What is my stereo equipment worth?
A common question. Stereo resale value varies wildly. From vintage McIntosh tube amplifiers that might be worth a thousand dollars or more, to modern A/V equipment that often has little or no value. It also depends whether you are selling to a reseller, or an individual. Just as with a used car, if you intend to get the most money, you will need to sell your equipment to an individual.
If you do decide to sell directly, sold listings on eBay are probably the easiest guideline for pricing your gear. Don't confuse this with asking prices, which often unreasonably high. Instead, select "sold listings". You can also check up to five items for free in the Audio Bluebook. Once you have a price, the options are many. Craigslist and eBay of course, but there are other options like Audiogon, and US Audio Mart.
Selling To Us
The good news is that we don't even expect the equipment to work. We're going to restore it anyway. It just needs to be in reasonably good physical shape. Missing knobs, bent faceplate corners, engraved identification, hazy dust covers, will all reduce what we can offer. In some cases, when cosmetic shape is below a certain point, we may not offer anything. In these cases, we are always happy to accept a donation, and route it to the appropriate recycler.
If you are willing to accept a modest offering, and the knowledge that your equipment will be renewed and will find a a happy new home is meaningful to you, please contact us.