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Forum topic by Rob posted 11-06-2016 01:52 PM 817 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2016 01:52 PM

I have a ridged Jointer for sale that I put on craigslist and never got a bite on it. Yesterday I listed it again because I have no idea where else to post it. I think I have it priced about right. Are there any other places that may be a good place to list it? I’m not going to ship it because of the weight so it would have to be people in the area of Western NY or Northwestern PA that are interested. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 11-06-2016 02:01 PM

Craigslist is where I’d keep the listing. It’s the best way to sell something too heavy to ship. Let the listing stay up for as long as it takes. People looking for a jointer will search on the term and your ad will show up even if it’s been on there for a while. If it hasn’t sold in a month come down on the price.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#2 posted 11-06-2016 02:04 PM

Craigslist is like that. I seem to get 5 people in a few hours or nothing. I usually just relist in a few weeks.

What are you asking? Mine was $225 new with LSA as home depot closed these out a few years ago.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#3 posted 11-06-2016 02:05 PM

You could also offfically list here. There are other woodworking forums that have a ‘For Sale’ section. Although you will have to become a member first.


-- Bob, Kingwood, TX

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 11-06-2016 02:53 PM

The classified sections on forums such as this one are a really good place to list tools. If you are out of wack on pricing, that quickly becomes a matter of discussion.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#5 posted 11-06-2016 04:09 PM

Be patient with Craigslist. Sometimes it takes
awhile to find a buyer for a machine, even if
it is priced fair.

You can list it on ebay too but aside from Craigslist
there aren’t any other real good geographic
focused classified sites.

Another thing that is likely to get some
interest is putting a notice up on the bulletin
board at the local hardware store.

The problem is as often as not distance these
days. There was a time when I would drive
much further than I will now to look at used
tools selling for modest prices… so understand
that somebody may be interested but not enough
to pop for the gas money to come get the

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#6 posted 11-06-2016 05:13 PM

Paul, I’m asking $250. It’s like new and I’m also providing 4 sets of blades for it. 2 sets are brand new and one other set has been professionally sharpened and ready to go. I also have it on a wheeled base that goes with it if a buyer wants that too. I’m pretty sure it’s priced fine. Every other person listing a Jointer on my local craigslist are asking $400 or more. Every one of them is loaded with rust. Mine is not. Not that it’s a big deal but the others will require work to get it ready to use. The only cheaper one listed is a little bench top model. I have a neighbor that has said he wants it more than once but until he comes over with the cash, it’s just talk on his part. If I don’t have any luck over the next couple of weeks with the neighbor or craigslist, I’ll post it on here. I wasn’t aware there even was a classified section on here. I’ve only seen this “trade and swap” forum.

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#7 posted 11-06-2016 06:41 PM

You can list it on eBay as a “Pickup Only” item. Interested buyers can use the eBay search parameters that will search within a predesignated mile radius of their zip code.

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

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Fred Hargis

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#8 posted 11-06-2016 06:45 PM

The “trade and swap” forum is the one to which I referred. It’s for items that are sold as well as whatever other type of deal can be worked out. Just list your conditions (no trade, price is firm, etc.).

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#9 posted 11-10-2016 11:58 PM

As luck would have it, 2 days after posting this thread, I sold the Jointer for the price I was asking. Thanks to all who posted in this thread.

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