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New Lamp to Sell Optoma HD25?

Should I purchase/install a new lamp in an HD25 before selling it? The current lamp is still going but it's dimmer on one side a lot of the time.
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No, I doubt you'd get your money back. Buyers of used projectors should expect to replace the lamp and then they would know what they are getting instead of trusting you replaced the lamp with an OEM lamp or a knockoff.

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It might be better to save the money and pass that savings on.
This lets buyers get the same projector+new lamp for the same price IF they choose to buy a fresh lamp, and it lets them choose their preferred lamp distributor and lets them know it's new rather than leaving doubt that a seller is just resetting the timer or re-boxing a used lamp.

Not saying you personally would do anything shady, but this removes all doubt for any potential buyers.

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Fair enough thanks guys. Yeah I wouldn't trust someone I don't know and wouldn't expect it of anyone else. The issue here is that I was an amateur projector owner, and basically ran this bulb into the ground prematurely by turning it on and off multiple times per day. So now I have to try and convince a buyer that the dimness on one side is just the bulb, even though I'm not entirely sure it is just the bulb.
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Fair enough thanks guys. Yeah I wouldn't trust someone I don't know and wouldn't expect it of anyone else. The issue here is that I was an amateur projector owner, and basically ran this bulb into the ground prematurely by turning it on and off multiple times per day. So now I have to try and convince a buyer that the dimness on one side is just the bulb, even though I'm not entirely sure it is just the bulb.
Well, if the projector can't be shown to prospective buyers, then that is something else. The problem is that the projector itself is probably not worth as much as a genuine lamp would cost, so putting a genuine lamp in it won't net you anything from the sale. You might haunt the HD25 owners thread to see if anyone can recommend a decent inexpensive generic bare lamp. Amazon has one for $50 with mostly decent reviews https://www.amazon.com/QueenYii-Repl...ustomerReviews

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