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Keys or Not?

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Papa Gleb

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Post Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:47 pm

Keys or Not?

Wanted to get some input from the community in terms of buying a lock with or without a key. Do you think investing my time to make a key for a padlock would increase its sale price? Would you pay more for a padlock with a key or does it not even matter? I have a good amount of locks in line for keys but I didnt get to them before I paused the hobby and now Im not sure. Do I make time and make keys or sell them as is? Thing is my time is extremely limited, I already sleep 3-4 hours a night just because Im so busy.
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Post Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:03 am

Re: Keys or Not?

It all depends on the lock. If it has collector value it will generally go for more with a key. Then you also need to figure out how much your time is worth. If you will only get a couple bucks extra for a key it isn't really worth it.
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Post Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:11 am

Re: Keys or Not?

If you have the blanks, just throw a couple in with each lock - it could be a learning type of thing - maybe
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Post Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:01 am

Re: Keys or Not?

selim wrote:If you have the blanks, just throw a couple in with each lock - it could be a learning type of thing - maybe

Yeah, you might be onto something there. Not a bad idea Selim
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Post Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:14 pm

Re: Keys or Not?

Riyame, that was exactly my though especially since time is not on my side.

Selim, its a good idea and one I have been thinking about myself.

Much thanks for the input gents.

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