CG Aaron on fri 24 nov 00
Dear Mud Folks~
Never have I met so intelligentn kind and caring a group of people. Makes
me proud to be a potter and stand amoung you.
Here is my question~ Should I be insulted by an offer of $350 for my
Venco? (3" de-airing model)
The stand it is on cost me nore than that. We all know what they cost new,
and as it genuinely has not seen more than 50 hours of use in it's short
lifespan, what can I reasonable expect to get for it?
Friends advised me NOT to let it be known that I was in economic straits
as I would be asking to be taken advantage of. I am a firm believer in
honesty being the best policy in all things. Besides, someone can only
take advantageof me if I allow them to...
For all the words of support and encouragement I have received, I am truly
grateful. Know that my 27 year love affair with clay is not ending, but
breaking my right tumb twice in 3 years means, that throwing poduction
full time is not possible.
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June Perry on fri 24 nov 00
That is a quite low offer. I paid $800 at factory auction for a one year old
de-airing BlueBird and I considered that a bargain. It's over $4,000 new.
I sold my stainless steel (old, rarely used and in great shape), Walker pug
mill about the same time for $900. I was asking $1,000. He got a very good
deal and a good machine for his needs and I paid for the Bluebird and made a
little more space in my studio for my new Soldner mixer.
Paul Taylor on fri 24 nov 00
I do not know how much a new pug mill costs if i did I would grease mine
I usually expect to pay half price for second hand goods in working
order, because your machine is nearly new I would expect to pay more than
that. But after three quarters of the price I think of the guarantee, and
the pleasure I get from unpacking a spanking new and gleaming machine.
My buying criteria seems a good selling one too.
Regards from Paul Taylor
> From: CG Aaron
> Reply-To: Ceramic Arts Discussion List
> Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 06:44:00 +0000
> To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
> Subject: Pricng used equipment
> Here is my question~ Should I be insulted by an offer of $350 for my
> Venco? (3" de-airing model)
> The stand it is on cost me nore than that. We all know what they cost new,
> and as it genuinely has not seen more than 50 hours of use in it's short
> lifespan, what can I reasonable expect to get for it?