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Jars, jars, and more jars

Postby JalepenoPrepper » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:05 pm

A business associate saw my newly purchased pressure canner and mentioned he had several boxes of jars he wanted to get rid of. Said he'd bring them by for me to look at and I could make him an off. :shock:
Well, he brought them and dropped them off in my office. 6 boxes of qts, pints, and jelly jars. I really wanted the quarts.
Now my question, how much would you "offer" for them? (it's not like he's going to take them back, so I want to be fair)
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Re: Jars, jars, and more jars

Postby IaMike » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:39 pm

Have seen quarts about $12.95 new and $10.?? on sale.
Would say that .50 or lower each is reasonable.
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Re: Jars, jars, and more jars

Postby pelenaka » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:13 pm

Personally for me I don't go above a quarter per jar when I do buy piece a meal. Usually though I will make an offer on jars in lots or cases. As IaMike wrote know what jars retail for new then gauge accordingly. I'd pay more for Ball brand, still more if they came with rings in good condition. Wide mouth also go for a bit more here.
Since he is a business associate you might have to factor that in.
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Re: Jars, jars, and more jars

Postby nutcase » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:26 am

If they all had rings and in good condition, no chips, I would pay .50 a jar. 6 boxes 12 ea times .50 a peice = $36.00
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Re: Jars, jars, and more jars

Postby ForwardPreppers » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:42 am

nutcase wrote:If they all had rings and in good condition, no chips, I would pay .50 a jar. 6 boxes 12 ea times .50 a peice = $36.00

Sounds about right to me. I was lucky enough to find some on closeout at Lowe's a couple of months ago for 50% off.
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Re: Jars, jars, and more jars

Postby rootdiggr » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:22 am

I don't pay more than .50 @ at thrift stores, yard sales, etc.
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Re: Jars, jars, and more jars

Postby cityhomesteader » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:38 am

get yourself a Vacuum sealer with a jar attachment and hang on to your jars... I dry all my own herbs and will be drying veggies with my Christmas Present ..
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Re: Jars, jars, and more jars

Postby Illini Warrior » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:07 am

a quarter/jar is average pricing at garage sales .... I don't pay over a dime ..... they need to be golden
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Re: Jars, jars, and more jars

Postby catfeet » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:51 pm

Honestly? Free is my price. Freecycle and Front Porch Forum are the best places for getting jars. I've recently acquired about $200 worth for that same $ amout...
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Re: Jars, jars, and more jars

Postby NJMike » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:41 pm

This past week I picked up nine 12 pack boxes of new quarts/pints/half-pints on sale with shipping for $82.24 (Kmart sale)

My new jars were 76 cents a jar. I'd say 25 to 50 cents for second hand is a fair price, agreeing with the previous comments.

Another option is to trade your coworker something in that value range that you no longer need, or treat him out for drinks/dinner.
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Re: Jars, jars, and more jars

Postby Lilredmg » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:14 am

I usually pay around a quarter a jar at garage sales. Trust me, he's not going to want to pack them back up and take them home. Run your finger around the edge of each and make sure there are no chips. I doubt he'll dicker with you. Offer him a quarter a jar and he'll take it.
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Re: Jars, jars, and more jars

Postby JalepenoPrepper » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:08 pm

Lilredmg wrote:Run your finger around the edge of each and make sure there are no chips. I doubt he'll dicker with you. Offer him a quarter a jar and he'll take it.


Good point! Now I just need to count the dang things. There are 5 or 6 large boxes of them, no rhyme or reason to how they're packed and not in original packaging.

Thanks everyone for your input! I really appreciate all of you taking the time to comment!!! :D
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