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IOWOLF
04-16-2005, 06:35 PM
bridgeports $15-2100
leblonde 10x72 lathes $21 and 2700
variuos other "school "lathes $450 to $1800
beer flats of tooling $2.50 and up.

Too_Many_Tools
04-16-2005, 08:01 PM
And it was WHERE??? ;< )

TMT

IOWOLF
04-16-2005, 08:06 PM
Council Bluffs Iowa,Thomas Jeferson High school.Why?

sandman2234
04-16-2005, 10:52 PM
Another school doing away with it's machine shop?
David from jax

Too_Many_Tools
04-16-2005, 11:01 PM
Always curious where since pricing is dependent on location. Prices are cheaper on the coasts than in the Midwest.

Were they updating or closing?

If they were closing, I am sorry to hear of another school shop disappearing.

Would you consider the pricing to be what you would expect for that area of the country?

TMT

Milacron of PM
04-16-2005, 11:30 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">bridgeports $15-2100
leblonde 10x72 lathes $21 and 2700
variuos other "school "lathes $450 to $1800
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This is like saying you went to a car auction where Chevy Cavaliers went for $2,000 and Ford Mustangs went for $3,000...i.e. not enough details about year, features, and condition to have any meaning to those that weren't there.

At auctions, there are $500 Brideports and there are $9,000 Bridgeports...the two being very different creatures...one being 1960's step pully with drill holes in the table, worn ways and 4 coats of green tractor paint, the other being pristine mid 90's vari speed with DRO, in as new condition.

IOWOLF
04-17-2005, 07:22 AM
They closed the shop.

And they were all basic units and varied as much as your used cars, though one mill had a dro. there was a EZ track that went for $31000.

Milacron of PM
04-18-2005, 12:05 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">there was a EZ track that went for $31000</font> Here again, there are many different forms of "EZ Trak" but I can't think of any that are worth anywhere near $31,000 these days. Typical auction price for a 1990 Bridgeport combination manual/CNC mill with 3 axis EZ Trak control, with in nearly new condition is in the $8 to $15,000 range !!

IOWOLF
04-18-2005, 06:00 AM
WELL, Thanx for the input,though Obviously it was worth it to at least one person from Ohio,It was all he came for.

precisionworks
04-18-2005, 07:35 AM
Bought two steel shelving units (including any tooling on them) for $50. Sold them by phone from the auction site for $25, really didn't want to move them and sure didn't need 'em.

Ended up with two Ettco 2B's & one TapMatic 90-X. Not a bad day when $25 buys $2,500 worth of equipment.

Amazing what people don't want.

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Barry Milton

Milacron of PM
04-18-2005, 07:40 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Obviously it was worth it to at least one person from Ohio,It was all he came for. </font> Takes two to tango, just hope the "almost as dumb" runner up, wasn't a ghost.

wierdscience
04-19-2005, 01:05 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by D. Thomas:

Obviously it was worth it to at least one person from Ohio,It was all he came for. </font> Takes two to tango, just hope the "almost as dumb" runner up, wasn't a ghost.


Yep,saw an auction company do that with a big radial drill once.That thing was high milage,it went trought three states and one time zone before they gave up and sold it for $100.