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 Posted: Thu Sep 13th, 2018 04:15 pm
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Jamie Curran
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Getting ready for a yard sale at my in-laws. Came across this great fan. From preliminary research I believe it to be a 30s Quiet Blade Fan, model 49x491. Any idea the best place to sell this? I don't think we would do it justice at a yard sale...







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 Posted: Thu Sep 13th, 2018 04:39 pm
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Lawrence Smith
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If you want max dollars put it on Ebay, also check Ebay for completed items sales . That will be top dollar, local sales are usually much less than ebay.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 13th, 2018 05:55 pm
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Alec Burns
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People are cheap. Especially your neighbors. List it on eBay. If you're looking for max profit, I would do eBay. Might be able find a buyer on the forum, though don't expect higher than if it's on eBay.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 15th, 2018 09:07 am
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Levi Mevis
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What you have is an early GE Quiet Blade fan from probably around 1939 or 1940, there is some demand for them but not as much as with the early brass blade, brass cage fans from the 1910s and 1920s. Like others were saying, your best bet for figuring out a value for the fan if you intend to resell it would be to look through the sold listings on eBay for GE Quiet Blade fans and then try and list it on eBay with a low starting bid and reserve set at whatever value you decide upon for your fan and if it goes past that then you've made some money.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 15th, 2018 04:55 pm
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Tom Morel
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That one's probably closer to 1936. By 1938-9, they were using the Vortalex style grill. Make sure that before you list it, you align the cage so that the GE logo is level. Also, take good pictures and wipe the fan down, even with just a slightly damp paper towel to some of the dirt off

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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 04:26 pm
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$50.00👍

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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 04:27 pm
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Michael Mirin
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$50.00👍

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 Posted: Mon Sep 17th, 2018 06:26 pm
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If you list on eBay, don’t forget to factor in their service charges both for the listing AND for the shipping. Then you need to find a sturdy box and packaging material. Also, figure in the cost in terms of your time spent boxing up the fan and taking it to the shipping facility. Sometimes it isn’t worth trying to sell an inexpensive fan on eBay.

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