Originally Posted by gprro1
Anyone tried selling one of these lately? Any luck? I've had a near new one with a D1 on craigslist for ever for $400. Offer for only $200, and only had one at that. For the money I'll keep it in a second room or use it outdoors or something.
I think that the key is actually getting someone into your house
to view it. Now, with all the media hype about 1080p, your ad has to be fairly "creative." What I mean by that is you will likely have to list the projector as a 1080 unit, then when they get there, only then
do you tell them that it is 1080 compatible
. Most people don't know exactly what that means, but once they're in your home
and actually seeing how this thing performs with something like Planet Earth in the D1, you'll get comments like, "Holy sh!t, you mean this isn't high def? I had no idea!" and then it's all over but the handing over of cash.
Unfortunately, most people just look at the specs and go by that. You wouldn't believe how many units I see on craigslist or other places here that are listed as "home theater projectors" but are clearly inferior buisness-class units, yet they sell in a heartbeat. "This projector is great for movies. It has 10,000,000 lumens and a 50:1 contrast ratio!"
I'd also recommend offering thorough advice on screens, replacement lamps, and such. Beyond that, you could offer them a beer if they come over and see if that helps.