Ive recieved an offer for my set of Aerial 7T speakers of $700.00. Should I accept?


Gentleman seems very knowledgeable and offered me seven hundred for the set of Aerial 7T's (in great shape). I posted recently and given the comments recieved I listed them on Craigslist  for much more. However I expected a ballpark offer like he's made. Simply put with respect to the market is this an offer I should accept? We're both driving an hour and and a half so no shipping costs involved. I'm including the five foot M SERIES cables by Monster. Any thoughts would be appreciated.    
jaredb84
I think it would be worth your while to check the Audiogon bluebook for records of the couple of past transactions for the 7T. Or look over the list of sold Aerial 7Ts on HiFiShark.
https://www.hifishark.com/search?q=Aerial+7T
Do not sell them for $700!!!
At first, I thought this was a joke and then I looked and saw you just recently signed up with Audiogon and asked for help selling equipment you acquired.  So, assuming you probably do not know too much about this stuff, I can help with the speakers.  
The Aerial 7T is a current model of a fairly high-end speaker by a well-regarded designer.  The original retail price was $9,850/pr. and it is probably still that, or maybe higher.  I have linked a couple of very positive reviews of the 7Ts below.  One is from Stereophile, a long-time audiophile magazine that conducts reviews of stereo equipment and speakers.  They reviewed the 7T (link below) and their editor, who performs measurements of the gear being reviewed, concluded with this:
The measured performance of the Aerial Acoustics Model 7T confirms both the speaker's excellent sound quality and the expertise of its designers.
https://www.stereophile.com/content/aerial-acoustics-model-7t-loudspeaker

https://hometheaterreview.com/aerial-acoustics-7t-loudspeaker-reviewed/

To provide further help, of all the stuff listed in your original January 20, post, these 7T speakers are the jewel of the system and the most valuable piece.  There is a free website called HiFi Shark that provides information on audio items for sale and items that have sold.  Be aware the prices shown are the asking price and not necessarily the selling price.  However, the 7T speakers that have sold over the past year or two routinely went for between $4,000-$5,000.  Below is a link:

https://www.hifishark.com/search?q=aerial+7t

The Aragon 8008 amp is ok too and was based on a design by Dan D'Agostino, a well-regarded designer from a company called Krell and now with his own brand, Master Audio Systems.  It has been in production for a long time and I believe there is a current version of the 8008 that sells for around $7K.  You need to do some homework and find out the age of the amplifier since, depending on whether yours is one of the older versions or a new amplifier, your selling price could be in the range of about $1K to about $3K or maybe a little more for a new model with box and paperwork.  Below are review links including one from Stereophile from 1996 and two reviews of the newer model 8008.

https://www.stereophile.com/solidpoweramps/562/index.html

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/aragon-8008-power-amplifier/

https://www.avhub.com.au/product-reviews/hi-fi/aragon-8008-power-amplifier-review-and-test-401078

One last bit iof advice on the Aerials, try to sell them locally if at all possible or to a buyer that will drive a little to meet you half-way, so you do not have to ship them.  Shipping damage for large speakers is not uncommon when they are simply shipped in the manufacturer's boxes - although I have owned two pairs of Aerial speakers and their packaging is better than most.  Ideally, for shipping, they should be strapped to a pallet and shipped by freight.

I hope this response is helpful to you.
The 7B in good shape is around 15 years old now and retailed around $4k depending on finish? Still should hold out for $1000.
@jaredb84

You indicated in your other post that the equipment was purchased in 2000. This would indicate the Aerial Acoustics would be Model 7B. Much different pricing points compared to the 7T.

https://web.archive.org/web/20000918235433/http://www.aerialacoustics.com/model7b.htm

see link for some used price history.

https://www.hifishark.com/search?q=Aerial+Acoustics+7b

$700 is lower than market history but not an ignorant offer without seeing the condition and verification of proper operation.

What at city are you listing them in?

$700 is low unless they have cosmetic issues. If you do sell at that price make him drive the whole way. 
He said 7T but you all raise a good point that he needs to verify 7B or 7T since there is a big difference.  The 8008 also could be quite old, or relatively new.  Not sure how he received the items (inherited?) but the original owner could have either assembled all the gear about the same time frame (late 90's +/-) or maybe updated amp and speakers more recently.  The age of those two items makes a big difference in their value.  The $700 offer is more aligned with 7Bs than the newer 7Ts, but even the $700 seems a little low for 7Bs, which should be closer to $1-1.5K, depending on condition, unless they are really beat up or have a driver issue.  If they are 7Bs, and the goal is to simply unload them, then for a local sale, $700-800 might be a win-win for seller and buyer.
Unfortunately, you are getting some very bad advice here from people that know about speakers but not economics. You can only get what the market will bare, period. I would market your speakers in more places to see if you get a better offer, if not, I would take the 700 or not sell. Pretty simple choice. It doesn't matter what they cost new, or what you paid for them. You now can only get what someone else will pay you for them, in this case 700. I would try and sell them on other places such as eBay, Craigslist, letgo, next door, mecari. If you get no meaningful offers, you have answered you own question. What the speakers are worth is up to someone else, not you; you can only accept the offer our not.
The answer is a big no!, there is people that spend all day everyday looking for suckers to buy from and make money off of you!,  lol!, I just got a $250.00 offer on a turntable that's worth $700.00!, frankly,  I'm not shy, told him  That his offer was an insult!, so is the one you have! 
Wow. Take a peek on hifi shark of expired and or sold. Avg is over 4k.
I had a pair of Aerial 7Bs for about a week. Only long enough to turn them around and out the door. I wouldn’t give you 700.00 for a pair. But good luck with your sale.

Oz



Has to be 7B's not T's. The T is a 11K speaker. You won't find a 7T out there for less than 6-7K in good condition. The 7B if in good shape and if it has the Rosewood finish should garner 41500-2K. Three years ago I sold a pair of the older 6's for $1500. Bought a new pair of 5T's. Only took 2 weeks to sell the Aerials.
Thank you all very much for the insight. The equipment is indeed from around 2000. I originally believed them to be 7B's but this gentleman refered to them as T's. I realize the difference in value between the two especially now. He seemed to know a lot about them but must have mispoke in saying T's. His wife vetoed the purchase so I still have them. I listed them for 1500 with the monster cables. His offer was 700. Seems ill indeed have to list them in more places in order to move them. I will say ive learned a lot more about the stuff this week and really do appreciate the info. I dont use the stereo and at this stage would let it go as a whole super cheap is the reality..