|Forum topic by BlankMan||posted 414 days ago||1044 views||0 times favorited||18 replies|
414 days ago
I’ve been watching Craigslist the past week for a $10-$20 router I could use as a trade in at Woodcraft to pick up a Porter-Cable 690LR, I really like that router. Even though I already have three one can never have enough and I’m worried about B&D dropping them or cheapening them up.
So this morning I saw a listing for a 693PK plunge router kit for $75. Not bad if it’s in good shape so I contacted the guy. We eventually spoke on the phone and I arranged to see it. I asked if he was firm on the price and told him I have one of these already and I paid $113 for it new on sale at ACE and said I’d be willing to pay $55. I was willing to go higher but thought I start there, actually wanted to start at $50 but thought that might be too low. He said he’d take $55 so I went to look at it.
Since we met at a gas station I couldn’t plug it in and try it so I decided to look at the bushes to get an idea how much use it had. I looked at a brush, no wear really. I looked at the collet, no tools marks. I noticed all the accessories were still in the plastic bag and the power cord was still zip tied. I gave him the $55. This thing was new never used.
When I got home I realized the 1/4” collet was still zip tied to the cord.
-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI