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Craigslist Gloat

by BlankMan
posted 04-01-2012 05:13 PM

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#1 posted 04-01-2012 05:21 PM

Sweet Deal

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 04-01-2012 05:37 PM

Was he wearing dark sun-glasses and had his license plate covered with mud?

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#3 posted 04-01-2012 05:42 PM

No, but he wondering if I was interested in a bunch of Rolex’s he had hanging on the inside of his coat…..

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#4 posted 04-01-2012 06:13 PM

Woodcraft has a trade in on routers? Any info on this, it might be a nice way to ditch my 1/4” collet, single speed B&D that I only paid 10.00 for on craigslist. I really do need something better.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#5 posted 04-01-2012 06:34 PM

Here's the link to Woodcraft’s sales flyer. $50 instant credit towards what looks like Porter-Cable routers with a trade in router.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#6 posted 04-01-2012 06:50 PM

Great Deal
your right you can never have enough routers:))

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 04-01-2012 07:32 PM

Allright, I get it. Its an April Fools Day joke, Right?

-- - Martin

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#8 posted 04-01-2012 09:28 PM

I’m trying to figure out how to put all my routers on a rotating wheel so I can set each one up to do a different profile and then just spin the routers instead of changing bits..I would only need 2 wheels with my current number of routers….........................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#9 posted 04-01-2012 09:45 PM

Shame on you for stealing that router combo !! LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 04-01-2012 09:48 PM

What a DEAL!

Now, you don’t have to Trade-in to get it… right?
You beat the Trade-in DEAL!

You stole it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#11 posted 04-01-2012 10:02 PM

Great deal. I got one just like it last Summer from a Craig’s List ad. It came with two router table tops and two Woodpecker phenolic router plates and the entire bunch of stuff was $50! I felt so guilty that I gave a woodworking friend one of the router plates for his router table.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#12 posted 04-01-2012 10:16 PM

Nope. No April fool. I thought about that because it was April 1st but nope. I still did go look at another router, they wanted $25. It was an old small Craftsman and it came with a small table, offered $15 for just the router and they said no $25 with or without the table and I said bye.

So if I were to pick up a used router for $10-$15 I may still do the Woodcraft thing. With a gift card I have and the $50 trade in that put the 690LR around $60 out of pocket, well worth that. I think I’d have enough routers then. That put me at 11. :-)

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#13 posted 04-02-2012 12:42 AM

very nice deal. I always love to see people score great deals. Now you can flip it for 100.00 and make a quick 50.00. Just kidding. I have 3 of those combo kits and they are really nice.

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#14 posted 04-02-2012 12:51 AM

Well done.

-- Powered by Smith & Wilson~~~

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#15 posted 04-02-2012 01:27 AM

I guess it’s good the guy wasn’t stealing copper.

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#16 posted 04-02-2012 02:52 AM

The beauty of that model is that there’s nothing wasted on gimcrackery. Motor, collet, base, switch. Ready, set, rout. I own seven of them.

I have four larger PC routers and I’d have a hard time arguing they are better in any meaningful way.

Great deal, great story.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#17 posted 04-10-2012 01:00 AM

Well I did it anyway, picked up a $10 Craigslist router and traded it in at Woodcraft for a Porter-Cable 690LR. Total out of pocket cost, $68 including the $10. Used a Gift Card I had from Christmas andI couldn’t find anything I really wanted. Guess I could have bought more Bessey clamps…

Think I’ll sell my Bosch 1613EVS, seldom use it, probably haven’t used it in years, can’t even remember the last time I did.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#18 posted 04-10-2012 01:08 AM


-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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