why is aTV2 going for above retail on ebay?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jenzo, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    why are the aTV2s going for as high as 170.00!!!? something i am missing???

    -jenzo
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    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
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 68040

    maturola

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    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..
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Not jailbroken

    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 Some of them are still sealed, but still I don't see why someone would pay that kind of money for an outdated product that ISNT jailbroken.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.
     
  7. macrumors 68030

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    Because the firmware is one that has a working untethered jailbreak for it.

    Since when? The only ATV3 jailbreaks I've heard of are scam sites.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    There is currently no ATV3 jailbreak.
     
  9. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    It's the last statement really.
     
  10. macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
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    maturola

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

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