selling old avionics?

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  1. lsu_wildcatter

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    Just wondering do I just dump the old avionics on ebay or what do I do with them. I am taking out a king stack, digital dme, adf and a couple kx155s with glideslopes. I guess the radios are worth a thousand or so apiece, do I just toss the other stuff at this point? I am switching to digital for the stack, and the gps's are nav/coms.
     
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    ADF is still useable in other countries. If it’s a KR87 wouldn’t mind a spare for mine. Some guys still like DME. Take pics in the plane while on and list them up, see what happens.
     
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    Don't toss anything.
     
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    Go Barnstormers and some of the type specific forums first, then go to eBay.

    Reception will vary for a low time member with low post count trying to sell stuff, but you may get a little more money out of the stuff without the eBay/Paypal fees.

    Good luck. [And don't forget to put a pencil in the pictures]
     
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    Why? (honest question.)
     
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    Gotcha - thx. Yes pretty funny, but good to know since I’ll be selling some stuff after my panel upgrade in April.
     
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    Sold my ADF system for $470 on eBay. Put reasonable prices on the stuff or just start the auction at $1. People bid it up to the current value. eBay has pages of old avionics that never sell, as some people think the prevailing prices are the asking prices.
     
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    Everything has a market and is valuable to somebody, somewhere. Give it a go and see what happens. As NordicDave said, be realistic about your asking prices. Many people are way too proud of their stuff.
     
  10. TommyG

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    I have seen people posting old avionics for prices that are not sellable. Example, someone selling a KX 155 for 3k. Why would I pay that much for a 20 year old radio, I will just pay another 2k and get a brand new radio.
     
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    Yes! I sold the old radios out of my Cherokee for enough to cover about half the cost of the new ones. Who woulda thunkit, an MX12 would command such a high price?
     
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    Ditto.

    Toss nothing. Lists all for sale. Here, barnstormers, eBay, and everywhere else you can.
     
  13. GRG55

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    There's lots of those King avionics installed and still in service. You'll find a market for them because buying a used slide in replacement is less expensive, and less hassle, than getting one repaired.
     
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