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It is not worth $1200.
To an informed buyer, it is worth about $500 to $700 (though most buyers of used PJ's are not well informed), but you might find someone to pay $800 to $950 if you wait long enough and sell it on Ebay or something. Personally, if trying to sell it in these forums, I would list it no higher than $795 and just take the best offer.
You can get a MFR refurbished Epson 5010 for about $1600 and it comes with a warranty, that is why the 8500ub is only worth about $700 or so. I've seen used 8700ub's go for only $800 to $1,200, and 8500ub's go for $600 to $1000 (bigger range on the 8500ub's cause they are older).
You can also get a B-Stock JVC HD-250 for about $1300 or so, which makes it tough to sell an older Epson for more than $600 to $1000.
Why the huge range?
Well because it just depends on how fast you want to sell it, I'm giving you a semi-fast price to sell it at. If you want to sit on it for 3-6 months, then you might be able to get $800 to $995.