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Value of used projector?

Random question...is there anywhere to determine a fair price for selling a used projector? I recently moved and will be selling some of my A/V gear since I do not have the room to utilize it anymore.
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I think there are three things that tumble in value very quickly:

1) display devices (monitors, projectors, etc.), particularly in the face of new emerging standards like 4K, Rec2020, and so on

2) hardware players (DVD, Blu-ray, etc.), particularly as physical media continues to fade out from the marketplace

3) surround components (receivers, decoders, etc.), as standards change and new things get added, like Atmos.

I have a couple of HD projectors lying around here, both so old they had no HDMI connection. Each cost well over $10,000 in its day. I'd be very lucky if somebody would come by and give me $100 just to take them away.

And I also have at least a couple of $3000+ DVD players lying around. They're very well-made, they still work, but who wants to look at standard-def today?

My old maxim is: "everything in consumer electronics eventually winds up selling for $50 on eBay." I don't care what it is. What's particularly sad is when you have (say) a $5000 state-of-the-art surround preamp from 2005. No 7.1, very little HDMI support, no Atmos, no Auro... that's gonna be very tough to get rid of. It's kinda like buying a $250,000 Ferrari and knowing it goes down $25,000 in price the moment you roll off the lot.
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Just take a look through EBay and see what comparable projectors are sold for. Not the asking price because most people ask way too much for their used projectors.
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It really depends on what projector it is. If it's anything 720p don't expect more than a couple hundred dollars unless it's 3-chip DLP from Sim2. I've seen a few Sim2 CXE 720p models go for about $2000. Other than that, any other 720p unit will sell for dirt cheap at less than $300. If it's 1080p it depends on how old it is and what technology it is (DLP, LCoS, or 3LCD). Don't expect more than $2000 unless it's a current model retailing for more than that.

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Depends on the model I think. I bought a w1080st for 799 and sold it for 660 after a years use so It was not to big of a loss.
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For those that asked, it is an Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 6100 that I purchased back in late 2008. I used it less than 2 years and it has been stored for the past few years.
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It's an out of warranty, 6 year old projector.

You will want to take lots of photos of it in use, and understand that the Epson 2030 will produce a better image for around $1,000 new with a new lamp and warranty. The BenQ W1070 at $750ish will do better as well.

So, if you got $500 for it, I would consider that pretty high.

If selling online, you will want to fire up the projector, show it working, and take lots of photos.


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