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plonker
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    Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 3:59pm
I have just seen a Trusty, with Plough , Ridgers etc sell on that well known auction site for 600.00! When as far as I can see about 150.00 seems to be the normal going price, I do not have a Trusty, but i am puzzled to understand this pricing, I am sure that the Trusty "Experts" out there can explain why? do tell!would love to learn more!
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Quote vegikev Replybullet Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 4:27pm
im no trusty expert either but i would think the person selling thinks thats what its worth. as with all machines being sold in online auctions, its only worth what someone is prepared to pay. for example if a machine is going for 100  20 miles away then i could buy it but if its 60 miles away my limit would be say 70. likewise a machine in kent might only get small interest so will go for a low price but in the midlands where there are more collecters would generate a higher price
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Quote pete0250 Replybullet Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 4:34pm
I bought a 3 speed Trusty several years ago for 250. Perhaps a bit over the top then, but I had been wanting one for a long time and this one came up, so I had it. As has been said, if you want it, you pay what you are prepared to pay for it. I have had many years good fun with it and hopefully many more to come. ( I did have some more bits with it which I sold so that defrayed the cost a little). So the answer to "How much is it worth" could possibly be "How long is a piece of string" !!
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Quote steve.woollas Replybullet Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 5:45pm
Value is all about what you are prepared to pay for a machine whether a Trusty or not.
I know of a 3 speed model which sold for 700 last year and a single speed made c600 at one of Cheffins sales last year.
Like you Pete I once gave c250 for a 3 speed model only to find it to be the earliest known 3 speed model and the 6th to be built. At the other end of the scale another lucky buy for the price of its scrap weight at the time, was the purchase of a 3 speed Norton powered Trusty which I thought unusual, but no, its rare to the point of being unique as research in the records showed it to be the only Norton 3 speeder produced. Must get around to restoring it.
The market the machine is sold into is an important factor with Trustys making very good prices when sold into Ireland as there are very few over there.
Keep hunting though as the bargains are still out there.
It just goes to show there are no 'book' prices for these old machines.
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 5:47pm
I think you have hit the nail on the head Steve, these machines are only worth what someone else is prepared to pay for it...

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Quote plonker Replybullet Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 6:10pm
Yes, I have never seen a Trusty on that site fetch that kind of money, I just wondered if anyone knew if there was anything special or Rare? I understand that anything is worth what people will pay, just wondered why? I think vegikev is right though, travel costs to collect have to be taken into consideration these days.
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Quote Dieselhead Replybullet Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 6:13pm
I had a job to get 150 for the trusty I sold
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Quote Chap Replybullet Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 7:17pm

I have recently sold my three speeder, no need to advertise i had several people after it they just asumed i may sell it because i was using a ride-on. very good price i have herd of one selling for 1000 a short time ago, it is the three speed versions that are sought after.

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Quote plonker Replybullet Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 12:16am
Right , got it, it is the three speed that makes the money, A single speed, running, with all the kit has just gone for 165.00 in Cornwall, which seems the normal price.
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Quote Trustymasseyman Replybullet Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 7:32pm

on a different make almost 7 years ago I sold on the "auction web site" a Jalo single wheel hoe with ridger, plough & a pair of hoe blades for wait for it 207.00 - was well pleased 

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