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DougC
12-27-2011, 15:22
I've found a 550B listed in like new condition complete with caliber conversions for 45 ACP , 40 S&W , 357 Sig. He's asking $400. Is that a good deal?

ken grant
12-27-2011, 15:37
yep!!!!!!!!!!!!

pesticidal
12-27-2011, 15:42
No. I'd recommend passing on it. Send me the ad so I can call him and chew him out.

Skytow
12-27-2011, 15:47
Smoking good deal....

If you don't buy it PM me, I love to get it.

JD

IndyGunFreak
12-27-2011, 15:53
Very good deal. Even if it's in calibers you don't want to load for, you can flip the caliber conversions pretty easily.

GioaJack
12-27-2011, 16:04
Buy it for $400 then sell it to Little Stevie for $700... he'll buy anything that's blue.

You should see his collection of Smurf dolls. Not to mention parts of his body that are blue. :whistling:


Jack

fredj338
12-27-2011, 17:55
A very good deal. As noted, you can sell the other dies sets & tool heads if you don't need them & make it even cheaper. If the dies are Dillon, then you are really getting a score.

CCV
12-27-2011, 18:37
Buy it!

ZekerMan
12-27-2011, 18:42
Buy it before he changes his mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:wow:

labdwakin
12-27-2011, 19:20
There are better deals to be had, but you'll wait a LONG time to find one. That's one of the best deals I've seen lately for a 550.

paintballwannab
12-27-2011, 19:25
Not as good of a deal as I got on my 550 :whistling:


But yeah great deal on it, you won't be disappointed with the 550, its a excellent press.


AND....no questions lifetime warranty, this is very nice when your starting out and break something on accident. I had broken a primer tube end when I first got mine, called them up, told them I broke it. Was wanting to pay for it since I had broke it, just asked me for my address and it showed up a few days later.

DougC
12-28-2011, 07:54
Thanks guys!

Psychman
12-28-2011, 09:26
I happen to love the color blue.

DougC
12-28-2011, 11:27
A very good deal. As noted, you can sell the other dies sets & tool heads if you don't need them & make it even cheaper. If the dies are Dillon, then you are really getting a score.

No dies included. I'm a total noob to this so does this still seem like a good deal?

XDRoX
12-28-2011, 14:06
No dies included. I'm a total noob to this so does this still seem like a good deal?

A brand new 550b is around $420 last time I checked. I think caliber conversions are $45 each.

Personally I'd just buy new unless you actually load all those calibers.

Zombie Steve
12-28-2011, 14:36
That's such a good deal, my crap detector is going off.

Caveat Emptor.

Beanie-Bean
12-28-2011, 15:43
No dies included. I'm a total noob to this so does this still seem like a good deal?

Hmm...no dies, but the caliber conversions are included? Shell plates for .40/.357 SIG are the same, as are the locator buttons, but the powder funnels will be different. Be sure they are included as well. Also, check the powder measure and primer parts for completeness. You should have small/large powder slides, as well as the large & small primer tubes and slides.

Try to price out the same thing on the brianenos.com site to see how far off you'll be if you were to buy shiny and new...

The guys here are helpful, and will advise you on any questions/problems you may run into when getting setup. There are good stickies at the top of the forum, too. Good luck, and have fun!

PCJim
12-28-2011, 16:24
Price it out on Enos' site, then figure 80% of the new price if the setup is in great shape and complete. Figure 75% or less if there is rust, damaged or missing items. You can then make a wise decision.

Although Dillon has an excellent customer care policy, I don't feel that it should be abused when one is buying used equipment and wants them to replace missing parts for free. Now, if you have a press and you damage a part, thats an entirely different situation.

Colorado4Wheel
12-28-2011, 16:53
I've found a 550B listed in like new condition complete with caliber conversions for 45 ACP , 40 S&W , 357 Sig. He's asking $400. Is that a good deal?

Caliber conversions can be pricey. Multiple caliber :crying:conversions can be very expensive. The cost of 2 caliber conversions would be 150 dollars. The cost of the press with 1 caliber conversion.

XDRoX
12-28-2011, 17:12
Caliber conversions can be pricey. Multiple caliber :crying:conversions can be very expensive. The cost of 2 caliber conversions would be 150 dollars. The cost of the press with 1 caliber conversion.

Steve, caliber conversions for a 550b are $45 IIRC. I believe all a caliber conversion consists of is a powder funnel, locator pins, and she'll plate.

XDRoX
12-28-2011, 17:20
I just did the math. Assuming a new 550b with one caliber conversion is $430 plus two additional conversions at $45 each equals $520.

If the guys is asking $400, then that's about 23% off what he'd have to pay new.

If the machine is really in like new condition and the OP actually loads those calibers, then it's a decent deal. If not, I'd just buy new personally.

Colorado4Wheel
12-28-2011, 17:43
Steve, caliber conversions for a 550b are $45 IIRC. I believe all a caliber conversion consists of is a powder funnel, locator pins, and she'll plate.

You need to include two tool heads as well.

shotgunred
12-28-2011, 18:41
The only difference between the 40 sw and 357 is CC is a powder funnel.
I sold the same basic setup last summer for $350.

XDRoX
12-28-2011, 18:59
You need to include two tool heads as well.

I understand that's what you're doing. I'm worried that the OP's deal is not. Since no dies are including the OP definitely needs to find out about the tool heads.

It would make sense that the guy is selling the tool heads but just don't know for sure:dunno:

Colorado4Wheel
12-28-2011, 19:04
I understand that's what you're doing. I'm worried that the OP's deal is not. Since no dies are including the OP definitely needs to find out about the tool heads.

It would make sense that the guy is selling the tool heads but just don't know for sure:dunno:

I would hope it comes with two extra tool heads.

XDRoX
12-28-2011, 19:19
I would hope it comes with two extra tool heads.

You're probably right. I would hope so too. Since he's keeping the dies he's probably upgrading from a 550 to 650 or something like that.

Colorado4Wheel
12-28-2011, 19:43
I understand that's what you're doing. I'm worried that the OP's deal is not. Since no dies are including the OP definitely needs to find out about the tool heads.

It would make sense that the guy is selling the tool heads but just don't know for sure:dunno:

You're probably right. I would hope so too. Since he's keeping the dies he's probably upgrading from a 550 to 650 or something like that.

Its probably a LnL, but were not supposed to talk about that. It only leads to trouble.

XDRoX
12-28-2011, 20:11
Its probably a LnL, but were not supposed to talk about that. It only leads to trouble.

I was going to say upgrading to an LNL just to start trouble :rofl:

Colorado4Wheel
12-28-2011, 20:22
Paging ElNino

Zombie Steve
12-28-2011, 23:45
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Sonnytoo
12-28-2011, 23:57
Of course.
S2

Bello
12-31-2011, 19:13
A brand new 550b is around $420 last time I checked. I think caliber conversions are $45 each.

Personally I'd just buy new unless you actually load all those calibers.


are you ****ting me bro? .357 sig dies alone make that deal ultra great!