#### John C

##### Friend of Leo's

Retailstreet pricefor my '62 AVRI Telecaster bought newten years agoin 2012 was $1,600. So this $1,700 estimate for 2022 dollars does not reflect reality.

I think I might have used a bad calculator site last time - I bought an AVRI '62 Strat in 1999 for roughly $1K street price - it might have been $1,050 before taxes - and on the calculator I used Sunday $1,000 in 1999 comes up at $1,713 in 2022. But when I use a different calculator today I come up with $1,735 instead. If I use $1,050 for the 1999 price it jumps to $1,822 in 2022 dollars using the calculator linked below.

I foolishly sold the 1999 Strat in 2000, so I bought another AVRI '62 Strat in 2002 for $1,200 street price; per this calculator that would be $1,928 in todays prices.

If I use your street price of $1,600 in 2012 in this calculator I get $2,015. So my mistake on using the lower amount from 1999 to come up closer to $1,700; the price I paid in 2002 and the price you paid in 2012 are pretty close in today's dollars.

This is always an interesting exercise; here is the calculator I was using today:

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