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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 07-23-2015 01:14 AM 6031 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2015 01:14 AM

Hey guys, I will sell this Planer to anyone interested.

I will list it for $900 to lumberjock members, I listed it for more on craigslist. I am in Indianapolis, I have a shipping company that can ship at good rates, i think i can get this shipped CONUS for $500 or less, it is really a good looking planer. Gears and parts look very good. Everythings moves like it should.

I really want to get a 24” for personal use. I really have a passion for using the larger slab pieces.

I can get more pics as well.


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#1 posted 07-23-2015 01:24 AM

Not a bad deal… you pick it up for $120 and flip it for almost $800 profit :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#2 posted 07-23-2015 01:34 AM

I think FShoes you just got grilled.

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#3 posted 07-23-2015 01:43 AM

I also bought a pallet jack for $100 to move it, rented a trailer for $75 paid a little over $100 for gas to go get it. That puts me around $400 total. Not only that, i have a whole saturday that it took me to aquire it.

I also am not trying to sell it for $4000 like the ones on ebay. It really doesnt sound to bad now huh?

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#4 posted 07-23-2015 01:51 AM

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#5 posted 07-23-2015 05:52 AM

I have to admit I’m dubious about adding your personal costs to the selling price of a piece of equipment. Aren’t those costs that you chose to bear to get the planer? What if you had gotten a traffic ticket—would you want the buyer to cover you for that cost too? And what if you’d annoyed the patrolman, and had to get bailed out of jail?

You still have the pallet jack, I assume. As for the cost of gas, that’s just one of the consequences of buying something that happened to be a long ways from you. And the trailer cost is the consequence of not having your own pickup truck. If we carry your reasoning out further, every time that planer changes hands, the price has to go up by the amount of the buyer’s/seller’s costs.

Supposing I were to drive a few hundred miles to your place to pick up the planer myself, instead of having you ship it. Maybe it would be fair for you to DROP the price by the amount of my fuel costs (and my time, too)????

On the other hand, anything is worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. In which case, it doesn’t matter what you paid—high or low.

Just trying to make a point. I would have no room for a planer that big, in any case.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#6 posted 07-23-2015 12:06 PM

Adding handling and delivery cost is very common and rarely explained. You can go buy a new Toyota Tundra from North Park Toyota of San Antonio and be charged $1195 for delivery from Toyota Motor Manufacturing 7.4 miles away. The point is, he has identified all costs involved and the selling price is still lower than anyone is likely to find anywhere for a planer of that quality in that kind of condition.

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#7 posted 07-23-2015 05:37 PM

All valid points. Of course we pay shipping and handling for everything we buy; it’s just that usually those costs are imbedded in the selling price, and aren’t broken out for us.

One prominent theme on this topic has been the outrageous prices some CL posters are asking. I see them too in our local CL ads. But my view is that any prospective customer has the choice not to buy. I assume that’s the reason we see some ads that are reposted for months at a stretch. Usually the price stays the same during that whole period.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#8 posted 09-06-2015 05:23 PM

Sold!

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