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Derbyshire Elete - what's it worth

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B Driscole

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I have a Derbyshire Elete. I have about 60 collets. Hope the photo come through. Been setting it up to neck trim brass. I would like to get an idea of what its worth? Bob

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No idea on the value, but it sure is cute. Mike
 

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That's a nice lathe. I have a smaller Derbyshire lathe and have always admired that model. It looks like it would be a lot more useful than the one I have.
 

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I have a Derbyshire Elete. I have about 60 collets. Hope the photo come through. Been setting it up to neck trim brass. I would like to get an idea of what its worth? Bob

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Derbyshire makes good lathes (they're even still in business). The value is hugely dependent on condition. It's tough to tell from the picture, but if the lathe is pristine (as well as the collets), probably worth north of $1k depending on tooling (a complete set of pristine collets can run $1k). I paid $1600 a few years ago for a Boley-Leinen lathe, but it was extremely well tooled--full set of as-new collets, dead/live centers, etc.

Here's another place to check values:
http://www.watchtoolsonline.com/Lathes_c7.htm
 

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With all that is there it could easily go for $2K or more. I lean toward MORE.

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Using an active Buy-It-Now listing like from fleaBay IMO is a poor judgement of value. It ONLY shows what the seller wants and NOT what the world will pay. A much better price realization is to check the completed listings in fleaBay.
 

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My intent was NOT to show him what the world will pay. There are many priced lower on ebay.. It was to show the OP what some are priced at. I also detest the words flea bay. JMHO.

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The awarded moniker "Flea-Bay" is not totally undeserved, but I do buy from them. Selling, if not on a large scale, can be costly, and a less than satisfying endeavor. Mike
 
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