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shelly_b

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502 days ago

I am trying to sell my rigid tablesaw. I am asking $375 and willing to come down to $350. Is this a fair price or am I asking too much? I have had 3 people interested, but they didn’t want to pay that much. It comes with everything(miter, wrench, fence, etc.) It is in great shape, nothing wrong with it. I am also offering the sleds and jigs I have made for it. And the outfeed table for $25 extra… I would like your advice rather than the advice the people that want to buy it are giving me. Sorry to start such a silly forum, but I have so much trouble coming up with prices when I am trying to sell something!


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#1 posted 502 days ago

Ask $325, take $275. The built in mobile base is a nice feature, so I added $25 to it.

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 502 days ago

Price it to sell, it’s gone quickly.

Hold out for what you want and it’ll be there a while.

Tough call Shelly. I would throw in the out feed table to sweeten
the deal, but don’t ask for another 25.00 dollars, if you really want it gone.

Start at what you want and drop it to 300.00 or so.

Good luck Shelly.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 502 days ago

Your asking price is actually fair for that saw in good condition with the extras you mention. However, most people who are looking at used tools are looking for a real bargain to offset the doubt and risk that always comes with buying a pre-owned item.

Like waho6o9 said, it all depends on how fast you want to get rid of it. If you have time, price it at $350 firm, and wait for the right buyer. If you really need to get rid of it, you might have to come down as low as $250.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 502 days ago

The general rule of thumb is 50% of the cost when new, give or take a little for extras, condition, and model. Shop made jigs don’t generally fetch much, but a router table, after market miter gauge, and good blades can add some value if those extras are something a buyer is interested in.

Once you get to $350, a new saw with a riving knife and warranty starts to look attractive to a lot of folks. $250-$300 has more appeal to a lot of buyers for those saws. The 3650 with it’s solid cast iron wings is more likely to bring a bit more than say an older TS2412 or 2424.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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distrbd

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#5 posted 502 days ago

I would say $300 is dead on right,stay firm at $300 and someone who is looking for a decent saw will knock on your door soon,I would throw in the extras .

-- Ken from Ontario

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shelly_b

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#6 posted 502 days ago

Thanks guys. I will probably knock it down to $300 if no one wants it in the next day or 2. I think I am just trying to justify getting screwed when I bought it. I paid somewhere around 300-350 but it didn’t come with a miter gauge or wrench to change the blade. I was new, so I bought the miter gauge that would’ve came with the saw, which pretty much brought the price up to a new saw. Than I realized the miter gauge was junk, so I bought the incra… lotsa money wasted!!

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#7 posted 502 days ago

You won the Baileigh contest and are going to buy a new TS. I would say pay it forward and settle for a fair price around $250-$275.

James

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#8 posted 502 days ago

Oh poor you, give us a break. Keep the Incra miter gauge, and give them the Baileigh miter gauge when you get it.

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#9 posted 502 days ago

What model is it?

-- Life is good.

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#10 posted 502 days ago

You won the Beileigh contest?

Give the next person a break.

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knotscott

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#11 posted 502 days ago

”You won the Baileigh contest and are going to buy a new TS. I would say pay it forward and settle for a fair price around $250-$275.”

Agreed….pick someone who needs it or that you’d feel good about giving a good deal to, and make their day. :-)

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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shelly_b

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#12 posted 502 days ago

I still paid $600. I wanted to get a saw that I would use the rest of my life and have no reason to upgrade. I would never sell my incra miter, the rigid miter is going with the rigid. I don’t think I have been complaining or any poor me have I? I said I had poor judgement in used tools when I first started to buy them and paid too much a few times.

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#13 posted 502 days ago

$275 to $300 seems reasonable to me. Congrats on winning the the contest. I don’t think just because you won the contest you should “give” the saw away at a crazy low price. But since you are upgrading, there is no need to hold out for top dollar either.

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shelly_b

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#14 posted 502 days ago

Thanks Shane:) I would gladly give it to a LumberJock or someone I knew would put it to good use for a good price, but I don’t trust the people on Craigs List and I don’t want to sell it really cheap to someone who is going to turn around and resell it for what it’s worth and make money off me.

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#15 posted 502 days ago

shelly_b...I recently sold a table saw on Craigslist. I too wasn’t sure of a asking price. I compared saws listed to mine around my area. I found an average $$ range amount for similar models, age, and condition. I posted a listing for the high end of the average. Gave a good description of maintenance and condition , took good photos, and it sold in a week. The buyer said he chose mine over others to look at was because of the detailed photos and clean condition appearance and maintenace details…. Your saw, as I seen in the Baleigh contest video, would easily sell in the range of $300 in my area

And congrats for winning the contest !!!...

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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