See post #5
This is hilarious!
This guy straight up ASKS for our opinions on his pricing, flips out over the suggestions, denies ever asking $5k in the beginning, then edits his original post to reflect a lower asking price then gets caught in a lie because his original post was quoted.
"Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I didn't realize none of my tooling is desirable and my machine has a lower value than I thought." Would be something close to an appropriate response IMO.
The last person in the world that needs a turret lathe is some broke fool just starting out. They need good god damn advice from someone who's been there and got the T-shirt and that advice would definitely not have anything whatsoever to do with "Go buy a turret lathe". The modern equivalent to a turret lathe is a 90's CNC lathe with a barfeeder.
You're customer is some kind of collector that thinks Hardinge is neat and has no need to make a profit.