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Don W

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#1 posted 10-20-2011 01:34 PM

First, thanks everyone for the advice. It has helped. But….

Second, if anyone else is watching here are a few “newbie” mistakes maybe I can help other from avoid. I had a portable table saw I really didn’t use anymore so I posted it on ebay as local pickup only. I got bombarded with request to ship it everywhere. I finally agreed and had to cancel the first add and recreate it (more ebay fees). Then all of the requesters started throwing low ball prices at me. If I had known I would have just left it local pickup. I finally got a reasonable offer, went to the online shipping wizard for a quote, and sent an invoice. I go to actually ship the thing, go through the same wizard, but this time instead of $69 as quoted, its $82 to actually ship, plus another $12 to pick it up. Add the final $15 ebay fee and I would have let the saw sit in storage in case I ever needed it again.

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