I've been scanning the net for a used TR808 and 2 cheap Icould find are from ebay in the UK and also one from leboncoin in France. I live in Stockholm Sweden and there is no used TR808 for sale in entire Northern Europe from what I can find. So I'm getting it shipped from another country and I have a budget for it. I already have the TR909 which I never regret getting, it's the ultimate funky drum machine and now I'm going to physically realize the rebirth acid rack witch my TR 909, two cyclone analogic TT 303 and one TR 808.
The two 808 I've been looking at are
My question is, if I get the ebay 808 from UK, which is preferable since I know better English than French and ebay can handle the payment more secure than leboncoin which would require the seller and me to arrange some payment, paypal or otherwise which is not directly tied to the product like the ebay purchase will be.
Do you think I'm making a mistake or a deal getting the TR 808 from the UK or should I wait for a better deal?
On the slightly more technical side, if I get a UK 808, can I just change the chord like a can change the chord of a TR 909 to fit the non-UK current of 220 Volts instead of the UK net adapter for the 808?
Is there anything else I should think of before making this my largest music investment ever? (I paid only 950 euros for the TR909 in year 2000).