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jenzo
Apr 10, 2012, 01:10 PM
why are the aTV2s going for as high as 170.00!!!? something i am missing???

-jenzo



Meanee
Apr 10, 2012, 01:33 PM
That's pretty cheap. I sold about 20 at $180-195 each.

And why? Because people don't want to jailbreak, tether, etc themselves. I sell mine with all software installed, all plugins configured. And where else are you going to find ATV2 with older, jailbroken firmware?

321estrellas
Apr 10, 2012, 01:36 PM
Also, even if one is savvy enough to jailbreak on their own, you can't (yet) jailbreak the new ATV3's, so obtaining the now-discontinued ATV2 will cost more...

Glad I got mine just before the refresh! :p

Meanee
Apr 10, 2012, 01:37 PM
Forgot to add. People on eBay like to make money. eBay charges about $1 to list an item, and about 10% of total cost as their cut. In addition, there's packing materials, shipping with tracking, etc.

So, even if I am to sell ATV2 and make no profit at all, I would have to charge about $120 for it.

maturola
Apr 10, 2012, 01:39 PM
IT's call Supply/Demand ....

As long as people buy them for that price....they will sell for that price.

People want Jailbroken (jailbrakbale at some point in the past) devices..

Hornet9988
Apr 11, 2012, 05:51 AM
They are still going for $170 or Apple TV V2. But the aren't jailbroken. Some of them are still sealed, but still I don't see why someone would pay that kind of money for an outdated product that ISNT jailbroken. ATV3 jailbreak is available now. It doesn't make sense. I am just trying to wrap my head around it.

hafr
Apr 11, 2012, 05:58 AM
They are still going for $170 or Apple TV V2. But the aren't jailbroken. Some of them are still sealed, but still I don't see why someone would pay that kind of money for an outdated product that ISNT jailbroken.
Because the firmware is one that has a working untethered jailbreak for it.

ATV3 jailbreak is available now. It doesn't make sense. I am just trying to wrap my head around it.
Since when? The only ATV3 jailbreaks I've heard of are scam sites.

roidy
Apr 11, 2012, 06:00 AM
ATV3 jailbreak is available now. It doesn't make sense. I am just trying to wrap my head around it.

There is currently no ATV3 jailbreak.

GoCubsGo
Apr 11, 2012, 06:03 AM
IT's call Supply/Demand ....

As long as people buy them for that price....they will sell for that price.

People want Jailbroken (jailbrakbale at some point in the past) devices..

It's the last statement really.

E.Lizardo
Apr 11, 2012, 07:02 AM
Forgot to add. People on eBay like to make money. eBay charges about $1 to list an item, and about 10% of total cost as their cut. In addition, there's packing materials, shipping with tracking, etc.

So, even if I am to sell ATV2 and make no profit at all, I would have to charge about $120 for it.

Pretty sure he was asking why people were willing to pay that price.If they weren't there would be none offered regardless of what ebay charges.

maturola
Apr 11, 2012, 08:58 AM
They are still going for $170 or Apple TV V2. But the aren't jailbroken. Some of them are still sealed, but still I don't see why someone would pay that kind of money for an outdated product that ISNT jailbroken. ATV3 jailbreak is available now. It doesn't make sense. I am just trying to wrap my head around it.

ATV3 Jailbreak is NOT available yet, and some people still want the old firmware on those sealed devices thinking they can still jailbreak them.