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barbara356
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« on: November 02, 2015, 03:09:38 pm »

Hi people,

I have an old, used electric motor. I want to sell it, but i'm not sure how much money to ask for it?

I want to sell it on the flea market. Please, tell me is there any sense to go there? And how to decide with the price? thanks
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 03:46:23 pm »

How big is it, how old is it, and does it still work?
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 03:55:21 pm »

The same questions I'm asked regularly....


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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 03:46:16 am »

Post up a few photos so that something definitive can be assured.
*there's a how-to for posting photos somewhere here, just do a search Smiley*
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2015, 05:10:10 am »

Ladies and gentlemen

It seems the OP's only activity in the forum is limited to this post
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2015, 05:32:13 am »

Ladies and gentlemen

It seems the OP's only activity in the forum is limited to this post
The OP registered twelve hours ago. Your point?
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2015, 09:05:39 am »

Ladies and gentlemen

It seems the OP's only activity in the forum is limited to this post
The OP registered twelve hours ago. Your point?

Time of registration: November 02, 2015, 03:01:13 pm
Time of last activuty: November 02, 2015, 03:09:38 pm
Time of post: November 02, 2015, 03:09:38 pm
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We haven't heard from the OP
What do you think is my point?
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2015, 09:23:08 am »

Guys, I am new to this forum. I just thought that I could find the answer here…
Sorry, if I posted this in a wrong place.

As for the motor. It looks like on picture but it is older. https://www.mrosupply.com/motors/ac-motors/general-purpose-motors/1311213_00118es3ed56cfl_weg/  I can not find the year of manufacturing.
But I think that it is 8-10 years old motor.
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2015, 11:07:39 am »

You might try looking up the price of similar motors for sale, then basing the price on what you find, give or take for the condition of the motor you're trying to sell. (subtract say, 20 to 50% from the price of a new one, depending on the condition of the motor you have)

If you're worried that the price may be to high, advertise it with "<insert estimate amount> Or best offer"
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2015, 12:10:15 pm »

Guys, I am new to this forum. I just thought that I could find the answer here…
Sorry, if I posted this in a wrong place.

As for the motor. It looks like on picture but it is older. https://www.mrosupply.com/motors/ac-motors/general-purpose-motors/1311213_00118es3ed56cfl_weg/  I can not find the year of manufacturing.
But I think that it is 8-10 years old motor.


Dear Barbara356:

Please accept my apologies, I thought this was a "spambot" post (we get our fair share of those in here), with this being the one and only post.  There are two sections where this question can be.  Either here or the Trading section if you are trying to buy/sell something to one of our members.
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2015, 12:25:44 pm »

Hi people,

I have an old, used electric motor. I want to sell it, but i'm not sure how much money to ask for it?

I want to sell it on the flea market. Please, tell me is there any sense to go there? And how to decide with the price? thanks

Honestly, this is a really hard question. Depends on who sees it and where.

If it still runs, then note a lot of people will wonder what state it is in - some people may pay depending on what they know or use if for.

I've sold water-cooled hand-held diamond granite counter grinders for $4000 in person to a knowledgeable granite/marble dealer, and never was able to obtain a higher bid than $500-$700 from counter top installers for the same grinder on Craigslist. I suspect that motor will suffer the same fate.

On the flea market it's anybody's guess. Flea market collectors may see something they like as a name or an irreplaceable part for something else, but others will offer peanuts for it if they want to take it apart.

I've sold a lot of power tools and power tool parts on Craigslist years ago as part of a bankruptcy liquidation for my family's business.  A rule of thumb for non-collectible tools and power tools on Craigslist is that anything in new pristine condition will never go for more than 75% of the new item value, and in used but good working condition it will go for 50%, and less if it's well worn or non-working.

If the motor was an antique collectible, then it could potentially fetch a much better price.
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2015, 01:21:14 pm »

$50(tops). That will take it off your hands, any higher and you will get low-ballers.
Too heavy to ship.

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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2015, 08:00:25 pm »

It's not an antique, but it is a fairly heavy-duty bit of kit. Based on the sticker price behind that link, I'd probably ask $50-$75 for it. (Ask $75 and be prepared to have it haggled down.) At a flea market you might also entertain interesting trades.
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