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    Help pricing vise

    I got laid off and am selling things off locally getting ready to sell my house and move. I have a Wilton 5 inch vise I am trying to figure out a price on. I figured someone here might be able to help me value it.


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    I would buy that from you but I already have too many vices.


    Ok, puns aside, M-tecs provided a link that shows a similar vice selling for about $100 new.

    I would price a good used one at about 75% of new ($75) and maybe take a little less just to sell it quickly.

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    Thanks guys, at least that will help me get into the neighborhood.
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    Help pricing vise

    Some good ad-vise in this thread.

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    I was told that Harbor Freight has destroyed the market for used tools. You might have a quality tool that really should be worth easily $50 used, but since people can buy a cheap Chinese knock-off at Harbor Freight for $25, nobody wants it. Personally I'll buy quality used any day.

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    The only vises I've sold I got what they were worth, were old blacksmithing vises.
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    Ive seen the same thing with the old vises anvils and boiling pots at auctions here. the old vises and anvils millennial want for decorations in their living rooms and homes, why any one would want an anvil and or vise in their home is beyond me. Dads old 250 lb anvil brought $850.00 at the auction. the old columbia bench vise was around $500. Hog scrapers were bringing $150.00. For some reason people go nuts over this stuff.

    As too your new wilton vise Its a quality name and a common size for home shops being 5" O would suspect $75-$80.00 maybe a little more or less depending on how fast you want to move it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by country gent View Post
    Ive seen the same thing with the old vises anvils and boiling pots at auctions here. the old vises and anvils millennial want for decorations in their living rooms and homes, why any one would want an anvil and or vise in their home is beyond me. Dads old 250 lb anvil brought $850.00 at the auction. the old columbia bench vise was around $500. Hog scrapers were bringing $150.00. For some reason people go nuts over this stuff.

    As too your new wilton vise Its a quality name and a common size for home shops being 5" O would suspect $75-$80.00 maybe a little more or less depending on how fast you want to move it.
    Wait a minute here, hog scapers? You talking about the kind with a kind of concave round circular blade and a turned wood handle? $150? Wow if that is true!
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    Yep these were double ended. A scrapper on each end. They had been sharpened just before dad died. I was sitting there watching in my trac chair dumb founded, Good thing I was sitting or I would have fallen over at the gavel. I believe these were made by my grandfather.

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    I have been a professional auto tech for over 40 years. I have well over 80K in tools and a box that was over 13K several years ago. I told my wife when something happens to me she will do good to get pennies on the dollar. Fortunately one of my best friends is a MAC distributor and can help her dispose of it. Sad considering what you pay for them new but just how it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJames View Post
    Wait a minute here, hog scapers? You talking about the kind with a kind of concave round circular blade and a turned wood handle? $150? Wow if that is true!
    At auctions when two people don't want to back off you can see some ludicrous bidding. That being said if they sell around here $5.00 is the norm. eBay has a bunch for $10 and under. New are $10 to $25.
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    I'm no expert or even half way knowledgeable and I don't know where you are located, but the big problem is going to be shipping if you expect to try selling anywhere but local.
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    When I'm buying used (something I rarely do unless I know exactly what I'm looking at) I never offer more than 20% of the new price. When someone is paying 50, 60, 70%, I know I'm watching collectors, and that that isn't the item I want.

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    If the vise was made in China, it would probably not bring the shipping cost.
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