"I write a Shopsmith related blog and I worked as a trainer for them for about 12 years. I currently own 5 of them and need another one like I need a hole in my head! It is worth more than I can offer, but if it comes down to you needing to sell it before your move I would pay you $750 for her. As I said, see if you can get more for it but let me know if you just need it gone. Scott"
That part about "I write a Shopsmith related blog" is a little hyperbole, but as it turned out he did need her gone, so a few days later I was putting her into my van.
On that note, I think it's worth reminding people who are in the market for used Shopsmith tools that there have been so many different models and variation of the Shopsmith multi-purpose tool as well as several knock-offs that it is important to do your due diligence prior to making a commitment to buy. Make sure that you know the model number and I'd suggest printing out a parts list from the Shopsmith web site to make sure that all major parts are present and accounted for. This Mark V is missing the saw guards and the miter gauge, which would be a disaster for anyone who doesn't have spares hanging around the shop.
So how about you? How goes your Shopsmith tool hunting?