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Value of a Vintage Sunbeam Electric Lawnmower

I came into a Sunbeam electric lawnmower and need to know if it has value or what. I have never heard of this machine. All info would be appreciated.

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October 4, 20180 found this helpful

Here's a little history about the Sunbeams:

homeguides.sfgate.com/sunbeam-electric-lawn-mower-information...

www.gardenguides.com/148749-sunbeam-electric-lawn-mower...

They are all over the place in value on eBay. I don't see a photo or a model number, so it is hard for me to give an exact value for yours. You can look at this link of completed auctions and see if yours matches and see if it sold (PRICE IS GREEN) or not. Always look for an exact match to get you today's current market value.

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www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=sunbeam+lawn...

The other thing of interest with this link is you can see some neat ads for the machines (I love old ads to learn about what I have).

Last thing...I learned about old mowers is many of them are worth more for parts than as a whole...this is because people like project pieces and want to have original parts. If you look at the completed auctions link I sent, you can see there are some wheels, belts and motors that sold for nice amounts!

If you are handy and can disassemble and test things like motor, you often get way more for the item when selling by parts than a whole. Plus it is a whole lot easier to pack and ship!

Hope this gets you started in valuing your piece! The few I have seen were neat pieces!

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October 5, 20180 found this helpful

Someone may have been able to help you more if you had stated the model number as well as posted a picture.

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The electric lawn mowers are still popular but it almost takes a collector to pay very much money for a vintage mower when the newer models are available for reasonable prices.
Also, all lawn mowers are heavy and awkward to ship which means that shipping is costly and has to be added to the initial price of the mower for sale. This can make the total price very prohibitive.

  • Due to the cost of shipping (handles are long and usually have to be shipped in a separate box) many sellers will offer "pick up only" which means the buyer will be from the seller's area.
  • Electric mowers generally work best on neat, almost manicured lawns and of course using an electric cord usually means only for a small lawn area.
  • All of this limits the type of potential buyer but some people still believe the vintage/older machines are better than new ones so there is still a market for this type of machine.
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  • You also do not say if it is running or what condition the casing is in so that limits any help to just stating where to see information on the internet.
  • You will find a lot of information if you Google Vintage Sunbeam Electric Mower but you will have a lot of sites to wade through. If you add a model number it would narrow the search.
  • You may be able to find where someone sold a similar mower but you will probably never find one that is exactly like yours so you will just have to develop your own value by doing your own research.
  • Here is mower that was listed in 2017 but did not sell. You may be able to acquire some information from the listing.
  • picclick.com/Vintage-Sunbeam-Electric-Lawn-Mower...
  • Here is one that sold in May but appears to be a newer model.
  • picclick.com/Vintage-Sunbeam-Electric-Lawn-Mower...
  • Here is a site that has listings all over the US but you will have to wade through to find even Sunbeam. This will give you an idea of the mowers available but most will be presented as pick up only.
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  • www.americanlisted.com/.../
  • Evaluate your mower (model number/age/condition/your location - any nice model lawns in your area?) to try and set a value.
  • List it on a local site like Craigslist and list higher and lower the price if no one shows an interest.
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