|Forum topic by BlankMan||posted 10-25-2010 05:47 PM||2784 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
10-25-2010 05:47 PM
Was looking for a 1” or 2” belt sander and checked out all the usual manufacturers and places. Went looked at a few 1” x 30” ones but they were just a bit too small and looked really cheaply built. Checked out Delta, Grizzly, Enco, and the like and some got pricey and I just didn’t want to wait for shipping.
So I checked out Craigslist. There’s like 4 lists in Southeastern Wisconsin that I consider in driving distance. So I’m perusing through the lists and one catches my eye because it looks familiar. So I go back to Enco’s site and sure enough it’s their 1” x 42” unit that they sell for $200 and the guy’s asking $100. Decent if it’s in good shape. So I contact him and then call him and since it’s 40 miles away ask if the price is cast in concrete or is he negotiable before I drive out there.
Turns out he is and says he buys and sells machines and he’s got to get at least $85 out this one. So I drive out there, look at it, run it, test it to see if I could bog it down, and it’s lookin’ good. So after a bunch of shootin’ the shit and seeing all the other stuff he has for sale, I ask if he’d take $75 for it. Sold.
I’m thinking this is a border line gloat. Less then half price, no shipping cost (although I usually get free shipping for Enco regardless of the size and weight), and I didn’t have to wait.
Runs and tracks great too!
-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI