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Hey guys,

I just got in my hands a brand new Barco RLM-W8 projector from an auction along with a Barco RLD lens (1.74-2.17:1) part number R9832743. I don’t know if the lens is used but it’s in its original box and packaging, looks like it is. But the projector for sure is new. Anyone have any idea on how much these are going for? Should I sell them together or individually? I see that used ones with a couple thousand hours are going for $1500-$2000 not including the lens. Also, do you think I should just throw on eBay or is there somewhere else that would be the best place to sell it? I was thinking of reaching out to my local rental places to see if they’d be interested.

Thanks in advanced!
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eBay is always the place to go to when you are trying to determine the value of any projector. It sets the market price. It is really weird, because while it is nice that it is new, it really isn't. It's been sitting around, unused, for many years. So, it loses value as older electronics always tend to do. It is out of warranty, and replacement parts may start to be hard to come by for that model.

It is still quite a good product, with many years of use left in it and I would sell it WITH the lens as that does add value to the product. I would likely sell with a money back promise as well since you are saying it is new, it will make it more enticing to buyers.

DLP models tend to be overstated, a bit, on their brightness claims, but Barco models fair better than others with their claims. So, I expect you could ask towards the higher end of the range you see online.
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Quote (AV_Integrated on Jun 16, 2023 4:21 AM):
eBay is always the place to go to when you are trying to determine the value of any projector. It sets the market price. It is really weird, because while it is nice that it is new, it really isn't. It's been sitting around, unused, for many years. So, it loses value as older electronics always tend to do. It is out of warranty, and replacement parts may start to be hard to come by for that model.

It is still quite a good product, with many years of use left in it and I would sell it WITH the lens as that does add value to the product. I would likely sell with a money back promise as well since you are saying it is new, it will make it more enticing to buyers.

DLP models tend to be overstated, a bit, on their brightness claims, but Barco models fair better than others with their claims. So, I expect you could ask towards the higher end of the range you see online.


Thanks for the advice. Hey, I’m also in the DC area in case you know anyone that might be looking for one!