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Old 10-05-2011, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default Millermatic 210 Fair Price?

As the title states what is a fair 'street price' for a Miller 210 with a spool gun. From what I am told this has been used very little and the spool gun is still new. I'm not looking for the deal of a lifetime price, just the average used price.

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Old 10-05-2011, 03:31 PM   #2
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I would look on ebay and get an average. also You can get on one of the sites that will search all of craigslist through out the country. To see what the price is going for. I dont see a whole lot of the bigger mig welders come up for sale used. As most people that have them tend to keep them.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Millermatic 210 Fair Price?

The eBay thing might be helpful but usually eBay is over priced.

I would ALSO go to a welding supplier and ask them what their bottom line is for a NEW one. I have talked them down on a new stick welder more than 25-percent below list price and it was THIS time of year as well.

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Old 10-05-2011, 03:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Millermatic 210 Fair Price?

The average used price w/out spool gun that I see is ~$750. Add $100 for the spool gun. Average = overpaying. If youre willing to wait a month or two, live in a fairly populated or industrialized region (read anywhere but the desert SW US) you should be able to find them for $400 w/out the gun.

MM210 is NOT a large welder. Its simply the first small professional welder. Smaller/"portable" = toy.

If you look at what something costs new, you likely will become starry eyed and it will skew your opinion of the value. Who cares what it cost new? You should care about what you can buy them for used, and not the average price, but what the price that 5% of the population sells them for. You will only buy once, so you only need to find one seller willing to make a deal.
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:17 PM   #5
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Default Re: Millermatic 210 Fair Price?

Just, you might have inside info on used welders, but in my experience, the stick welder I mentioned above was only $75 above the used price offered on Craigslist. So the new one was a better deal in my opinion. Try and keep your options open.

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Old 10-05-2011, 05:07 PM   #6
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Default Re: Millermatic 210 Fair Price?

One of my nephews just bought a 210 without the spool gun. Like new condition, three months old (seller had receipt from Airgas dated early June) with several spools of wire, a box of clamps/magnets and other misc stuff for $800 cash.

He picked up a spool gun for it for $200 with some extras

Compared to new prices in this area, the above was a steal. Used prices are all over the map, with condition varying widely from one seller to the next.

He ran across the first unit that was in excellent shape and bought it.

He could have maybe done a little better if he had waited and kept looking, but he has an excellent rig and it was the cheapest he found for the condition.

He had also been looking at different welding supply houses as some of them (in this area at least) will offer some trade value on an older unit, and a few have some units that were never picked up from repair. Most of the ones he saw from suppliers were solid working machines, just a different machine than what he wanted.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:46 PM   #7
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The 210 is a good unit. They have a big fan club and hold their value fairly well. Its been replaced by the 212, I haven't ran the 212 but from the specs its claim to fame is a couple more auto gizmo's while actually dropping the top end performance which is where the 210 really shined. Very robust little unit. I wouldn't feel bad about giving a bit more for one in lightly used condition.

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Old 10-05-2011, 08:31 PM   #8
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My 210 was around 1400 about 4-5 years ago. I thought the spool gun was at least 400. So around 800-1000 is not out of line for the pair. A little more if in exellent shape would not be out of line. The 210 will last a long time and is not a toy.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:41 PM   #9
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He is asking for $1500. That is a little too rich for my blood, if I could get it down to $1000 to maybe $1250 I might bite. It's got my interest because it's got minimal use and the Spool Gun is still new in the box, also he is including a helmet that I don't need. Didn't bother to ask about a bottle because I have two already.

Thank you guys for all the comments, they are really helping me out.
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Best new deal in this class of machine is the IM230, about 1500 new street price. If I wasn't willing to spring for the 2500 for a 250 class its a heck of a deal and will for all practical purpose do the same job.
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The eBay thing might be helpful but usually eBay is over priced.

I would ALSO go to a welding supplier and ask them what their bottom line is for a NEW one. I have talked them down on a new stick welder more than 25-percent below list price and it was THIS time of year as well.

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You make a very good point Steve. Dealers do make quite a bit of money off of selling consumables so they may work with you quite a bit on price to get future business. Its also a good time to buy as construction season (and the associated welder sales) is coming to a close. I remember back in 08 when the housing bubble first popped Miller couldnt give away their products and were having some ridiculous deals in addition to the dealer specials.

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He is asking for $1500. That is a little too rich for my blood,
I don't think I paid that for mine when it was new... It's still "like new" & about 6 years old. Looking at the used prices mentioned here, I hope I never have to sell it
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All the new machines are good,competition has really driven all the loser models out, They have really refined in to the new ones and they just plain work great. Even the "box store" Lincolns are good, great arc. There are no losers in the Hobart line up either, they ditched the IM210 and IM255 and went with the 230 which was a good move, as well as re-did the compacts and blue got rid of the last lemon with the 175DVI, which worked fine, was just heavy and big compared to the new compacts.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:16 PM   #14
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I have seen the 210 on average on craigslist for $750 to $1000 depending on condition and age. It is a good machine, had one for many years and was very happy with it. If you are not in a hurry, machines come up on craigs for good prices, you must be patient.
I scored a just about brand new miller 250 for $1300.00 back a few months ago, the guy was hurting and needed the cash.
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New 211 on fleabay - $1,044.77 Free shipping.
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211 for $1044.77 isn't that good.... i bought a new one from Airco last year for $877.00
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I've seen them in good shape and bottle or two for 900-1000 here. Not bad IMO. Dad has one and I love it. Done many a Jeep projects with it and business stuff for him. A 252 would be awesome My buddy actually found one in the place he was co-oping at. It was a fairly new building (1-2yrs) and up on a mezzanine covered in dust. Was missing the cover and gun. Company he was working for said the contractor must have left it and he could have it. I still give him hell about it everytime I see it. So he just got a cover and gun and spent like $400.
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Slightly off topic. What is differences between the 210, 211 and 212 ?
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212 is the replacement for the 210.
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Most of the 210's I've seen recently have gone for $800-$900 with the spool gun, $600-$700 without it.
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