[TenTec] Orion value

john, ke5c ke5c at hot.rr.com
Fri Aug 26 10:16:23 EDT 2005

> Just what IS a realistic price for an early Orion, no tuner,  no
hardware updates, no blemishes?

newer orions with tuner, some/all filters, excellent condition, boxes,
etc., have done pretty well lately at $2899 and $3000 - but don't
forget the ebay commission and paypal commission if you take a credit
card.  you'll have to deduct for not having the tuner or filters, and
realize that also limits the appeal/market.  i'd guess $2200 to $2400
if you are patient, but prices are very volatile in such a limited
resale market.

August 14:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5796772379 - sold
for $3000 with tuner and filters

August 21:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5799529239 - did
not sell at $2225 with tuner but was relisted with better description
including mention of filters and -
August 25:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5801426555 - sold
for $2899

August 23:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5799803802 - did
not sell at $2501 with one filter, tuner not specified but seller
appears to be a wheeler dealer type and that would reduce my interest

73, john

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