Opinions Please


Hello to all,
After many years of adding machinery and equipment to my collection, it might be time to sell some items. I just have too much machinery in my garage.
I am asking what the following pieces of equipment in new condition should be priced at.
General (made in Canada) Model 130 Planer (like new, used once)
Delta Model 43-379 3HP shaper (never used)
Delta Model 46541P Cabinet, Variable Speed Wood Lathe (used twice)
These machines are in excellent condition. I am selling them because I do not use them and they are taking up valuable space.
I am located in Central New Jersey.
I also have an old Walker Turner 14" Wood/Metal Bandsaw in good condition that I am thinking of selling. It has a 2 speed transmission which makes this a perfect bandsaw for wood and metal.
All these items are single phase machines.
Thanks for the help.
Joe
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JB wrote:

Unfortunately, used equipment goes for not much different price no matter how much it is or isn't used (assuming not abused). You may get a little bit of a premium over "run of the mill", but I'd doubt you'll get much over 50-75% of new for any of it--it just doesn't bring more as there's typically too much around to compete.
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I agree. The real big difference between new and used, assuming the manufacturer has not had a huge drop in quality, is the warranty. A two year warranty from Jet or other name brand product is worth a lot because they back it with customer service and no cost parts replacement. A used product without the warranty should justifiably sell 30-40% below new price because you are not selling what came with the new product. A lot of used equipment sellers throw in some good accessories (quality saw blades, expensive jigs and templates, etc) to raise the price and that often represents a fair deal for the buyer.
Bob
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JB wrote:

A lot depends on where you are. In my area, wages are low and there are lots of workmen; consequently, used prices are often in the 75%-85% of new range, rarely below 60%. I've even seen auction sales where something sold for more than new. Go figure...
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I recently paid near new price for a disk-belt sander because I thought it was a good deal. My reference new price was Amazon.com. I later learned Amazon's price was 80% higher than home depot/lowes. I felt taken and learned a hard lesson - check prices at multiple sources to be sure. I think Amazon's price was incorrectly posted.
My point is that I think people sometimes pay more than new because of ignorance. Nobody wants to feel like they have been taken.
Bob
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Do you need any more items? ;^)
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