Posted by Ken Dunckel Safecracker Boxman on September 03, 2008 at 04:46:25:
In Reply to: York safe|
You need to be able to supply outer dimensions and inner dimensions, as well as photos of the outside and the inside, several shots taken from different angles to give some perspective.
There were different types of York safes made, somne for fire protection, some for burglary. The levels of difference can be like comparing a rowboat to a battleship, so more info is important.
When you find out what type of safe you have see if you can find a contemprorary safe of the same type and of comparable dimensions. You could start from about 50% of the retail price for what you find, and go up or down accordingly according to safe condition, etc.
Also factor the cost of moving it or delivering it. It has to come out of somebody's pocket. This can be a detrimental factor if a prospective buyer gets surprised by the cost involved. Depends on the buyer, though.
Never hurts to make sure the buyer can move it safely without damaging the surroundinngs, the safe, or hurting someone. People with insurance are preferable to a simple "can do" attitude and a pickup truck. Safe moving isn't anything like moving a refrigerator; every little thing is amplified.