I do buy something from ebay and I do watch the shopsmith listings for certain things I’d like to have. Watching some of the prices things go for I have to wonder if these people ever check the price for the new item at shopsmith before they bid… or do they not know that shopsmith is still around and think they can only find things on ebay???
The other reasons could be of course with the trill of winning, having more money then they know what to do with, being lazy or maybe that is there hobby. I myself tend to wanting to find things I need for a reasonable price for a used item or adjusted higher if the item is new. I always check to see how much a new one goes for before I start bidding.
One item I’m trying to find is a 1/4” router chuck for a shopsmith (actually it will be for my brother). Shopsmith has them and they sell for $18.98 plus postage. So far each of them I have bid on has sold for at least $22.?? plus postage, one selling for nearly $40. I’m giving up on that and getting a new one from Shopsmith.
Another example is power couplers, new they are $21.49, people are buying them for $35 to $40. To me that is just plain crazy.
So the point I want to make is that you can still get new items from Shopsmith. Some things maybe back ordered and if you can’t wait that is another thing, but I’d say check at Shopsmith first.
is a good place to start.
-- Knight of the Shopsmith