would YOU buy this TV?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Micah Cohen, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Micah Cohen

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    A friend wants to sell me his Toshiba 56H80 RPTV for a thousand bucks. The set is in fine condition, picture looks stellar (and I'd calibrate it), and all I'd have to do is pay some strong men to get it out of his house and around the block and into mine.

    Toshiba 56H80, fine condition, for $1000 + moving cost. (Original cost: about $4500 in 2001.)

    Would you do it?

    Any advice?

    MC
     
  2. Kirk Patrick

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    no way

    figure 100 to move it ??

    for a couple hundred more you can get a brand new 57 or even 65 tosh or hitachi or sony crt-rptv

    no way

    750 plus he pays for the move

    i think you're doing him a favor at that
     
  3. Tim Jin

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    Offer him $650.

    $1000 is way too much.

    He is suckering you in.
     
  4. Micah Cohen

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    You guys are spot on.

    I'm looking at the newest Tosh 57" RPTVs, and they are not only SLIMMER (better fit in the back door of my basement), and lighter, but they retail for about $1800.

    $1000 is too much.

    I'm gonna slap this guy. (After slapping myself for even considering it!)

    SLAP!

    MC
     
  5. MarkMel

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    Some friend. [​IMG]
     
  6. Scott Merryfield

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    I own a 56H80, and it's been a great set. However, I do not think it's currently worth $1,000, considering what a new 57-inch Toshiba CRT RPTV costs.

    BTW, I paid $3,000, not $4,500, for my set almost 5 years ago. So, if your "friend" is trying to justify the price based on what he originally paid (which isn't a valid argument, anyway), then tell him that he overpaid when he originally purchased the TV, too.
     
  7. Tim Jin

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    $1800 seems to be too much also on an new CRT RPTV.

    I recently saw a 65" Toshiba for less than $1600 at CostCo.

    If you are gooing to pay $1800-$2200 range, you should be looking at a DLP or LCD.
     
  8. Micah Cohen

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    I guess I was talking about MSRP. I am sure I could get the new Tosh 57" CRT RPTV for way UNDER $1800 retail. On the Tosh website, they show the MSRP. So, either way, $1000 for a 5 year old TV is not a deal.

    I'll see the guy tonight and break the news to him.

    With friends like this... [​IMG]

    MC
     

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