Originally Posted by giderac
Hey guys someone in my area is selling two kurso the 151fd and the 6020fd for 800, and 550 respectively, do you guys think this is a good price for a 10 year old tv?
The used plasma market is not a good place to be in to sell or looking at to buy right now. There is a pretty big difference between the prices people are wanting to sell for and the prices people are willing to pay. Basically sellers are delusional about the worth of what they have or they're simply content with just throwing these types of prices in the hopes that somebody bites; if nobody bites, then that's fine because they're content with keeping it. These are displays, that while still fantastic and hold their own very well, are old now and that means no replacement parts, no warranty, etc.
So to me, while a Kuro that lasts another 5+ years would be fine at $800...what if you buy it and the next day/week/month it craps out? Then you just wasted $800. Essentially what it comes down to is what are you willing to spend and be ok if you lost it on the gamble that it will last for however much amount of time you are looking at getting out of it? For me personally, $500 is probably where I tap out on that. I wouldn't be happy about losing the $500, but it's not going to really affect me/my life. Maybe for you it's $200 or $1000, but that's something you need to decide for yourself. That will answer your question as to whether you think $800/550 is an acceptable loss for the chance that you get a very good display to enjoy for 'X' amount of time in the future.
With all these deals on OLEDs nowadays, price protection, 0% 24-month financing with things like BB's store card, and the general dropping in prices along with all the warranty and such, I have a hard time justifying buying used plasmas at these prices, regardless of how great they are.
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