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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2018 02:52 pm
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Dan Foley
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I noticed this fan posted on Craiglist, and it's roughly 30 minutes away from where I live:

https://albany.craigslist.org/atq/d/1930s-general-electric/6513766457.html


What would be a fair price for something like that?  I'd love to own one of those fans, but I think that price is a bit high given the condition and the fact that it's untested.  I have a feeling the owner won't negotiate, but who knows.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 9th, 2018 06:01 pm
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Way high. I'd say $100 max. If it was the 4 blade with the Vortalex hub I'd consider it. That is a cool looking fan.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 10th, 2018 12:45 am
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Yeah I was also thinking no more than $90-100. I'll contact that seller and see if they're willing to entertain lower offers. Hopefully they will, since I'd like to give the fan a good home.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 10th, 2018 01:09 am
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I agree with the above.  I just turned down a pretty pristine 24" pedestal vort that was avail for $100 because I could tell the levolor switch was toast.

P.S. - if you believe anybody that says 'I never plugged it in' then I've got some land for you...

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 Posted: Sat Mar 10th, 2018 02:07 am
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Oh I know that it has been plugged it in, and I'd 100% bet that it works fine. But when people include that in their listings I think it's nice to use as a bargaining chip.

Also if that Vorty ped was a FM24M1 I probably would have taken it home, those are beautiful fans.  The levolier switch on mine currently isn't installed, it needs a new retainer for the chain.  But a plain old 3PDT switch does the trick.

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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2018 12:01 am
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I've repainted a few of those and they look gorgeous if you do it right. They're excellent house circulator and well worth the trouble. Value is speculative and really what you're willing to pay. If you're buying it for yourself then you can pay a little more if you have to

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 Posted: Sun Mar 11th, 2018 03:05 am
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Tom Nordin wrote: I agree with the above.  I just turned down a pretty pristine 24" pedestal vort that was avail for $100 because I could tell the levolor switch was toast.

P.S. - if you believe anybody that says 'I never plugged it in' then I've got some land for you...


You can easily replace those with a toggle, plus we are working on replicating the Levolier's. I'd have def purchased a mint one for $100.

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