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Forum topic by Ripper70 posted 02-04-2016 03:18 PM 653 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ripper70

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02-04-2016 03:18 PM

Hey All,

Saw this craigslist posting and thought it was a pretty good deal for someone in the NY tri-state area.

I don’t have 220v in my little shop and it’s more planer than I’ll ever put to use but this one looks to be in pretty fine shape and seems priced to sell.

http://longisland.craigslist.org/tls/5432889079.html

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#1 posted 02-04-2016 04:43 PM

I think it’s hilarious how he says “no tire kickers”.....what? You’re not allowed to inpect the vitals of the machine? What’s he trying to hide?

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#2 posted 02-04-2016 05:52 PM

It looked to me like that was part of the “serious inquiries” only request. I’m not sure he’s trying to hide anything, maybe just saying don’t waste my time if you’re really not interested. I’ve never actually understood that, why would anyone get in touch is they weren’t interested? But I’ve never lived in the northeast, maybe it’s just a thing there. Regardless, those are nice planers, even if he did misidentify it (it’s actually a DC 380). His price isn’t out of line, but it’s still higher than I’ve seen others sell for (in my part of the world). For the record, I paid $999 for mine, delivered, from Tools Plus in 2002.

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#3 posted 02-04-2016 05:56 PM

I think you’re correct about the “serious inquiries” comment. In my experience with CL I’ve had many frustrating experiences with buyers that don’t show or request all kinds of answers to questions then just disappear never to be heard from again.

I also think you’re correct about the model number error. I couldn’t find any info on a DC350.

But don’t blame me. I’m just the messenger.

;-)

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#4 posted 02-04-2016 06:22 PM

Tire kickers could also be those a-holes that just want to check the place out to see what they can steal later.

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#5 posted 02-04-2016 06:30 PM

You guys are probably both right about the tire kickers, they could be thieves or just the PITA folks that enjoy wasting others time. CL jas it’s share of idiots eitehr way. But the DC 380 isn’t actually a model number. You generally won’t find parts for a DC 380, but try looking for them under 22-680….that was actually one of the model numbers applied to that planer. DC 380 is what it says on that bright silver sticker on the front of the machine tho…I’m guessing he fat-fingered the ID.

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#6 posted 02-04-2016 06:47 PM

You guys are probably both right about the tire kickers, they could be thieves or just the PITA folks that enjoy wasting others time. CL jas it s share of idiots eitehr way. But the DC 380 isn t actually a model number. You generally won t find parts for a DC 380, but try looking for them under 22-680….that was actually one of the model numbers applied to that planer. DC 380 is what it says on that bright silver sticker on the front of the machine tho…I m guessing he fat-fingered the ID.
- Fred Hargis

OWWM Rule #1: The seller, standing in front of the machine with access to all sides and in full daylight, will not/cannot describe the machine correctly.

As for being a tire kicker, that just indicates not to waste his time if you aren’t serious, and is a common expression in the auto sales business, but can be used in just about any sales scenario.

Tire Kicker (n) (From the Cambridge Dictionary)
Someone who appears to be interested in ​buying something and ​asks a lot of ​questions but does not ​buy anything: If you want to ​sell it on the ​internet, you’ll have to ​deal with hundreds of tire kickers.

Or Better yet, from the Urban Dictionary:
Someone who is indecisive about purchasing a product or service, and never feels satisfied with what they are offered. In the end a tire kicker may or may not buy. The term comes from sales people at car dealerships. Tire kickers would come around frequently, kick the tires a few times on the cars that they liked, but never make a solid purchasing decision on any particular car or trim.
That tire kicker has come here every day for the last month, don’t waste any time on him.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#7 posted 02-04-2016 08:25 PM

Ah okay, i was under the impression that he didn’t want anybody coming down to look at it and inspect it to see if its worth $700. To me, in that context, “no tire kickers” sounded fishy. Like if i went to buy a used car, but was not allowed to test drive it. I could be wrong though

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#8 posted 02-04-2016 10:20 PM

That looks like a screaming deal. Too bad it’s sitting outside on a pallet. I hope he can at least hook it up to hear if it runs.

I once placed an ad for a motorcycle I was selling on CL. I live in the Hudson Valley and this Russian guy rides up from Queens to check out my ST1300 touring bike. He takes it out for a test ride and is gone about a half an hour. He left his bike so I wasn’t THAT worried. He comes back and I ask ‘so what do you think?’ He says ‘oh, I’m not buying a bike now. I just never rode one before and wanted to see if it was a fast and comfortable as they say.’ People are bizarre.

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#9 posted 02-04-2016 10:53 PM

I don’t think he paid that much for that Planer I bought my used couple of years ago and it was only $450.00 and that owner said he bought it new for $1100.00 with at mobile base. Great planer have no regert trading up to this one. I still think it’s alittle too high.

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#10 posted 02-05-2016 02:14 AM



I don t think he paid that much for that Planer I bought my used couple of years ago and it was only $450.00 and that owner said he bought it new for $1100.00 with at mobile base. Great planer have no regert trading up to this one. I still think it s alittle too high.

- Alan72

No Regerts!

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