haircuttingfun (haircuttingfun) wrote,
haircuttingfun
haircuttingfun

Permanent Wave Machine Price Guide

Because I have a page dedicated to vintage Permanent Wave Machines on my website, people assume that I know the value for their perm machine.  (I receive 1-2 emails monthly from people asking me how much their perm machine is worth). 

I'm NOT an expert.  If I had the time, I would fully research these fantastic beauty shop equipment of yore, but I don't have time (and all the companies that manufactured/sold them, no longer have any information on them.  I tried calling and asking several years back). 

Anyway, the main thing is, your perm machine is worth ONLY what someone is willing to pay for it.

A perm machine that....
  • is missing clamps, dented, highly rusted, missing accessories, doesn't work, expect to sell it for $0 to $50
  • is working, but missing some clamps, has no accessories, and condition is good, can get up to $75
  • is working and has all clamps, but some of these clamps are loose from the wires, good condition, get up to $100
  • is working, all clamps are there, great condition, get around $200 or so
  • is working, excellent condition, has lots of accessories such as units, cloth end wraps, original perm solution, etc, $500
  • is working, like new condition, has lots of accessories, instruction manual, $1000+
For those wanting to sell their perm machine, try craigslist.org, ebay.com, a beauty school, thrift store, Ax Man store, museum, or post your ad at

http://www.haircuttingfun.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=6&sid=d69f9fad6b5ed82f04d1deddc6020506

Now that this has been posted, any future emails sent to me asking for the value of their perm machine will be deleted without response.
Tags: perm machine
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