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Ron/PA    Posted 10-07-2002 at 10:24:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just read a post about old appliances, I went to the web site posted and found out that there is a whole world of old appliances out there.
My question is, I have an old chambers gas stove that we have used to cook maple sap, It is just too big and inefficient to keep using. It is in great shape and I was ready to throw it away. The web site I mentioned lists this as a collectable.
Is this something I should consider giving away or selling? or is this something that is better tossed? It weighs about 500 lbs.
I'm not trying to sell this on this board, it's just that I don't want to trash something that someone else might want.

tomatolord    Posted 10-08-2002 at 06:17:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
EBAY it!

But first do some google searches and some ebay searches

To see what others have sold for - they had 1 listed for $2,000

Also be prepared to do the shipping or hauling yourself - usually items of this size and weight are a real issue for the average person to move - so if you can help in that area.

Pictures pictures pictures - inside outside - it shows the condition of the item.

also post the item on the for sale newsgroups those are free.


Tom A    Posted 10-07-2002 at 10:49:41       [Reply]  [No Email]

I've been learning the absolute truth of the old saying "one man's junk is another's treasure." There's stuff I really want to buy, that I'm sure if I could find it somebody would just say 'take it, get it out of here' but I've never seen it anywhwere.

I don't think I'm unique that way: it is amazing the stuff that I hear somebody somewhere wants.

I agree with Kraig: try ebay or at least a local 'Pennysaver' or classified you'll be surprised.

good luck,

Gary    Posted 10-07-2002 at 10:49:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
for more information try this....

Gary    Posted 10-07-2002 at 10:46:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
found this in a search for chambers stoves....

Looking for Chambers Stove
Date: 02 Aug 2001
Time: 15:12:48
Remote Name:

I am looking for a Chambers gas stove, preferrably near western New York

Antiques Alberta Directory

kraig WY    Posted 10-07-2002 at 10:33:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Put that puppy on e-bay as an antique. People buy everything there.

Dennis    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:23:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not so Not so.
I have been paying ebay all along. It's a game you see. I put the item on, ebay charges me, and seven days later the item is not sold and I just keep doing it over again and again and again.
So far e-bay 100%
Dennis 10%

But then there is EIEIO who sells 95%!

Ludwig    Posted 10-07-2002 at 11:40:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ahhh yes the eBay game.
Now theres an art to selling stuff on eBay.
#1 ALWAYS INCLUDE A PICTURE. There aren't many auctions any more that don't so those usually get passed. I've had computer stuff that wouldn't sell one week without a picture but sold easy the following week with one.

#2 Ask for a reasonable starting price. Actually the starting price should be very low. If you're worried that you won't get enough you're in the wrong line. I see people all the time trying to pander DVDs they bought at Wal-Mart for $10 for $15. Or a used $10 DVD for $8. If I'm going to go to the trouble I want that for $4 because I've still got to pay for shipping.

#3 List a shipping price up front. Make it reasonable, the $8 handling charge will turn off buyers. Make sure to mention that bidders obnoxiously far away (like other countries) will pay more.

Remember this is all coming from a guy who sold a videocamera that turned everything fuzzy for $200 and a beer can for $2000.

Oh yeah #4 be honest. If you cheat somebody it gets around fast... Not that I think anybody from this board would have a problem.

#5 be direct in your descriptions. When you leave something out people will be suspicious. Ask youself "What would I want to know about the item?"

Salmoneye    Posted 10-07-2002 at 12:11:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ludwig is spot on.

eBay it...good pics...up front description...stick to your stated shipping even if it costs you more than you charged the buyer...

I run above 70% sales first go round, and over 80% if I relist the item...

Ludwig    Posted 10-07-2002 at 14:30:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've only ever had to relist 1 item and that didn't have a picture the first time.
It was crap too, a video frame grabber, I got it for free. I don't recall what I got for it, not much but when you're selling free stuff....

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