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    Thread: Whats a vas 5051 fully functioning w/ software and cables worth?

    1. 10-20-2008 05:18 PM #1
      I have a friend that has a VAS 5051a w/ all the cables. Works perfect w/ all software. Whats it worth??

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      10-21-2008 01:43 AM #2
      Worth less every day since there are no updates for it anymore. Last supported basis is v12 and from there its sorta useless with latest models.

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      10-21-2008 02:22 PM #3
      Is it even legal for someone (besides a sealership) to have this equipment? I thought all these computers were leased to the dealerships. In which case the fact that this guy has one, wouldn't it be stolen property?

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      10-21-2008 02:51 PM #4
      No, everybody who has a "legitimate interest" can buy one per US law as well as German/European law. All you need is the money. i.e. a current VAS 5052A (new model) costs ~4500 EUR + VAT for the hardware (once) and some additional 3800 EUR + VAT (per year) for all 4 brand updates as well as basis. So you end up paying close to 10k EUR in the first year if you want the full thing... The VAS 5051B is even more expensive, don't have a price in the back of my head right now though which is why I mentioned the 5052A instead.

      Currently many dealers are selling their old VAS 5051A's because they get 5051B's and the old 5051A is not being updated anymore and therefor worthless for most of them.

      However, we also see a lot of stolen units out there but that is a different topic.


    5. 10-21-2008 03:20 PM #5

      Currently many dealers are selling their old VAS 5051A's because they get 5051B's and the old 5051A is not being updated anymore and therefor worthless for most of them.

      Exactly what I'm talking about...


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