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Infinium scope, what's it worth

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  1. Mjolinor

    Mjolinor Guest

    I have an Infinium 54815A, 4 channel 500 MHz scope with all it's bits,
    probes, k'board, mouse, that I intend to put on Ebay. Does anyone here have
    any idea what it is worth so I can set a starting price.

    It cost me an arm and a leg when I bought it 5 years ago.
     
  2. John Miller

    John Miller Guest

    This is kind of circular, but it's worth what you can get for it on eBay.
    Did you check eBay for completed auctions of that model?

    The auction itself will tell you what it's worth. If the item is well
    described and well photographed, runs for a week or more, and ends at a
    sensible time (i.e., not in the middle of the night), it will seek its own
    level, even if it starts at $1.

    The other way of letting eBay tell you what it's worth is to set the
    starting price too high, and notice that you got 0 bids.
    --
    John Miller
    Email address: domain, n4vu.com; username, jsm

    well-adjusted, adj.:
    The ability to play bridge or golf as if they were games.
     
  3. Mjolinor

    Mjolinor Guest

    Which is why I posted. If I start it at £1 then I will get 3*10^6 emails
    asking me questions from all the morons that think they are going to own it
    for less than £1000. If I set it too high I wont get any bids. It needs
    pitching right because even though things on Ebay do set there own worth
    fairly well it doesn't work with high value limited market products,
    particularly in the UK where the market is much smaller, it has to be
    pitched somewhere near to start with. I searched for completed or current
    items similar, there are none in the UK and there isn't one like it in the
    US and the difference in price UK to US on a product like this is
    significant, it is worth much more in the UK.

    So I need a ball park figure. I am sure someone on this group haas bought
    one second hand recently.
     
  4. Roger Gt

    Roger Gt Guest

    :
    : : > Mjolinor wrote:
    : > > I have an Infinium 54815A, 4 channel 500 MHz scope with all
    it's bits,
    : > > probes, k'board, mouse, that I intend to put on Ebay. Does
    anyone here
    : > > have any idea what it is worth so I can set a starting
    price.
    : >
    : > This is kind of circular, but it's worth what you can get for
    it on eBay.
    : > Did you check eBay for completed auctions of that model?
    : >
    : > The auction itself will tell you what it's worth. If the item
    is well
    : > described and well photographed, runs for a week or more, and
    ends at a
    : > sensible time (i.e., not in the middle of the night), it will
    seek its own
    : > level, even if it starts at $1.
    : >
    : > The other way of letting eBay tell you what it's worth is to
    set the
    : > starting price too high, and notice that you got 0 bids.
    : > --
    : > John Miller
    : > Email address: domain, n4vu.com; username, jsm
    : >
    : > well-adjusted, adj.:
    : > The ability to play bridge or golf as if they were
    games.
    : >
    : Which is why I posted. If I start it at £1 then I will get
    3*10^6 emails
    : asking me questions from all the morons that think they are
    going to own it
    : for less than £1000. If I set it too high I wont get any bids.
    It needs
    : pitching right because even though things on Ebay do set there
    own worth
    : fairly well it doesn't work with high value limited market
    products,
    : particularly in the UK where the market is much smaller, it has
    to be
    : pitched somewhere near to start with. I searched for completed
    or current
    : items similar, there are none in the UK and there isn't one like
    it in the
    : US and the difference in price UK to US on a product like this
    is
    : significant, it is worth much more in the UK.
    :
    : So I need a ball park figure. I am sure someone on this group
    haas bought
    : one second hand recently.


    I found one advertised for $9,499 in New Jersey. But I think that
    is a speculative price. But it is a starting point!
     
  5. Mjolinor wrote...
    It's always a good idea to search eBay for finished auctions,
    they show you the last 30 days worth. You can find something
    similar, if not identical. Use "Advanced Search," and select
    "Completed Items only"

    I found a 54810A 500MHx 2-channel with printed manuals, but
    no probes, ended at $3,150. Another 54810A, but rack mount
    (ugh), with no probes or printed manuals, started at $3,995,
    no bidders, relisted now, still no bidders. A third 54810A
    had everything, probes and all, and finished at $3,750 plus
    $300 shipped from Israel, after 23 bids. This was with a
    $49.90 starting bid! See the great photos and listing,
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3812086115

    [Note the runner-up bidder, a new eBay member in the Ukraine,
    rated 0. You may want to set some acceptable-bidder rules.]

    Anyway, I'd imagine a 54815A with everything like yours would
    be *at least* a few $k more, maybe higher. Nothing wrong with
    a $7.5k reserve price, and you can relist for a few rounds, or
    go ahead and accept a lower high finishing bidder at any point.


    Thanks,
    - Win

    whill_at_picovolt-dot-com (use hill_at_rowland-dot-org for now)
     
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