Author Topic: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE  (Read 1327 times)

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Good evening everyone!

I'm selling an original Lister CS Stationary Engine, bought in 1939 and since then until '00 was used to power a Olive Press.
The engine isn't attached to the press anymore, but it's still working 100%.

The diesel and cooling tanks as well as any other parts, are included.
The engine and all parts are located in Portugal.

I have an album of pictures I took recently and a video of the engine starting and working as well.

The images are quite large, so I leave the album link here: Engine Photos

The video is on YouTube: Engine Video (not very good light)

I have a listing on eBay, with a Buy Now price fixed at $5000 - used as a "roof" - and a symbolic shipping price of 1$ - this price will be dealt depending on the buyer's location.

I'm open to any offer.
The only real offer I've got so far was $1500 + shipping price to a freight terminal of Kansas City.

The shipping price will be dealt depending on the buyer's location.

Yours sincerely,
António
« Last Edit: October 06, 2017, 12:43:13 PM by amsimoes »

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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 11:10:08 PM »

$5000 for an engine on it's own?

Wow, they must be a REALLY hard thing to come by in Portugal with every 2nd person there trying to buy one.

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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 11:33:58 PM »

$5000 for an engine on it's own?

Wow, they must be a REALLY hard thing to come by in Portugal with every 2nd person there trying to buy one.

Yes, our border is full of Lister smugglers! 8)

I didn't want to list it as a Auction on eBay and my intention was to see how much interest / offers it can gather, as I didn't have experience on this selling market.

The $5000 price tag on eBay for the Buy Now is to be able to receive offers below that value, this is, without risking some one buying it at once if I had a cheaper price tag.

It's the second month the engine is listed on eBay, the 1st month received 800+ views, 3 contacts and 1 offer.

This only offer I got was $1500 for the Engine, without the fuel tank, plus the shipping price to be defined, paid by the buyer as well.

Cheers

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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 01:16:52 AM »

Sorry, don't mean to be rude, but I will anyway.

I don't get sellers like you. I come up against the same sort of curious position all the time when I'm trying to buy stuff.

You say you have no experience in the market but don't want to Auction.  Why not?
An auction will get you the highest the market is prepared to pay.

You say you are open to all offers but in a month plus, you knocked back the only offer you got.  That does not add up. Then you see someone buying something you want to sell, a "risk"??  Sorry, don't get it. Do you actually want to sell the thing or not?

The fact the only offer was $1500 should tell you something about your buy it now price especially when you have had the thing listed over a month, maybe 2. There is a fair bit of hypocritical  info here and I understand you want to get a good price but this all just sounds really tight arsed and greedy to be honest.

I have seen many things listed on sites for sale with unrealistic prices and many times there are indignant comments about offers and the price asked.
I always wonder what the end result is? Do these people finally wake up, often after months of trying to sell stuff that their price is ridiculous, or do they get the point and sell for a fair price? Do they take the thing to the tip like so many stupidly " threaten" buyers ( like anyone gives a damn) or do they just keep the item wasting away in the back of the shed all indignant that other people wouldn't pay the unjustifiable price they wanted?
Frankly annoys me because they are really just wasting people who would be interested it it's time.

Auctions are a great thing if you want to sell for the maximum the market will bear. Beyond that, I think people are really kidding themselves and letting personal attachment, emotion and maybe greed surpass reality in what something is worth.

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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 12:40:19 PM »
I didn't take it as rude!

One of the reasons I didn't want to Auction it is because I don't have that experience with that selling type on eBay, and thought Buy Now was simpler on the beginning, to get to know the market and the offers I'd got.

I'm actually mediating this for a friend.
The engine has emotional value for him and he'd only sell it for a good amount of money.

That price tag was to serve as a "roof", and I'll actually remove it from the post and state the latest offer I got was $1500 plus shipping, in order to avoid confusion.

And since shipping will depend on the buyer's location, I think it's better listed as a Buy Now rather than an Auction, at eBay.

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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 12:51:47 PM »
the latest offer I got was $1500 plus shipping, in order to avoid confusion.

How much are you hoping to get? $1500 is a good offer. There are SOM setups(heavy flywheel CS with generator) on Ebay for £700-800 obo and spoked flywheel versions like what you have listed for less than that.

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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 11:06:41 AM »
the latest offer I got was $1500 plus shipping, in order to avoid confusion.

How much are you hoping to get? $1500 is a good offer. There are SOM setups(heavy flywheel CS with generator) on Ebay for £700-800 obo and spoked flywheel versions like what you have listed for less than that.

But are those original Lister CS engines which date of 1939, and still working?
Couldn't find those listings you mention, would you put them here or send me?

Thanks for you reply

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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 05:49:29 PM »
Hi amsimoes,

I see better deals float by on eBay - UK almost every week.  Long onto eBay - UK and save a search querie "Lister Diesel" to your account.  It won't be long.

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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 06:24:11 PM »
I love to have it   but the only thing is I have a bank check for more than the amount, so id need a cash refund for the balance......  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 06:08:47 PM »
I love it.  Would that be on the National Bank of Romania?  I've got two Nigerian Credit Union ones I'll trade you but I'll need $3200 USD to get the Supreme Court to release the funds?  I'm shipping out for a two year posting in Iraq or I'd stop by myself so I'll have to have you send the money to Western Union cash transfer. 
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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 05:21:19 PM »
Hi amsimoes,

I see better deals float by on eBay - UK almost every week.  Long onto eBay - UK and save a search querie "Lister Diesel" to your account.  It won't be long.

Casey

Hello Casey,

I've just searched for that, and most listings are for Lister Generators and Lister Marine with turbo, much more recent engines than what I'm selling.

I'm selling a 100% Working engine that dates from before the World War 2...
I think that does hold much more collectible value than a more powerful recent Lister unit.

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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 05:22:10 PM »
I love to have it   but the only thing is I have a bank check for more than the amount, so id need a cash refund for the balance......  ;D

I've sent you a PM. Thanks for you interest.
Meanwhile, I've received another 1500$ offer on my eBay listing.

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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2017, 06:14:23 PM »
Hi amsimoes,

I forgot the collectible feature of your engine.

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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2017, 09:59:25 PM »
Meanwhile, I've received another 1500$ offer on my eBay listing.

So I take it you are going to knock that back as well?

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Re: Original Lister CS w/ tanks - Diesel 6HP 650RPM Year 1939 - For SALE
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2017, 08:48:45 AM »
Come on lads, less of the insensitivity, please.

I'm only 9 hours drive across the mountains from this fine machine, If anyone has any real interest in it I'll happily jump in the Land Rover and give it a good thick coat of looking at for the cost of a few tanks of diesel and a couple of nights in a decent hotel.

Cheers Stef
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