Originally Posted by dennisail
If you can get away with that, I am impressed. However I seriously doubt anyone can really get away with that for more than a couple of lucky buys and sells. I think that unless you are mates with the producer, it is not going to be remotely possible to sell broken "antique" gear for more than what new stuff is worth.
You keep making wrong assumptions. Old B&G Hydra2000 components sell for more than what new N2K components cost, regardless of what you think it should be. It was the trigger to make the change for me. A replacement wind
instrument would have cost more than $1,200.- and it's just a mechanical thinghy that would be destroyed by birds again. My new N2K wind
instrument is ultrasonic so no moving parts
, gives barometric pressure, air temperature and humidity as bonus and only cost around $500.
Putting extra money
into old, discontinued equipment
is just fine as it gives others an option to sell theirs.