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What is too much to spend on a used 1604

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by lesliew, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. lesliew

    lesliew New Member

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    Hi

    I know this might be a bit contentious but is $9500.00 too much to pay for a 1604 (2007). That does seems to be around the going rate for a used machine but would I be buying a bag of hurt. If a seller tells me their upgrading a 1604 to a 1638 can I really believe their going to put another $12,000 into a new machine if the 1604 is really printing fine. I really have no idea how well the machine has been looked after.

    I'm very technical but at the same time don't want to pump another 2 to 3,000 into the machine soon after buying.

    Immediate alternative is to buy a new 1204 and just accept the size limitations.

    BTW, been printing posters and banners for many years but our machine has recently died so need to replace it immediately. $10K is all the cash I have to spend so thats my limit.

    Thoughts
     
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  2. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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  3. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Goto www.globalgarage.com you might just find what your looking for there.

    I don't have a Mutoh but for a 2007 model sounds high to me.
     
  4. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    2007 model would be considered used up twice over in my books. 3 years for a digi printer is pretty much what you expect to get out of it if you are pushing it hard like a normal shop. i would EXPECT to incur more cost on it.
     
  5. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    Lezlie, what is the printer in your shop that "...just died..."?
     
  6. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    If you have $10K to spend on a used printer, why don't you put that money as a down payment and get a brand new printer. For $15K-$16K you can get brand new Roland RE-640 which comes with 2 year warranty or a Mimaki JV33.
     
  7. John in Cali

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    I would not spend more than 3-4 grand...tops, knowing the condition my 1614 was in when we upgraded.
     
  8. lesliew

    lesliew New Member

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    I think you should start checking around on new ones. I'm not going to give prices, because I can't verify what I was told, but a rep told me last week what a new 1624 could be bought for and I about fainted. So don't look at the list price and get turned off without investigating all the options.

    That seems a little high for the one you're looking at.
     
  10. randya

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    http://www.mutoh.com/currentspecials.php
     
  11. Robert M

    Robert M Very Active Member

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    Used equipment

    We have a Epson GS6000 (made by mutoh) for sale at 7500.00 (comes with 2k in inks)
    We are picking up a 1614 today from a shop closing, I should have a peice on Monday if you are interested send me a pm. I think 9500.00 is too much for a 2007 printer
     
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  13. lesliew

    lesliew New Member

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    Thanks Guys

    Your advice is very much appreciated, I guess the consensus is $10k is way too much to pay for a used 1604.

    I'm going to try following up on a few of the suggestions posted here and try to give you some feedback on what I decided to do in a week or so.
     
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  15. lesliew

    lesliew New Member

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    Budget on this wide-format machine was always going to be a problem for me since we're really an offset print shop who print signs and banners as an additional service. Having just said that I did go a little over my $10K budget in the end and decided to buy a new machine.

    I had a good look at a few of the machines that others mentioned here and found the best deal on a new (in box not demo or recon) Epson GS6000 for $13K including shipping to my store. I understand the GS6000 is just about to be EOL'ed hence why I got the deal but since I almost considered buying a 5 year old machine for 10K this seems like a good option. For me at least.

    The Epson's is in transit at the moment and I should be taking delivery of it on Tuesday.
     
  16. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    i would have rather had the used mutoh heh.
     
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