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Old 08-18-2012, 10:41 AM   #1
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I have a 50 gallon state select water heater that sat full of water for a few months but it was left idle. I had a tankless installed and couldn't remove this one at the time. I then was able to drain it and it has now sat idle empty for a couple of month. I'm going to sell it now but want to make sure leaving it idle full & empty for that time period has not harmed it in any way (i dont want to sell a lemon).

Also, it is a state select ES6 50 DORS, i can only find them for sale one place and they ask $630. It's about 5 years old. That price seems steep, what would you say it's really worth?

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I wouldn't pay someone 100 bucks for a used water heater. No offense of course...

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If you're looking just to get rid of it, then ~$150 seems fair. There's always a market for this type of stuff, it just depends on how quickly you want to get rid of it. When I sold my 3 year old GE (replaced w/ a tankless also), I sold it for $100. Money wasn't the issue, figured it still had 5 years of life left in it. Sold it to a realtor/flipper dude, he knew what he was buying.

People buying second hand have to be realistic about their expectations, They can't expect to pay 1/5 the cost of new and get the same life span, etc.. as with a brand new unit.

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Old 08-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #4
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yep agree with above ..its reasonable to only get 100.00 to 150.00.. .. ..people who buy used only expect to get so much life out of there product they buy..
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