I'll start this off by saying that I'm not sure if this would be the correct forum for this thread, but I couldn't think of a better one to put it in.
My vehicle is tuned using an AP, so when I went to get it tuned I brought with me a stock '02 ECU, and that's what is in my car now. This left me with a perfectly good 2003 WRX ECU laying around. Only problem being, it's EcuTek tuned (for a 2.5 hybrid nonetheless).
I've got a couple questions involving this (My apologies if they've been asked before, I would use the search function more thoroughly but I'm in a parking lot with no power cable, just waiting for my friend to get out of the gym that I gave him a ride to)- If I recall correctly, to get an EcuTek tune you must pay the licensing fee to get it on there. Also, it can only be unlocked, or retuned by a place that deals with EcuTek.
My plan is to sell this ECU, but I'm really not sure what I should charge for it, for several reasons. First, I'll say that I've seen stock or non-ecutek locked ecus run between $100-150. The only ecutek tuned ECU for my year(s) I've seen sold was selling for $300, on the basis that even though the tune on it is useless to another person, all they would have to do is bring it to a tuner who uses ecutek and get it reflashed for their vehicle, without having to pay the licensing fee. Is it true that they won't have to repay the licensing fee? And the second question being, in your opinions, was the person who was selling the ecutek tuned ECU for twice what a stock or unlocked ECU goes for justified? It almost makes sense to me, since the buyer would then not have to worry about paying the licensing fee (if that part is true). Does anyone know how much it would cost to get it unlocked by ecutek, or would that just drop the value anyway (or cost enough to make the potential increase [if it would be an increase] in value null)?
And, finally; In your opinions, what would you guys think of as a reasonable value for the ECU? It's in perfect condition, just tuned with ecutek. I don't want to post it for sale until I've got an idea- I have a feeling listing it for a little more than an unlocked ECU makes sense, atleast in terms of a buyer who wants ecutek or who has an ecutek tuner nearby. But for all I know, the general consensus may be "It's worth half of a normal unlocked ECU", or "The same price", or maybe even that whomever was selling one for $300 was justified. I just really have no idea of the value, and don't want to overlist or significantly underlist the item.
Again, if this is in the wrong place, feel free to inform me and I will delete the thread and move it to the proper place; or admins feel free to move it yourself.
I thank you all for any input you may have on any of the questions I've posed here.
Thanks again! Any information, opinions, etc., will be highly valued.