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Posted on Old Craftsman vise-Does your wife know what your tools are worth?

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 07:53 PM

When I stop by a garage sale, I look over everything on display. If it looks like they are just cleaning out the junk, like children’s toys and clothing, then I don’t expect much, but if there looks to be a “treasure” among the junk at a junk price, I grab it quick. But on the other hand when there is quite a bit of high value items displayed, prices will usually reflect “top dollar” wanted. That’s when I bargain. I’ve gotten some fantastic bargains at garage sales and if they are willing to part with it for the price they ask, or will accept, then it’s a fair and square deal. I’ve been to sales where the person will say,”I don’t know what it’s worth, so make me an offer”. My offer will reflect how much I think it’s worth and how much I am willing to pay. If you watch TV shows like Pawn Stars and American Pickers, they always buy at the lowest possible price and that is because they intend to sell and make a profit. There is nothing wrong with this. Remember, you take a chance buying anything from a garage sale. There is no guarantee. Everything is “as is”.
Oh BTW, that vise looks like a great deal.

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