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pianotuna

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Posted: 11/24/20 09:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

Does anyone know about these folks?

https://buycheapsolar.com/?fbclid=IwAR0M........o7jLMWgrM6uleAnVFpOx1gsCQjFsEH7-VeGveV04


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I would have a hard time trusting any business based in Las Vegas.

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Hi,

They are selling used 250 watt panels for $50.

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I don't buy from those offering fantastic low prices.


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pianotuna wrote:

Hi,

They are selling used 250 watt panels for $50.


Panel efficiency decreases with age...I’d be wondering why were these panels decommissioned, but even at only 50% efficiency, $50 bucks seems very reasonable...

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Posted: 11/24/20 11:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Way under priced even for used..

Bet it is scammers with "vaporware" (non existent) and you never get them but they got your money or you get broken pieces of scrap.. Then if you try to contact them they won't answer or if they answer will give you 10,000 excuses or tell you to pound sand.

If a price is "too good to be true" it is a pretty good chance of scammers baiting you..

Sort of like the scams on Craigs list when they advertise a used car for $2001 and it should be worth $10K.. They are betting on folks like you looking for a "too good to be true" bargain..

If you want solar, buy new at reputable places and be willing to pony up some money for legit stuff. Then you know you are not going to get burnt. Yes, legit places do cost money, sometimes you just have to buck up and pay the price to play.

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San Tan Solar in AZ has consistently had 250W used panels for $50. Seems consistent with the trend to 72 cell panels.

I certainly wouldn't buy 60 cell panels at 50% capacity. Panels often have a very long life.


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My 2005 panels still output their rated numbers.

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CA Traveler wrote:

San Tan Solar in AZ has consistently had 250W used panels for $50. Seems consistent with the trend to 72 cell panels.

I certainly wouldn't buy 60 cell panels at 50% capacity. Panels often have a very long life.


New 100W panels HERE for $85.

New 100W panels HERE for $77

2 100W panels HERE for $160

New 160W panels HERE for $150

New 210W panels HERE for $200

Personally, this is where I would rather spend a bit more and buy NEW and not have to wonder if I bought a bunch of junk or got ripped off..

If you only want to consider buying used, buy them LOCAL to you, I see them used on CL a lot and this way you can physically and electrically check them before handing over any money.

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Heck, I can recall the days when they ran about $5.00 per watt - ugg!!

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