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Old Sun 11 December 2011, 20:39
Darin
Just call me: Darin #93
 
Clarksville, TN
United States of America
MechMate #5 Overpriced listing on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-Router-M...item336e228c3a

I saw this on ebay. I wondered if anyone knows what build this is and if it's documented here.
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Old Sun 11 December 2011, 21:04
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Darin,
It's MM #5. My old machine. The advertisement for that machine is very incorrect.
It has a 5HP Porter Cable 7518 Router, the z - axis is a custom 36" stroke unit with cable assist for sculpting foam. A 4th axis attachment for 48" x 48" x 96" foam blocks is integrated under the table top surface for LARGE statue fabrication.

This machine was bought at auction when the company I worked for/built it for went bankrupt leaving me without payment for this asset. So, it's being sold by the 2nd owner clearly for a handsome profit if he got the asking price. I think he paid 3500.00 for it at auction.

It's only worth about 4-6k in it's current condition (not the 12K asking price)

I still have sour grapes about loosing this machine, but it is well built and really a one-of-a-kind for the right foam fabricator.

Last edited by smreish; Sun 11 December 2011 at 21:06..
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Old Sun 11 December 2011, 21:06
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
I thought that was your old machine.
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Old Sun 11 December 2011, 21:08
Darin
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Clarksville, TN
United States of America
info

Sean,
Thanks for the info. I would definitely be interested at a reasonable price, but at the current buy it now I will continue with my plan to build myself. This was exactly the information I needed to decide if I want to pursue this any further.

I'm sorry to hear you lost it without compensation. Knowing that I would feel like I slighted you if I bought it.

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Old Sun 11 December 2011, 21:10
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Darin
That machine cost me exactly 6,847.18 plus labor to build in 2007 that included the computer, Mach3, LazyCam license.. The 4th axis and extended z was added later for about another 1000.00.
Great machine - but WAY overpriced.

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Old Mon 12 December 2011, 07:46
bradm
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Somerville(MA)
United States of America
Well, if they added "smreish signature edition" to the description it would be worth another $5152.82, wouldn't it?
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Old Thu 15 December 2011, 22:49
Leko
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Kaukapakapa
New Zealand
It's interesting that the headline states that it includes AutoCad...
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Old Tue 13 March 2012, 21:28
jehayes
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Whidbey Island, Washington
United States of America
Interesting to see the price is now down to $7,900 and it still has not sold.
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Old Tue 13 March 2012, 21:29
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
....I hope it never sells and he is stuck with it! *I'm not bitter or anything like that!*
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Old Tue 13 March 2012, 21:52
TechGladiator
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Randolph, NJ
United States of America
See, I think you guys are all wrong... I think MM's are like wine, the older the better and more expensive.. hehehehe..
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Old Tue 13 March 2012, 22:02
jehayes
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Whidbey Island, Washington
United States of America
See, I think you guys are all wrong... I think MM's are like wine, the older the better and more expensive.. hehehehe..

I think what you mean is MechMaters are like wine, the older the better...
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Old Tue 13 March 2012, 22:37
Leko
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Kaukapakapa
New Zealand
I hope he sells it, and whoever buys it contacts Sean for a service call....cha ching!!!!
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Old Tue 13 March 2012, 22:39
TechGladiator
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Randolph, NJ
United States of America
@Leko; Ouch!.. That's just wrong..
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Old Wed 14 March 2012, 00:06
Kobus_Joubert
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Riversdale Western Cape
South Africa
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Maybe by the end of the week he can DONATE it to Sean if it is not sold.
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Old Wed 14 March 2012, 04:37
Leko
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Kaukapakapa
New Zealand
I was just trying to fathom the sum Sean would charge for such a call $$$$$$$$$$
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Old Wed 14 March 2012, 17:32
jehayes
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Whidbey Island, Washington
United States of America
At least $7,847.18 I would suspect.
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Old Sun 18 March 2012, 06:01
Axel1966
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Paris
France
It's now on sale for $5.700 : MechMate#5
Through, could the less than 100 hours exact ?
The sacrificial table is not a lot carved...
If I lived in USA, I would consider this offer.
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Old Mon 19 March 2012, 11:13
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
...5,700 fair - actually a pretty good value knowing all I do about that machine.
I'd give him 1500 cash right now if he would take it.
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Old Mon 19 March 2012, 11:39
jehayes
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Whidbey Island, Washington
United States of America
Remember, that is just the opening bid. He may have a higher reserve price.
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Old Mon 19 March 2012, 12:36
Axel1966
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Paris
France
The good price for anything is the price you get when it's sold.
It can be sold at any price. Depending only of the seller pleasure.
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Old Thu 22 March 2012, 01:36
masterapi
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US
United States of America
I saw that item on eBay and was contemplating buying it. It's not too far from where I live but his lack of description of the machine leaves something to be desired. I had no idea it was a 4-axis machine.
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Old Thu 22 March 2012, 13:02
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Read my build threads on Machine #5 build, Orlando, Florida. You will get all the detail you need about that machine.
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Old Thu 22 March 2012, 15:53
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
I'm working on a new MM quietly in the corner #5 - Orlando. FL
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Old Mon 26 March 2012, 15:00
ltlbull
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Poquoson
United States of America
No sale!

I guess it did not sell. Too much money in my opinion.
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Old Mon 26 March 2012, 15:22
masterapi
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US
United States of America
My thoughts exactly. We will see if he re-lists.
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Old Mon 26 March 2012, 17:19
Granger
Just call me: Granger
 
Daytona Beach, FL
United States of America
I am just starting a build about an hour from Orlando so I made an appointment to inspect this machine and saw it on Friday. With my limited knowledge, I think I may have seen some possible "issues". There was some rust and some corroded spots on the x axis rails which might not be a big deal but there was also a bit of play in the gantry. Just a little rattle that I didn't expect. Also the spindle was resting on the spoil board as if the z axis motor was not able to hold the spindle up when switched off. For some reason I didn't get to see the machine run..... These things I saw could be normal wear and tear for all I know but it was enough for me not to make any offers. Smreish: Great job! Yes, the seller is in the foam business and the machine did have a very tall z axis. The ebay ad expired last night with zero bids. The seller was very nice but indicated that he would not consider less than $5700 so I guess I will continue with my own build.

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