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Author Topic: Fair price for used equipment?  (Read 654 times)
CapnChkn
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« on: July 19, 2011, 03:12:38 PM »

A friend of my brother's and I met in the local building supply chain, I mentioned I was keeping bees, and he told me he has a bunch of his grandfather's equipment in the barn being stored he would be willing to get rid of.  I've been looking all over the web for a price guide, and am only finding new, or "Upper Deck" beehive, trading cards with NHL players.

Anybody have a general guideline as to pricing on used equipment?
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2011, 03:19:26 PM »

depends on condition.  the last two bulk buys i made were each 300 dollars.  the first was about 10 deeps in various degrees of disrepair, that many shallows also in not such good shape, BUT 3 smokers, 3 or 4 hats and veils, a smallish manual extractor, several hive tools and other misc. bits of beekeeping stuff.

second one was another smallish extractor.  several hundred frames unassembled.  a few boxes, and misc. stuff. 

inventory the stuff and post it.  maybe we can help you figure it out.  sometimes there are treasures in the pile and you have to dig through it to find them.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2011, 03:57:10 PM »

Thank you Kathy.  It looks like I'm going to have to set up a visit.
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