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Forum topic by TheDane posted 12-23-2011 01:25 AM 1296 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheDane

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12-23-2011 01:25 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humor tablesaw

I like to browse Craigslist once in a while just to get a chuckle from the way people represent (or misrepresent) the stuff they are trying to sell.

For example, this listing ( http://lacrosse.craigslist.org/tls/2764026251.html ) touts a Delta 10” ‘contractor grade table saw’ for only $300.

The seller says: “One of the best features is that it is direct drive so there are no belts or cable drives to wear out and break.”

Huh!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"


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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 01:35 AM

Go Home… Do NOT Pass GO…

LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 12-23-2011 01:36 AM

He’s right the drive belt will NEVER wear out! hahah!

They tout the fuel efficiency of big trucks with little 6 cylinder motors in them. They don’t brag about them being gutless and having poor resell value.

(He probably sells cars for his day job I suspect.)

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#3 posted 12-23-2011 01:36 AM

I do the same thing, Gerry. Here is a sweet deal on an “industrial contractor” TS

http://evansville.craigslist.org/tls/2755508986.html

“I have an industrial table saw for sale. It was purchased from a government agency and has probably less than 30 hours on it. It is 10” Delta contractors saw. It has a 1 1/2 horse motor. It would be a perfect Christmas gift for a guy that is serious about wood working or contracting.
New cost is over $2600.00 for the same thing.”

It could be yours for only $800.
Buyer beware.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#4 posted 12-23-2011 01:45 AM

Hey it was a government contractors saw. I’m SURE it cost at least 30,000 US Taxpayer dollars!

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#5 posted 12-23-2011 01:48 AM

Sad but true, DS251.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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poppysplace

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#6 posted 12-23-2011 01:56 AM

Yeah, and they sell at gov’t auction for 2-3 cents on the dollar. I have bought heavy double pedistal desk in good con. @ $8.00 ea. I work at a major army depot and sadly see this daily.

-- Poppy N B TX.

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#7 posted 12-23-2011 02:07 AM

Surfing Craigslist can be very profitable. About a month ago I Bought 960 BF of six types wood and a barrel of exotic blocks for stoppers, pepper mills, etc. This was an estate that was stored inside stored 8/4 materal. some up to 60 yrs. old. Final price? set down. $600.00 plus a 200mi. round trip. There ia a bowl from it on my sale site. www.woodbyjames.etsy.com

-- Poppy N B TX.

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#8 posted 12-23-2011 02:17 AM

The sad part is that some poor soul will buy this stuff.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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childress

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#9 posted 12-23-2011 03:16 AM

yeah but….he will “also help load as this is a 2 person job”

lol

-- Childress Woodworks

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