Originally Posted by mrlittlejeans
I sold a Sharp 20k with the same lens as the Marantz 11S2, an ANSI CR of 840:1 and, as far as I know, the best native on/off for a DLP for $1,700 over the summer and it was hard to sell. I would doubt the 15S1 would be worth any more than that given the Sharp outperformed it. Projectors from a few years ago just aren't worth squat. The Samsung 8 & 9's were recently selling for less than that 15S1 and would at least hold value a little better.
You can sell used projectors occasionally for a good dollar, but it is usually involves a somewhat unethical seller to an unsuspecting ignorant buyer. I've been around this forum for close to 12 years (another incarnation) and I've sold used projectors and taken some beatings! When a game changing projector is released the dynamics of the used market change at the same time - ie. Sony Ruby. Is the RS-40 a game changer? The above post basically sums up the reality of the used market and if you pay $5,000 for this projector then you've paid way too much in my opinion. Instead of buying this new non-current one for $5,000, why not buy a used one for considerably less - or at least check out the cost of a used one so you've got an idea what you're getting for your money. Caveat emptor applies here big time. Then of course you know this, and that's why you're here asking the question.