Craigslist

Craigslist

PostBy: PJT On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:17 pm

Has anyone noticed the Craigslist prices for vintage stoves lately? At least 90% are in the STRATOSPHERE as far as Im concerned....

Very depressing... :(
PJT
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Magee Royal Oak; Glenwood Modern Oak 116
Other Heating: propane

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:08 pm

People have a serious problem with overestimating the worth of their "junk". Sad...
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: Pacowy On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:59 pm

Maybe what you're seeing is at least partly the result of more people being motivated to take an interest in coal after the heating load of this past winter.

Mike
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Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

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Re: Craigslist

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:38 pm

Pacowy wrote:Maybe what you're seeing is at least partly the result of more people being motivated to take an interest in coal after the heating load of this past winter.

Mike



Could be some of it. Though used Chubby prices have doubled on average since Larry started making new units. Many used Chubby ads on CL now make referance to the cost of a new one.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:45 pm

[quote="PJT"]Has anyone noticed the Craigslist prices for vintage stoves lately? At least 90% are in the STRATOSPHERE as far as Im concerned....

Very depressing... :([/quote]

One thought is people may google their unit (sounds perverted)...many of the pictures link them to a rebuilt, reconditioned stove in a stove shop and they can go from 2 grand to 10 so they pick a number they think folks will jump on.
Although if you are vigilant you can still find 'em, depends what you're looking for.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: stovehospital On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:06 pm

Prices on Craigslist and EBay are not only high but are multiples of actual value. People think they ave found the Mona Lisa in the basement, know nothing about stoves, and assume they have struck it rich.
Look at common models like the Glenwood C. I bought three last week including one with a gas sidecar. I paid less than $1000 total. We sell them, all done and guaranteed, for around $2900. There are several on EBay right now for $6000 each. They can advertise for any price they want but I feel sorry for anyone that is silly enough to buy one at that price. Also on both sites are stoves that are illegal today . They are also listed at very high prices. We normally scrap them or re-engineer them to make them OK. They are $100-$200 stoves only since the work required is very extensive and once done can only be used in certain circumstances.
Be careful and walk away from anything that seems too high. Slow down a little and ponder how much it will take to make it right.
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Stove/Furnace Make: 250 stoves in barns
Stove/Furnace Model: #6 Herald baseheater

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:10 pm

There's a Florence hot blast in Chillicothe that has been "restored" that the owner wants $800 for. It has been painted, parts poorly re-chromed its thin and flaking, the outer ring of the grate is shot, the inner fork of the grate is missing, and the hot blast vents are missing.

When I pointed all these things out and offered him $300. He was a little annoyed to say the least. However I thought it was fair because to get it into working condition it would take another stove and a lot of work.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: vulcan On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:41 pm

That is typical for craigslist for many items. I am in the antique business and most of the items advertised on cl are much higher than what any dealer and most collectors would ever pay. Most people think if they have something old it is worth a lot of money and most of us know that is not usually the case.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: keystoker koker 160

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:31 pm

And there's a Glenwood model K range for $12,000 on eBay too.

They might as well bolt it to the floor, 'cause it's never going anywhere at that price !

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:50 pm

You think stoves are bad, you ought to try shopping for a nice classic car from the 50's, 60's, & early 70's ... and even the 80's now. :(
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:49 am

Problem with the muscle cars is the yuppies/investors got into them and started inflating the prices. The tv auctions don't help either. Once found a 55 Chevy rusted and cut in half and the owner still wanted $8000.00 for. When my uncle was alive he use to restore Corvettes. His last Corvette project was a 72' numbers matching 350/4spd. convertable, in very restorable complete condition. He paid $5000.00 for it. That was 20 years ago. Try finding something for that price today. The treehuggers and the oil companies don't help with there crusher programs either. What do you think these car donations are? Nothing more than glorified crusher programs. It's ok for the yuppies in town to drive there gas guzzling SUV's, but God forbid someone drives there musclecar once a week in the summer. Unfortunately I think the days of finding a $500.00 beater are over. Living in the north east doesn't help either. Lately I've been thinking about getting out of cars, and doing more with motorcycles. The government is after the new bikes with there emission regs., but I haven't seen any crusher programs for motorcycles yet. I have more fun on my motorcycle than any car. Except maybe for my uncles 60' Vette.
My thoughts. Matt


Disclaimer: I've been away from the car hobby a few years do to work and starting a family. My new passion is old houses. These were some of the problems then. I doubt it got any better though.
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:47 am

The value of antiques has been going up and down in cycles for long before the muscle car had more than everyday used car value.

Anyone old enough to remember how the prices of anything deemed "old" jumped up during the Bicentennial Celebration years of the mid early and mid 1970's? Almost overnight there were antique shops popping up everywhere - mostly full of junk. And tag sales gained rapid popularity.

My ex bought a working Singer 4 drawer cabinet, treadle sewing machine- complete with oil can, book, and attachments- for $2.00 at an auction house in Hebron Connecticut in the early 70's. And, two guys there laughed at her and told her she was crazy for buying a sewing machine without a motor. Five years later, the same model machine brought $250.00 at the same auction house.

And, the clunkers for cash program was a drop in the bucket compared to what ten years of the depression leading up to the scrap drives and gas/tire rationing of WWII, number of big classic cars of the 1920's and 30's that were sent to scrap yards. Many of those big Packards, Pearce-Arrows, and Cadillacs were bought up by the Japanese in the 1930's and shot back at us in the 40's. Then we scrapped even more of them to shoot at the Japs.

Now, with PBS and all the cable TV antiques shows sensationalizing and making the search for antiques look so easy and lucrative, there's another upward tick in prices.

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:04 pm

Well then I guess I can ask $5 grand for the Blazer and still sleep at night. :lol:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:52 pm

SMITTY wrote:Well then I guess I can ask $5 grand for the Blazer and still sleep at night. :lol:

I had 2 of them. They BOTH had more problems than I could shake a stick at. You would have a hard time payin me to take that thing!! :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Craigslist

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:29 pm

It is very ridiculous at times, I can remember folks giving their Crane stoves away or getting them $50-$100 bucks prior to my dads stove having any google search ability. Now I see model 44's for $200-300 and 404's for $400-$500 :wtf:

I think we all let the cat out the bag :shh:

I also think William single handedly triple the prices of old Baseburners across the nation :mad: :mad3: lol
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

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