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  • Nigel Poulter

    Member
    March 14, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Hi all

    l have been offered a Magic Touch Pneumatic heat-press, the guy selling believes he will get top dollar for it, but it is a few years old, l am not sure how old exactly, but l would like to know what it is worth so l don’t offer to much for it, it is in full working order but does not have a compressor with it.
    Does anybody have any rough idea of what it is worth?

    TIA

    Nigel

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    March 15, 2021 at 5:59 am

    Hi Nigel, it looks like an Adkins beta press badged up with Magic Touch branding. I’ve had a manual one for 20 years & still use it today, so pretty bulletproof. Adkins may be able to date it for you & possibly give you an idea of it’s worth. What does the guy call top dollar?

  • Nigel Poulter

    Member
    March 15, 2021 at 9:53 am

    He was saying £950 to £1000, but he has just said he would be happy with half of that, i am the same as you, l have a manual Adkins which is around 20 years old and still working perfectly, if l could get it for £450 -£500 l dont think l will lose out on it, l just thought it could be handy to have a second press for if l get a big job in.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    March 15, 2021 at 10:07 am

    I don’t do this type of work, but I do have a heat press.
    I have the Siser heat press as shown. I got it with the extras for shoes and also hat graphics/pressing. So the plates are interchangeable. I think I paid about £1200 all in, for mine and that was easy ten years ago. still immaculate today. my point is, as much as I know these machines can be workhorses, £500 for an old well-used one seems a little steep to me. especially if you still have to buy a compressor.

  • Nigel Poulter

    Member
    March 15, 2021 at 10:58 am

    l have done as Kevin suggested and emailed Adkins to see if they can help, l must admit just looking online there are old Adkins manual presses like mine still going for £300 plus,fortunately l have a compressor on my laminating table which would run it. l’ll have to see what Adkins say, although l am doubtful that they would get binvolved with pricing second hand presses. We shall see!!

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    March 15, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    New pneumatic presses are around £1000 now, maybe not the same quality as an Adkins one but £500 is way too ambitious for a second hand one. Put a cheeky offer of £300 & say it’s all it’s worth to you. It’s a hot iron at the end of the day, take a few presses to get your money back

  • Nigel Poulter

    Member
    March 16, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    l must admit that l am a bit shocked at the reply l just had back from Adkins, they were very helpful and they said that model was last made about 10 years ago, or more, and as second hand value, they said a minimum of £1300.00 plus vat, the guy has basically agreed to £450 so l think l might have to bite the bullet and give him that, l can’t see l am going to lose out on it!

  • Peter Richardson

    Member
    March 28, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    I used to have one of those old machines. I gave it away to a young lass doing t-shirts for a local charity shop. at that valuation, maybe I should go round and ask her for it back! 🤣

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