I have a 12" Porter Cable 3802 miter saw I want to sell (no laser)
http://www.porter-cable.com/index.asp?eT7&p '32. It's about 4 years old
with moderate use. I'm trying to figure out how to price it. Found 2 on
EBay for around $100, but that's just two examples. Does this figure seem
I can think of no better way to determine the fair market value of an
item than to see what it sells for in an open auction. To find two
examples of exactly the same item selling recently for about the same
price is about as good as it gets.
The only thing I'd add is that you need decide if you're selling it locally
vs. having it shipped. If I'm buying something off eBay, I'd take into
account the cost of shipping, especially for something like a power tool.
IMHO, $100 is cheap for that saw. Any chance you're up in Canada? :)
What's replacement cost as starting point? If in good shape, I'd start
at from 60-80%. If it's too high for the market, it won't sell--you can
always come down, it's hard to recover if you initially set price too
Of course, a lot is dependent on whether this is a "forced" sale or
not. I've also heard stories of a lot of such tools on eBay actually
being fenced goods so prices are low to move the goods. How much truth
if any is behind the allegations I have no way to judge...
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