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Forum topic by DIYaholic posted 03-07-2011 06:28 AM 4954 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DIYaholic

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03-07-2011 06:28 AM

Hello all,
What do you think the jointer in title is worth? It is listed on CL for $400/obo. Should I offer the $400 Or a lesser amount?
Thanks, in advance, for the help. I may not be able to check on replies in a timely manner, as I am in the middle of snowplowing during a 12” to 24” snow storm. 7 Hours of plowing so far, 12 to 18 hours to go.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?


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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 07:34 PM

If it’s in good shape, $400 seems like it may be a fair price, but a used jointer can entail several hours of tuneup time to get it ready to be at your service. You might factor that in unless it is factory fresh with nary a thumbprint on it.

There’s nothing wrong with offering less—it saves you the agony of the owner saying, as you are getting ready to close the door on your truck with the added ballast in the back (handy in a snowstorm), “I’da let it go for $300—just thought you’d like to know!”

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 03-08-2011 10:25 AM

Lee,
Thanks for the info.
24+ Inches of snow in 24 hours!!!
30 hours of plowing done, 3 hours of sleep, plowing round 2 underway (3 hours & counting).
Coffee break over!

Again, thanks for the sage advice.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 03-08-2011 02:51 PM

Its 33 years old. Its only a 6”. You have no idea what its been through. The motor could be on its last legs. The bearings could be shot. It will probably need new knives. Offer two hundred bucks. If you can’t get it for that move on.

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#4 posted 03-08-2011 03:34 PM

I just sold one last month for exactly $400. It was is excellent shape. Worked and ran fine. No wiggles, wobbles or vibrations. Here are a couple photos so you can compare to your potential purchase…

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 09:39 PM

Mcase & 2bigfeet,

Thanks for the valuable input.

Now that I’m done with plowing (48 hours) & clean ups (10 hours), I’m almost caught up on sleep. I will contact the seller of the jointer and make an offer

Guys (all three), thanks for the input and help. I’ll update this with the results (& pictures if purchased).

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 03-10-2011 10:33 PM

2bigfeet. You’re killing me. Anyone else out there with that^ machine for $400?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 03-11-2011 01:25 AM

I made an offer through e-mail. It’s officially hurry up and wait time.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 03-25-2011 04:41 PM

Very cool, the Powermatic 6” Jointer Model 50 is my dream jointer.

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