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Forum topic by DouginVa posted 02-02-2013 11:30 PM 1768 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-02-2013 11:30 PM

I just had to laugh:

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/tls/3576149798.html

-- Just a man with his chisel.........


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#1 posted 02-03-2013 12:14 AM

Are these people delusional or do they ever get some poor sap to bite? It’s hard to believe that anyone would even bother responding.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 02:40 AM

it looks like it was used to smooth out an asphalt driveway and they lost the blade in the process.

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 02:56 AM

I think this falls under the ask a high price so someone thinks it’s worth something

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 03:05 AM

Has anybody noticed it doesn’t even have blade?

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#5 posted 02-03-2013 11:55 AM

Before the ad disappears for ever!

CL > washington, DC > district of columbia > all for sale / wanted > tools – by owner
Reply tb4z2-3576149798@sale.craigslist.org [?] flag [?] : miscategorized prohibited spam best of Posted: 2013-02-02, 5:00PM EST
Millers Falls Wood Plane (22”) – $80 (20012)

Millers Falls 22” long (by 2-7/8” wide), wood plane with Rosewood tote and knob.

Nice plane and only dirty and greasy and missing original blade. Not cracked, warped, gouged or otherwise abused.

Buy a Hock replacement blade and chip breaker and you’ll have a superior plane to the original Millers Falls plane.

(The price will go up if I clean it, and up again considerably if I replace the blade and chip breaker).

Asking a pre-clean-up price of $80.00.

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#6 posted 02-03-2013 12:10 PM

That was my first thought too Bent. What’s he been planing, ASPHAULT? LOL

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#7 posted 02-03-2013 12:31 PM

Here’s another one. The price is still high for it’s condition and manufacturer. And is that an aluminum frog?

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/tls/3590422154.html

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#8 posted 02-03-2013 12:32 PM

Amrica is hungry.

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#9 posted 02-03-2013 12:45 PM

If he left off the word “Handyman”, then Don might buy it LOL

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#10 posted 02-03-2013 12:48 PM

I see lots of ads like this on my local C/L. Sometimes I think people that have no background with the item they have “think” they have something valuable when they price it. Unless they find a real sucker the item usually shows up a few weeks later at a deeply discounted rate.
I’ve also noticed the same thing at the local fleas.

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#11 posted 02-03-2013 12:55 PM

I bought a Millers Falls 22” just like that one this past summer at a yard sale for $20. It was still in the original box and in mint condition. I like Millers falls planes, but 80 bucks for that hunk of rust is a little much…

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#12 posted 02-03-2013 01:10 PM

That DC plane is a taller tale than the MF… ‘not a collectable but it’ll do the job…’

Are you sure about that, I’d ask?

Spend the time to clean and fettle that POS and see how long it holds a setting.

The Handyman line is far less of a tool than other vintage (pre-war) stanleys. Better quality than ‘new’ ones you find at the BORG for $25, but still not a decent tool. Not unlike buying a plastic-bodied countertop saw. And I wouldn’t pay more than $10 for a Handyman that’d get use as a scrub plane.

Oh well. Buyer beware, and all that rot.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#13 posted 02-03-2013 01:20 PM

If you go over to owwm, the policy is you have to list a price if you’re listing something in their for sale section. The policy clearly states if you don’t know what price to ask, start high and come down until its sold. I had a thread deleted because it asked what the value of something was. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to sell.

so my observation is this is a owwm user and he doesn’t know what the value is.

it like the ones on eBay for $100,000 with bold letters, “Please make an offer”

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#14 posted 02-03-2013 02:04 PM

Remember, Craigslist ads are free…

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#15 posted 02-08-2013 08:37 PM

Well, the original post advertising this plane for $80 has been flagged for removal….probably by the seller. It’s now back up for $75. He won’t get a serious bite on that till it’s below $20.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/tls/3603321329.html

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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