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Posted on Great example of what to watch out for w buying old tools on Ebay

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#1 posted 09-21-2011 07:30 PM

At least with the “buy it now” the seller is asking for what ever price straight up. They aren’t using other accounts or methods to increase the price.

I have been buying on ebay for over 10 years but it wasn’t until about 2 years ago that I started buying old tools. When I first started getting old tools on ebay it took me some time to know what to look for even though I was not new to ebay itself. There are some planes and other old tools in my shop that I paid WAY to much for on ebay but it was at a time when I didn’t know what was what when it came to tools. Knowing me I would have been the guy who won that auction for that #5 and I would have had a smile on my face knowing I was the high bid out of 18 other bidders…

There are many good sellers, probably more good then bad but you still have to keep a sharp eye for things that seem out of sort.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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