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Forum topic by swirt posted 07-14-2010 05:40 AM 1594 views 2 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-14-2010 05:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: used tools craigs list old tools frugal

Just read this tip and thought, “doh, why didn’t I think of that?” I use an RSS reader for reading blogs, why not use it for looking for tools over time on Craigslist.

I can see how it would be really useful for being the early bird and grabbing the worm.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#1 posted 07-14-2010 03:41 PM

Wow!! This is really going to be helpful. Thank You sooooo much!


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#2 posted 07-14-2010 08:15 PM

It really is a simple thing. I set up 4 searches for things I am hoping to find …. now I sit back and wait…. it feels a lot like fishing LOL

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 07-15-2010 10:23 PM

I’ve been doing this as well, very helpful when watching for specific things. For instance, I had a search for ‘jointer’ and ‘planer’ set up on my RSS reader and found both this way.

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#4 posted 07-15-2010 10:36 PM

thank´s Swirt
I deffently have to come out of the stoneage
but that´s life when you are a neanderthaler on a PC


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#5 posted 07-16-2010 02:26 AM

Shhhh! You’re giving away secrets!!!!

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#6 posted 07-16-2010 02:34 AM

Brilliant! Wow, this is totally a “why didn’t I think of this?” moment.

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 07-16-2010 04:52 AM

Glad to hear I’m not the only one slapping my forehead for not thinking of it myself. I already had a couple hits on my search for a spokeshave. So far they aren’t exactly what I am looking for, but I am hopeful, and not in a hurry.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 07-17-2010 08:02 PM

I’ve had various RSS feeds from Craigslist going for quite some time. Even if your not seriously looking for a tool, it’s a great way to figure out what the market & availability for used tools is. I don’t have room or the urgent need for a jointer yet, but I sure know what the market around Colorado springs is… 200-400 for a decent used 6” and they show up at least once a week…

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#9 posted 07-18-2010 12:55 AM

This is a great way to land that next Craigslist gloat. I am afraid I might spend more money now. LOL

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#10 posted 07-18-2010 01:09 AM

great tip.

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#11 posted 07-18-2010 03:32 AM

Thank you very much : )

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