Auction Hunters! Help me value these IMAX Projector lenses.
November 25, 2012 5:56 PM Subscribe
I need help valuing and perhaps selling some IMAX projector lenses and power supplies.
posted by HappyHippo to Technology (2 answers total)
As a sort of hobby I buy and sell surplus electronics. I try to specialize in AV related gear and most of what I buy is pretty simple to sell on Craigslist or eBay. Usually I just turn and burn and try to make a reasonable profit. Last week was a little different. One of our local Multiplex's closed down awhile back and a bunch of stuff showed up at a local bankruptcy auction. As pure speculation on my part, I picked up two matching lenses made by ELCAN out of Canada for the two IMAX projectors that were used in said theater. They clearly state IMAX on them, as did the two giant Miller power supplies which are also labeled left and right for 3D. The power supplies I can sell pretty easily as they could be used for welding as well, but I would hate to "leave money on the table" by selling them as welding supplies vs. their true noble use. I've searched high and low on the web and have contacted Elcan directly (with no response) but have yet to come up with any good leads or any idea of actual value. I know buying without knowing a value is rarely a good idea, but I don't want to compound the issue by selling it without that knowledge. Any ideas, contacts or info would be greatly appreciated.