Frequently, the descriptions of the bows will indicate that the current and first owner of the bow, only recently purchased it within the past few months, didn't like it and is now selling it. A good Black Widow takedown will run over $1000. Man, I'd think if'n I was gon'na lay out that kind of cash for a toy, I'd wan'na make sure it was exactly what I wanted, as it'd be with me for life.
Some of the Black Widows and also some of the Howard Hills, have been custom built for the purchaser. They have their names personally inscribed on the bow right at the manufacturers. Well low and behold, I frequently find those personally inscribed $500 to $1000 bows on the auction sites for sale, and again some have only recently been purcheased within the past couple of years or even months. Yet there they are for sale.
I'm afraid if I were to ever purchase a bow of that calibre and had my name inscribed on it, the only time it would ever come up for sale is when the executor of my will figured it was time to clear out all of Geoff's toys and pay off the beneficieries of the will......That's right! I'd be dead!
From my perspective, personal inscriptions on bows, unless they're from a Fred Bear type celibrity, significantly reduces the value of the bow and makes it less marketable as there would be a cost or work requirement borne by the new owner to have it removed and to have the bow refinished.
Man oh man! What were they thinking?
Geoff / TBow
Edited by Geoff / TBow, 04 April 2011 - 07:52 PM.