How much is a Pulsar 2 worth these days?

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DevonB
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How much is a Pulsar 2 worth these days?

Post by DevonB » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:47 pm

I've had my Pulsar II card for many years. These days though, it mostly sits in a PC that hardly gets turned on anymore, and has barely been used in the last 8 years. I have the latest Scope v7 software for it, or original box, the breakout cable, and the 6DSP PCI card. About how much do these go for these days?

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ChitJyoti
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Re: How much is a Pulsar 2 worth these days?

Post by ChitJyoti » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:06 pm

I've seen them going for a lot of different prizes. There's one on offer in Holland right now (with Scope 4.0) where the highest bid is € 80.
Recently I was able to buy a Pulsar 2 for € 25.... Also with scope 4.
This seems to be really cheap, but I was the highest bidder anyway.

On this forum I recently scored a SRB 15 dsp for € 300 - which was dead on arrival. According to posts on this forum it should be working fine once I the capacitators are replaced...

On the other hand, there is a Pulsar 2 on offer with a starting price of € 500 for month now, where nothing seems to be happening. And on Ebay they are sometimes offered for a bit under € 200, and not being sold.

I've read somewhere that a reasonable price would be around € 25 per dsp - but in fact if you love the system, the cards are priceless - so in the end it depends on the eagerness of the buyer, I would say.

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Re: How much is a Pulsar 2 worth these days?

Post by DevonB » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:37 am

Thanks for the feedback. The v7 software is more expensive than the card prices you quoted, but if it goes up for auction and not many people are watching, it is what it is. Sad to see that I paid $1200 back in the day, and how much they go for now. Great card, just not much a part of my workflow anymore.

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Re: How much is a Pulsar 2 worth these days?

Post by Marco » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:57 am

I got mine 2011 15dsp for 500€ with 5.1. No additional Plugins. And one 2017 with many additional plugs for 700. It depends on the pluggs equipped. 5.1 does not mean that you have to Upgrade, but 4.x forces you to update, and this is additional costs.
Scope 7 user since 2017 and Scope user since 1998. :o

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Re: How much is a Pulsar 2 worth these days?

Post by MojaMonkey » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:46 am

Hey I'm interested to buy your pulsar 2. PM me if you're thinking to sell.

Thanks

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Re: How much is a Pulsar 2 worth these days?

Post by paugui » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:10 am

I sold my set for 350€ (or around that, not 100% sure...).

This set had 2 Pulsar 2 (6DSPs each), 1 Pulsar SRB (6DSPs) and 1 Pulsar I (4 DSPs), plus the cables to get them working together, as well as quite some documents and CDs, and even original packaging.
In terms of OS, they were still at 4.

I think it was a really good price, but I didn't really have a computer to run them (still don't), which also meant I couldn't test them (despite they worked just fine before storing them) and there was some risk (I felt it was minimal, but I can understand people not being too confident because of that...).

Still, I was asking for more than that before and they didn't sell, despite when I put my last price I ended up having more than one person interested in them...

I would say at least 100€ would be fair for a Creamware Pulsar II, judging by my sale, despite personally I would put the value more to around 150€ each.
The thing is, I don't think you have that many people still wanting these boards, so if you look at auctions, I think it shouldn't be too surprising to find lower prices...
But if the seller isn't really desperate to just get rid of it, I don't think you can complain if he asks around the values I mentioned, or even a bit higher.

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Re: How much is a Pulsar 2 worth these days?

Post by ChitJyoti » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:12 pm

I agree. Picked up a Pulsar II and SRB today, both 6 DSP, for a total of 150 euro. The auction had been on for months with no bids. The one on offer In Holland (Pulsar II) has still the highest bid at euro 80. All of those without plug-ins, of course. So there seems to be not a lot of interest. The four cards I scored these last few months I was the only one interested.

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Re: How much is a Pulsar 2 worth these days?

Post by Acelera2020 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:43 am

Hi ChitJyoti,

If you don't want the dutch auction, I'm desperate for a 3rd card and here in Spain not having any luck whatsoever.

Kind regards,

Acelera

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Re: How much is a Pulsar 2 worth these days?

Post by ChitJyoti » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:41 am

I just asked the vendor if he is interested in contacting you. I'll let you know per pm.

Kind regards,
Harbert

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Re: How much is a Pulsar 2 worth these days?

Post by Acelera2020 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:27 am

Thanks very much Harbert!! This is what is so great about the Scope community.

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