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Craigslist cast iron- good deal or pass?

http://columbia.craigslist.org/hsh/3371012004.html I want more cast iron. This is more than I need but if its a good enough deal.
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  • FockerFocker Posts: 1,657
    edited November 2012

    Too rich for my blood. 

    See what they would take on the #9(bottom of second pic), looks to be a Griswold, and in great shape.

    This may help down the road....

     http://www.griswoldcookware.com/undersatnding_griswold.htm

     

    Brandon
    Quad Cities


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  • Seems a bit pricey to me - I have a set of the skillets, short handle - looks very much the same, made in Taiwan on the back - good stuff, we have had since camping days 25 years ago. The corn pan is available in cast for <$20 at local kitchen store. 
    If some is marked by a specific manufacturer and you are a collector, than any price may be good, but for everyday use, you might do better. 
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,867
    I don't know man...that seems a little pricey for used CI.  CI does last a long time and I'm sure it would work fine, but I don't see $25 per piece as a great deal. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • From what I've read Griswold is getting pretty rare. I would at least find out how many pieces are Griswold

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • That's about fair value for them. I wouldn't pay that. Shop your local flea markets and yard sales. I recently got about 8 pieces for $35. One Griswold and two Wagner. All were as good as CI gets.

    Point is, shop around.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Great advice. Thanks everyone. I'll see if willing to sell individually and try and get the griswold or lodge pieces. I only NEED 2-4 pieces
    Boom
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  • Sounds like if you went for it, you would have a bit of money tied up in it until you unloaded your discards.  Unless you're a CI collector jonesing for Griswold, I would pass.

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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I'd take the Griswold piece. But I would never pay over 10-15 a piece. Just make sure the bottoms are flat. Put on a flat surface and spin it, if it doesn't spin then it's flat. I personally don't like having a bunch of cast iron because I like having 2/3 different sized pieces that are used often instead of an array of pieces that I have to split cooks on.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • Question: I emailed about just the griswold. He said a#9 12 inch for $50. Thoughts?
    Boom
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  • If its in perfect condition, maybe. That's on the high side of fair value.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • If its in perfect condition, maybe. That's on the high side of fair value.

    his words describing it was "an oldie but goodie" so I think I'll skip and shop for another posting. Thanks again everyone.
    Boom
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  • FockerFocker Posts: 1,657
    edited November 2012

    By the pic posted, appears to be in good shape.  Not much, if any, restoration required.  Season and use. 

    You can find #8s all day.  #9s, a little more rare.  Perfect size for a large egg. 

    For a first piece, I'd counter with $40.  That is a fair price, and IMO, worth it.  Especially if it is a large logo with heat ring or a large logo EPU.  Small logo I would pass.

    Lots of people jumping on the Vintage CI bandwagon, values appear to be increasing on fleabay.  Supply vs Demand.

    With shipping averaging 15-20 bucks a piece, this isn't too bad of a deal....if Columbia is close.  

    That is the only pan in the listing I would bother picking up.  Took a while to condition myself and restrain.

    Brandon
    Quad Cities


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