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I see the most ridiculous pricing ever people wanting $550 for a 50" Panasonic Plasma from 2004 a TC-P50V10 for $1500 a TH-50PZ800U for $1000 a TH-42PZ700U for $500 a TC-54PS14 for $700 a tc-p42g10 for $570 a 2002 rear projector for $300 and a tc-p42x1 for $550 which is utterly ridiculous.


Not only are these TVs way over priced they don't even have a warranty and they always said i bought this last year while the model number can be up to 3 years old who cares when you bought it.


There are alot of these TVs that are either priced higher than their retail pricing or much higher than current models.


There were maybe 2-3 panasonic TVs that were mediocre pricing and I'd still want at least $200 less.




What's the deal here? Do they even sell these TVs? Are there schmucks that buy these TVs?
 

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Especially since people are giving away or selling for cheap a 36 inch CRT.Some calibrating and it would look good.Pain to move.


I always wondered whether these overpriced tvs sell too.
 

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It appears sellers look at the overpriced Amazon pricing, and price theirs similarly on Craigslist. Of course, both the ones on Amazon and Craigslist rarely sell, judging from the repeat relistings.
 

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I laughed today at Kmart, idk how long they've had it but i barely noticed the 50'' Panasonic X5 720p models which i believe go for around 5 bills. They didn't even have one on display when it should be the best tv they have and didn't have a price tag on the 4 sets they had, plus they were behind all the other tvs
 

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What's funnier is people trying to sell broken TVs. One ad I saw listed a broken Zenith 42" 720p plasma for $100. What would you call that? Chutzpah? Stupidity? Insanity? Simply boggles my mind.
 

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Originally Posted by Apostate  /t/1423541/does-anyone-look-at-craigslist-tv-pricing-and-laugh#post_22285821


What's funnier is people trying to sell broken TVs. One ad I saw listed a broken Zenith 42" 720p plasma for $100. What would you call that? Chutzpah? Stupidity? Insanity? Simply boggles my mind.

Sometimes they're selling a set for parts. If the set's a Wii controller victim but otherwise ok somebody might need the power supply board or something.
 

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Originally Posted by Steve S  /t/1423541/does-anyone-look-at-craigslist-tv-pricing-and-laugh#post_22285876


Sometimes they're selling a set for parts. If the set's a Wii controller victim but otherwise ok somebody might need the power supply board or something.

Perhaps but the listings usually do not say for parts... they usually say "Doesn't turn on but I was told it's a simple fix" or "A great bargain for someone who can fix it" or something similar.
 

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It just reflects how little the average person knows about TVs. So many don't list the model name because it never means anything to them. They wouldn't know a 55" TV today is better than a 55" from 2006. To the average person, a TV is a number of inches and plasma or "LED" and that's about it.
 

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Originally Posted by Apostate  /t/1423541/does-anyone-look-at-craigslist-tv-pricing-and-laugh#post_22285821


What's funnier is people trying to sell broken TVs. One ad I saw listed a broken Zenith 42" 720p plasma for $100. What would you call that? Chutzpah? Stupidity? Insanity? Simply boggles my mind.

I would apply the terms "stupidity and insanity" to the buyers...not the sellers..
 

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I call it great marketing..


I'm thinking about putting my DLP on CL for $100 - granted it needs either a new lamp, ballast or color wheel. But, "for $100 you can have a 46" Samsung HDTV!"
 

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I call it great marketing..

I'm thinking about putting my DLP on CL for $100 - granted it needs either a new lamp, ballast or color wheel. But, "for $100 you can have a 46" Samsung HDTV!"

Why would anyone want to buy a broken 46" DLP for $100? What is it 10 years old?
 

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Why would anyone want to buy a broken 46" DLP for $100? What is it 10 years old?

I've had my 46" Toshiba rear projection (46hx83) which is in excellent condition on Craigslist asking $100, all I got was spam email regarding it. Now, if I put it in the free section, it would probably be gone in less than a day.
 

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Why would anyone want to buy a broken 46" DLP for $100? What is it 10 years old?


It would be fun to smash it up with a big sledge hammer while it's plugged in or crush it with a large rock, post the video on youtube!

that could be the best $100 ever spent........................
 

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It's a shame too because I'd like to buy things second-hand but pricing is so ridiculous I don't even want to fool with it. I consider "haggling range" to be more around the 20% range. I really don't have the time or energy to go around town offering people half of what they're asking and getting into some heated debate with people who think their 10 year old plasma is made of solid gold.


I recently bought a 50" Panasonic plasma from Costco for around $500 with a 2 year warranty for a second room. Unless you're talking about something super high end, it's hard to justify buying used since a "disposable " plasma like this will smoke just about anything more than a few years old. Just about every used flatscreen on Craigslists starts at $400-$500.


Also, I'd be wary in general of buying used TVs. People aren't upgrading TVs like they were when the technology first hit, I would think a perfectly working TV would either be kept in use, relegated to a bedroom, or sold to a friend for a reasonable price first. You'd be amazed what people will try to get away with these days, it's smart to be cynical.
 

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Why would anyone want to buy a broken 46" DLP for $100? What is it 10 years old?

6 years but that's besides the point...


Obviously no one on here would buy it, but if I can make $50-100 then it’s a win for me… My point was some people know how to market their sets and others have no idea.

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It would be fun to smash it up with a big sledge hammer while it's plugged in or crush it with a large rock, post the video on youtube!

that could be the best $100 ever spent........................

SOLD.
 

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A lot of people base prices on what they originally paid when they bought the items. So if that TV was $1500 in 2007, they think someone is getting a deal if they sell it used for "just $1000". Plus the TV has worked fine for 5 years, is clearly never going to fail, right?!? Very few people know about TVs or any tech item for that matter, however they will very often believe those items are worth far more than they actually are.


I know a couple people that are holding onto junk TVs from the dawn of the flat screen era because "I paid almost $1000 for that, I am not spending $1000 again". Meanwhile its a 40 inch 720P TV with a broken remote, a failing back light ("only on part of the screen"), more motion blur than a paint mixer, and the TVs have problems like randomly turning off. They could replace the TV for like
 

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I was in a Goodwill the other day and they were trying to sell a 32" LG HDTV that had to be at least 3-4 years old for $750. And worse, it was powered on all day for display. I didn't have the heart to tell them you could buy a nicer new one for less than half the price.
 
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