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Old 11th Feb 2019, 7:55 pm   #1
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I am selling an Avocado 8 mk3 for a friend but it has no leads. I guess the price normally is around 40, but what is it's rough value without leads?

It is in good working condition, cosmetically good but with no case.
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 8:17 pm   #2
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40 seems a bit steep even with leads.

I've seen them go for around 35 with leads and a case. Don't think I've paid any more than 20 for one myself.
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 8:27 pm   #3
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20 or 25 is the price as sinewave said
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 9:00 pm   #4
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A clean battery compartment helps, i bought one for 30 with a nasty dose of verdigris, that was a bit much. Have you given it a brief MOT on behalf of your friend? That would add a few quid.

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Old 11th Feb 2019, 9:10 pm   #5
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Thanks guys. I might get it home and MOT it...but there's a limit...
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 9:23 pm   #6
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Absolutely. Most are offered 'untested' and it doesn't seem to stop them selling as long as the price is in the right ball-park.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 4:52 pm   #7
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The seller has just handed me another little gem...an Avo mini. Ive never even seen these before so can't possibly value it. Does anyone have a clue? Its in its case and does have probes.
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 5:28 pm   #8
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The minor went through several evolutions, which one does he/she have? The earliest DC only version has a 0-60 scaleplate. They don't seem to sell very well; later ones sell a little better if smart looking.
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 9:25 pm   #9
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I got my Mk3 for 19 quid, with leads and leather case...

But then again, it wasn't an "Avacado" like yours
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 9:35 am   #10
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I just got a MK6 one for 30 from a GPO FB page with a case


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Old 15th Feb 2019, 4:08 pm   #11
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I got my Avo 8 Mk 6 for a fiver on a car boot sale, I couldn't believe my luck!
No leads or case with it though
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