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Forum topic by r33tc0w posted 12-18-2020 01:56 AM 785 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-18-2020 01:56 AM

Someone care to take a stab at what this estate sale was asking for this? This likely belongs in the “craiglist people have gone nuts” thread, but they also we’re trying to sell at 50s/60s craftsman 1/3hp bench top grinder for $130 if that gives you any indication.

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#1 posted 12-18-2020 02:05 AM

I’m guessing $275.

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#2 posted 12-18-2020 02:10 AM

What’s reasonable for this plane in this condition? I’m seeing cleaned up, functional 604s for around $150? They were selling a stihl chainsaw for $750 that retails new at $400

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#3 posted 12-18-2020 02:47 AM

A good example of you better know what something is worth before buying at an estate sale.

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#4 posted 12-18-2020 04:01 AM



What s reasonable for this plane in this condition? I m seeing cleaned up, functional 604s for around $150? They were selling a stihl chainsaw for $750 that retails new at $400

- r33tc0w

I like a good restoration challenge and this plane looks right in my wheel house but in that kind of condition I would offer at most 30% of what it would sell for completely restored. Experience tells me the iron and possible the chip breaker are too pitted to rescue and I will need to buy replacements. For a Bedrock I don’t just use any replacement iron either. I will make sure I get the proper sweetheart logo for a type 6 or 7.

So assuming no damage to the body, handles, or lever cap I could safely go $50 bucks on this plane. Which I’m guessing is 4 to 5 times lower than they want for it.

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#5 posted 12-18-2020 04:04 AM

I ‘d hand them a fiver per plane…bag both up and head for my van…...

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#6 posted 12-18-2020 04:47 AM

I think most estate sales people search for their item on ebay, find what the highest price one sold for recently and then add 10%

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#7 posted 12-18-2020 08:04 AM

I agree with the suggestion that the estate seller cruises eBay looking for the highest price; if they were looking for a more realistic price structure, they would click the “items sold” button on eBay to get a more realistic price for the item. I’ve had a few discussions at estate sales like this, politely suggesting that they aren’t doing the estate owners any service if they can’t sell the stuff due to it being overpriced. One great thing about today’s tech, we can pull out our smartphone and pull up eBay right then and there if you really want to attempt to negotiate with them. Many times when I’ve shown what the actual sold price is, I will get a bit of leeway in pricing, and others tell me to stuff it. I’ve gone so far as to leave a card with them or email them so they can contact me after the sale period is over if they want to move some of the unsold items. Best suggestion, don’t be a jerk about it, arguing never helps your case, I try to remain polite.

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#8 posted 01-19-2021 03:01 AM

Patience wins, picked it up today for $50!

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#9 posted 01-19-2021 04:50 AM

Good job!

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#10 posted 01-19-2021 07:18 AM

Yeah, good score for sure!

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#11 posted 01-19-2021 11:56 PM

Ok, did some light cleaning with wd-40 and a scotch pad, apparently I have a 604 1/2 and the lever cap appears to be the only part experiencing some pitting. The tote and knob also have very minor hairline fractures but appears solid. The plane iron looks well used as there’s not much meat left. I intend on making this my workhorse but I do want to restore it without diminishing its value. Thoughts on best approach? It also appears to be a type 5 or 1912 Type 6?? (https://www.antique-used-tools.com/brtypes.htm)?

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#12 posted 01-20-2021 12:38 AM

a 604 1/2 the original price wasnt to far off.

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#13 posted 01-20-2021 03:31 AM

Restoring involves a lot. Cleaning it up, fixing it up and making a good user plane out of it is what I would recommend.

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