I have a 2001 Delta 10" Contractor Saw I'd like to sell. It's in great
condition, as I'm only selling it to upgrade. It has no upgrades (30" orig
fence, steel wings, etc.). The problem is, I have absolutely no idea how to
price it. Do these saws hold their value?
I don't think shipping is an option because estimates seem to indicate it
would cost around $200 (per an ABF Freight estimate). So I'd like to sell
it locally (Phoenix area), where I could even deliver it to the buyer if
Similar questions to this one have come here a bunch recently. In reply to
this type of question, FWIW, I offer these comments:
IMO, there has been no better time for data access to market prices for
used "consumer" goods. One approach is to look in the local
paper/penny-saver/etc. to see what else is being offered and at what price.
Also, you can check a local pawn shop. For a broader idea merely a few
clicks away, check ebay and do an advanced search for "Completed listings
only" -- i.e., sales that have gone through. There is a check box for this
on the page you get to by clicking on "search" and then "more search
options". Here is a link:
(watch wrap). When you find one that looks comparable, be sure to look at
the price the product sold for (or note that it did not sell because of
too-high a "reserve"/initial price or simply no interest) as well as S&H
Note that even ebay allows you to essentially sell local - many auctions
for heavy/large items indicate that an item must be picked up -- i.e., no
All this being said, asking here how much one is likely to get for a used
saw (Kevin replied to that) can help one decide whether or not it is worth
selling -- i.e., maybe for such a low price you'd want to keep the thing as
a "spare" or give it away to a friend/school/community group.
Another approach, I suppose, is to put up a local ad, list the price you'd
like to get, and then add "or best offer" (OBO).
In short, it is akin to one asking "How much is my house worth?" It is
"worth" what someone is willing and able to pay. To get an advance idea as
to what that might be, "comparables" are researched.
HTH. -- Igor.
And after you determine the price, stop and think about whether it's
really worth selling for what your going to get out of it. You might
decide (if you have the space) to keep it and use it as a dedicated
machine for specific operations. (dadoes etc.)
Just a thought.
I've seen our company go through several of the portable job site TS's
and it always makes me think "these saws are nearly as much money as a
good contractors saw". Personally I think they're overpriced when
compared to a Contractors Saw. You pay for portability.
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