Is there a demand for the AM21 OTA Tuner

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  1. Mar 5, 2020 #1 of 11
    tylorert

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    Hey! So, my last post got taken down since It classified as selling/trade/etc so I'll try again and be a little diffrent... Does anyone know if there is a demand for the AM21? Im asking because I plan to sell them and I was wondering if people are buying them. I know they are still up there in price but im not too sure. Thanks :)
     
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    techguy88

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    Best way to figure that out (or for any product) is to take a look at eBay's sold listings. It will give you an idea of demand and what something is going for. I often do this a lot with any physical anime series collection, video games, etc. I'm looking to sell to get max value. (And trust me some anime shows can sell for hundreds if they are out of print.)

    Looking at eBay's sold listings it fluctuates, auctions are going for $40 at the low end to over $100. Buy It Now is similar starting out around $65 and the high $199.
     
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    slice1900

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    Check eBay, that will tell you the prices/demand.
     
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    SledgeHammer

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    Yes, there is a demand, although it has slowed down a bit I'd think.

    1) the AM21 is discontinued and has been for years
    2) the LCC is very buggy and lot of folks have issues with it, the AM21 is rock solid
    3) you can only get an LCC if you are in a dispute area anyways
     
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    JerryMeeker

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    Seriously? I have an AM21 it provides terrible reception. I also have the LCC, which is even worse for me. I don’t find either product very reliable. And I haven’t seen anyone mention that the AM21 is not supported on newer DTV devices like the Genie 2.
     
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    SledgeHammer

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    I live about 30 miles from Los Angeles and my OTA antenna in the attic picks up everything. Never have any drop outs. The LCC doesn't work right with DD audio. Dropped out every 2 - 3 seconds.
     
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    JerryMeeker

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    I don’t doubt that it works well for you. In my case, there could be multi path issues that cause the AM21 signal to be unreliable. Instead of characterizing the AM21 as “rock solid”, I would say that it works successfully for some, not so well for others. Combined with the fact that it doesn’t work on newer equipment, my advice to the OP would be that it is highly doubtful that there would be enough of a demand for the AM21 to make it a worthwhile endeavor.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2020 #8 of 11
    SledgeHammer

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    They sell for over $100 used on eBay. Not bad. Better then throwing it out. Heck, I sold a KEYBOARD last year for $300 to a guy in Germany and he happily paid for the extra shipping.
     
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    slice1900

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    Like a PC keyboard? Was it a collector's item or something??
     
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    Yup lol. A regular old PC keyboard. PS/2 even. It was the classic Microsoft Natural Keyboard (Microsoft Natural Ergonomic P/N 59758 Keyboard White • $29.99). I was building a PC at the time and have white everything and I love that keyboard (I was using one, but I wanted a new one to go with the new PC). I had 2 factory sealed ones in my closet, so I sold one of them and it sold in one day to the Germany guy for $300.

    There's always something on eBay going for insane amounts of money. If you want to buy a NIB Oppo 203 today, you'll pay around $2k when it sold in the stores for like $500 2 yrs ago.
     
  11. techguy88

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    Even the older fat PlayStation 3 hardware-based backwards compatible models that can play PS2 and PS1 games can still fetch a good price if they are in working condition. That was the model prone to overheating because of the industry switch-over from lead based solder to non-lead based solder. If they have the older firmware which allows for Linux to be installed those are even more valuable.
     

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