|Forum topic by emetric||posted 549 days ago||2167 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
549 days ago
I like many have been dreaming of the day that I would be able to call myself the proud owner of a Festool domino machine. But the cost has always been a pesky hindrance to my dream.
So, last Friday I was casually perusing the local Craigslist tool postings (a habit of mine) when I came across something that I couldn’t believe. Someone was selling a Festool Domino! This was a first for me seeing one of these for sale used. Then I had to do a double take when i saw the price, could it really be only $500? So, I marked it as a favorite because it was like 1 am at the time, intending to call on Saturday. So I got up early Saturday and fought the urge to call before dawn waiting until a decent hour to call. So around 8 am I called the number and was greeted with a “invalid number or code” message…. DRATS!!! Needless to say I tried to call several times all weekend always with the same message. I had been thinking about this AMAZING deal and how I didn’t want to let it pass, so I started trying different combinations of phone numbers until I got an answer. It was the guy with the domino! So I made arrangements to pick it up on Thursday.
This guy told me that I would have to meet him at a pawn shop (a little shady…. yup but we are talking about a domino machine for $500). So I arrive at the pawn shop and this guy is there with the machine. To my surprise the domino machine came with the cross stop set (valued at $65.00 new), trim stop ($58.00), handrail guide ($58.00), assorted domino systainer with the 4 cutters ($285.00) and 2 extra cutters (~$75.00). The machine is in really good condition with all parts in place and in good working order just very dusty. The guy even dropped the price to $470 for everything! After verifying that the machine worked, I quickly and happily paid him and left.
I have posted pics below and I hope you enjoyed the story.
-- "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." Master Oogway