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Old 12-05-2001, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default Dose anyone ever buy used car audio equipment?

Dose anyone ever buy used car audio equipment?
Why not?
Why?
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Old 12-05-2001, 01:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dose anyone ever buy used car audio equipment?

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Dose anyone ever buy used car audio equipment?
Why not?
Why?
Why: Because it's cheaper
Why not: Because it could be junk.

I bought my cd changer used... have yet to find out if it actually works though.
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Old 12-05-2001, 03:25 PM   #3
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If you know the seller that is always nice. Also if you could test out the unit locally first is also a plus.

If your buying over the internet, that is tough and you are going to have to go by the persons personality and reputatiojn to say this board for example if the seller were here.

For most things that have no moving parts, I would consider it. But for decks, speakers, and changers, I wouldn't bother. moving parts and used just don't mix.
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Old 12-05-2001, 06:29 PM   #4
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Of course. If its worth it and it works, for sure. If you have stuff for sale, post it. If it doesn't sell now. Who cares? Theres always tomorrow. Electronics don't have a shelf life. I have a ton of used stereo equipment. Every component you can think of, I have it. Not saying that I have every brand, just everything you need for a quality system. I have tons of new stuff too. You see I have a side business and I stock all kinds of car audio. Oh so if you need anything drop me a line...

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Old 12-05-2001, 09:39 PM   #5
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I bought my head unit (Kenwood X-91 Minidisc) off of eBay and have had no problems. eBay is generally safe if you buy from those with good feedback. Be wary of online ads and buying stuff off of boards (even this one) because your chances dramatically increase for being ripped off. Drawback: no warrunty. So if it arrives in working condition and then fails you are screwed. Some times the savings is worth that risk.

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Old 12-05-2001, 10:21 PM   #6
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I bought my a/d/s 310rs.2 sub from ebay, a total bargain.

Why?
Audio stuff generally doesn't degrade significantly in quality. Speakers could be blown, but for other stuff it lasts forever. My parents still use a home CD player bought in 1985. It still works great.

Why not?
On the internet you can get shady deals. But in person, if you can test it beforehand, there is really very little downside (no warantee)

A lot of manufacturers release new products that have this or that new feature, but the same sound quality as the previous year's model.
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Old 12-06-2001, 10:13 AM   #7
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The reason I ask is I had listed many car audio componets on 3 MBs ebay and others not one hit was serious about buying it. Although I did have allot of people offer to take off my hands if they didnt have to pay for it. I was no where near out of line in my asking price either. I have 12's, 10's, amps, cross overs, CD player, and all name brand like JBL, RockfordPhasegate, MTX, is this stuff just not worth any thing. I dont know if any of remember my post but I had over a dozen items and on, l asked $600.00 to take all or make offer. Dose any one have a suggestion to liquidate car audio?


Lenyx, if you search on line you should be able to down load a user manual, if that helps. Or just push bottons HEhe


Sunrise City Rider, Might help me sell off or you could buy it to resell.


I will even consider any trades part or hole.
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Old 12-06-2001, 06:42 PM   #8
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Try selling them seperately. Part it out and you should be able to get close to $600 total. If some one buys everything and doesn't need it they have the same problem you have now. So set a reserve you can live with and sell them seperately. That usually works a lot better, but takes more time.

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Old 12-07-2001, 01:31 PM   #9
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I bouhgt a 3 year old Cadence Ultra Drive Z1200 Amplifier on e-bay for $200. I replaced 2 caps becuase they were suspiciously inflated and touched up an RCA connector because it desoldered. I'm powering my sub with this amp, it sounds awesome, and the amp has a lot of power reserve.
Sometimes you may get a lemon, that's always a possibility...
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Old 12-08-2001, 04:06 AM   #10
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Old 12-08-2001, 04:51 PM   #11
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i think buying used gear is sketchy because stolen gear falls in the same category. not saying that i've never bought used gear before, but when i did, i knew the sellers very well. it always helps if the seller can produce a recept for the goods. that proves: that it isn't stolen; how much it is/was worth; and how old it is. and everybody with aftermarket car stereo equipment *should* keep their recepts in case they should ever need to file an insurance claim for a break-in. so i would recommend that you state in your "for sale" ad that you have the sales recepts to back up your goods and your description. you could also say that you paid $X.XX new, so whoever buys this at $X.XX is getting a great deal.

also, i would recommend that you make sure you don't have any typos in your description of your stuff. in your post here, you mentioned that you are selling something made by "RockfordPhasegate" - the company's name is "Rockford Fosgate". as you may know, in car audio, there is a lot of junk being made by companies with names of several reputable companies' names juxtaposed together or just names that sound very similar to another reputable company. for example, i used to see ads for "Kenford" (a combination of Kenwood and Rockford) car audio equipment. these companies are always JUNK. the reason i bring this up is because if you have a typo on a brand name, people might think it's the junky knockoff and you won't get any responses. and if it actually is a RockfordPhasegate, maybe that's why you're not getting the kind of response you were expecting. so in this case, i would part it out, like someone said, and you'll probably sell everything but the RockfordPhasegate.

hope this helps.
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Old 12-25-2001, 12:27 AM   #12
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