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poopiekat

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11-16-2012 05:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Okay… I’ve seen some bizarre ads, this local ad for clamps, well… what’s your opinion?

http://winnipeg.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-tools-other-4-3-4-Woodworking-Pipe-Bar-Clamps-W0QQAdIdZ431925249

$175 for the four… It’s only money!!

-- 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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#1 posted 11-16-2012 05:25 PM

WOW! I had no idea it was that expensive to live in Canada. Now I know why it cost so much to go fishing up north.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 06:15 PM

will sell desperately for $50.00 each

Funny stuff!

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#3 posted 11-16-2012 06:18 PM

mloy: That’s because there are NO Harbor Freight stores in Canada!! ChuckV: It would be a shame to break up the set, wouldn’t it? But for $50, well….

-- 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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#4 posted 11-16-2012 06:52 PM

My Opinion is that someone who didn’t know anything about what he was doing is trying to make a quick buck!

... a complete waste of time…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 11-16-2012 07:54 PM

Not all Canadians are that crazy over clamps…
He would probably try to convince you this is all you ever have to buy, or maybe he was scammed with them first…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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David Craig

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#6 posted 11-16-2012 08:05 PM

Well, you have to figure in a hundred bucks in labor to put the clamps on the pipe for you :)

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

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#7 posted 11-16-2012 08:07 PM

i think, including the pipe, it would be about $50 for all four. Those are some harbor freight clamps.

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#8 posted 11-16-2012 08:35 PM

Thanks for the info on these clamps! I sent in my money and bought all four!!

Okay I didn’t. Clearly the seller is not the person who bought them originally. My guess is they did a quick Google search, found some Bessey clamps selling for $50 each, and thought that’s what they had.

-- Mark Smith, Tracy, CA., http://www.markscustomwoodcrafts.com

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#9 posted 11-16-2012 08:55 PM

The extra charge is due to the fact that they come pre-assembled.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#10 posted 11-16-2012 08:57 PM

Well, they do have the pads attached. That’s gotta be worth something, no?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Don W

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#11 posted 11-16-2012 10:27 PM

I’d be tempted to call and asked if Elvis owned them.

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

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#12 posted 11-17-2012 12:04 AM

Thats right. Those pipes are diamond encrusted for better grip.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#13 posted 11-17-2012 01:15 AM

At least they are not on a pile of junk.or machinery-nice pictureThey must of charged extra for the end plastic caps.Besides they used Galvanized pipe instead of Black steel pipe.Black steel pipe would have drove the price up.Looks like a listing for CL in Afganistan.

-- Pancho

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#14 posted 11-17-2012 05:27 AM

LOL you guys are killing me! And sure enough, these clamps have eccentric-tooth cam-stops, which slip and slide on galvanized pipe. Looks like store-bought pipe from Canadian Tire. Half of the ads in our local ‘Kijiji’ (Canada’s alternative to CL) have prices stuck on stuff that is truly amusing. Some old, used tools are priced AT retail, with the reminder that there is no PST/GST sales taxes to pay. Instant red flag! Haw!

-- 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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#15 posted 11-19-2012 02:26 AM

the worst part is that shipping is going to run you another hundred… still not a bad deal, so If anyone is interested I have 16 feet of left handed sand paper I will let go for $20.00 a LF..believe you me it a bargain.
I will even ship for free… Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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