Originally Posted by coderguy
It is not worth $1200.
To an informed buyer, it is worth about $500 to $700 (though most buyers of used PJ's are not well informed), but you might find someone to pay $800 to $950 if you wait long enough and sell it on Ebay or something. Personally, if trying to sell it in these forums, I would list it no higher than $795 and just take the best offer.
You can get a MFR refurbished Epson 5010 for about $1600 and it comes with a warranty, that is why the 8500ub is only worth about $700 or so. I've seen used 8700ub's go for only $800 to $1,200, and 8500ub's go for $600 to $1000 (bigger range on the 8500ub's cause they are older).
You can also get a B-Stock JVC HD-250 for about $1300 or so, which makes it tough to sell an older Epson for more than $600 to $1000.Why the huge range?
Well because it just depends on how fast you want to sell it, I'm giving you a semi-fast price to sell it at. If you want to sit on it for 3-6 months, then you might be able to get $800 to $995
but be careful, cause in 6 months the new projectors will be on the market, and it'll be worth even less...
I don't know anything about pricing a used projector, but speaking from a buyers point of view, if I were shopping, there's no way i'd pay more than about 50% of whatever I could buy it for new(at this time, not when it was first released), and if it's not currently available anywhere, i'm not interested at all. we're talking about a technology that has gone from non-existant to pretty refined in just the last 10 or so years. almost every year presents a noticeable improvement, and without being that knowledgeable I simply assume any projector 2 or 3 model years old is basically obsolete and worthless.
when I replaced my projector a month ago, I never even considered selling the old one. but it's even a few more years old than the 8500