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« on: May 09, 2015, 09:49:43 am »

I'm in over my head here.  I recently met a delightful 81 year old lady who is trying to liquidate her late husbands collection of rocks and lapidary equipment.  I think I will be buying most of the rock (can never have too much rock) as I have some idea of fair value for it.
There is also a pretty good selection of equipment and she needs input for fair pricing.  She needs to clear out the equipment before she can sell her house, but isn't in a "must sell now" situation.
Here's what is there:
Raytech 18" saw - clean, good blade, power feed
Highland Park 16" saw - excellent condition
Highland Park 10" saw - good condition, gravity feed
Homemade 24" saw (with 22" blade" - well made, power feed
Highland Park 27L vibrating lap
Genie cabbing machine - new motor, both hard wheels worn out, soft wheels appear to be in good shape
Highland Park ?Model AB? polishing arbor with 2 3x8" expanding drum wheels
Highland Park Model A50 cabbing unit
Nexcraft casting wheel (like new condition)
Burn out oven for wax casting

I realize it is difficult to come up with a price without seeing the equipment (I'll take my camera next time), but any hi-lo estimates would be much apreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 11:46:50 am »

I typically price at 1/2 retail new.  Prices vary a lot from area to area too.  If someone wants everything they will expect further price reductions too. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 11:22:45 am »

I just ran across this post and I know it is a little old.  How is it going with helping sell your neighbors equipment?   dunno
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 08:13:33 am »

Not exactly a neighbor (about an hour's drive from here), and I haven't talked to her for a couple of months.  I know the Genie, the vibrating lap and the 10" saw have been sold.
If you, or anyone else is interested in the remaining equipment, I will be happy to contact her for current availability.

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