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 Post subject: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:00 pm 
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While shooting skeet today I saw this Mec 9000G posted at the club. It comes with many extras: extra powder and shot bottles, powder baffle, dust cover, 1 powder bar 1 1/4 oz, 1 powder bar 1/18 oz, 10 powder bushing, 1 Ez pack shell loader, 2 extra wad finger guides, 1 extra spindex star chimp head, 2 extra Primer springs, 1 extra spare gas spring, 1extra powder bar spring, 1 extra index ball check. 1 extra index post, 1 primer catcher. I know some of this extra equipment but not all of it. He is asking $500 for it all. It is also 10 years old so I am a little concern about the age. Any thoughts on the press and price. A friend of mine told me this guy keeps all of his equipment in top shape.




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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:13 pm 
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that's less than half price for one with the drive new,, bout all I got.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:20 pm 
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fiver wrote:
that's less than half price for one with the drive new,, bout all I got.

Did I miss something? That's a 9000G, not an E.

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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:45 pm 
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Based on the sale price of a couple in our club, that's about $100 to high.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:04 pm 
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IMHO its high and at 10 years old its getting to be maintenance time.
Why is it for sale?
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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:36 pm 
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Seems pricey. He paid around $500, maybe even less, for the reloader NEW ten years ago. Mec progressives have bumped up in price $10-20 each year since that time. So if you buy at that price you are effectively subsidizing his 10 years of free use. I might do that for a widow I know or a friend but probably not a stranger. The bushings and parts are a plus, but don't have that much value and the bushings may not be needed by you. No 1 oz or 7/8 oz charge bar would be a minus for me. I would never use the 1 1/4 bar and rarely the 1 1/8 bar — it’s *usually* cheaper to buy at those charge weights. I would rather have a new one without the spare parts than heavily used with parts.

If you are patient and persistent, you should be able to find 9000s around your club or on Craigslist for $3-400. At garage sales they can be found and haggled for even cheaper but these are rare. Reloading is definitely back for the time being due to the ammo shortage but once ammo supplies improve which is inevitable because there’s money to be made, a lot of people will again be getting out of 12 gauge reloading. It’s cyclical. And there are a lot of baby boomer aged people downsizing or getting rid of stuff they haven’t touched in 20 years, like shotshell reloaders.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:37 pm 
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Well I am suppose to go look at it Friday. 10 years seems a little old, I know he used it a lot and I am sure in due time it will probably need to be refurbish. Well I am just going to pass on it and just keep watching what pops up. My Mec sizemaster works just fine. No hurry to rush it. Well thanks for the insite on the press.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:04 am 
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T-Pee wrote:
fiver wrote:
that's less than half price for one with the drive new,, bout all I got.

Did I miss something? That's a 9000G, not an E.

tp


nope you didn't miss anything, like I said,,, that's all I got.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:50 am 
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That may be a bit high for pre-pandemic asking price, however I see that presses and the associated equipment/supplies are up in value. Used metallic reloading gear is double & triple in value at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:16 am 
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Another way of looking at it is , with this vintage of loader he probably has all the bugs out of it?
Might take some talking but , if he's willing to negotiate some , you could eliminate a lot of
future problems ?
A couple of my 9000's are way older than that one , and , still going strong !
And I've gone through several tons of shot over the years .

Good Luck


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:04 am 
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fiver wrote:
T-Pee wrote:
fiver wrote:
that's less than half price for one with the drive new,, bout all I got.

Did I miss something? That's a 9000G, not an E.

tp


nope you didn't miss anything, like I said,,, that's all I got.


9000 G that what it said


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:10 am 
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What primer feeder is coming with it? For his asking price I would expect nothing less then the 200 count.

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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:59 am 
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Not sure what the rest of these guys expect but looks like a good deal to me. Best price I could find with a quick search was $700 shipped. This seems like a good deal with the extras.
As for it being 10 years old that's nothing, I have a dozen Mec presses and the newest is probably 20 years old, you can't kill a Mec.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:10 am 
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Currently out of stock, but brand new at $646,.....



https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/10936


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:42 pm 
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John Henry wrote:
Currently out of stock, but brand new at $646,.....



https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/10936


They can list it at any price when they don't have one to sell!

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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:45 pm 
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Curly N wrote:
John Henry wrote:
Currently out of stock, but brand new at $646,.....



https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/10936


They can list it at any price when they don't have one to sell!


Pretty sure that was the price posted when they had the last one to sell. It's not like they ran out, and then went on the website and changed the price lower, to try to trick people.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:24 am 
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The age of the machine is secondary to the amount of use (wear) it has been through. It's analogous to a diesel engine regarding mileage vs hours. I agree with the 100 vs 200 count primer tray comment. If it has a 200 count tray it's probably not a really bad deal. Otherwise, I wouldn't pay that much for it. If you feel like it's a good deal then I say "go with it." Good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:06 am 
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I think that price is too high for a face to face sale as the market is very limited and the seller does not have to take extra effort to disassemble and pack the press for shipment.

12 gauge 9000s currently sell from $250 - $350 at my club and they sit for a very long time before finding a buyer.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:57 am 
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I would agree with most that suggest it is too much.. I have seen plenty 0f 9000s sell in the $300 range....a lot of reloaders don't want to reload 12ga. I reload all gauges, 28 clearly makes the most sense.. The 12 and 20 gauge is for lighter loads...7/8 12 ga and 3/4 20 ga.

With the ammo shortage and now the primer shortage...maybe its time to take up a new hobby.


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 Post subject: Re: Used Mec 9000G
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:31 am 
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I tend to agree with muddydogs, advantage to this unit is that you can see it operate, no freight charges, lots of extra's and you can go see it operate....... if it does not load 25 rounds without issues you can "dicker" on the price..... turn the deal up or down based on visual observation not on what we think on the forum........ Larry




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