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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2006, 05:44:44 PM »
Found the other two parts list/diagram manuals I have. They are undated and unpriced however there is a price list dated April 1, 1981 with them. The price is as follows:

Universal Reloader $1110.00
Extra tool head $425.00 (with Carbide dies and shell plate)
Set of Carbide dies $185.00

This matches your info already posted.
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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2009, 12:11:10 AM »
I picked up a few more original price lists, so I have updated my previous list/

For a Universal Reloader, I can share the following price history;

December 1, 1945........$ 120.00     (no mention of carbide sizing dies)
December 1, 1958........$ 190.00     (with carbide sizing die option)
April 1, 1966................$ 248.00    (with carbide sizing die option)
March 1, 1968.............$ 248.00    (with carbide sizing die option)
Dec 1, 1968................$ 262.50    (with carbide sizing die option. data from Jet22)
July 15, 1970...............$ 287.50    (with carbide sizing die option. data from Jet22)
November 1, 1975.........$ 450.00    (Carbide Dies are Standard
February 1, 1977..........$ 525.00    (from Kenneth L. Walters)
March 1, 1979..............$ 760.00   
March 1, 1980..............$ 925.00    (from Kenneth L. Walters
April 1, 1981................$1110.00    (pricing for "Progressive" Reloader no longer given)
April 1, 1988.................$ 925.00    (Says New Lower Prices!)
September 1, 1991........$ 925.00
May 1, 1997.................$ 925.00    (looks like an original Star price list, but maybe from Bill Cunningham?)




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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2009, 10:43:31 AM »
Found an original 1984 invoice.  Fits right in line with  rbwillnj's listing above.
Price list is dated 1983.  Shows the price of a reloader [no e-mail]@ $ 925.00  Like the 1988 list, says "new lower prices".
"OO" powder slides were $ 14.00 each at the time.

Interesting to note, was that the price list included a piece of paper noting order and delivery time. The number for months was handwritten in blue ink to say that orders for all items (presses, toolheads, parts, lubrisizers) each was one month, upon receipt of payment.

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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2009, 11:13:10 AM »
Saved all my Star invoices.  Prices from them were

Star Universal with carbine die 5/15/75 $450
Star Universal 223/pistol tool 12/3/85 $1050

Also found that I ordered a 32 ACP and 475 Wildey tool heads

All the others must not have been bought from Star directly.
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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2009, 01:33:11 PM »
They were friends, Star would make sizeing dies in relationship to special ordered H&G molds.

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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2009, 05:00:54 PM »
I picked up a few more original price lists, so I have updated my previous list/

For a Universal Reloader, I can share the following price history;

December 1, 1945........$ 120.00     (no mention of carbide sizing dies)
December 1, 1958........$ 190.00     (with carbide sizing die option)
April 1, 1966................$ 248.00    (with carbide sizing die option)
March 1, 1968.............$ 248.00    (with carbide sizing die option)
Dec 1, 1968................$ 262.50    (with carbide sizing die option. data from Jet22)
July 15, 1970...............$ 287.50    (with carbide sizing die option. data from Jet22)
November 1, 1973........$ 450.00    (Carbide Dies are Standard)
November 1, 1975.........$ 450.00    (Carbide Dies are Standard
February 1, 1977..........$ 525.00    (from Kenneth L. Walters)
March 1, 1978..............$ 660.00  
March 1, 1979..............$ 760.00    
March 1, 1980..............$ 925.00    (from Kenneth L. Walters
April 1, 1981................$1110.00    (pricing for "Progressive" Reloader no longer given)
January 10, 1983.........$  925.00    (Says New Lower Prices)
April 1, 1988.................$ 925.00    (Says New Lower Prices!)
May 1, 1990.................$ 925.00
September 1, 1991........$ 925.00
May 1, 1997.................$ 925.00    (looks like an original Star price list, but maybe from Bill Cunningham?)

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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2009, 03:09:45 PM »
Guys...  On Friday September 18, 2009 a nice Star Universal with 38 Cal Perfection dies and a taper crimp die has just sold for $1,925.00   I was in contact with the seller when it was first listed.  There were no tools (for example the primer deck nut wrench), no primer pick up tubes or any spare parts, springs bushings or charge bars being provided along with this reloader.  The reloader was very well cared for.  All parts that could be, were buffed and polished to a mirror finish. 

In my opinion, this sale sets an all time high water mark for a single Star Universal equipped with the most common tool head.   I suspect this may draw some other machines out of the closet.

To find this listing and the pictures it is item 250499235832 

The Ebay advanced search with the completed items check box will probably return this listing on ebay.

That has got to be ONE HAPPY SELLER.

The high price means that there was at least one other potential buyer who was willing to pay $1900 or there abouts.

Sheesh....
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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2009, 05:09:55 PM »
it look like it was repainted  too and the star decal was upside down I think I will come out of the closet oh I mean one of my stars

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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2011, 04:49:46 PM »
I picked up a price list for Star products from 4/88 and 1/93.  Would 'yall like me to scan them in and post them?

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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2011, 09:41:47 PM »
The price list for 1993 would be interesting.   That was getting pretty close to the end of production.
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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2011, 02:58:29 PM »
The price list for 1993 would be interesting.   That was getting pretty close to the end of production.


As requested.

S1 attached  is flyer p.4 (left)  p 1 (right)

S2 attached is flyer p.2 (left)  p 3 (right)

I have a much higher quality PDF that would not fit here due to size restrictions.

I also have the 25 cent Star Machine booklet from a time I'd have to check on.  Likely the seventies; it has the loader, options, and lubesizer in it.  I can scan in the pages (they will be fairly low quality) or produce and distribute a PDF.

 Ping me with a message if you would like to have either.



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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2011, 02:35:10 PM »
To the list you can add October 15, 1975. The prices were the same $450.00 for the Progressive Reloader and $495.00 for the Universal Reloader as the November 1, 1975 prices.

Apparently price changes were coming as a few items had handwritten price changes (dies went from $92.50 to $100 and shell plates went from $37.50 to $50.00).

Strangely of three October 15, 1975 price lists only one had the handwritten price changes.

Perhaps of interest the Reloader delivery dates were:
October 15, 1975 - 11-12 months
March 1, 1978 - 22-24 months
March 1, 1979 - 24 months
April 1, 1981 - 30 months

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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2011, 03:31:06 AM »
(9/1/91 crossed out) and then new hand written date of 1/1/93, Universal Reloader $925,  Extra tool head $345, set of Dies $155, Lubricator & Sizer with Die and bullet punch ($ 150 crossed out) hand written $157.50

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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2011, 01:55:22 PM »
I picked up a few more original price lists, so I have updated my previous list/

For a Universal Reloader, I can share the following price history;

December 1, 1945........$ 120.00     (no mention of carbide sizing dies)
July 1, 1953................$  150.00     (no mention of carbide sizing dies) See Note*
August 1, 1954 ...........$                Parts price list only.  Includes price for carbide sizing dies.
January 1, 1956 ......... $  170.00
December 1, 1958........$ 190.00     (with carbide sizing die option)
April 1, 1966................$ 248.00    (with carbide sizing die option)
March 1, 1968.............$ 248.00    (with carbide sizing die option)
Dec 1, 1968................$ 262.50    (with carbide sizing die option. data from Jet22)
July 15, 1970...............$ 287.50    (with carbide sizing die option. data from Jet22)
November 1, 1973........$ 450.00    (Carbide Dies are Standard)
November 1, 1975.........$ 450.00    (Carbide Dies are Standard
February 1, 1977..........$ 525.00    (from Kenneth L. Walters)
March 1, 1978..............$ 660.00
March 1, 1979..............$ 760.00    
March 1, 1980..............$ 925.00    (from Kenneth L. Walters
April 1, 1981................$1110.00    (pricing for "Progressive" Reloader no longer given)
January 10, 1983.........$  925.00    (Says New Lower Prices)
April 1, 1988.................$ 925.00    (Says New Lower Prices!)
May 1, 1990.................$ 925.00
September 1, 1991........$ 925.00
May 1, 1997.................$ 925.00    (looks like an original Star price list, but maybe from Bill Cunningham?)

*  July 1953 brochure/price list includes a note that "During the present emergency and labor shortage we will only attempt to carry in stock those parts necessary to load the 45 ACP and 38 Special"    Also says the Universal will adapt to the popular hand gun calibers "except 45 Auto Rim"
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Re: Star Price History
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2012, 03:53:32 PM »
Tguntrader.
                   Bruce, you don,t have a price for 1969, in your listing, A good place to check price is Shooter,s bible I am looking at 1969 edition 60, here we go with the prices,

                     Univ. Prog. with stanard. dies-   $236.50
                     Univ. Prog. with Carbide- dies-    248.00
                     Extra tool head with std. dies-      77.00
                     Extra tool head  with car. dies-     88.50
                     Progressive reloader Std, Dies      203.50
                     Progressive reloader Carb. dies     217.50
Bruce Hope this helps. This should be in back of every edition
               
                           

 

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