Let me help break it down:
- MSRP on this VCR in 1998, when the model was new, was about $595. Street price was about $495 + shipping from B&H
- A proper cleaning runs about $65 after sales tax.
- Other maintenance runs anywhere from $30 to $70 hourly after sales tax.
I know this because I've paid those price and rates, and because I've charged those prices and rates.
If this unit is in like-new condition, it could command MSRP. Due to scarce supply of this specific unit, and extra time spend doing maintenance, it could be worth a premium above MSRP. The right buyer will understand what he/she is getting here, and isn't the typical cheapskate from eBay
deter, I see this on the post: "1 Year Parts, 90 Days Labor Warranty" --- is that a copy/paste of the original specs, or are you offering a warranty?
And this specific JVC actually does not require a remote. In fact, some controls are only on the deck. The 9800 came with the tan-colored remove, model LP20465-007, which featured a full job dial. Aside from the jog dial, the remote is identical to the black remotes that came with lower-end models (3800, 4800, 7800).
The 9600 and 9800 are easily the two best units.