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How can I buy a New Cabinet Saw for only $20? #10: It's not always about Wood Working...

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Blog entry by Chickenfoot posted 02-26-2012 12:03 AM 5683 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m always asked how do you know what to buy and will I make a profit. You can’t just buy something hoping to make a profit. Do some research, watch the internet and see what’s selling. Obviously vintage wood working equipment sells, I think i’ve proven that… Why? because there’s a lot of people out there that enjoy restoring these machines and they always need parts. Same with old Craftsman 6” metal lathes… Highly sought after machines. Sure, you can sell the whole machine for $200-$300 but why when you can easily part it out and get $600 to $700 and in the process help 4 or 5 different people complete there restorations. Now I know there are the purest out there that just CAN’T part out a machine and I totally understand there thinking. Last year I bought a very nice, Complete 1940’s Delta Unisaw for $100 with the intensions of parting it out and making a few bucks. Like all my machines I put it on CL first to see if there was any interest in the saw and I believe I listed it at $600 because I knew that’s what I could have gotten if I parted it out. Sure enough there was a gentleman in Arizona that wanted it. After talking on the phone for about an hour I agreed to sell him the saw for $400 and by doing so I turned a quick profit and he receive an awesome saw. Bill, Ryan & Brian, I hope that answered your questions. Ok, After 2 birthday parties in 3 weeks I finally had a chance to get to the swap meet this morning and boy am I glad I did. Like I stated before. Buy what you know will make money and I know R/C. I came across these two guys who were selling the contents of a storage locker they just bought the week before. Storage Wars has everyone trying to make a buck on storage units and that’s fine because none of them know what there stuff is worth and this is where you can score big… Did I say big? 4 boxes of R/C equipment for $350 are you kidding me. The picture only shows half of what I have. This goes right up there with know what your buying… Know what your selling also. Just like the planes (still have 23 left), This equipment is going to take a while to sell but there will be a profit and that’s why were here. I hope your enjoying this blog as much as I am. Keeping my eye on the big picture…

-- Mark-



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#1 posted 02-26-2012 01:31 AM

Okay show pictures of planes. I only buy Stanley or Bedrock. SW on the blade is also good. Thanks Vince.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 06:59 AM

Sorry Vince, I just sold the last of the planes this afternoon, If you would like to see pictures check out section 7 of this blog. Thanks…

-- Mark-

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#3 posted 02-26-2012 07:20 AM

You got any 2.4 Ghz pistol grip trasmitter/receivers in there? I might be interested if the price is right.

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 07:53 AM

Thanks Mark, I will go back to trolling eBay. Vince

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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