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Re: RE: [PPLetterpress] A Vandercook on eBay

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  • Charles D. Jones
    Hello again, Mackie, I just checked and Briar Press (http://www.briarpress.org/) is listing a Vandercook 219 in the Bay area, much closer that Cleveland. You
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 16, 2006
      Hello again, Mackie,
      I just checked and Briar Press (http://www.briarpress.org/) is listing
      a Vandercook 219 in the Bay area, much closer that Cleveland. You
      might check out their classifieds, a great resource, that site btw.
      CJ

      On 10/16/06, Bethany Carter <etsu4@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Mackie,
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      > I can only tell you about my experience but I purchased my Vandercook 4
      > off eBay a little over a year ago and didn't have any problems. That being
      > said, I called and spoke with the seller BEFORE I bid and got the specifics
      > on the condition of the machine and what if any parts were missing, etc.
      > Just be smart about it like you would with any other major purchase and do
      > your homework before you buy, and try to use a form of payment if you can,
      > that would allow you some recourse if the sale goes bad like a credit card
      > or Paypal if they accept it. As far as shipping from Ohio to California,
      > that's going to cost you some money but if the press is packaged and loaded
      > with a little care like it should be you shouldn't have any problems. Good
      > luck!
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      > Bethany Carter-Kneff
      > ThistleBerry Press
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      > >From: mackie <gojirasa@...>
      > >Reply-To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > >To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: [PPLetterpress] A Vandercook on eBay
      > >Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 23:21:27 -0700
      > >
      > >Greetings to the list,
      > >I am new to this list, and relatively new to printing. I'm taking the
      > >letterpress class at Otis right now from Gerald. I'm searching for a
      > >Vandercook style press and there's one on eBay right now. I am
      > >wondering if this is a safe way to find a press and if this
      > >particular press seems like a reasonably priced investment. Also, is
      > >it realistic to think a machine of this size could survive a trip
      > >from Ohio to California?
      > >http://cgi.ebay.com/Vandercook-215-Proof-Press-LOOK-PICTURES_W0QQitemZ150044969290QQihZ005QQcategoryZ46697QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
      > >Many sincere thanks for your help and advice,
      > >Mackie
      > >
      > >--
      > >mackie osborne art
      > >every *!?#@!* day's a holiday!
      > >
      > >gojirasa@...
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