Used equip prices for amps. Reasonable?

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  1. Shawn Shultzaberger

    Shawn Shultzaberger Supporting Actor

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    Some of the names below I have heard of and some I have not. I was wondering if the below prices are very reasonable for the used equipment. Someone here at work just pointed this place out to me. It is local and maybe worthy of a visit. [​IMG]
    ADCOM GFA-5002 400.00
    329.00
    New
    ADCOM GFA-5300 500.00
    389.00
    New
    ADCOM GFA-5400 750.00
    599.00
    New
    ADCOM GFA-5500 1200.00
    999.00
    New
    ADCOM GFA-5802 2000.00
    1699.00
    New
    AUDIO RESEARCH D-250 5995.00
    2995.00
    Used
    CARVER AV-405 850.00
    399.00
    Used
    CONRAD JOHNSON PREMIER 11 3495.00
    2495.00
    Used
    DENON POA-2200 700.00
    399.00
    Used
    DYNACO 400II 995.00
    599.00
    New
    LAZARUS H-1A 1920.00
    899.00
    Used
    MARANTZ 8B REISSUE 3800.00
    New
    MARANTZ MA-6100 329.99
    New
    MARANTZ MM-500 599.00
    399.00
    New
    MARANTZ MM-9000 1299.99
    New
    MCCORMACK DNA-125 1695.00
    New
    MCCORMACK DNA-225 2795.00
    New
    MCCORMACK DNA-2 DELUXE 4995.00
    2995.00
    Used
    MCCORMACK HT-1 DELUXE 2700.00
    1599.00
    New
    MCCORMACK MICRO POWER DRIVE 995.00
    New
    MCINTOSH 7108 2500.00
    1499.00
    Used
    MCINTOSH MC-162 2200.00
    New
    MEITNER AS-10 1995.00
    1299.00
    Used
    NAD C-270 599.00
    New
    NAKAMICHI PA-300
    199.00
    Used
    NHT SA-2 490.00
    249.00
    Used
    NIKKO ALPHA 450 900.00
    399.00
    Used
    PIONEER SPEC-2 995.00
    499.00
    Used
    ROWLAND 5 6500.00
    2999.00
    Used
    VAC 90CI 7200.00
    3900.00
    Used
     
  2. Gail M

    Gail M Agent

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    Shawn: Without researching these items I can give no opinion on each item's value. However, alot more goes into my value estimate on used equipment than just the original MSRP and the model number. A couple of other things to consider when buying used gear are the following:

    - the age of the unit

    - the sales and return policies of the seller

    - any feedback on the seller

    - if any transferrable warranty is left on the unit

    - the operational and cosmetic condition of the unit

    - does the unit include the box, packaging and manual

    - if unit has remote, what is its' condition

    - reviews of the unit

    - etc...

    I also always check Ebay and Audiogon to see what other units like it have sold for in the past and check Ubid to see if like units are currently for sale there. Finally, there are also a few pay sites which will provide you with a "blue book" type estimate on specific equipment.
     
  3. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    I paid $250 for the NHT SA-2.
    I feel ok about that.[​IMG]
    The wife does not.[​IMG]
    - CM
     
  4. JohanK

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    The Adcom prices seem OK but not great. The Marantz MM9000 is way overpriced as it can be had for much less than $1000 the last time I checked (which was quite awhile ago). The Denon amp seems a little high to me also...but I'm a cheapskate.
     

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