Wanted -- Benchmark DAC 1 HDR

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Wanted -- Benchmark DAC 1 HDR

Postby Ianmac » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:26 pm

Systen change, Im looking for a Benchmark DAC1 HDR to match the unit I already have.
Would consider a DAC1 PRE or an early DAC2
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Re: Wanted -- Benchmark DAC 1 HDR

Postby hifinutt » Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:15 pm

i am sure you have checked ebay , but just in case

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113630971155
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Re: Wanted -- Benchmark DAC 1 HDR

Postby Ianmac » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:18 am

yes been to see it , near me in the south of Glasgow
it was advertised on ebay for £600. 9 years old, badly scratched front panel and cosmetically poor. Being sold with ATC SCM 19
Made him a cash offer at true market value which he did not reply to
Its classic ebay hoping someone will be daft enough to part with cash for a overpriced item.
the electronics are 9 yrs old, if problems appear its most likely over to New York for a specialist repair.

I always approach ebay with the view that Im paying 10% to ebay/paypal which the seller is including in his price The basic street value of anything is 10% below ebay selling prices
I think most people now realise this and is perhaps why the hi Fi forum classifieds are popular.
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Re: Wanted -- Benchmark DAC 1 HDR

Postby mojo » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:26 am

Ianmac wrote:I always approach ebay with the view that Im paying 10% to ebay/paypal which the seller is including in his price.


It may be true, but when negotiating a price, it's worth remembering that Ebay have very frequent "£1 max fees" promotions these days - which if you're selling a £600 DAC makes it very cheap indeed for the seller! Of course, that does not apply to PayPal fees, but that's a smaller contribution.

For the last 6 months or so I've sold loads of stuff, but only ever on the £1 max days (unless value is under £10, in which case it makes no difference). and I typically either sell with a £5 start price or a Buy It Now price that's 40% less than the "typical" Buy It Now price - because the "typical" BIN price is way too high.

So there are still some reasonable deals to be had on Ebay - but they seem to be getting rarer...

[Edit: apologies - I hadn't really noticed that this was in the Privates section, so the above is drifting way off topic!]

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Re: Wanted -- Benchmark DAC 1 HDR

Postby paul666 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:24 pm

Ianmac wrote:...
Its classic ebay hoping someone will be daft enough to part with cash for a overpriced item.
the electronics are 9 yrs old, if problems appear its most likely over to New York for a specialist repair.
...

Do you really think that's the case?

I've got a DAC 1 (the first one) that needs repair :(

Anyone know where I might be able to get it looked at?