Originally Posted by dslxic
What discount? I bought the projector at the winning bid price;
This is what was meant by discounted price:
The winning price was as low as it was because the projector is defective (thus discounted as a result of the defect).
Other used AE2000U sell on eBay for $1500-$1700.
If I could have said for certain that the problem was the blue polarizer and that the repair would have cost ~$100 for sure, then one could reasonable assume that the value of said projector would be ~$1400-$1600
However, since I couldn't say for certain what the problem was (only what I believed it to be), any potential bidders were taking a certain risk on their purchase. Since the final selling price of the projector was only $970, that risk potentially saved you $430 - $530.
That was what was meant by the discounted price. The risk you took is the reason why the price was so low. I truly do hope that it is the blue polarizer, but nowhere in the item description did I state that I was certain that was the cause of the problem.
Furthermore, this question was presented to me by another potential bidder and answered. This question and answer was posted on the auction page several days before the auction ended:
Q: How will it be packaged and what happens if damaged beyond what you've written as a disclaimer?
I will not have a warranty and must be able to use what I buy. Would you take less given the use and the potential $100+ needed to correct the issue? Thanks! Mar-14-09
A: The item is double-boxed and will be shipped in it's original shipping materials as show in the photos. The shipment will be insured, so if there is shipping damage a claim must be processed to recover damage costs. Bidders should take the potential repair costs into consideration when placing their bids
. Thank you.