Looking to stretch your visual merchandising budget by buying a used mannequin? Or trying to find mannequin parts on Ebay to attach to your mannequin that is missing an arm or a hand? . The price you can pay for a used mannequin can vary widely depending upon who you purchase the mannequin from. People who sell used mannequins range from mannequin liquidators, boutique owners who are closing their doors and selling their store fixtures, thrift stores and people holding a garage sale to unload stuff from their grandma's attic. 1) Virtually New a mannequin that is technically not brand new, but its condition is so flawless it might as well be new. This type of mannequin was perhaps seldom used or in some cases never taken out the box because the retailer went out of business or changed their merchandising strategy soon after the mannequin arrived in the store. Or it may be a mannequin that was used only for photo shoots. 2) Gently Used a mannequin with some dirt, slight discoloration or minor scratching. A gently used mannequin may have previously been in the store window of a high end retailer and was well maintained and handled with care. 3) Used a mannequin with signs of normal wear and tear such as scuff marks and paint chips and cracks. There might also be some minor structural damage, say a broken or missing finger or crack on the arm. This mannequin might be the type that was displayed on the sales floor of a retailer and the continued handling of the mannequin caused it to show signs of "age." This mannequin might also have hair, make up or a body style that is not contemporary looking because it was manufactured in the 1970's a golden era for mannequins. 4) Distressed a mannequin with one or more missing limbs and/or with structural damage on its body which can occur when a mannequin falls or is dropped on a hard surface. Some distressed mannequins can be repaired and restored to almost new condition by a skilled mannequin refurburbisher and other distressed mannequins are useful for their parts such as for an art project or Halloween display. In general, the better the condition the mannequin is in, the higher the price you will pay for it. Vintage mannequins, the ones with heads made from carved wood, molded papier mch or wax and heads with glass eyes are in a category all by themselves. They are considered collector's pieces and typically their fragility makes them impractical for online sellers. Why do some used mannequins cost so much? Just because a mannequin is used, does not always mean that it will be cheap regardless of where you purchase it from. Similar to buying automobiles, some mannequin brands hold their value because of their superior craftsmanship, unique design and established brand name. Just as a used Rolls Royce or Mercedes will cost more than a brand new Toyota, there are some brands of mannequins that are expensive even though they are used. A brand name mannequin with realistic features can cost between $750 $1300 new. If a used one is 50% off, it will still cost more than some of the new no name mannequins imported from Asia which retail between $250 $400. Brand name mannequins cost more because they are actually fiberglass sculptures of real life humans and many of the steps involved in creating them are done by hand. Sculptors usually begin with a metal skeleton, bend it into a pose and build it up with clay. The clay figure is then cast as a mold to hundreds of identical fiberglass mannequins. The mannequin is passed through the hands of at least a dozen artisans, from sculptors to sanders to painters and this level of detail is why high end mannequins look so lifelike and their solid construction makes them more durable. Less expensive knock offs, made in Taiwan, China, Korea and Vietnam are made by machines and resemble life size dolls and have stiffer looking poses. If you are looking to buy a Rolls Royce or Mercedes caliber mannequin on the used market, here are some brand names to look for: Adel Rootstein, Patina V, New John Nissan, Hindsgaul, Ralph Pucci, Greneker and Goldsmith. Usually but not always mannequins produced by these companies will have their company name stamped somewhere on the mannequin bottom of the foot, or on the butt or back, even on the head. Adel Rootstein mannequin with name model number stamped on the head There are a few other factors that can drive up the price of a used mannequin. Since the majority of mannequins in retail stores are in a standing position, a mannequin that is in a seated, reclining or athletic pose is highly sought after and the demand outstrips the supply. When these mannequins are no longer in production it increases the value of used ones. Another mannequin company, Ralph Pucci, commissions well known artists and designers such as Maira Kalman, Jeffrey Fulvimari and Anna Sui to design a line of mannequins for them. Since these mannequins are popular as art pieces in addition to being a vehicle to display clothing, they can sell close to their original price of $1,100. by Anna Sui Is it worth buying a used mannequin with broken or missing parts? If a used mannequin has all its parts, but they are broken or damaged, a skilled mannequin refurbisher can bring them back to life. If there isn't a mannequin refurbisher in your city, you can find one online and then ship the mannequin part to them. Even if all the fingers on the hand are broken as long as there is at least a stub attached to the wrist there is a good chance that the hand can be repaired by the mannequin refurbisher. But if there are no hands at all, it is extremely difficult to find a replacement hand online. If you are lucky enough to know the name of the manufacturer of the mannequin, you might be able to purchase a hand from them directly if the mannequin is still in production. The reason why it is so hard to find replacement hands is because there is not a universal standard in the device that attaches the hands attach to the arms. Some hands have a round fitting, some are square, some have a keyhole shape and each of these shapes come in different sizes. If you are desperate to for a hand you could saw off the fitting on the hand and then use liquid glue to permanently affix it to the arm. But then you will be unable to remove the hand should you need to put a garment on the mannequin with a tight fitting sleeve. Also keep in mind when looking for a mannequin hand that a mannequin with her hand on her hip will require a different hand position than a mannequin with her arms straight down. I If your mannequin is missing arms you can buy the canvas bendable arms that attach to the mannequin via elastic bands. These arms do not have hands but some customers simulate hands by putting gloves on the arms and stuffing the gloves with paper. Mannequin without arms with bendable arms attached Sometimes the toes of mannequins might be chopped off this is done deliberately to make it easier to put shoes on the mannequin. Frequently the feet on male mannequins are chopped in half for this reason. Many times used mannequins are discounted if they do not have a stand to support them standing upright. Since most female mannequins have their feet in a high heeled position, they cannot stand upright on their own. Even if the mannequin has a flat foot pose and can stand upright on its own, it runs the risk of falling down. 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