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Forum topic by Holbs posted 05-02-2016 12:39 AM 1706 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2016 12:39 AM

I love auctions. I keep my eye out for great prices and great items. My garage is 75% full of just that sort with fantastic deals. But every once in awhile, some lots come up and make you question people’s intelligence. For example:
This can be purchased for $159 at Harbor Freight. Yet, the auction price so far with 2 hours to go is $350. End price will probably be around $375-$400. Funny!
https://lightningauctions.hibid.com/lot/24984519/windsor-design-60--wood-work-bench-with-vise/?ref=watch-list

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter


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#1 posted 05-02-2016 01:32 AM

They are apparently born at a rate of around 60 per hour I understand. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 05-02-2016 12:01 PM



They are apparently born at a rate of around 60 per hour I understand. :-)

- shipwright

now THAT .. is funny right there !

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

So what did it finally sell for? I can guarantee there’s not $350 worth of wood in that bench.

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#4 posted 05-02-2016 02:32 PM



They are apparently born at a rate of around 60 per hour I understand. :-)

- shipwright

I think the benches and the bidders are produced at about the same rate ;)

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#5 posted 05-02-2016 02:41 PM


They are apparently born at a rate of around 60 per hour I understand. :-)

- shipwright

I think the benches and the bidders are produced at about the same rate ;)

- HokieKen

And of about the same quality!

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#6 posted 05-02-2016 07:21 PM

I find this thread title baffling

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#7 posted 05-02-2016 09:21 PM

Perhaps it is assumed that some sort of valuables will be left in the drawers of this thing.

I have 2 of them, and paid less than the 300 for the both of them brand new.

-Paul

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#8 posted 05-02-2016 11:08 PM

In all fairness Harbor Freight has some pretty unbelievable pricing. For someone unaware of HF $350 may not seem that bad. Maybe the bidders have been reading a Lee Valley catalogue.
The seller on the other hand is a bit of an opportunist. This guy is going places, jail eventually I would guess.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#9 posted 05-03-2016 12:40 AM

It sold for $350. Maybe, I should go buy 10 of these and sell them at the auctions :)

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter

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#10 posted 05-03-2016 01:28 AM

I once sold a used part to a boat on Ebay. I put a short description and a link to cabelas where it could be bought new. It sold for more than the new price. I’ll never understand!

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