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Post# 1124541   7/31/2021 at 08:10 (603 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Was there something special about this Maytag wringer?

Post# 1124542 , Reply# 1   7/31/2021 at 08:11 (603 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Or this one from same seller....

Post# 1124544 , Reply# 2   7/31/2021 at 10:20 (603 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Maytag Wringer Washer Prices

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Those are good prices for such a well known vintage appliance,


This is the 21 Century and these machines have not been built in almost 35 years.


John L.

Post# 1124548 , Reply# 3   7/31/2021 at 10:50 (603 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Yes, understand that part, but there isn't anything extraordinary about those two washers. In fact they are listed for sale as for "parts only".

Other Maytag wringers in similar or better condition that also run have sat sitting on eBay. This with lower opening prices but still haven't attracted a single nibble.

Post# 1124549 , Reply# 4   7/31/2021 at 11:08 (603 days old) by wiskybill (Canton, Ohio)        
Marshallville Ohio..

is just a little west of where I live and Kidron Ohio where Lehman Hardware is located is just a short drive south from there.

I would not be surprised if these both ended up in that area. It is home to a large Amish population.

Just my guess...

Post# 1124552 , Reply# 5   7/31/2021 at 11:51 (603 days old) by qsd-dan (West)        

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Nothing special about either one of them. Standard E2L without a pump.

At one time, I had 10 Maytag wringers and 8 of the 10 I picked up for free.

Post# 1124569 , Reply# 6   7/31/2021 at 15:01 (603 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Maytag wringers are great but they are the Chevy Tri-5s of washers since they are the first vintage washer that comes to mind whenever you bring up the subject of vintage washers or appliances to anyone who isn’t familiar with vintage appliances.

Post# 1124574 , Reply# 7   7/31/2021 at 15:45 (603 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Thank you!

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Ohio? Lehman? Amish? Think WiskyBill sorted things out clearly, thank you.

A local Amish connection would explain why bidding was so aggressive on those two units.

Post# 1124575 , Reply# 8   7/31/2021 at 16:24 (603 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I dunno, I took some Maytag wringer parts to an auction several years ago,in Amish country. Parts(NOS rollers, some gearbox parts, a complete parts machine) didn't do that well.

Post# 1124581 , Reply# 9   7/31/2021 at 17:06 (603 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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These machines aren't becoming more plentiful.  I think that explains the bidding war from a segment of the population that is serious about using them as daily drivers.

Post# 1124768 , Reply# 10   8/2/2021 at 19:26 (601 days old) by jeb (Mansfield Ohiio)        

I live in Mansfield Ohio (less than an hour from Kidron)and I have seen these, working, go for less than $100.00 even lately. Location,Location,Location!!

Post# 1125311 , Reply# 11   8/7/2021 at 21:34 (595 days old) by HobartHero (New York)        
High price!

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These regularly go for around $100 in my area in decent working condition. In fact I found an almost brand new condition machine being sold for around $350 this past week and I’d bet the seller would have let it go for less. These are so common it’s not hard to find a good deal. I seldom look on eBay as prices are almost always inflated much higher than items I can find on CL or FB marketplace locally.

Post# 1125322 , Reply# 12   8/8/2021 at 04:00 (595 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        

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Many eBay sellers inflate prices because otherwise won't make much money.

Between PayPal's cut, then what eBay extracts in fees there often is quite a significant take on anything that sells. FleaPay takes a cut of total final selling price including shipping. So will PayPal because that is amount buyer pays to complete transaction.

Say you want to clear at least $100 for an appliance. It must go for about 15% to 20% more on account of various fees.

Post# 1125323 , Reply# 13   8/8/2021 at 04:58 (595 days old) by HobartHero (New York)        
I understand

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This is partly why I don’t sell anything on EBay. I love CL but I wish it was a similar setup to the FB marketplace layout which is much more user friendly. If people don’t like FB the only thing that will replace it is if something better comes along.

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