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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3106485242

    Only $3,000 buy-it-now for a "Excellent" 10EE??? Seems strange.

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    There are several other statements that don't jibe - the "very little use" when you look at the image. If this machine had very little use then the user was a sadistic bastard to the poor machine the few times he used it. The paint is chipped in all the "tool drop" places/ If the "owner" bought it he probably didn't buy it new - that serial number would put it around 1950 or so (guessing) and it's likely a motor/generator machine.

    Still, it looks to be in better shape than my 10EE; but I wouldn't buy it w/o looking at it first.

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    It may be in excellent condition, it may have serious wear. Just because the ways look good and the carriage moves "like silk" doesn't mean much. The key would be to inspect yourself or buy from someone you trust. At the very least a potential buyer could email and instruct the seller to run the carriage near the headstock and pull up hard on the works and see if there is any play, then repeat this near the tailstock.


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