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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:44 PM
We had a fellow here in New Mexico who finally made it out to OH for a Quad-State Blacksmith's Round Up and bought *30* anvils and a trailer to get them back here anvils in OH being much cheaper and easier to find than here in NM.
Next if you want to buy cheap; looking where folks are trying to sell for a profit is not as good as finding the neighbor who has one sitting in a garage, basement or shed doing nothing and would be happy to turn it loose reasonable.
So start by asking *everyone* you associate with---I found one at our church where the retired fellow wanted to just give it to me! When I go to a fleamarket I ask folk selling old barn junk if there is an anvil they left back at the barn as it was too heavy to drag to a fleamarket. Actually I ask everyone I meet at a fleamarket, my 515# Fisher in mint condition for $350 came from talking with a fellow selling greasy old car parts---His Uncle had the anvil and I bought it later that day.
If you are not willing to talk with folks and *hunt* then you must accept that you will pay more.
Either way you need to learn "what makes a good anvil" "what makes a good anvil bad" and what makes a bad anvil. Lots of folks are happy to sell you an ASO (anvil shaped object) for a real anvil price.
also learn the CWT weight system and when an anvil is marked in it and not in pounds: you can sometimes get a deal if a person doesn't know about CWT and wants to sell you that PW marked 111 as 111 pounds and not 141 pounds. OTOH a lot of folks will try to sell you that HB or Trenton marked 111 telling you it's 141 pounds and at $2 a pound gouging you for $60 because US anvils were marked in pounds not CWT
Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:09 PM
first person i "tried" to sell it to would have had it for $1 a lb but they never came back for it so some one ells got it
anyways my thought is sell things to people at a price they can afford and hope someone ells will do the same for you
Fire is one of the few tools you cant break or wear out
Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:13 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:56 PM
A lot of the price depends on what you need. I have a small anvil, only 120#, and it's more than enough for a hobbyist that isn't planning on doing much with heavy stock, or planning to move in a year or so. A bigger anvil is usually better, but not so much that a beginner necessarily wants to shell five or six bills. That's a heck of investment for a hobby start-up.
If it has good rebound, good ring, and is a size you are comfortable with, look for something around $2/lb. Cheaper is better, but something that's in mint condition might be worth $3/lb or more if it's what you want and you have the expendable capital.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:50 AM
when I nod my head, hit it!
Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:25 AM
Carpooling cuts way down on gas prices and a bunch of blacksmiths in a car makes the drive go faster save for the stops for road kill iron...
Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:47 AM
http://bham.craigsli...2835407165.html So thats an anvil we have for sale. I'm asking $250 because I'm expecting to be offered less. If it was a smith that was going to use it and not someone looking to resale it, I would take considerably less. It all depends on the "vibe" I get from the person interested.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:28 PM
Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:09 PM
The last time I visited the same dealer, he sold me what he called a “Fisher anvil” for $50, it was actually a 70-pound Kohlswa. Even with dealers, prices go all over the place.
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