Pioneer DV-525 -- how much would you pay for one?

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  1. Brian Harnish

    Brian Harnish Screenwriter

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    I'm considering selling my Pioneer DV-525 DVD player. It's in like-new condition (looks brand-new), comes with the original box, original remote (remote is in good condition), and over 150 DVDs have been played on it. What do you think a reasonable price would be? Considering I bought it at Best Buy for $200.00, would $75 or $100 be too much to ask?

    Admins, keep in mind, I'm not selling this item yet (or it would be in the for sale section) -- just attempting to find a starting price point.

    EDIT: Oh, and the player itself is 2.5 years old.
     
  2. Jed M

    Jed M Cinematographer

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    Brian, does it play cdr-cdrw? That is a nice feature for resale. You may as well start with what you think it's worth but if I was looking for a second (in my case fourth) player I would probably pay 70 dollars for it. That is the high end too. You can get some really good deals on new dvd players these days and especially used. I guess there is one way to find out what its worth. Start at 100 and see what happens. I may have underestimated the market, you never know. If nobody bites keep lowering it until somebody takes it or you decide its ain't worth selling.
     
  3. Brian Harnish

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    Jed- I know it does play CD-R. I've tested a couple of them myself.
     
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    Brian,

    WIth the price of players out there right now you may get $80-100 for it. Do $100 OBO and see what happens.

    Kevin
     
  5. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

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    Try to look for completed auctions on ebay. I've always found that a good indicator. Might be some on audiogon.com too.

    The 525 is a nice player. A fair number of companies developped "mods" for it.
     
  6. Brian Harnish

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    Kevin- What kind of "mods" are available for this player?
     
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  8. Leon Liew

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    I am still hanging on to my 525. Trouble free since day
    one and it plays RCE,code 1,3 & 4 discs.Had it for 3 years
    now.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Han

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    The Pioneer 525 has been my player for what seems like forever. It's satisfactory enough to keep me happy as I continue to pass up progressive players that come out and disappoint me in features. The good thing about the Pioneer 525 is how well it handles potentially problematic DVDs. In my collection of about 300, it's only had one disc play screwy with it, "Kate and Leopold", and that at least still plays and doesn't crash or anything. "Crimson Tide" actually killed my old Toshiba 3107 prompting a trade in for a refurb.

    So in short, the 525 can do CD-R and CD-RW, as well as reliably handle almost every DVD out there.
     
  10. Leon Liew

    Leon Liew Stunt Coordinator

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    I totally agree with you Han ! The Pioneer 525 handles DVDs
    flawlessly. The only DVD with problems that I had is The
    General's Daughter and it's because the disc is faulty,
    other than that it works like a dream.
     
  11. EnzoP

    EnzoP Auditioning

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    I sold my DV-525 today for $75 USD [​IMG]
    I wanted to upgrade to a progressive scan player now that the prices have come down a bit. I'm looking at the RP62, i hope it will be as reliable as the DV525 has been.
     

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