06:39 PM
Its been so long ago.. but I do remember the $730 part, but thinkin about it now, that included a very nice hard case and of course tax. Plus I was alot younger and wasn't the shopper I am now. I paid the retail that the shop was asking for it. There wasn't this kind of resource available way back then.
05-07-2004, 03:03 PM
If anyone is interested I have put this cue up for auction
05-11-2004, 03:29 PM
After recieving requests for better pictures.. I added the following site with pics.
Thanks for looking!
05-12-2004, 03:21 PM
Look at the grain of the wood just beneath the ferrule. It appears extremely wide, like maybe 5 or 6 lines per inch. Isn't that strange for an early 1980s example?
05-13-2004, 10:16 PM
It didn't sell - I assume you thought the cue was worth more, so your reserve was higher than the value range of around $300.
I would like to offer some suggestions: The cue is worth $300 if it's straight and in excellent condition - but you have to make this clear in your ad. Also, the vitals - need to be described including length, weight, mention coated wrap, shaft diameter, and if the cue is completely original. A reasonable reserve - like maybe starting at $200 - is a gamble, but sometimes it helps attract bidders. Here's an example of an ad I did for a JR Cue:
E Bay Rempe Auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=21212&item=3663906 896)
That would be the "old growth" shaft in Meucciville.
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