Should I fix it and sell it or sell it as is? Mark Levinson No. 331


I have a Mark Levinson No. 331 that has developed a slight hum in the right channel. I am going to sell it, and the question is should I send it out for repair, which will cost in the neighborhood of $1100, or should I just put it on the market for around $800?
peporter
 Why would someone pay $800 for your amp if it needs a $1,100 repair? How much would it be worth if you have the repair done, and then sell it in good condition?
It most likely needs one or more power supply caps replsced. Not expensive! If you are handy with a soldering iron you can do it yourself. 

    Even if you pay the $1,100 to have your ML 331 repaired, it still makes more economic sense to do so than sell it as-is for $800.  You'd only need to sell the repaired 331 for $1,900 to equal a net $800 and I believe you could sell it for at least $2,300 if you advertise it as having a recent ML authorized dealer service checkup with new power supply caps installed with the documentation to prove it.
     I also think you'll find it's much easier to sell an amp that's in perfect working order than one that is not.  Who knows? You may even decide to keep it if you request upgraded caps.

Tim
why would you wan't to sell a an amp that is not working properly??
Very bad to sell something that is not in good working order.Would you buy an amp with hum i don't think so.
@ebm,, g_nakamoto, and scorpio 1951, as roberjerman says, maybe someone who is handy with a soldering iron might be interested in a good deal. I have no interest in tearing into it. Even if I shipped it off to the service center I have no interest in keeping it, have moved on. Also have to figure in the shipping cost back and forth to the service center, at least $200.
Why ask do what you want its ok with me.
Sell it as is. Somebody might want to invest in having it fixed. Since you have no interest in it why bother getting it fixed? It’s a 26 year old amp!
Peporter,

   The facts are you have a 26 year old amp of decent quality that's so old that its large power supply capacitors are likely to begin leaking. the amp will soon be worthless and you'll have a mess on your hands.  The typical symptoms of this condition are that one channel has issues, it shortly after goes completely out and then your other channel follows the same pattern once all caps leak their fluid.
     If you've decided not to fix the amp, the truth is you have very limited options:

Sell it for whatever you can get before the inevitable mess occurs.
Donate it to a museum. 
Use it as a boat anchor.
Use it as a 112 pound door stop.

     A better, more interesting and more useful forum question for you to ask would have been: What amp should you choose to replace it with?

Tim
noble100
The facts are you have a 26 year old amp of decent quality that's so old that its large power supply capacitors are likely to begin leaking. the amp will soon be worthless and you'll have a mess ...
Actually that's not even remotely factual. Leaky caps don't render a fine amplifier "worthless." A car shouldn't be exiled to a junkyard because it has worn tires.
Hello cleeds,

     Okay, maybe not worthless since any mess can be cleaned up and repaired.  But likening leaking caps in an amp's power supply to a car having worn tires is also a bit misleading.  I believe a car with a blown engine would be more analogous.

Tim
It will be a much easier sell to fix and sell as just being serviced. Youll get 2k to 2300 I bet.
Don't be one of these guys who think that have good.I see guys selling equipment that needs repairs for most as much as if the worked fine....that's bull.