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# 249065 23-Apr-2019 17:52
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Ha anyone purchased lamps from EBay etc.?
Apparently all OEM lamps but huge price differences, $80 odd Amazon, $ 180 , and $885 from an Auckland Co.
Mitsubishi projector, Price from BDT here is $ 620 excl.

Edit , eBay advertises a lamp, but when you click full description its only the housing.

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  # 2222787 23-Apr-2019 18:08
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I bought an HC6800 Lamp from Projector Lamps NZ/AU and it arrived and worked as described. It wasn't quite as cheap as the price difference you are indicating. 


I have also purchased from reputable ebay lamp providers without any issue in the past. 



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  # 2223003 24-Apr-2019 08:08
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Bought a lamp for my old Panny AX200, lasted about 6 months or so, a little disappointing. Will probably give another lamp a whirl on me AE4000 and try and get another 6-12 months from it before trying to get into a 4k projector, will have to see


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  # 2223046 24-Apr-2019 09:00
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Hoping the lamp in my AE8000 holds out until ‘laser’ (he says in his best Dr Evil voice) projectors are available in affordable 4K (or even 8K).
Seeing this topic though, I may just get a cheap reserve lamp and store it away.

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  # 2223054 24-Apr-2019 09:21
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Bought a lamp for my old Panny AX200, lasted about 6 months or so, a little disappointing. Will probably give another lamp a whirl on me AE4000 and try and get another 6-12 months from it before trying to get into a 4k projector, will have to see

From eBay ?

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  # 2223056 24-Apr-2019 09:31
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Sorry, yeah, from ebay, cost about $50 or so delivered if I remember correctly, trademe had them at about $200 for the exact same item.

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  # 2223154 24-Apr-2019 12:47
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The only decently priced lamps I know of that come direct from a manufacturer are Epson... I believe they understand that one of peoples biggest objections to buying projection is the cost of replacement lamps. So, they did something about it.


Other companies must be air freighting every spare lamp in, one plane at a time... how else can they justify the cost against Epson's?

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  # 2223189 24-Apr-2019 14:20
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Interesting comment re Epson.  They also introduced user-refillable / bulk ink home inkjet printers, and for the large capacity cartridges for my photo printer, have dropped the NZ retail price by over 30%.

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