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    This is a link for anyone who has considering a pair of Dynaudio Contour 1.8 MkII.

    They are on Ebay ending today at 14:37, on sale from dealer Audio-T.

    They started the bid at only £650, but the thing is noone has actually bid yet. New they cost about £1800 so basically you'd be getting them for a third of the price if noone else bids.

    They end 14:37 today so be on the ball.

    I placed this topic under 2Ch audio to be most prominent in the hope that the right person would see it.

    I did consider it for myself but my power is from bi-amping and you can't with Dyns, plus the bass might be overpowering for me.

    They offer a three month warranty and they are in beech finish.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dynaudio-Conto...QQcmdZViewItem



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    650 quid,fuck me dont people realise how good a deal that is!!!!

    crikey i'm half tempted myself
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    what a glorious time to be free.

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    Ah, someones just bid. £650 on the nail. Anyone from here ?
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    Cloth-Ears wrote:
    Ah, someones just bid. £650 on the nail. Anyone from here ?
    2 bids in now from the same guynever understood why people do this?

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    they look the buisness but knowing e-bay some mug will pay way over the odds for them.

    bet they hit the 1k mark .why do people get into bidding wars and pay crazy money for things?

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    roll_with_it wrote:
    Cloth-Ears wrote:
    Ah, someones just bid. £650 on the nail. Anyone from here ?
    2 bids in now from the same guynever understood why people do this?
    He entered a secondhigher bid (eg 700) which displaying is conditional to entering ofanother bid by someone else (eg 680) exceeding his current 650bid. With the entering of that second conditional bidhis first bid getsreiterated.

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    ErikfH wrote:
    roll_with_it wrote:
    Cloth-Ears wrote:
    Ah, someones just bid. £650 on the nail. Anyone from here ?
    2 bids in now from the same guynever understood why people do this?
    He entered a secondhigher bid (eg 700) which displaying is conditional to entering ofanother bid by someone else (eg 680) exceeding his current 650bid. With the entering of that second conditional bidhis first bid getsreiterated.
    yeah but why not just put one bid in (higher amount)? Even if no-one else bids he'll still get them for starting price.

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    probably cos it's a forum lurkerwho bid, then saw bagpuss' thread and thought "bugger" and upped his bid to be safe

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    Craig wrote:
    probably cos it's a forum lurkerwho bid, then saw bagpuss' thread and thought "bugger" and upped his bid to be safe


    Roll with it, he first put one'public' 650 bidin. With the entering of the conditional'700'bid, he could haverevised thefirst bid to say '675'. Although he didn't do this, E-bay displays with the entering of the conditional bid, theamount of either the revised ororginal bid. Probably not to the liking of the orignal bidder (as he didn't change amount of his opening bid) but any other bidder is warned that a bid even in the last second can be outdone by the earlier entered (andthus prevailing)conditional bid.

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    ErikfH wrote:
    Craig wrote:
    probably cos it's a forum lurkerwho bid, then saw bagpuss' thread and thought "bugger" and upped his bid to be safe


    Roll with it, he first put one'public' 650 bidin. With the entering of the conditional'700'bid, he could haverevised thefirst bid to say '675'. Although he didn't do this, E-bay displays with the entering of the conditional bid, theamount of either the revised ororginal bid. Probably not to the liking of the orignal bidder (as he didn't change amount of his opening bid) but any other bidder is warned that a bid even in the last second can be outdone by the earlier entered (andthus prevailing)conditional bid.
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    I dont think you can pay over the odds for these speakers. As an owner myself I think 1k is a great price, they are better than the Focus 220.

    Last pair I saw on ebay went for 650 in same finish.

    I paid 950 for a premium-finished brids eye maple in mint condition from Audio Salon.


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    Yes, very nice speakers indeed. Need powerful amplification to sound their best. :dude:
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    These are excellent speakers, great if you like tight, controlled bass that never wooshes or booms.

    Anything under £850 would be a bargin.

    They need powerthough - valve users need not apply. ;)

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    Heheh, three dyna:dude:s on a row. All comments spot on of course. Go for the original contours, they're the best, go!

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    well, now it's 5

    I'm sorely tempted but I will resist the urge. (Not sure what my imaginary friend is up to though)

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    I'll wait. Someone got a cracking deal there though

    820 quid is a steal



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    Craig wrote:
    probably cos it's a forum lurkerwho bid, then saw bagpuss' thread and thought "bugger" and upped his bid to be safe
    No offence to cloth ears, but I hate it when people post ebay links, I know you're only trying to do others a favour but if I'm watching something with a view to bidding the last thing I want is another 50 or so potential bidders!

    Looked like a nice pair of speakers for decent money there, well done who ever won them
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    Yeah I see what you mean but one man's loss is another man's gain and since these links are getting posted on Wigwam it benefits us in particular. Of course sometimes the one who might lose the auction or have to pay more in the end might also happen to be one of us, but remember that is only a maybe. Also in this particular case noone had bid at all when I spoke first and it seemed a great bargain for one of us to acquire these speakers that getso highly spoken ofhere.
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    Stonking wonderful speaker - wish I'd got mine for that.
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