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Benq 1640 and 1650 on ebay

Postby stix on Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:34 pm

just noticed a 1640 and a 1650 on ebay.
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Re: Benq 1640 and 1650 on ebay

Postby Ian on Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:27 pm

got links?
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Re: Benq 1640 and 1650 on ebay

Postby stix on Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:41 am

Sorry, I got distracted this afternoon. The 1650 is already gone.

edit 4/7 - they are gone.
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Postby stix on Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:00 am

another one, this time a DW1655, new.
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Re: Benq 1640 and 1650 on ebay

Postby Ian on Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:06 am

That 1655 is mine.
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Postby stix on Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:34 pm

another one today, a used 1655, up in BC, Canada.
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Re: Benq 1640 and 1650 on ebay

Postby LoneWolf on Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:59 am

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Re: Benq 1640 and 1650 on ebay

Postby stix on Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:05 pm

I noticed a used black Benq DW1640 and a Plextor PX740A up on eBay today.

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Re: Benq 1640 and 1650 on ebay

Postby stix on Sun May 03, 2009 5:32 pm

Someone has listed a DW1655.
They used the first page of the CDRLabs review without quoting or naming the source. [-X
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(removed the link to the 1670)
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Re: Benq 1640 and 1650 on ebay

Postby Ian on Sun May 03, 2009 6:08 pm

lol.. what a tool.

There's no way I'd buy a 1670. That turned out to be a horrible drive.
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Re: Benq 1640 and 1650 on ebay

Postby bobmitchell on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:17 am

Are the DW1640 really desired items? I have one in a box, sitting in my closet. Haven't used a a long time. Pristine shape. Is this something someone would want?
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Re: Benq 1640 and 1650 on ebay

Postby TheWizard on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:03 am

I had a 1640 as well, gave it to my bro. It was a great drive when I used it, but honestly, I think someone buying it now would purely be for nostalgia purposes. The DVD technology isn't gonna be around forever, heck, it's already been superseded by Blu-Ray! That being said, if you can get some decent money for it on eBay, by all means, go for it! A quick buck is a quick buck, right? :)
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Re: selling old Benq drives on ebay

Postby stix on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:36 pm

I think there is still a small market for them. I still use my 1640s.
I sold my Yamaha CRW-F1 recently on eBay. It had a black face plate and still worked perfectly, although I hadn't been using it for quite awhile. Cleared almost $60 after eBay and PayPal fees and shipping cost.
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Re: Benq 1640 and 1650 on ebay

Postby Ian on Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:10 pm

Damn, I still have a CRW-F1 somewhere. I have a bunch of classic Plextors too... not that I'd part with them.
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Re: Benq 1640 and 1650 on ebay

Postby Dartman on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:04 pm

I still use a 1655 in here, it one of the ones I trust to give me tests of my burns though it is now starting to have the tray issues the last ones seem to get. I still have at least one 1620, maybe 2 1640's and a bunch of other makes that I tried after the BenQ's went away and we were all trying to find the next be all end all burner.
There are several various ones stashed away in a storage hutch/seat thing at the head of my bed and some old LiteOn cdrw drives from back when I first signed up here and DVD burners hadn't happened yet.
I have sold a few to my sisters coworkers of the ones that don't have a special place for me but the best ones I tend to keep as placemarkers in my history of burners and the best ones I've had to date. I should get rid of/sell or toss the also rans as we only have so much space here.
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