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So I have an opportunity to get a Sony Trinitron G400, and I'm interested in flipping it. How much are these worth, and would anyone be interested in buying it?


Also, how much do crates cost?
post #2 of 9
I might call the local photography store and ask them maybe. Outside of a few serious FPS gamers and photo people, I don't see there being much of a market for them anymore.
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going through all the hassle to make a couple dollars doesn't seem worth it to me. packaging it for shipping would be annoying and the shipping would cost a decent amount.
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I have a Silicon Graphics with a 21'' Trinitron (SG was part of Sony)
Someone told me like $80-90, but mine is one of the rarer Trinitrons, but has substantial cosmetic damage.

As for crates, may want to check a recycling place, a warehouse, and maybe even CL, they are rather expensive brand new.

I would maybe try a local pickup at around $100+ and see if you get any bites.
Edited by raidmaxGuy - 10/24/11 at 2:15pm
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Looking up the numbers, it's a 19" aperture grille with rather good pixel pitch and resolution capabilities, so it's probably decent, only being a step or so below the top ones, but the "problem" is, I'd imagine anyone out there now really after CRTs is probably really after nothing less than those top end 21" and 22" screens, if not the infamous GDM FW900 (the widescreen CRT) and it's rebrands.

It's a decent monitor if you're interested in it for yourself, or if you think you could get rid of it locally to save on shipping, but it wouldn't be worth the hassle or time if you have to ship it, as it won't get too much money in all likelihood (and that's even if you find a seller locally).
Edited by Princess Garnet - 10/24/11 at 4:55pm
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He's right. No one's going to pay shipping on a 19" CRT anymore, even a good one. Those are a dime a dozen if you want them. I have a very good 19" that I don't even use, which I replaced with a P1130 that was able to locate.

I won't use anything but CRTs on my own rig, but the only thing I would pay to have shipped would be an FW900.
     
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He's right. No one's going to pay shipping on a 19" CRT anymore, even a good one. Those are a dime a dozen if you want them. I have a very good 19" that I don't even use, which I replaced with a P1130 that was able to locate.

I won't use anything but CRTs on my own rig, but the only thing I would pay to have shipped would be an FW900.
At the risk of someone calling me an attention grabber again by mentioning it, but to correct you, that would be "she's right" (if you were referring to me).

If someone wants one enough, they'll pay something for it though. As I said, I think the bigger issue is that those left who do want a good CRT want to go for it all (which, outside the GDM-FW900 and it's rebrands, means the various 21" or 22" models), or not go with anything, sort of an all or nothing thing. I'm not saying it's worthless or that it isn't good, but the CRT market is small, and even the fans of CRTs that will pay a lot for even the 21" and 22" ones is even smaller. Maybe a CRT fan who has space constraints would be interested, but I wouldn't expect too much for it.
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My apologies. I didn't even look closely at your screen name, or I would have realized you were a female.

That G400 is actually very similar to the 19" CRT that I own and don't use. It is a good monitor, but I can go into the secondhand stores in Raleigh and buy one just like it for $10 or $15. I don't see 21" CRTs as often; the last time I did, I grabbed (or should I say lugged?) it.
     
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Ha, it's okay.

Yeah, from the numbers, it looks similar in capabilities/quality to many of those 21" ones, just smaller and with a lower maximum resolution consequently, so I don't imagine it's bad at all, but again, most want all or nothing now.

Not only that, but regardless of how good it's "supposed" to be, many CRTs are old and used and are hit or miss in image quality. You never know what that specific one will look like (unless you can see it locally, of course), and unless he knows for sure/can describe it as being in top shape quality-wise, I can't see it commanding much.

It's a good monitor, just not worth a whole lot.
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