Today I just won at ebay an 11 quart tin lined copper stockpot for the low low bid of $46 plus S&H. However, it requires retinning which will amount to approximately $55. Not bad if I might say so myself. To view the item click below:
Local to Denver is Rocky Mountain Retinning. Their method of charging for the retinning is to take a ruler and measure diagonally from the bottom corner to the brim of the vessel. Retinning that stockpot should cost approximately $50 - $60 bringing the total price close to $100, less than what Dehillerin charges for a brand new unit. I guess that I just had to have it and the price seemed right.
The Mauviel copper stock pot was just returned to me, all retinned and polished - for $50.00!!! So the total purchase price including bringing it back to useable condition amounted to $105. Not bad. The pot really looks new and veeery warm.
The item retails for $107 USD. Upon delivery to my apt in Denver, the final price would have been approx $150 USD - based on my recent order from Dehillerin where 50% was added to the base price for S&H and import duties.