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 Post subject: Investment in Oppo
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:26 pm 
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My first Oppo BD player was, I think, $450 new.

I sold it after a few years of use for around $300-350 and bought a current model (used) for $400.

This same model is being listed for almost double that now, a couple years later.

The higher model likewise continues to climb in value, new or used.

Thinking Oppo BD players are one of the best investments in a low interest rate environment. Isn't that odd for an electronic source component?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:54 pm 
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Oppo offers good value. You look at what you can do with their players. The connections are always interesting. The Oppo BD-95 even had a e-sata connection.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:23 pm 
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I'm not complaining about the performance or value of their players. I've loved both I've owned, and if mine were to go, I'd replace it with another immediately. They are a wonderful piece of technology.

But used 103s are selling used today for more than they cost new when the model was released. This is a strange trend.


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Don't get me wrong. I was just praising them. Anyway, yes the prices are a little crazy. I don't understand the prices.

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I have an Oppo BDP 80 and I love it. It's worked flawlessly since i bought it. it may be dated now but I don't see any reason to upgrade.

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Oppo products hold their value extremely well, and I think there are several reasons for that:

1) they rarely release new models
2) they support legacy models with software updates
3) they don't have broad distribution (many authorized retailers), so their products are never discounted
4) when a model is replaced, they don't blow the old model out at a fraction of the original retail price
5) Oppo retail prices are based on the US dollar, so they've been escalating in price for us Canadians


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one thing to keep in mind, is oppo are NOT sold in store. so when buyers ask for that product in a store, he is immidiatly told
we don t know this brand, and I would keep away from such unknowned product.
that being said, if somebody s looking for one, and see a used one for sale. might pull the trigger on it , thinking it is easyer to buy a used one.
I was skepticle of buying a made in china product, and was told by every store , to keep away from such a unknown product. not very much advertisement as of where to buy the product. so after buying a few other cheap crappy other brand, I did pull the trigger on a 103 D, because exactly for that reason, all the used one where selling at such a high price, that I figured it must be an excellent product, and at such a resale value cannot go wrong.
I must say that after 3.5 years of loyal service, that oppo player is the best trouble free player I ever add .
and it is from china. witch is one reason I was skepticle in the first place.
so if a store tell you . baf keep away from that product. that salesman is not looking for your interest.all he want is your money. period.
great product. and it desirve all that attention.


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Where are the Oppos being listed at twice their original price?


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riffer wrote:
Where are the Oppos being listed at twice their original price?


That is nothing, there are places selling them at 5 to 6X their current price! :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/forum/vi ... po#p717234

https://www.amazon.ca/OPPO-BDP-105D-Uni ... 28Black%29


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I invested in a OPPO 103D and love it . But recently I have upgraded to a DSD dac board and new Linear power board.
My downloaded music sounds really great . What a difference . The Dac has ESS Saber pro chips . This is one great sounding Machine .
Only thing is if you want 5.1 you will have to use the digital or processor.


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riffer wrote:
Where are the Oppos being listed at twice their original price?



It's not quite like that, please excuse the hyperbole. I bought a used 103 two years ago for $400. I saw one listed for almost double that yesterday on CAM. Just wondering what is going on.


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L-Man wrote:
riffer wrote:
Where are the Oppos being listed at twice their original price?



It's not quite like that, please excuse the hyperbole. I bought a used 103 two years ago for $400. I saw one listed for almost double that yesterday on CAM. Just wondering what is going on.


:D That's what I figured. They were selling used on CAM for $575-600 when I bought one new with warranty on Amazon.ca for $500+Tax shipped. Ignore those Amazon reseller prices. They are fantasy. Nobody actually buys the stuff. It's just like you see that stuff on ebay sitting for years. Once someone actually puts one up for auction it goes for a fraction of the price.

The only components I have ever seen that beat MSRP+ inflation are great tuners like the top end Sansui's. Anything else is just a case of someone making a great deal on the purchase and selling for more later. You can do that with anything.


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