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Why does everyone with USED aluminum pump jack sets think they are worth SO much $$??

I've been shopping around for a package (2-24ft poles, 2 jacks, 2 benches, 2 braces), and I couldn't believe I found them NEW from a dealer for $843 with FREE shipping.

THEN, I called another place a little closer to me (I bought a new 8'-6" Brake from them like 4 yrs ago, and it was well worth the 4hr round trip for me at the time!), and they quoted me $816 plus a mere $10 for shipping, and I can have them in 3 days. :clap:

BTW- the latter one includes (2) 24' "Titan" poles, the rest of the components are all Alum-a-pole. The sales rep told me the wall thickness, strength, etc, are EXACTLY the same! (yet there's over a $100 difference in price for the Titan vs Alum-a-pole 24 footers)

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So many used ads are saying they've paid "$2,000+" for them, etc.

Are aluminum prices at a record LOW now- or do most people not even LOOK for the best prices when they buy something like this??

Anyway- I didnt provide any links/names, as I realize it may be against site rules (I am not here to SPAM!). But I was real happy to find out how cheap these are now... :thumbup:
 

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Are you sure that they are just selling the jacks and not their entire system inlcuding Aluminum Scaffold Planks and safety equipment. That stuff costs a bundle.
 

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It also depends on the manufacture of the equipment also. It may be Alum-A-Pole or Werner components as apposed to something you can buy at HD such as Qual-Craft.
 

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It also depends on the manufacture of the equipment also. It may be Alum-A-Pole or Werner components as apposed to something you can buy at HD such as Qual-Craft.
Agreed. If I'm going to put my ass 20' in the air and rely on some poles and friction devices to keep me there, I'm more than willing to pay a premium to have the best equipment I can get.
 

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I would assume with the price of aluminum at rock bottom and the need for such equipment down considerably the manufactures probably dropped prices.
I purchased mine in the "boom" because I needed them regardless of cost. I did shop around and found the best deal at a place in Allentown PA. Beth-Allen ladder. At the time 2 -24' poles, 2-6' extensions, a 16'' x24' HD plank and a 24'' ( mother of all work platform) plank, the total was around $2500. That was still much less than online offers and local dealers.
 

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The price seems to go up and down . Ive paid 1400 bucks for a set of Alumapole pumps in a pinch . I had 5 sets but they where robbed . The poles will last a life time it really doesnt matter what they cost . Ive bought lots of equipment cheep this year Two new breaks 8'6" 10'6" 4 sets of poles with 24' x 14 picks 700 bucks 28' and 32' pick 250 each . I still have 4 24x14 ' picks that i bought in 1981 the stuff lasts for ever.
850 for 2 poles is very cheep sounds to good to be true . John
 

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850 for 2 poles is very cheep sounds to good to be true . John
The poles are only $199 each (24ft, Titan brand). Alum-a-pole brand is $313 each. Supposedly they are EXACTLY THE SAME.

$816 is for the whole package! (2) 24' poles (Titan); (2) Aluma roof braces; (2) Aluma Pro Jacks; (2) Aluma work benches.

I have a 12in x 24ft pick already, but plan to use that for the bench. I got it used last year (literally right around the corner from a job where I really needed it, too!) for $150. It's old but it's in decent, SAFE condition still. The previous owner tried telling me that it's a "2-man", but I am pretty sure it's a 1-man plank.

I do want to get a 24ft 2-man pick though. I do believe i will go for the 20in one, which is not too much more than the 14in. I think the extra width will be worth it...

BTW- this is at Beth-Allen, too.

Thanks for the replies. I guess the prices of this stuff really does fluctuate after all. :eek:

It'll be good to know that I can always sell this package for what I paid (or more! lol) in a few years, if need be (but I doubt I will ever sell it)...
 

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The poles are only $199 each (24ft, Titan brand). Alum-a-pole brand is $313 each. Supposedly they are EXACTLY THE SAME.

$816 is for the whole package! (2) 24' poles (Titan); (2) Aluma roof braces; (2) Aluma Pro Jacks; (2) Aluma work benches.

I have a 12in x 24ft pick already, but plan to use that for the bench. I got it used last year (literally right around the corner from a job where I really needed it, too!) for $150. It's old but it's in decent, SAFE condition still. The previous owner tried telling me that it's a "2-man", but I am pretty sure it's a 1-man plank.

I do want to get a 24ft 2-man pick though. I do believe i will go for the 20in one, which is not too much more than the 14in. I think the extra width will be worth it...

BTW- this is at Beth-Allen, too.

Thanks for the replies. I guess the prices of this stuff really does fluctuate after all. :eek:

It'll be good to know that I can always sell this package for what I paid (or more! lol) in a few years, if need be (but I doubt I will ever sell it)...
I just like the alum a pole and wouldn't buy any thing else.
as far as the picks go the 20" wide picks are very heavy. I have a bunch of them in different lengths 16' to 32' and they are hard to load and unload , stack on a truck . They are nice to stand on . My guys never want the 20" picks at the job. The 14" are really wide enough and we use ladders for the work bench. John
 

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Why does everyone with USED aluminum pump jack sets think they are worth SO much $$??

I've been shopping around for a package (2-24ft poles, 2 jacks, 2 benches, 2 braces), and I couldn't believe I found them NEW from a dealer for $843 with FREE shipping.

THEN, I called another place a little closer to me (I bought a new 8'-6" Brake from them like 4 yrs ago, and it was well worth the 4hr round trip for me at the time!), and they quoted me $816 plus a mere $10 for shipping, and I can have them in 3 days. 👏

BTW- the latter one includes (2) 24' "Titan" poles, the rest of the components are all Alum-a-pole. The sales rep told me the wall thickness, strength, etc, are EXACTLY the same! (yet there's over a $100 difference in price for the Titan vs Alum-a-pole 24 footers)

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So many used ads are saying they've paid "$2,000+" for them, etc.

Are aluminum prices at a record LOW now- or do most people not even LOOK for the best prices when they buy something like this??

Anyway- I didnt provide any links/names, as I realize it may be against site rules (I am not here to SPAM!). But I was real happy to find out how cheap these are now... 👍
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Why does everyone with USED aluminum pump jack sets think they are worth SO much $$??

I've been shopping around for a package (2-24ft poles, 2 jacks, 2 benches, 2 braces), and I couldn't believe I found them NEW from a dealer for $843 with FREE shipping.

THEN, I called another place a little closer to me (I bought a new 8'-6" Brake from them like 4 yrs ago, and it was well worth the 4hr round trip for me at the time!), and they quoted me $816 plus a mere $10 for shipping, and I can have them in 3 days. 👏

BTW- the latter one includes (2) 24' "Titan" poles, the rest of the components are all Alum-a-pole. The sales rep told me the wall thickness, strength, etc, are EXACTLY the same! (yet there's over a $100 difference in price for the Titan vs Alum-a-pole 24 footers)

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So many used ads are saying they've paid "$2,000+" for them, etc.

Are aluminum prices at a record LOW now- or do most people not even LOOK for the best prices when they buy something like this??

Anyway- I didnt provide any links/names, as I realize it may be against site rules (I am not here to SPAM!). But I was real happy to find out how cheap these are now... 👍
I need to know the website that you got it for that cheap. The cheapest I've found them is for 1300 and I would have to travel 6 hours to get them. Please help.
 

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Being this is a 12 yr old post , it is reasonable that have gone up a good amount.
 

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3" heart attack is what I remember about pump jacks.
 
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