Originally Posted by Ozymandis
Hear, hear! Well said, and I agree. Look, asking $1k for a display that could fail any time, with no warranty and limited repair options, just isn't going to happen. There's a limited market for these sets, and that market is basically fans of plasma display picture quality. I've sold two plasmas on Craigslist, one here on AVS. All of these were priced to move and went to HT fans who enjoy this tech. But I see other people asking for absurd prices and their sets just sit for month after month. OP, I'm in the same area as you and I see the same sets on Craigslist for month after month. In the classifieds here as well. Asking brand new OLED money for a 3-5 year old plasma (8 years old for Kuros!) is just not realistic and you will find limited takers.
It's a buyer's market for plasma TVs. While they aren't making any more, their value has depreciated with the rise of reasonably-priced OLEDs from LG that have even better black levels. Not saying that plasma doesn't still give a great picture; I bought two plasmas this year and I'm still looking for an F8500 myself, but around $500 is my cap.
Great post. I agree completely. I've been keeping an eye on the market for some time now (really, a solid 2+ years), checking in and looking at prices periodically. Sellers are completely delusional and are suffering from the fallacy (the name escapes me atm) of thinking that just because they bought/value something at 'X' that that is what the market will/should pay. The reality of the situation says otherwise- I get flabbergasted at these people trying to sell the VT/ZT/8500 for $1.5-2k (sometimes even more if NIB). So you want me to pay the same price that I could practically get a brand new OLED for when I could largely be screwed if something fails on the TV? If plasma was still going or getting support from manufacturers, then ok, I could still kind of
buy that, but no way today. Better hope you can find a board on eBay or something. And if it's the panel? Good night. I got my 2 51F8500s NIB at the very end of their run for right at $1200 or so, but you want me to pay around that for a used item out of warranty and several years older now? Very out of touch with reality, lol.
Another perspective I could see, however, is some just throwing it up on the market and seeing if anybody will bite. As in, they don't really
need/want to sell it, but if they can get a sucker for that price, then yeah, they'll part with it. If not, nbd, they still enjoy the TV and have no problem keeping it. However, if people are really trying to sell it, the gap between buyers and sellers has quite the chasm to bridge.