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Price my father's Pro Tools rig?

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by frosty, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. frosty

    frosty Guest

    I have received the duty of selling my father's Pro Tools rig, and I could use some help determining a reasonable price at which I can sell it for.. and what exactly I have. My dad had someone set it up for him, so he's providing little help to me :)

    So I have 4 Pro Tools HD interfaces. I'm not exactly sure which interfaces exactly. Three are 192 I/O's and one is a 96 I/O.. I think. I believe they're older models, but I'm not sure which ones. I also have a Core card and 2 Process cards. And I do have all of the cords. My dad had a PowerMac G5, but I don't think I could get much from it now, even if I upgraded.

    I am not completely sure what everything is, so any information would be greatly appreciated. I can take pictures and post them if that would help! If anyone could put a price on it, I'd be grateful. Also, if anyone has an idea of where I can sell it, please let me know!

    Thank you!
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    So why doesn't your dad go to digidesign's website and see what the current products are going for. This seems really sketchy to me. You seem more like a crack head looking to unload some stolen gear. If your dad bought the stuff, he should have an idea what they are worth.
  3. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    EBAY is always a good place to look for prices. It is also a good place to sell equipment.

    Also call Sweetwater or Full Compass and ask them for the prices.

    There is a Blue Book of Pro Audio and most GC stores have one. If you want more information here is the web address of the company http://www.usedprice.com/

    If your Dad was a saver see if you can find the original invoices for the purchase and figure a good starting point is 60% of what he paid.

    Best of luck!
  4. natural

    natural Active Member

    Well, the easiest way to determine the value is to provide a list of all the install disks and versions that you have for the computer, and software in the computer. Everything from Midi drivers to Protools.
    Next, supply a list of all manuals
    Now, do you have the original boxes for everything?
    And lastly, what is the total amount originally spent listed on the sales receipt?
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Feel welcome to put them in our used section here. Pictures would be great. serial numbers included.
  6. frosty

    frosty Guest

    Alright thank you. I'll check all of them out. These interfaces are pretty old by the way. He's had them for years. But seem to be in very good condition! He doesn't have invoices :\

    Ha, I guess it does seem sketchy.. He told me it cost him 60k.. but I get the feeling he's exaggerating. Maybe for his whole studio. He paid someone to set up his whole studio. Could I compare to the current products...? They're pretty old. And I swear !! I'm not a crack head looking to unload stolen gear :D

    The best I got out of him was the original software box. Without the software :| It has a .. reference guide for version 6
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Is you name Luke?
  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    60k does not sound unreasonable. It may be slightly exaggerated. How old are they? Original boxes is always good and serial numbers will add to the value since a transfer of license is necessary.

    I doubt you will get half the price of the original retail value.
  9. frosty

    frosty Guest

    Yessir. And how would you know that
  10. frosty

    frosty Guest

    That's what I assumed. He said 2003..? (so that probably means between 2002 - 2004 :p) And that I should just sell the interfaces.. since they're the same models and the software's just incredibly old anyway.

    Serial numbers on the back of the interfaces correct?

    And no, I'm not expecting even half the original retail.

    I got the models: 2 192 Digital I/O's, 1 192 I/O, and 1 96 I/O.
  11. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Yes but your dad would still have to set up a transfer of license through his Avid account. This isn't entirely necessary but it would be in the buyers better interest to do so.

    PT 6.9 is not that old. Not so old that it is unusable. Also the hardware may support ProTools 8. Depending on which hardware it is.
  12. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Its my business to run checks on things around here.
    Forgive us for being on the cautious. This does sound a bit odd so I ran a check.


    That being said, Its excellet gear.

    if you are going to sell this, do it sooner than later, Its all dropping in price and soon to be obsolete. Well, it is now obsolete.
  13. frosty

    frosty Guest

    Hm.. ok. Chances are he doesn't have one.. and if he does he wouldn't know it. I'll ask him. I'll find a way :p

    The reference book is for PT 6.0.. is that before updates?

    The model numbers are 2 MH192-D I/O, 1 MH192, and 1 MH096 if that helps.

    @audiokid, I completely understand. It does seem iffy.. but it's what I have to deal with. I'm not getting much help from mi padre, so I'm trying to figure it out on my own. :) Thanks. And yes it is obsolete. But is there a chance at finding someone who would buy? Maybe someone trying to expand their PT rig?

    Would I use this for transfer of ownership? http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?navid=56&itemid=4987 or are you speaking of something different?
  14. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's the form. Your dad should absolutely have an avid account if he ever had a digidesign account. Not registering hardware is just dumb. what about the card models and serials? Do you have those?
  15. frosty

    frosty Guest

    Do I go into the computer to find the serial/model numbers?

    I think I see serial numbers.. but not model numbers.

    BTW, is there some online documentation I can use to learn how to set PT up? I want to make sure everything's working myself before I sell it.
  16. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    You can look it up in the computer settings. Mac or PC? I'm guessing Mac if this is an older PT setup.
  17. frosty

    frosty Guest

    Yep. I'll take a look... Do you have any idea where in the settings :D

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