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What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« on: November 23, 2014, 05:58:59 am »
I have been looking on gumtree at TM31's.  Thinking my son and partner would like one for Xmas.  There aren't as many advertised now compared to when TM5 was first released.  What do you think is a fair price to pay for a second hand machine?  I am thinking I will avoid the machines that require a green seal and I know my machine is still working well after 31/2 years of almost abuse, well lots of hard work!
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Re: What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2014, 06:53:42 am »
I think it is a fair question Bedlam. I honestly don't know what is a fair price. I guess it would depend on age and why the person was selling it. Mine is 6 years old and going strong. You can probably tell by looking at the bowl how much it has been used. Also if the person selling has a second bowl etc.
Have you had a  look at any yet?
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Re: What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014, 07:10:56 am »
Quite OK to post the question Denise.  I'd be interested to see how much they're selling for too, do you know how to avoid the batch that needs the green seal?
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Re: What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2014, 08:40:15 am »
Thanks ladies, I know the serial numbers affected re the green seal.
I saw one yesterday for $1150. And a few for $1300. I think that is reasonable however a lot want a lot more.
Just wondered what others thought was fair.
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Re: What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2014, 08:49:19 am »
Denise have you tried Thermo Manic buy sell & swap page on Facebook?
Plenty have been offered for sale there. Or you can post your own ad saying what you want and how much your prepared to pay etc.

I think $1,300 what be the maximum, but depending on age of machine and accessories included. I've seen lots that have 2 bowls, or Thermoservers, cookbooks etc.
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Re: What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2014, 09:25:04 am »
I was trying to get a local one so I could test drive.
That's my thoughts too, $1300. Seems fair but lots are asking a lot more.
Thanks for the info Katie, I will have a look. X
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Re: What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2014, 09:58:16 am »
I think for $1300 it would only want to be a couple of years old. It will be a lovely gift.
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Re: What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2014, 08:42:04 pm »
Bedlam, Im thinking of putting mine up for sale in the next few weeks and was hoping to get around $1,300 including the second bowl and blade but I haven't looked to see how much they are going for so don't really know if it's a fair price or not.

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Re: What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2014, 10:21:29 pm »
I agree - avoid the green seal.

I think that $1100 is more then fair for a 4 yro (non-green seal) machine with accessories and another bowl. Without those, I'd be looking for max $1000. It is 2nd hand with no warrenty.

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Re: What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2014, 09:54:36 am »
I think for $1300 it would only want to be a couple of years old. It will be a lovely gift.

The machines that are only a couple of years old would have a green seal. Why would people avoid these machines?

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Re: What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2014, 10:02:03 am »
Read a warning and explanation about this problem here Chocolatte

http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15828.0
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Re: What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2014, 10:32:41 am »
Read a warning and explanation about this problem here Chocolatte

http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15828.0

I am aware of the issue because I have one of the affected machines. I have been told that the machine is safe to use with the green seal. I was just curious to see if there is another issue with the machine that I am not aware of. Wondering exactly what is wrong with this machine, is it just a batch of faulty seals? Or is it something more sinister that we are not being told.

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What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2014, 10:46:34 am »
My machine is one of the so called "affected" ones. I haven't actually chased up a green seal (bought mine from overseas not through Thermomix Aust) as it is perfectly fine. In the two years I have owned and used it daily, I have never experienced any of the issues people are being warned about.

I wouldn't necessarily write off a green deal machine - I would however ask to perform a few test runs with it. Ie try locking and unlocking the lid a few times; asking to boil water and pretend to "blend" with said hot water etc. any leaks, issues then walk away.
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Re: What is a fair price for a 2nd hand TM31
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2014, 11:48:00 am »
Yes I agree unless you knew the person a "test drive" would be important.
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2014, 03:05:24 am »
Really difficult question this. I am only responding as a few friends have asked me "are they really worth it? And what would one cost?"

I don't think there is a fair price if honest. Some people on gum tree etc are looking for lots of money but are throwing in things like thermoservers etc but the prices are still up there. I think it's a question that only the purchaser can answer. Would I be prepared to pay A$1300 for a 3 -  4 year old TM31? Probably not. That however is only because I now know how fantastic they are so I would almost certainly push to find the extra money to purchase a brand new one complete with warranty and safety of knowledge about is use (or lack of).

In short, there isn't really a fair price but only one of fortunate timing and what one is prepared to pay for such a generous gift.

The other option is to broaden your search criteria but that is a debate that maybe I won't open up.

Good luck with whatever you decide.

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