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Forum topic by norcalgal posted 09-30-2015 05:18 PM 783 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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norcalgal

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09-30-2015 05:18 PM

Hi everyone,

My step dad passed last year and it is now time to let go of his beloved wood shop items. I have a local offer on some of the things but as I started to research, found we may be getting undersold on them. Everything is in, above average condition and only used when needed for small projects. I know he has had most of tge items since, I believe, the mid to late 90’s and on. Here is what we have and what we were offered:
1 – Delta 10” Tilting Arbor Table Saw w/unifence saw guide, deluxe miter gauge, 8” & 10” blades (4 to 5) & extended table Offered us $150
2 – Omnijig – dovetail machine by Porter Cable Professional Power Tools – Model 5116
Offered us $50
3 – AMT 6” Jointer Planer Model 4122 Offered us $75
4 – Router Table, cabinet and all accessories
Offered us $180

I realize some of these items may be discontinued but I also hear they are more durable than what is being manufactured today. If someone could affirm or disaffirm the above my mom & I would be very appreciative.
Thank you


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bigblockyeti

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#1 posted 09-30-2015 05:42 PM

The Unifence alone on the saw is worth between $100 & $150, the saw much more, pictures would allow us to help you determine a value. The 16” Omnijig should fetch at least twice the offer, if you’re looking for a quick sale. AMT has been out of business for a while so the jointer might only be worth $75, again pictures would help. The router table, cabinet and accessories could be worth next to nothing or several thousand dollars depending on what you have, pictures or a detailed list would help. It sounds like you’ve been severely lowballed on most if not all of what you are trying to liquidate. This may be a good read for you: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/109394

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 09-30-2015 05:48 PM

Yeah, without a little more info it’s hard to guess…but it looks to me like someone may be trying to take advantage of you.

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CharlesA

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#3 posted 09-30-2015 05:53 PM

You can always counteroffer, but the flip side is listing them each one by one, waiting for someone waiting to pay their full value, and then selling them over time.

I just baought a lot of planes that were undervalued, but the guy wanted one sale, not 12. I think you can go higher, but I don’t think you can get full value of each one if you want to sell in one lot.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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jonah

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#4 posted 09-30-2015 06:30 PM

The table saw, as mentioned, is worth much more than what you’ve been offered, though you don’t mention a model number (or even type of saw).

Without knowing more about its specifics, the jointer really ought to fetch ~$150 or so.

Does the router table come with a router, or is it just the table and accessories?

Pictures would actually help a lot with most of this stuff. Take a couple of pictures from different angles and we’ll be able to be more help.

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DrDirt

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#5 posted 09-30-2015 06:35 PM

Good spot to look is your local Craig’s list and/or ebay to see what it is going fo.

But the offers you are getting are lowball – so YES they are trying to take advantage…. that is unfortunately what people do when they know that the person that knew the value has passed, they want to swoop in for a song and resell it on Ebay.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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Ocelot

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#6 posted 09-30-2015 07:41 PM

I paid $150 for a 24” omnijig.

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runswithscissors

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#7 posted 09-30-2015 08:39 PM

Okay, I’m going to ruffle some feathers here. There are people on this forum who like to play this game of lowballing, and then bragging about what a good deal they got, to be followed by their stated intention to resell at a much higher price than they paid.

Granted, everyone (myself included) likes a bargain, a killer deal. But the ethic I believe in is that the buyer should determine what the item is worth to him-or her-self, and offer accordingly. When I bought my Unisaw a few years ago, the CL seller wanted $400 for it. It lacked a fence, which gave me the excuse to fabricate a rack and pinion fence that I’d been toying with for some time, so that was not a deal breaker for me. After looking the saw over carefully, and cogitating for a while, I decided the saw was worth $400 TO ME, so that’s what I paid.

Did I pay too much? Could I have gotten it for $250 or $300? Should I have tried to lowball the guy?

This issue of what one should hope to get or expect to pay is a two-edged sword, folks.

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BinghamtonEd

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#8 posted 09-30-2015 08:52 PM

I don’t think it should be ruffling some feathers, because for anyone that wants to low-ball, there’s plenty of sellers who want to get the most money for their item.

There’s nothing wrong with the guy low-balling the OP, and nothing wrong with the OP doing some research and trying to get fair price for their items.


the buyer should determine what the item is worth to him-or her-self, and offer accordingly.

I think that’s what the OP is after here. They don’t know what it’s worth, so they’re looking to more experienced folks for help. Not having a personal need for an item should not depreciate its fair value on the market.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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DrDirt

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#9 posted 09-30-2015 08:59 PM


I don t think it should be ruffling some feathers, because for anyone that wants to low-ball, there s plenty of sellers who want to get the most money for their item.

There s nothing wrong with the guy low-balling the OP, and nothing wrong with the OP doing some research and trying to get fair price for their items.

the buyer should determine what the item is worth to him-or her-self, and offer accordingly.

I think that s what the OP is after here. They don t know what it s worth, so they re looking to more experienced folks for help. Not having a personal need for an item should not depreciate its fair value on the market.

- BinghamtonEd


Agree to a point – but there is something skeevy about trying to screw over widows that is more than just “getting a good deal” and lowballing….There is taking advantage of people for personal gain.

Of course I am one of those people that would return a lost wallet or purse even if keeping it is not ‘against the law’.

This was an interesting ’experiment’ regarding this.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/109394

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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