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jackjameson23
09-06-2015, 04:30 PM
So I was given this ukulele by my co-worker for my daughter, and she has grown bored of it so deciding to sell it. It is a Pono Ukulele serial number 090001. Could someone tell me how much this thing is worth, I cannot find anything on eBay or anywhere else.

UkerDanno
09-06-2015, 04:43 PM
Give it back to your co-worker! He gave it to you for your daughter not for you to sell!

jackjameson23
09-06-2015, 05:37 PM
Give it back to your co-worker! He gave it to you for your daughter not for you to sell!

He doesn't want it in the first place, trust me I tried. Do you have any idea how much it is worth?

strumsilly
09-06-2015, 06:17 PM
pono makes some nice middle priced ukes, but without more info it's hard to price it. we need the size , wood type, condition,age, a picture. with the info you gave us , I/d say anywhere from $100 almost $1000 for their top of the line.

mds725
09-06-2015, 06:25 PM
You could try contacting Pono/Ko'olau on Oahu, or you could email Andrew at Hawaiian Music Supply (aka The Ukulele Site) and ask them.

ukeeku
09-06-2015, 06:33 PM
what does the label say beside a serial number? How about a picture.
My guess is $150

Debby
09-06-2015, 06:41 PM
You could donate it to another kid that would like to learn. Pay it forward.

k0k0peli
09-06-2015, 07:20 PM
You could donate it to another kid that would like to learn. Pay it forward. Indeed. That will be much more rewarding than the few bucks you could sell it for.

jackjameson23
09-07-2015, 02:56 AM
pono makes some nice middle priced ukes, but without more info it's hard to price it. we need the size , wood type, condition,age, a picture. with the info you gave us , I/d say anywhere from $100 almost $1000 for their top of the line.

Here's some pictures. I believe it is from 2009 and in near mint condition. I am not sure of any other information.

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jackjameson23
09-07-2015, 03:05 AM
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PhilUSAFRet
09-07-2015, 03:15 AM
Had you considered returning it to the "friend" that gave it to you with thanks and regrets that your daughter didn't want to learn to play? Looks like it's mango

spookelele
09-07-2015, 03:52 AM
You could donate it to another kid that would like to learn. Pay it forward.

Yes!

Uke it forward! It's no loss to you, since you didn't pay anything for it. Keep the Aloha spirit alive, and donate the music to someone that needs it. You'll remember you were a good human, long after you'd have spent that bit of money. Karma dude. Even if you don't believe, think about it this way: If we want to see/hear/feel/taste/experience good things in the world, we need to put them out there for ourselves and others.

jackjameson23
09-07-2015, 04:01 AM
You already have that up on eBay for $375 plus shipping.

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k514/jagadeesh_dev/image.jpg1_zpss1msske4.jpg (http://s1113.photobucket.com/user/jagadeesh_dev/media/image.jpg1_zpss1msske4.jpg.html)

I know I do, I'm just not sure if that is the correct price.

Mivo
09-07-2015, 04:07 AM
I feel kind of bad for the man. He only wanted to know the value of the instrument, and most of us just jump him for not donating or gifting it forward. :p For all we know, he may buy something else for his kid with the money, something she'll actually use, and we don't know his financial situation.

It's quite beautiful. I'd probably just keep it! It's oddly hard for me to let ukes go. I just gave my elderly landlady a concert since she decided to sign up for ukulele classes, and this way it will get used, but I already miss it! Good cause, though. Apparently they teach in D tuning in that place, which struck me as odd (she goes tomorrow, so I'll quiz her when she gets back). I guess I infected someone with my constant babbling about ukuleles!

strumsilly
09-07-2015, 04:42 AM
Well, looks like you got a spalted mango soprano. Since you asked our opinion, I think you are asking close to it's original price, so yes, you may have it priced high, as evidenced by the fact it hasn't sold yet. If it doesn't sell , you could lower the price, or put it on as an actual auction with a lower starting price. Or sell it here on UU. OR , never mind , I'm not going there haha.

jackjameson23
09-07-2015, 04:44 AM
If anybody could give me the value I would appreciate it, I am not in the financial situation to just give something valuable away so sorry about that. There is no need to jump on me for not gifting the instrument away, I just simply can't do that and my co-worker doesn't want it back. Thank you for anyone who has provided valuable feedback thus far.

stevejfc
09-07-2015, 04:51 AM
$225 - $275. The market is over-saturated with lower to mid level ukes. As Strum said, it's a spalted mango soprano.

jackjameson23
09-07-2015, 05:18 AM
$225 - $275. The market is over-saturated with lower to mid level ukes. As Strum said, it's a spalted mango soprano.

Thank you.

terrgy
09-07-2015, 05:39 AM
As someone else said, offer it up for bid on Ebay, beginning at around $100, and see what happens. I've sold several dulcimers on Ebay for bid, and sold them for way more than expected. Of course, it's worked the opposite way too. Of course in your case, you have nothing to lose anyway.

Just a piece of advice from an older guy: If your co-worker is anywhere close to your financial situation, you may consider splitting the profits with him. He may not want the darn uke back, but I bet he won't turn away money. Unless he's the CEO of the company, or his/her spouse is a brain surgeon.

All said, it appears you already know about this stuff anyway.