Fair price for Neon radio from scrapper?

Discussion in 'Neon' started by Greg, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Greg

    Greg Guest

    Anyone any idea what would be a fair price for a radio/cassette player from
    a scrapper for my '99 Neon. My first quote was US$75, which I think is high.
    I was expecting $30ish.
    Greg, Jan 24, 2004
  2. Greg

    Jesse Guest

    Email me off list as I have one available.

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    Jesse, Jan 24, 2004
  3. Greg

    clare Guest

    75 ish is about right. Ever price a new one?? Go to the dealer and
    check. You won't get change from $300.
    clare , Jan 24, 2004
  4. Greg

    Greg Guest

    Yes, but then there's the *real* world! :)
    Greg, Jan 24, 2004
  5. Greg

    Nate Nagel Guest

    It's worth about $30 if it's like any other stock radio in terms of
    sound quality. Go aftermarket.

    Nate Nagel, Jan 24, 2004
  6. Greg

    Geoff Guest

    Anyone any idea what would be a fair price for a radio/cassette player
    I just paid $13 + $13 shipping for a Chrysler AM/FM Cassette with the
    electric tape eject and Dolby NR out of a '96 on Ebay about two months ago.
    It was as good as new. That's the square style with the holes for the
    mounting screws at 1 and 7 o'clock. I don't recall if Neons use that radio,
    or the newer rounded bezel style, but you ought to be able to find one under
    $30. Or just go aftermarket, real good ones are around $150.
    Geoff, Jan 24, 2004
  7. Greg

    Greg Guest

    I got one this afternoon for $25. Thanks to all!
    Greg, Jan 24, 2004
  8. Just a FYI on this, never buy a late model radio from a wrecking yard. The
    reason why is that
    the junkyards all set aside the good radios that they remove from vehicles.
    There's a huge
    demand for them from - you guessed it - body shops, as insurance companies
    won't pay for new
    parts on a repair unless used ones are absolutely unavailable.

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Jan 25, 2004
  9. Greg

    clare Guest

    This is why I said $75 was a "fair" price. They often get more than
    that for them from body shops/dealers etc for insurance replacement.
    Nothing wrong with buying from the wreckers, because they will gladly
    sell the "good stuff" to you too, for the right price.
    clare , Jan 25, 2004
  10. Greg

    Geoff Guest

    Just a FYI on this, never buy a late model radio from a wrecking yard.

    No, Ted, that's just plain incorrect. By far, the vast majority of
    automotive recycling yards will sell anything to anyone they legally can, on
    a first come, first served basis, for the best price they think the market
    will bear. There are no 'set-asides' for particular classes of customer.
    That's just plain bad business, and most successful yard owners are sharp
    businessmen. The ones I worked for certainly were (and still are.) Of
    course, you find the occasional moron in any business who might have a
    policy like that. They tend to be out of business rather quickly though.

    Now it's true that certain components have a *tendency* to go to certain
    customers, over and over again. That's because they're regular customers,
    performing service in a particular line of business, in a particular market.

    Geoff, Jan 26, 2004

  11. You paid a fair price. That is what I see them for on eBay. If you
    want one with CD, or CD controls, the price usually goes up quite a

    Kirk Matheson
    Kirk Matheson, Jan 26, 2004
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