Chaparral Receivers

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Do Chaparral Receivers (model 35) have any value?? I bought one brand new about 12-15 ?? years ago, and used it with no problems until last summer. Remembering the initial cost of $700.00 I hate to just throw it away. Ebay has been a bust. An I just waisting my time tring to sell it. Should I just dump it?

It seems like a 3Megapixel camera. It is usuable but no one wants it.
 
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I'm sure you could sell it, but you can forget about getting your $700 back. If you are a Pub member, you can give the Classified's a try. If not, maybe someone will PM you with an offer? Whether you use Ebay or some other Seller is up to you. I stay away from those type of places, but a lot of folks do use them. Good Luck!

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Do Chaparral Receivers (model 35) have any value?? I bought one brand new about 12-15 ?? years ago, and used it with no problems until last summer. Remembering the initial cost of $700.00 I hate to just throw it away. Ebay has been a bust. An I just waisting my time tring to sell it. Should I just dump it?

It seems like a 3Megapixel camera. It is usuable but no one wants it.

Check EBay & see what they are selling for ( $ 20 - $ 40 + freight ? ) .

Wyr
 
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Tried EBAY twice

I listed it on EBAY twice with a starting price of $20.00 plus shipping. No bid but lots of lookers. After EBAY fees and Paypal fees it is not hardly worth it.

I sure know I will not get $700.00 for it. I was hoping for $50.00, but I guess that might be too optimistic. Amazing how state of the art of 15 years ago becomes worthless with the march of technology.
 
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It is virtually worthless since almost no one's needs are met by an analog Videocipher descrambler. A year or two ago, I bought a like-new HTS on eBay for around $30 or $40 plus freight, just so I'd have it as a spare or give away item if anyone ever called me needing a receiver, but no one has since called looking for one (I'm in the business, and there are dozens of old C-band customers who I haven't heard from in years who surely would call me first if they ever needed a replacement receiver).

If your local newspaper has a special no-fee or low fee catagory for low-priced or free items, you might put an ad in the paper letting anyone who wants it have it for free. If you're in a small town with a low crime rate, you can put your own real name in the ad, and get yourself some favorable self-publicity as a nice guy.
 
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Looks like it is headed for the dumpster. I am really getting tired of looking at it, and realistically no one wants it bad enough to pay shipping, (it is a heavy bugger) . It still put out the best SD picture I every saw, much better than DISH or DIRECT TV's digital, but nowheres near as good as HD. Anyone notices this it is free for the shipping. I still have the remote and the manuals. Hope this does not violate any policies of Satellite Guys. FREE just pay for shipping.
 
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