Anyone have an SY85 for sale - ship to China?

The Yamaha SY85 is a digital music workstation introduced in 1992. Unlike other Yamaha synthesizers of the time (SY77 and the SY99) the SY85 does not use FM synthesis. Instead, its sounds are based on samples, which can be layered and modified to create new sounds.

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Anyone have an SY85 for sale - ship to China?

Unread post by barriev » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:17 pm

Let me know!

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Unread post by Rara » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:22 pm

look on yahoo auction japan theres bound to be some going cheap on there, if not Ebay.
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Unread post by barriev » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:32 am

thanks for the advice!
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Unread post by Saul » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:51 am

barriev...welcome to the forums by the way ;)

I think the problem is shipping. The SY85 is not light by todays standards and it would preferably need to be in a flight case to withstand the journey so that again adds to the weight. Also of course you have the problem that a lot of people with be selling as "collection only"

An example would be this SY85 on Ebay UK at the moment for £185 or best offer.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-SY85- ... :rk:1:pf:0

It is always difficult trying to buy things like this from abroad :(
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Unread post by Saul » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:29 am

What on earth has that go to do with a member asking about buying a SY85 and having it sent to China?
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Unread post by parametric » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:54 am

Shipping is just the American word . . .

Delivery is what we would use here.

Shipping charges= Delivery charges.

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Unread post by purcell » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:11 am

That really helps! ((i)) Delivery is what we would use here.
Delivery possible? instead of : Ship possible? ... helpful also "shipping"
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Saul: "What on earth has that go to do with a member asking about buying a SY85 and having it sent to China?"

My previous story - which I deleted! - referred (as a demo) to shipping from China.
There were delays in Chengdu and Amsterdam (customs).
Never!!! ... would I have an expensive heavy synth sent from China, Japan or India?
The cost of it, the customs everywhere, the risk of damage etc.
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There are a lot of german words, for which I do not get a correct, precise translation. Although these things also exist in England.

If "abbreviations" are added, it gets even more complex.

I am happy to understand the most necessary. And to be able to express myself in English in an emergency. So far that has been enough.

But if it goes into detail, it usually gets - very difficult.
I have to deal with about 10 - 20% misunderstandings. This is usually due to a word or ambiguity.
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Unread post by Saul » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:40 am

It is a universal term so no point going over the minutia of the word "shipping"
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Unread post by barriev » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:33 pm

Thanks to everyone for advice on purloining an SY85 in China.. Japan or HK might be my best options.. I used one extensively when I was in the UK and found it an all-round superb piece of kit for recording, sequencing and live work too. Miss my SY85 workhorse! (I suppose I could pencil in a sojourn back to the UK to get my old one back.. though god knows how much they'd charge me for excess baggage on that!)
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Unread post by barriev » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:11 pm

Saul wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:51 am
barriev...welcome to the forums by the way ;)
Cheers Saul! ;>
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Unread post by Saul » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:43 pm

HK might be a good bet and failing that you are bound to pick one up from Japan.

Yeah I like the SY85 a lot, it was the keyboard that kick started this whole site :)
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Unread post by Rara » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:38 am

There is one on yahoo japan right now with 8meg volatile ram and a usb floppy emulator. 40,000Y

there are other listed they look to be as they called it "junk" maybe they are repairable.

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Unread post by barriev » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:48 pm

Thanks for the notice on that Rara - it's a pity about that one - Yes! Someone did a great job and replaced the floppy drive with a USB! Cool! But.. they won't ship outside Japan.. :(
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There is one on yahoo japan right now with 8meg volatile ram and a usb floppy emulator. 40,000Y
there are other listed they look to be as they called it "junk" maybe they are repairable.
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Unread post by Rara » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:30 pm

well that just sucks :!:
I never understand why people wont ship outside there own little zone. :roll:
if the buyer is prepared to pay the postage/shipping whats the problem? do they want the money or not? :?
I'll never know nor understand.

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Unread post by Saul » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:53 pm

I'm with you on that Rara. These days there is no problem with shipping anywhere apart from the cost of course but, if the buyer is willing to pay then why not?
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