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Forum topic by KenBry posted 05-06-2012 05:32 AM 1125 views 1 time favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2012 05:32 AM

Today I was looking at planes and saw this #1 lie niesen bid up to $330. This thing sells for $225 on LN’s sight… Just makes me laugh everytime i see this on e-bay. Am I missing something? Lol

Link to hand plane
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lie-Nielsen-1-Plane-Clean-100-Finish-NEW-in-Shipping-Box-/230783598938?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bbc6415a#ht_1317wt_689

What’s even worse is the discription calls it an antque

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.


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#1 posted 05-06-2012 08:22 AM

I will quote the famous P. T. Barnum…
“There is a sucker born every minute”
Thing of it is, his “humbug’s” only cost a dollar

-- "...Be sure to read, Understand & follow the manufactures safety rules... And there is never more importaint rule than wearing safety glasses."

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 08:48 AM

ebay is a dangerous place if you don’t know what you are bidding on. There is a great deal of talk in forums on the value of the Stanley #1 and so one may stumble on this and think they are getting an incredible deal on a rare collectible. I have seen re-releases of old toys get listed on there as a rare, never been opened, item. Makes me more than a little nauseated at times.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#3 posted 05-06-2012 12:27 PM

OMG….there are 22 bids on that plane? What the hell are people thinking?

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#4 posted 05-06-2012 01:34 PM

I sold a piece that holds a outboard motor once. It sold for more than the cost of a new one. I was astounded. Then the guy sent me an email afterwards telling me it was overpriced. duh!!! It was an auction!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#5 posted 05-06-2012 01:36 PM

Hmm, maybe I should buy a couple of a LN #1s and list them on ebay to make some money.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 05-06-2012 01:42 PM

I just looked and it’s up to $366? I am betting that some one has a couple bogus acounts and he is raising his own bids.

The guy says he’ll ship world wide but at that price…. Man o man

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#7 posted 05-06-2012 01:44 PM

I can sort of understand people overbidding on old stuff where the value is subjective. But how in the heck can you overbid by $150 on an item that you can check the price of in a matter of about 10 seconds???!!!

I guess the old saying that some people have more money than sense really is true.

Brandon: You got that right! I think I will list everything in my shop on eBay. I should clear enough to retire AND replace all my used stuff with brand new.

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#8 posted 05-06-2012 03:57 PM

I’ve seen harbor freight tools sell on there for quite a bit more than they sell for at HF.

Selling is also a crapshoot.

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#9 posted 05-06-2012 04:20 PM

I just checked it out and its listed as “tight and sharp”! Thats got to be worth something.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 05-06-2012 04:43 PM

Remember that there are buyers in other countries who would be glad to get one of these at any price, and may not be able to get retailers to ship to them. Possibly a Lumberjock in Europe or Africa can shed some light on this.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 05-06-2012 04:45 PM

It’s purdy.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#12 posted 05-06-2012 05:06 PM

poopie…. I checked the LN site. They do ship overseas.

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#13 posted 05-06-2012 05:45 PM

Shipwreck: You must consider tarriffs, customs fees, broker fees…when purchasing from outside the country of origin, before assuming that all things are equal otherwise. Cripes, it’s hard enough buying things and having them shipped to Canada without hefty fees here and there. Buying a single used item on ebay does make sense to somebody in Europe, more economically than a commercial retailer can do. To dismiss eBay buyers as ‘dumb’ without knowing the whole story, is unfair. Maybe Mads, or Dennis Grosen could weigh in with their experiences. Just sayin’.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#14 posted 05-06-2012 10:08 PM

Poopie, it’s just these select few that are “dumb”. The tarrifs and incomming taxes are not going to come to that level.. Besides there are more than 1 bidders that are doing this. I Am always watching th lie nielsen listings, I see time and time again people over paying. Oh and that’s on us shipping only items.

When used items sell at new and above plus shipping, these people are simply…dumb.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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