The $500 B.I.N. looks legit, and I'm guessing the reserve is at least $250. Those connectors aren't cheap. I'm thinking LA is probably the only place with enough AVCONs still around to make the cost worthwhile.
From a logistics point of view, the best possible community objective would be to replace the cord on existing AVCON stations with modern J1772 cords. (say $150 per station) Then, use the old AVCON plugs to build low-cost adapters for legacy vehicle owners. (What's a female J1772 cost, $100?)
Slightly OT, but I was very surprised (pleasantly) at the adapter Tesla has to go from their proprietary connector to J1772. It is extremely small and simple. I expected to see a bulkier adapter with a small piece of cable, etc. Instead, it's one small, solid piece that plugs into their cable and allows interfacing to J1772 Level 2 stations.
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