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I'm sure you have seen the Marquee 9500LC "package deal" on flea-bay, 3 for $20000. :D. How does a seller with so much bad feed-back (especially on burnt or broken CRT PJs), charge as much as a new car for 3 old Marquees sitting on pallets from governmet installation with probabaly a million hours on them combined?:D

gotta love flea-bay, between the crooks and the strike-it-rich junk dealers I'm surprised anyone shops there at all. Always good for a laugh though:p
 

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I think it's a she. I made her what i thought was a fair offer since I'm local and could save them the hassle of shipping. I got a pretty rude answer back, not very nice at all. I've seen this sellers name mentioned on the forum before, has anyone had direct dealing with them. If the PJs are still at the govnmt. warehouse I wonder where they might be, hmmmm any guesses?
 

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These were up on a well known government surplus site last week and sold for $1500/a piece. The dead give away is the "event id" and lot numbers in the pictures. As the seller admits the projectors are in Colorado, and they, the seller are in FL so I am assuming they haven't inspected them. Given that, their markup seems awfully steep. Though I have had no dealings with this seller, they have come up several times on this site mostly as complaints. They do not appear to be projector experts and thus buyers are often disappointed when they receive their projectors. In at least one case they actually put up some projectors prior to the government surplus auction closing. You gotta to love it, sell the item before you have to buy the item and thus you know how much to pay for it.


secstate


P.S. I have attached an image straight from the government web site. Look familiar?


P.P.S. To answer your question, they are located at:

820 Specker Drive

Bldg 318

Fort Carson, CO 80913
 

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They were $3400, $3350 and $3055 each, not counting other fees or taxes.

Had they been $1500 ea I'd have bought one but noooo they always go high.


I bet the reseller doesn't even have the $$ to pay for them or a single clue as to the condition they are in.



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Some folks throw a tizzy if you mention the site here. You can search and find it in past posts or via google.


In reality the prices they go for is awful, additional costs are high, and most units are toast.


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I bought some projectors from these surplus sites last year. I ended up getting 2 working out of the five that I bought in one lot. It's definitely not a sure thing that you will save any money. On a positive note, the burnt and broken units do end up supplying a lot of spare parts (and demand for replacements) for us "late adopters".


It would not have paid at all if I had had them shipped. My son and I drove 7 hours (one way) to get them. We used some pretty bad language when we saw the condition they were in, but ended up having a lot of fun swapping parts. I'd recommend it to someone only as a learning opportunity. It's much more rewarding (and a safer bet) to buy a functioning pj from one of the dealers in here. I'd only do this again if I was able to inspect the units first.
 

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please everyones always trying to keep ppl from govliq.. to have it for them selves...


I dont buy it.Gov liq is GOOD EVERYONE GO!! lol

only reason i dont use it is i cant find any companies who pack an ship..and I'm still looking


I talked to the lady who ran that 20,000$ auction she wants 6,000$ for each unit...shes in FLA but wants me to pick it up in CO on a gov base...I know she won it at gov liq ,I asked the condition she says all items are removed from working installations but no guranteees...I just laughed at her...
 

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Yeah, it's a lot of fun to swap parts around and get some good working units out of a pile of junk. I've done it many times with many different kinds of equipment.


I'm a pretty hardcore equipment scavenger, all-purpose tinkerer, and dedicated junk junkie, and that helps. I've probably had as much fun with stuff I've pulled out of the local electronic scrapyards as anything else I've ever bought for much more money.


Nokia, the cell phone company, has a service center near here. They used to send their scrap to the local electronic scrapyard.


I can't begin to imagine just how many good working cell phones I ended up rebuilding from their castoff parts, and many of them had ESN's that matched the data plates, which is no mean feat when you consider just how many covers I had to sort through!


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wow you guys are great, got em bagged and tagged in less than 2 hours , LOL. I offered her 3K for all 3, no wonder she got so pissed off. Oh well, she'll be lucky to break even on those. Come to think of it she'll be lucky to get half her money back. Just the fact that this originated with the government is bad karma.:(
 

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"Dear Crazy Lady;


Can you please tell me why you want to rip me off to the tune of almost 20,000 dollars for three projectors that you paid a total of 9,875 dollars (plus 10 percent buyer's premium and any applicable sales taxes) for in a government liquidation auction that ended just a few days ago, sale no. 960, items 6513, 6517, and 6518, and probably haven't even arranged to pick up yet?


What is it about you that makes these projectors jump in value by 10,124 dollars in three days and without even being checked out?


Are you special?


If I were to meet your offer, I'd be in need of special care as I'd clearly not be sane or mentally "all there". "



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