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post #31 of 39 Old 03-09-2012, 09:30 PM
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Hello, I`ll take yoyur Panasonic 1980.
How about some pictures of it ON and Working?
How much do you want for it?
I live about 2-3 hours away, so let me know.
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Dave, thanks for the informative response. I'm going to take steps towards doing that this weekend (I don't have any blank VHS tapes, and the only TV I own was made in 2011, so the connections are incompatible).

Chris, consider yourself first on the list. I'd like to confirm that it's working correctly before progressing with a sale of any kind, though. I haven't done much pricing research yet, but if it does work smoothly, I was thinking an even $100. I thought about sending that in a PM, but this gives people a chance to mock me for being crazy (too high? too low?).

And by the way, I'm now in Milwaukee rather than in Madison (profile updated).
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Okay, $100 seams fair, IF it`s in working order, ie:
plays tapes in Color, NOT B&W, BOTH hi-fi channels
produce sound WITHOUT distortion, does not have wavey lines
in the picture, or ghosting/halo effects.
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I haven't touched either of these in a year. If anybody's interested, I'll offer both the AG-1980 (with remote) and the AG-1950 for $50. The displays are bright, there's no visible damage, and I have pictures of them both plugged in and turned on, but that's all I can offer. If they don't work, I imagine they're worth more than $50 in parts, but I'd rather just get rid of them as-is. I have no idea what they would cost to ship, but note that the 1950 is significantly heavier than the 1980.
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Well, if you have both on and plugged in why can`t you tell us if they work or not?
Do they play the tapes in color?
Is there any smearing of the colors?
Is there any wavy lines?
Is there any ghosting or halo effects in the picture?
Do the Hi-Fi channels play or are they distorded in sound quality?
I don`t mean to steal the same questions that
Mr. Chris Swanson asked before, but if you would have answered him,
Chris would have bought those from you.
However, since Chris has had bad experiances with these,
he, I and everybody else here,
would want these IF they worked PROPERLY!
So, I think it would benifit YOU and I IF you found out the answers for us.
I WOULD buy them, IF they worked 100 % PERFECTLY!
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I Gotta agree with Susan.

If you’re serious about selling the decks, and if you’re an honest person not out to scam someone - you really need to get a hold of a few VHS (and possibly SVHS) tapes for testing purposes and test the heck out of the decks and then honestly report back how well the decks work.

Otherwise it may look to people as you’re hiding something about the condition of the decks.wink.gif
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Susan, I appreciate your potential interest, but:
1) I don't own any VHS tapes - blank or otherwise.
2) I don't own any of the cables required to hook these VCRs up to a TV.
3) I don't own a TV that the above cables would even hook up to.

I would love to confirm that they worked perfectly (my original reason for posting here), but after more than a year of them sitting on a shelf, and my taking no actions to remedy that, I would rather just sell them as-is. I simply don't want to put forth the effort to handle all 3 of the above. I realize this is less than ideal, but that's also why I was offering the pair of them for $50 total. I figured in the event that they don't work, the buyer could just part them out for a profit. I see the face plates, power supplies, and remotes on ebay all the time. If my logic here is off, I apologize. If these are truly worthless to the community here, I'll understand, and I'll just post them on ebay and be done with it. At this point they're just taking up space.
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Super Eye, I agree with you, but you also have to understand the amount of effort that would take (my equipment situation is not typical), and compare it to the possible sale price. This isn't exactly life-altering profit we're looking at here. I'm not claiming they work, and if people are only interested in proven decks, I understand completely.
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I understand, your basically selling them for parts(or as is) and your prices reflect that. If you wanted to go through the work of testing them you wouldn't be selling them for what you are smile.gif
I agree, if you don't get any bites here, ebay would likely be your best bet but again make sure to state AS IS and state you have NO WAY of testing them, otherwise expect to be bombarded by people wanting you to verify things. Actually no matter what you say you'll get that but hopefully it will cut it down a bit wink.gif
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