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Forum topic by Tedstor posted 08-22-2012 07:06 PM 859 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-22-2012 07:06 PM

Just in case you need a laugh or REALLLLLLY need a vintage Craftsman Jointer.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/tls/3222342533.html


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#1 posted 08-22-2012 09:39 PM

Yeah. I had the same TS you speak of. It worked great, but I grew tired of the 1/2” arbor and wanted the option of using 10” blades.
Craftsman made a rock-solid machine back then. I would actually like to buy a jointer like the one I linked. But I’m thinking its worth $125 at most. $750?? I could buy a brand new Grizzly jointer and have enough left over to buy a lifetime supply of replacement knives.

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#2 posted 08-22-2012 09:46 PM

People on drugs should not be allowed to offer stuff.
Let’s get the DIA involved.
Bill

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#3 posted 08-22-2012 10:08 PM

LOL – it’s in washington D.C… probably a politician who is used to paying government prices and thinks he’s offering up a bargain! :-)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#4 posted 08-22-2012 10:16 PM

That is an obvious typo.

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#5 posted 08-22-2012 10:32 PM

Well, they made the same typo in the title and text.

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#6 posted 08-22-2012 11:08 PM

There is a guy here on the Houston Craigslist that is trying to sell a similar, but worse condition C-man jointer for $400.00. These guys are nuts. I have seen these jointers in almost brand new condition going for $75.00…

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#7 posted 08-22-2012 11:14 PM

Yeah, but it has wheels. How much is THAT worth to you?

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#8 posted 08-22-2012 11:15 PM

Sometimes people wind up with stuff and have no idea of it’s worth, or lack thereof.. I don’t think they do it intentionally, just don’t have a clue. They look up some prices of what they think are similar items and price stuff based on that. Eventually, someone comes around and beats them up side the head with a clue stick. It works the other way around as well, and you sometimes run across someone selling something worth considerably more for dirt cheap.. although the clue stick is usually kept well hidden for those folk :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#9 posted 08-23-2012 08:05 PM

Well said MrU.
I have a shop full of stuff I’ve bought from such folks. I’ve found they typically know they are under-pricing an item…..to some degree. But their main goal is “junk” removal, not revenue generation. Heck I’ve done it myself. Sold a big lot of baby toys for $50. The lot was easily worth $250. I was just glad to get rid of the crap and get a few bucks for my trouble. The fact that it was kept out of a landfill and presumably enjoyed by another kid was a big plus.

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