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We built a free machine pricing tool at cncmachines.com - no obligation, you can get the price of your machine instantly for what it can sell or trade for in the used market. We would also love some feedback since we want to add a lot more features to this tool, any feedback can help us make it better for machine shop owners to know how much they can sell their Machines for.

https://cncmachines.com/

Hope you guys enjoy! :smile:
 

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Welcome to the forum, Jon! I played around with the pricing tool and it works very smoothly. I have a friend with a 4x8 Chinese machine and he's wanting to sell it but your pricing tool didn't have a category for those. I've already told him he'd be lucky to get half of what he paid 3 years ago.

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If I were you, I'd work on a pricing tool for all kinds of power tools, table saws, jointers, planers, band saws, etc. Many of us are older and would like to be able to direct family to a reliable pricing site, especially if they are making a market for sales of used gear. We know we aren't likely to be around when it's time to give up our tools. And welcome to the forums, you've done it nicely so I hope the moderators won't ban you. In fact, I'd like to see occasional posts (2-3 weeks between) on resale and used prices for common tools. For the mods reading this: I hope you don't ban this poster, I think if they are respectful, they have something potentially very useful to many of us.
 

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As long as it's free then I don't see an issue.
I agree and that's why I checked it out right away. But I would like to see participation on the forum rather than this one message and never hear back from him.

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Where is the pricing tool?
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Just go to the website he mentioned, Herb, and it is on the first page. There isn't a link in his post so you'll have to copy what he gave us and paste it into your browser or just retype it - that's what I did, it's short.

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Just go to the website he mentioned, Herb, and it is on the first page. There isn't a link in his post so you'll have to copy what he gave us and paste it into your browser or just retype it - that's what I did, it's short.

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Thanks, David, I see the link is there now. not sure why it didn't show the first time.

I like Tom's suggestion too, pricing for all other power tool would be a nice guide to buying used tools.
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Seriously? For free??
I think it's a bit unfair to expect someone(s) to devote that much time and effort to this project without any compensation. After all, the purpose is supposedly to see the buyers and sellers getting a fair deal.
What's in it for the 'Blue Book' compilers?
 

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Seriously? For free??
I think it's a bit unfair to expect someone(s) to devote that much time and effort to this project without any compensation. After all, the purpose is supposedly to see the buyers and sellers getting a fair deal.
What's in it for the 'Blue Book' compilers?
For one thing, ad revenue. You can bet tool makers will want their ads right there in the middle of folks who are looking to buy.

I'd be very surprised if they don't plan to somehow make a market and generate revenue. By carefully doing online research from other sites, they can automatically pick up the information they publish. They can then be a place to coordinate buying and selling, and take a little off the top. I agree that they deserve to make money, and they don't really have to abuse their site's users, in fact, that would kill the site.

I wonder what the plan is, maybe a post from Jon on their plan? I'm interested.
 

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I told this site's administrators when they told us they needed to make money to keep it going that some woodworking ads along the right border would probably be okay with most of the members. After all, we are always interested in what's out there and how much it costs. Unfortunately, they let Google decide which ads and they are for the most part ones we don't want. If displaying ads is part of his business plan then I hope he takes this lesson to heart and targets the right advertisers. And if he takes your suggestion Tom and supports all woodworking machinery then that opens a very large door.
 
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I told this site's administrators when they told us they needed to make money to keep it going that some woodworking ads along the right border would probably be okay with most of the members. After all, we are always interested in what's out there and how much it costs. Unfortunately, they let Google decide which ads and they are for the most part ones we don't want. If displaying ads is part of his business plan then I hope he takes this lesson to heart and targets the right advertisers. And if he takes your suggestion Tom and supports all woodworking machinery then that opens a very large door.
As long as the greed doesn't set in.
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At the bottom of the home page:

ABOUT CNCMachines
Our mission is and always will be to help manufacturers upgrade their technology. We believe in creating new and unique ways of delivering value, honesty, and transparency in every service we provide. Our platform is designed for the sole purpose of helping manufacturers buy and sell the equipment they need to grow their business, without the confusion and hassle of having to communicate solely through a broker. Our policy of charging a fee only upon delivering results helps us deliver services and solutions fully integrated with the goals of each client we serve.
 

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Looks like it is geared toward industry more than the hobbyist. It lacks a lot of the brands that would be geared toward the average backyard shop.

As Steve posted their mission is to help manufacturers and not really geared toward the buyers. Possibly with the intent to point buyers toward the machines their clients manufacture.
 

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Nice. The problem with the auto pricing books is the Dealers have a book in every color you can think of. Most go by the Black Book which, of course, gives you less than the Blue one and most trade values come off of the MSRP (unless they are dumping old model inventory). Many times you are better off giving your "used up" trade in to a charity, earning a tax write off, and get a cash deal on the new one. (my best friend is the used car buyer for a local dealer). Beware when they advertise "invoice pricing". New cars have a "hold back" of $600 to $1000 that the factory pays the dealer, so they have a built in profit margin even if you do get an invoice price.
 
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