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    Default Wanting to Sell

    Earlier I posted a desktop 18X24 ShopBot for sale. I've had a fair number of folks stop and look and essentially no replies. This is a $7,500 machine with additional accessories that I posted at what I considered a reasonable price. Yet no inquiries. I guess I'm stumped - are people just not interested in the small footprint; is the price too high.
    I'd like honest feedback about what I posted and I don't want to look like someone begging to sell. I can take a tax write off for what is below market value - just looking for honest response for what sells and what doesn't. Admin chime in too
    LeoT97

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    I've seen a few posted for 4k that got snatched up. If you look up the current price for a new one it's about 7500. It may not have the extras that you have, but still someone can buy a new one for what you are asking.. 5k will probably move it. Good luck with it.

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    There is another big name brand, that has a larger footprint and more ridged, that can be had for less when they are available.
    There was just a 2'x3', only a couple years old with low hours, that sold for $4500. It included a lot of extras, including the latest version of software.
    The selling price included the software license transfer.

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    Where are your pics in the ad? Take lots of pics of the actual machine - don't assume people are going to just correlate your machine being exactly like the ones sold by SB. Takes pics of EVERYTHING that is included in the sale - just like Ebay. You have to give people something they can look at/dream about/visualize themselves using.

    You posted it on 2/6. Today is 2/12....not much time has past and quite honestly, it isn't the best time for selling a machine. Most people looking for a machine in this price range are still paying off Christmas...AND there is a ton of competition out there with other machines on par with, better or worse than what you have.

    Clean it - post pics and make it look like the best machine available. 60% of what you paid is about average price.
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    >> Clean it

    I'm amazed at how many people post horribly crudy pictures of their machines when selling them. A few hours of careful scrubbing, vacuuming and brushing will be well worth it.
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    Appreciate the feedback. I may repost it for sale later using the advice given here - I listed expected to be negotiated down to be fair

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoT97 View Post
    Appreciate the feedback. I may repost it for sale later using the advice given here - I listed expected to be negotiated down to be fair
    I looked at your post, and like others have said, I passed on because no pictures, and price too close to new. Like Brady said, the 60% of new is more accurate price, sub-$5000 and they do seem to sell faster.
    Daniel E.
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    Sold thank you!

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