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KenBry

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741 days ago

I had to share these two postings. Guys dream about big bucks with their old powertools. Add your dreamers to the list. To Funny..

Powermatic Bandsaw $600
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/tls/3112695795.html

Powermatic Drillpress $500
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/tls/3133453896.html

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.


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teejk

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#1 posted 741 days ago

yeah…well…I salivate at what other people pay for used machinery elsewhere but around here we have to compete with “straw hats” (amish) that have buckets of cash. in our market those prices would probably be close.

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Enoelf

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#2 posted 741 days ago

While those are both well out my current price range, I don’t believe that their pricing is out of line for the quality of the tool. Both items “appear” to be in great shape, and they are good ‘ole American products from a time when there was pride in the manufacturing sector.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 741 days ago

These guys probably remember to the penny what they paid for their “crown Jewels” .... but are totally aware of what outsourcing has done to tool prices since.

But then again, people often set their asking price, anticipating a counter offer.

What cracks me up is the million and one dopes on e-bay listing their items for more than they cost brand new on Amazon (often with free shipping)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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jim454

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#4 posted 741 days ago

I like when the post a tool for sale and it looks like they dug it up from the junk yard.

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DS

2131 posts in 1017 days


#5 posted 741 days ago

The ad I saw is no longer up.

It said “Jet Lathe – like new $600.00”
When you click into the ad, what you see is a pile of lathe parts.

I don’t think that, just because some assembly is required, it qualifies as “like new”.

-- "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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AHuxley

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#6 posted 741 days ago

Neither the PM 141 or PM 1150 are overpriced. Both will sell at that price fairly quickly. The PM 141 is probably the best 14” cast saw ever built and the 1150 are EXCELLENT presses. If anything they are CL finds, not CL jokes.

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KenBry

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#7 posted 741 days ago

HA, say what you like those prices are FAR TOO high for the market they are in. That’s why I found it funny. Just because they where made in the Good Ole USA doesn’t make it great, look at the cars of the 70’s and eights.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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Alexandre

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#8 posted 741 days ago

http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-hobbies-crafts-RECLAIMED-PINE-TABLE-TOP-W0QQAdIdZ394805336
This is overpriced
A piece of pine for $500!!

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ChuckV

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#9 posted 741 days ago

I saw this a few days ago and figured it was a typo. But it was listed again today, so now I’m not so sure:
http://nh.craigslist.org/tls/3134703987.html

Maybe it’s the “has rust all over” feature that demands such a price.

Should I see if I can talk him down and steal it for $900?

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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Alexandre

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#10 posted 741 days ago

No!!! It’s cheaper then a saw stop! GASP!!! XD

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Richard

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#11 posted 741 days ago

I don’t think those Powermatic prices are out of line, note the drill press appears to have sold already.

Speaking of people acting like their junk is gold plated – this guy has been trying to sell his Ridgid TS since last fall. I have written him a couple of notes telling him he is way over market rate but he persists.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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ShaneA

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#12 posted 741 days ago

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mad/3073196927.html

The seller says the board is worth a $1000. Seems a tad excessive to me.

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Alexandre

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#13 posted 741 days ago

It’s not a “tad” it’s A BILLIONTH too excessive

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AHuxley

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#14 posted 741 days ago

@Kenbry I still disagree, even the market. If there is one thing I know re: used machine prices, it is bandsaws. I search nationally every bandsaw listed on CL every single day. $600 is right at market asking price across the country for a good plug and play evergreen PM141. If you are comparing it to Delta 14” cast saws it is like comparing a Ford Ranger to a F250. Like it or not 500-600 is market price and it will sell, high for the lesser Delta though.

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DS

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#15 posted 741 days ago

I wonder if he is confusing Brazilian Rosewood with Brazilwood, or, Pernambuco.
Pernambuco is nearly extinct and is currently banned from harvest and export from Brasil.

I’ve been able to buy some from Asia with relative ease. This is the wood most commomly used for the best violin bows. It’d be sad to lose it as a species altogether due to overharvesting.

-- "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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