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I'm trying to sell my PC 7529 2hp plunge router. It comes with the factory carrying case, which includes the precision edge guide, the dust collection shroud, 1/4 and 1/2 collets, collet wrench and user manual. It has less than five hours use and is in near mint condition. I have it listed on craigslist at $185.00. That's $35.00 less than an identical machine currently on eBay. Am I asking too much?
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Chuck; my mantra is "Something is only worth what someone will pay for it."
Your price is almost entirely dependant on demand in your area. What might sell for $X in Seattle won't necessarily get the same price in Detroit for example.
Have you considered selling it on consignment? Mind you, the seller is going to want a big cut.
The first question a buyer is going to ask is 'Why are you selling it?' If you say you need the money, they'll smell blood. If you say you don't like it, they'll walk.

The subject of selling tools has come up frequently here, usually in the context of someone getting a red hot deal on something.
Good luck, eh!
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The first question a buyer is going to ask is 'Why are you selling it?'
Thanks, Dan. I've already considered that question. The answer is I have two routers and don't need both. I might as well let it go so someone else will get years of good service from it.
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"I have two routers and don't need both."

Blasphemy! Need, schmeed; we're talkin' whoever has the most wins here...
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Chuck, like Dan said prices vary by region. Most people know they can buy a 2+ hp Craftsman combo kit new for about $170. Yours is better quality but the price point makes a sale iffy. I think $185 is fine for an asking price; if someone pulls out $150 cash it would be a fair deal for both of you.

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The 7529 is/was essentially a foogayzee.
(I was a field tester for the 7529.)
A router with great intentions, features, power and looks.
But it was a problem from the onset.
An electronic brake that never worked, a VS with a mind of its own, a confounded fine-adjust up/down mechanism, and a really big motor that rendered the machine excessively top heavy.
A great start but like win10 and Adobe CS, ready for revision before it ever leaves the gate.
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So, Pat; is that your opening bid?
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I think $185 is fine for an asking price; if someone pulls out $150 cash...
That's about what I had in mind. Thanks, Mike.
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excessively top heavy.
Maybe that's why, as a newbie router user, I was always a little scared of it. I just never felt secure using it like I do my 1617EVS.
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Got two and only need one! I've got four and really feel deprived among this bunch!!
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