OPPO is officialy out of stock!!!

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,947
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,580
    Oppo just took a page from Elon Musk's playbook -- or (more likely) vice versa.

    https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/29/technology/business/elon-musk-tesla-sec-settlement/index.html


    On the the other hand, any crazy markups on NOS Oppo components isn't finding its way back to Oppo's (or to whomever owns the brand's) metaphorical pockets.
  • minerminer Posts: 1,133
    I sold my NIB 205 for $1800 - listed for 10 mins.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,564
    I sold mine in 12 hours for 2800...
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  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 305
    I hope to sell mine for a million dollars in like 20 years. :D >:)

  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 7,325
    I just got a 205, must've been one of the last. B)
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,735
    Are they really that good to pass up that much profit? I mean audio is nice but cash is king.

    My wife wants me to sell mine, but she got it for me as a gift... yes they are that nice.

    That sentimental touch plays into it as well. I'm just someone who has never listened to a proper quality CD player. I have learned there are levels to everything and I know that applies for players.

    I have a 10k Krell CD player here with your name on it... :p ;)

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  • warrenwarren Posts: 632
    People making money...
    Some final words,
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    you're going to have headaches."
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,564
    Are they really that good to pass up that much profit? I mean audio is nice but cash is king.

    My wife wants me to sell mine, but she got it for me as a gift... yes they are that nice.

    That sentimental touch plays into it as well. I'm just someone who has never listened to a proper quality CD player. I have learned there are levels to everything and I know that applies for players.

    I have a 10k Krell CD player here with your name on it... :p ;)

    You gotta deliver. I’m not that far away, 6 hours and you get to see my ugly mug! How can you resist?

    Money talks... :p
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with PS Audio NuWave Phono converter, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Stradivari v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X1 two channel preamplifier Signed by Poppa himself, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 525a CD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-65, Oppo UDP-205 Blu-ray , Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB700/800 "in-wall" surrounds

  • delkaldelkal Posts: 345
    edited October 10
    Sorry but buying something for many times the MSRP just because a company stops making them is foolish at best.

    Oppo was good.............but not $3400 good (current Amazon price) for a 205. Maybe if Oppo sold them for that in the first place they wouldn't have quit making them. But at that price no one would have bought them originally. So why would you pay that now?
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,795
    delkal wrote: »
    So why would you pay that now?
    Supply, meet demand. It is what it is.

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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,947
    It's only foolish to those who wouldn't spend the money, I for one wouldn't spend that kind of coin on one but It's not my place to say how one should spend their money..
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,164
    A few years ago there were a couple of high end companies that shoved an Oppo in a box of their own design and marketed their own Blu Ray player for around what the 205s are going for now. If one of the big companies were to put out a 4K player with the build quality and features of the 205 I think it would have a sticker price in stores around $2500 because that's how the industry works. The 203 equivalent would probably sell for around $1000. I would like to see Marantz do one though!

    Even as things were, I don't think the 205 was selling well because I was in a Best Buy/Magnolia earlier this year and the sales guy said they had 60 of them sitting in their regional warehouse.
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    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Sonic Frontiers Power 2 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Pioneer Elite SC97 receiver; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,475
    Ayre did that Emlyn but they also re-worked the board and put in a huge bank of caps. They didn't just re-badge it like another company. I learned a long time ago from Steven Sank (Sony ES guru) that you can increase the capacitance by gobs around the D/A chip you can elevate its ability that you can definitely hear a better presentation.
  • jayu969jayu969 Posts: 105
    Wow...lots of coin!!
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