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#1 of 9 Brian Harnish

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Posted April 09 2009 - 08:30 PM

Hello everyone!

I used to be very active here when I was in the midst of purchasing my home theater a few years ago. But, alas, I've fallen on hard times and need to sell my equipment and software, so I'm performing some market research.

I'm looking for information on what dollar values I could expect to obtain for the following. PLEASE NOTE that this is NOT a for sale post. I'm not selling these items on the home theater forum (nor am I selling them in this thread). I'm performing basic market research. Once the time comes to sell I plan on going through other channels to sell.

Toshiba 42H83 HDTV-ready Rear Projection TV
SVS Cylinder Subwoofer
Onkyo TX-SR601 Receiver
Pair of Infinity Primus 250 Speakers
Infinity Primus C25 Center Speaker
Panasonic DVD –S27 Progressive Scan DVD Player
Xbox 360 (titles listed at the end of the DVD Titles)
Playstation 2 (titles listed at the end of the the DVD Titles)
IKEA dark grey Home Theater Cabinet

247 DVD Titles
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Spiderman
Spiderman 2
Spiderman 3
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Saving Private Ryan
Saturday Night Fever
Swordfish
Artificial Intelligence
Sunset Boulevard
The Birds
Galaxy Quest
King of New York
Unbreakable
XXX
Total Recall
Click
Blade Trinity
Beverly Hills Cop
Beverly Hills Cop 2
Pulp Fiction
Dragon Heart
Stargate
I Robot
The Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgement Day Extreme DVD
AKIRA
Scarface: 2-Disc Anniversary Edition
Hoosiers
Planet Of The Apes
Canadian Bacon
The Fugitive
Fight Club
Airforce One
Dumb and Dumber
Hook
Princess Mononoke
Almost Famous: Unrated
Deep Impact
Andy Kaufman Midnight Special
Fatal Attraction
Die Hard
Die Hard 2
Die Hard With a Vengeance
Live Free Or Die Hard
Happy Gilmore
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
Speed
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Craft
Field of Dreams: Anniversary Edition
Dead Poets Society
Showgirls
Boyz N the Hood
A Beautiful Mind
Shrek
Big Trouble In Little China
Broken Arrow
El Mariachi/Desperado
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Patch Adams
Independence Day
Clerks: 10th Anniversary Edition
The Naked Gun
Heat
Meat Loaf: VH1 Storytellers
Braveheart: Special Edition
Mulholland Drive
Boogie Nights
Elvis Presley: Jailhouse Rock
Man On The Moon
Star Trek VII
School Of Rock
Lethal Weapon 1
Lethal Weapon 2
Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 4
King of New York Special Edition
The Replacement Killers
Glory
The Mummy
Payback
50 First Dates
Elf
The Untouchables
007: Die Another Day
North By Northwest
Anchorman (Widescreen)
Chasing Amy
Braveheart (Standard)
Rebecca
The Exorcist
Se7en
Top Secret!
Enemy of the State (standard)
Hearts In Atlantis
Dark City
High Noon
Rainman
Supersize Me
The Score
Star Trek: First contact
Sarah McLachlan Video Collection: 1989 – 1998
Titanic: Standard Edition
American Pie 2: Unrated
Armageddon (standard)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer the movie
Elvis Presley: Kid Galahad
Demolition Man
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Finding Nemo
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
The Cable Guy
Memento
The Terminator
The Truman Show
Dr. Strangelove
Jackie Brown
Basic Instinct (special Ice pick edition)
Monty Python And the Holy Grail
Walking With Dinosaurs
Life
The Cable Guy
Cruel Intentions
Wayne’s World
National Treasure
Chronicles of Riddick
Stargate
Carlito’s Way
Pirates of the Caribbean
Reservoir Dogs
Twister
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Robocop
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Devil’s Advocate
Anger Management
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
XXX
2 Fast 2 Furious
Face/Off
True Lies
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Incredibles
Big Daddy
Rocky
The Blues Brothers
The Ladies Man
The 40 Year Old Virgin (Unrated)
Contact
Interview With the Vampire
Schindler’s List
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Sixth Sense
Eight Millimeter
Meat Loaf: Hits Out Of Hell
The Graduate
Twin Peaks: The Complete First Season
JFK
Citizen Kane
In the Heat Of The Night
Moscow on the Hudson
Back to the Future Trilogy
Better Off Dead
Snake Eyes
Rebel Without A Cause
The TAO of Steve
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
Blow
Napoleon Dynamite
Wall Street
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Orange County
Talladega Nights
Superman: The Ultimate Collection
The Simpsons Season 1
The Simpsons Season 2
The Simpsons Season 3
The Simpsons Season 4
The Simpsons Season 5
The Simpsons Season 6
The Simpsons Season 7
The Simpsons Season 8
The Simpsons Season 9
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 1
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 2
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 3
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 4
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 5
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 6
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 7
Angel Season 1
Angel Season 2
Angel Season 3
Angel Season 4
Angel Season 5
Married With Children Season 1
Married With Children Season 2
Married With Children Season 3
Married With Children Season 4
Married With Children Season 5
Married With Children Season 6
Married With Children Season 7
Married With Children Season 8
Boy Meets World Season 1
Boy Meets World Season 2
Boy Meets World Season 3
That 70s Show Season 2
Sliders Seasons 1 & 2
Sliders Season 3
Quantum Leap Season 1
Quantum Leap Season 2
Quantum Leap Season 3
Quantum Leap Season 4
Friends Season 1
Friends Season 2
Friends Season 3
Friends Season 4
Friends Season 5
Friends Season 6
Friends Season 7
Friends Season 8
Friends Season 9
Friends Season 10
Stargate SG-1 Season 1
Stargate SG-1 Season 2
Stargate SG-1 Season 3
Stargate SG-1 Season 4
Stargate SG-1 Season 5
Stargate SG-1 Season 6
Stargate SG-1 Season 7
Stargate SG-1 Season 8
Stargate SG-1 Season 9
Smallville Season 1
Smallville Season 2
Smallville Season 3
Smallville Season 4
Twilight
The Butterfly Effect

Xbox Titles
Street Fighter: Anniversay Collection
Mortal Kombat Deception
Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance
Crimson Skies
Halo 2

Xbox 360 titles
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Playstation 2 Titles
Gran Turismo 4



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#2 of 9 DaveF

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Posted April 10 2009 - 12:41 AM

If you haven't, look up final sale prices for these (or similar) items on eBay. Look for the offering prices on your local CraigsList. That gave me a good price, resulting in a quick sale on my previous TV.

I don't know the used market, but my perspective is that used DVDs are worth about $1, since I can buy new DVDs from the bargain bins for $5-$7, and commonly find TV sets for $30.

Good luck with your selling!

#3 of 9 Brian Harnish

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Posted April 10 2009 - 03:26 PM

Thank you Dave. What do you think of prices for the following? Realistic or shooting myself in the foot (no buyers)?

Toshiba 42H83 HDTV-ready Rear Projection TV - $400
SVS Cylinder Subwoofer - $300
Onkyo TX-SR601 Receiver - $200
Pair of Infinity Primus 250 Speakers - $200
Infinity Primus C25 Center Speaker - $100
Panasonic DVD –S27 Progressive Scan DVD Player - $50
Xbox 360 (titles listed at the end of the DVD Titles) - $300
Playstation 2 (titles listed at the end of the the DVD Titles) - $250
IKEA dark grey Home Theater Cabinet - $50

Please note to those who are viewing this that I'm not selling. Just establishing a baseline to start selling shortly via other avenues.

Thank you to all in advance for the advice- it's greatly appreciated.

#4 of 9 Bob McLaughlin

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Posted April 15 2009 - 06:41 AM

In general the prices look too high to me. If you want to move stuff you should cut those prices down. Don't think in terms of what it cost you at the time, think in terms of how much someone would be willing to spend on something older and used. Most people want to buy something new and will only consider old stuff if it is a big bargain. In general items should be priced at least half of what you paid for it, unless it is something rare or there is a large demand for it.

I don't think you would be able to get that much for the gaming consoles and software. Playstation 2 in particular has been surpassed by PSX3 so I'm not sure anyone would be willing to put up $250 for that and one title.

As for the SVS it's hard to judge without saying which model it is.
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#5 of 9 Bryan X

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Posted April 15 2009 - 02:46 PM

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Playstation 2 in particular has been surpassed by PSX3 so I'm not sure anyone would be willing to put up $250 for that and one title.

I agree. Considering you can buy a brand new PS2 for $99 and Gran Turismo 4 can be bought new for $19 there's no way someone is going to give you $250 for a used PS2 and a used copy of GT4 when they could get the exact same thing new for $118. You'd probably be lucky to get $75 max. Similarly, $300 for the 360 w/ one 360 game and a handful of regular Xbox games is too high. You're probably looking at closer to max $175 there.

#6 of 9 sestamuch

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Posted April 16 2009 - 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Bryan X
I agree. Considering you can buy a brand new PS2 for $99 and Gran Turismo 4 can be bought new for $19 there's no way someone is going to give you $250 for a used PS2 and a used copy of GT4 when they could get the exact same thing new for $118. You'd probably be lucky to get $75 max. Similarly, $300 for the 360 w/ one 360 game and a handful of regular Xbox games is too high. You're probably looking at closer to max $175 there.

Yeah, and speaking of which, the PS2 is still going pretty strong.

#7 of 9 Jim_F

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Posted April 17 2009 - 04:35 AM

I haven't used halfdotcom in a few years, but I found it was a fast way to move software in the past.

For market research, it's a simple matter to check going rates on the site. Just undercut the selling prices by a little and get ready for lots of trips to the post office.
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#8 of 9 DaveF

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Posted April 17 2009 - 12:01 PM

For reference, this year I sold the following. Both to coworkers. Both quick, easy sales.
$150 for 2002 36" Sony WEGA HDTV CRT
$50 for Nintendo GameCube, 2 controllers, 7 games


Re: Xbox 360. Last Winter, the 360 with 60 GB drive and two games sold normally for $299. So a used unit, probably with 20GB drive and one used game for $300 is overpriced.

SVS sub for $300 seems reasonable, but I've not checked new price for that specific sub.

Your price for the TV is a reasonable starting point and might sell for that much.

$200 for the Onkyo receiver seems not unreasonable, at least as the asking price. I should be a couple years newer than my 2001 model, and would have HD component video switching, multiple TOSlink and RCA digital inputs, 5.1 DD and DPL IIx.

Good luck!

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Posted April 19 2009 - 04:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Brian Harnish
Panasonic DVD –S27 Progressive Scan DVD Player - $50
Was at BestBuy this morning: new progressive scan DVD players start at $40 (normal retail, no sale). The new Toshiba super upconverting player is $60. No way a used DVD player will fetch $50. Maybe $20?




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