hi everyone i posted this topic once before, i want to sell my home theater system but dont know what its worth and was directed to check out ebay and another site to gauge what my stuff is worth but no one is selling the equipment i have, i guess people dont want to part with good equipment, any other advice would appreciated, i really would like to get the most for my stuff and not under cut myself...
pioneer elite 710 64 inch hd television
denon 5800 reciever
denon 5000 100 disc changer
rca hdtv tuner
4 dcm time frame 10.0 towers
velodyne 18 inch sub woofer
def tech center with powered 8 inch sub
richard gray power company
Might be a tough call. How old is it?
You might be able to get 60% of what you originally paid for them.
Unfortunately electronics hardly appreciates in value.
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I would try going to a home theater/stereo store and ask the sales people if they can look up what the value of your system will go for. Usually the store will have a BLUEBOOK for home electronics that tells them the prices are for selling and trade-in value much like the KELLY''S BLUEBOOK for automobles.
my general rule of thumb for sale of used items is 40% of new price and no negotiations, firm price.
if you want to play the negotiate game, then between 50 to 60% and drop your price to give them a ''deal''
Try a web search on each individual item, and try Ebay again. Ebay has the following:
a.) Pioneer Elite 710 64" HDTV: $2999.00
b.) Denon AVR-5800: $1500.00
c.) Denon DCM 5000: $725.00
d.) DCM Time Frame TF350: $130.00 pair / DCM Time Frame TF600: $350.00 pair
There are no 18" subwoofers listed on Velodyne's website. I didn't search on your other stuff.
I would check out www.audiogon.com - there is a blue book link on that website that might be able to help you out. You could also try selling it on there.
Are you selling your equipments to upgrade to better equipments? Anyhow, this might not be a good idea but if you can find a dealer that does consignment; they can sell it for you. They will get around 15-30% of the price they sell the item for you. That is why it's not such a good idea but I thought I'd mention it anyway. I had a Denon 5800 ( 2001 year Model) which was sold by them for $2500 last year - 15%. This is one way for me to sell the item without worrying about paying for the ads on websites and/or sending the items via mail to the buyers. Good Luck!
Check at what prices they are selling at Audiogon and list them around those prices. I listed my 7 year system on one Sunday and by tuesday, I sold all speakers even though it''s very tough to sell old receivers as the new one''s have way too many features compared with my 7 year old one.
I was able to get almost 80% of the price on my Paradigm speakers and sub and I offered free shipping which is not expensive if you use Fedex Ground. Old Electronics are tough to sell even when heavily discounted.
thanks so much everyone for your great replys, it helped me alot to better gauge what my epuipment will go for, as for the reason for selling is that i plan to get a smaller more room friendly system, maybe a nice plasma with a nice high end home theater in a box, the system i have now is just too massive, i think i will look into posting my stuff in argon since you guys mentioned it, and this forum never steered me wrong, again thanks for your advice and this great site...[IMG]/idealbb/images/smilies/9.gif[/IMG]