Anvil price

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Phillip5505
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Anvil price

Unread post by Phillip5505 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:02 pm

How does a person decide how much to pay for an anvil? I can find information on how to check one to see if its a good one for smithing. I have one I am going to go look at and just don't know what to offer if I like it. I am getting it from someone I know. Any help would be great.

Thanks
Phil

Martin Pansch
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Re: Anvil price

Unread post by Martin Pansch » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:07 pm

Hi Phil,

The answer depends on a lot of factors. Size, condition, make, collect-ability, need, the eBay-effect, etc. That and the fact that it is someone you know and, I assume, don't want to cheat.

Let's work this question backwards though. You are a user, not a collector, correct? You can get a sexy new Nimba 120 lb Titan for $975 (with a lifetime guarantee) or a 165 lb Peddinghaus anvil for $1195. Both are fine anvils and good sizes. Those prices are about $7.25 to $8.13 so you certainly wouldn't want to offer more than that for a user.

On the other end is a crappy cast iron anvils that can be had for $1 a pound.

So, somewhere between $1 and $7 a pound?

If it helps the last few I have purchased one was a 120 Dudley anvil in good shape for $250 and the other was My Precious, a 199lb double horn Mousehole in good shape for $500 (plus shipping). Both I consider good prices but both were also results of looking at a lot of anvils for sale and turning down many more expensive ones.

If you post photos and details about the anvil you are going to see we might be able to help you with a price.

Phillip5505
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Re: Anvil price

Unread post by Phillip5505 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:50 pm

Thanks Martin I will post pictures when i get to see it. Yes it will be a user.

jim dumer
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Re: Anvil price

Unread post by jim dumer » Mon May 01, 2017 10:48 am

It kind of comes down to ( HOW MUCH DO YA WANT !)
JIM

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