How much should I sell this for?

Dec 14, 2011
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I recently moved into a small apartment, and I'm downsizing my 60g until I'm no longer in school. I'm selling it as a tank/stand/lights set, although the lights are just the crappy standard ones it came with. It's a Marineland Heartland series, and it normally sells on petsmart.com for $340 (MARINELAND® 60 Gallon Heartland Aquarium Ensemble | Aquariums | PetSmart).

What do you guys think would be a reasonable asking price for this tank? I've never dealt with used equipment before, so I'm really at a loss here.
 

CAPSLOCK

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If it is in really good shape, I'd say maybe $100-120? That's $2 per gallon, including stand. Aquarium equipment drops price pretty quickly once used. Really, it's the same as a 55g except taller, and there isn't much market for used 55g tanks as they have fairly awkward dimensions and being taller doesn't help that.
 

FreshyFresh

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Yep, gotta keep in mind 55g's can be had for ~$55 when Petco or Pet Supplies Plus runs their $1/gal sales. Like CAPSLOCK suggested, I'd figure on ~$50 the tank and maybe $70-100 for the stand and hood lights. Ask for $200/all and work from there.