Is the NCE Powercab underpriced?

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Is the NCE Powercab underpriced?

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I keep looking out for a bargain on eBay, but secondhand Powercabs seem to sell for as much as new ones!

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You missed one on tuesday for £60.
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Was that just the handset?
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Well that is disappointing! 😕

Even worse I have just seen a complete set sold in January for £40!
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You need to be alert with ebay. Just to rub salt in the wound the £60 one was from just down the road from you. :D
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Thank you for that! 😕
A lot of the cheaper ones are usually from the US, so you have to add £15+ carriage plus duty.
Good to see though that there are some innocents out there who don’t know what they are worth.
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Things are worth what you can get for them when you sell them. I’d rather some idiot gave me £500 for something worth £50. :D
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Slightly worrying that so many are available 2nd hand given the popularity of them on this forum. Are folk changing it for a different DCC system. going back to DC or leaving the hobby altogether one wonders?
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I don’t think we will ever know the answer to that one TWD.
The NCE is always the one recommended, and I picked one up at the end of last year for a reasonable price on eBay. It works perfectly well but in my opinion it is not as intuitive as my old Prodigy and I don’t find the buttons are placed in a logical position. The result is that I, personally, find it a little more ‘awkward’ to use.
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