Do you think I have this Grizzly Shaper G1035 priced too high.

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Forum topic by Alan72 posted 06-27-2014 04:49 AM 2586 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-27-2014 04:49 AM

This past Father’s Day I upgraded to a used Steel City 3hr Shaper. To help off set the cost of the newer shaper I put my Grizzly Shaper up on craigslist. I have the price set for $375.00, I bought it used and put $100.00 into it. I had some calls/emails and the first thing people want to know is “what’s my best price”. When ever I sell anything on Craigslist, I always price it extra $25.00-$40.00 higher for negotiating. I only got low ball offers, This one guy calls and tells me that my Grizzly shaper is under powered and he was willing to take a risk and offered my $300.00. Do I have this Grizzly Shaper priced too high?

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#1 posted 06-27-2014 05:26 AM

The “under powered” guy is looking for a great deal on a good tool. That said I will never pay more than 50% retail on a used piece of equipment. I won’t look at the “extra” pieces being thrown in because 9/10 they are propritary to the machine and have no real value.

If I were offering I would be in the $275-300 range myself.

Hope you sell it on the higher end,


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#2 posted 06-27-2014 09:20 AM

It looks like it’s nearly new, has a mobile base, and several extras thrown in. Your price looks pretty good to me, but the final value of anything is what someone is willing to pay for it now.

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#3 posted 06-27-2014 09:34 AM

People who are first asking “what’s my best price” are not really intrested in your machine, they are intrested in the price. And underpowered for what? And why does he do a bit when it is underpowered. To me your price is fair. Have pacience. Succes


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#4 posted 06-27-2014 11:33 AM

Take out all the “Cost new from Grizzly” prices from your ad. People looking for a shaper know what they cost new. Personally, I wouldn’t sell for less than $250 and would expect to get $300. As for the guy claiming it is underpowered…....tell him “You are right! You need to look at a 3HP shaper. Now move on.” Good luck selling your machine. I have an older G1035 as well as an older G1026 and I love these shapers.

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#5 posted 06-27-2014 11:36 AM

You’re shaper isn’t underpowered, he was just comparing it to the majority of the 3hp machines on the market and looking for an angle to justify a lower offering price. For those upgrading from a router table, the additional torque offered by a 1 1/2hp induction motor vs. even a 3+hp router with a universal motor would be a big benefit when turning large bits. You’re price is fair and the fact that you’re getting offers means there is interest.

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#6 posted 06-27-2014 11:44 AM

The guy who said it is under powered, I would have responded “why are you even calling me about this shaper if you know it is not strong enough, do like wasting your time and my time both??? I am firm on the number, think about it, if your interested call back, otherwise I am busy…”

I think you are likely on the higher end price wise, but who knows, you might just get your price. I would stay put on price for a few weeks myself. Shapers are popular and typically easy to sell. Even though you can look up a Grizzly online for price, not everyone does or knows to.

Heck, I once paid close to retail price for a Grizzly 2 hp DC, it was in very good looking condition. But when I got it home I discovered it was like 20 years old, never could have known that myself due to my ignorance. I used it until I upgraded to our cyclone, then sold that DC for about 100.00 less than I had paid for it.

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#7 posted 06-27-2014 12:13 PM

My mower died and I was looking for a push mower to mow my lawn. On the way home home from work I noticed the guy down the street had a Bolens 22” side discharge mower for sale. He wanted $200 for it. I thought that was a fair price for a shiny 1 year old mower. So I took $200 out of my wad of cash I keep in my pocket and handed it to him. Geeze…...I didn’t think to look around anywhere else before I bought it. Lowes has the exact same one for $149. Who would have known?? Shop around? Really? (This never happened)

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#8 posted 07-02-2014 06:06 AM

It took 2 weeks and I finally sold the shaper for $325.00. It’s nice not tripping on it anymore or moving it out of the way.

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