fair price on used chicken equipment

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I put an ad in Uncle Henry's for free or cheap nesting boxes, etc for chickens. I got a call a week after my ad apeared from a guy converting chicken barns to storage. He said whatever I give him he'll take for the incubaters,etc. So what is a fair price?!? He said he had no use for the stuff and had no clue about it all, so I am at a loss as to what to offer. I have approximately one day to figure it out, any suggestions? Blessings, Epona

-- Epona (crystalepona2000@yahoo.com), November 21, 2001


Can you give us a little more detail in to what exactly youre getting(especially the incubators) and how many of them and their condition.Try getting a number $ on how much he'd be happy with it may be lower than you would think of offering.

-- Dave.S (duckthis1@maqs.net), November 21, 2001.

Sounds like he is just a step up from letting you just haul it off to dispose of it. Offer whatever you are comfortable with - say $20 for everything you want. Mumble something about how you don't know if it will even work, parts are probably not available, you will have to disinfect the nest boxes, etc.

-- Ken S. in WC TN (scharabo@aol.com), November 22, 2001.

Sounds like the guy is trying to be very fair, make him a fair offer and remember you advertised for free or cheap and that's what he expects. I'd leave the mumbling under breath to people that aren't trying to be fair. I feel like someone is trying to con me if they started mumbling little remarks under thier breath. If you got something to say , say it. Sherry

-- sherry (chickadee259@yahoo.com), November 22, 2001.

Why don't you look it up in a catalogue somewhere (like NASCO has an online catalogue) and give him 10% of new if the stuff is any good at all? It sounds like he was being pretty decent to offer the stuff when he could have chucked it.

-- Jennifer L. (Northern NYS) (jlance@nospammail.com), November 22, 2001.

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