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Forum topic by ScottyWes posted 05-31-2013 12:30 AM 978 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ScottyWes

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05-31-2013 12:30 AM

For those of you with experience purchasing tools from Ex-Factory, what are the freight charges generally like? If I purchased a $1,000 table saw or shaper, am I looking at another $500 in shipping?

Thanks,

—Scott


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Loren

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#1 posted 05-31-2013 12:42 AM

Generally at least that much I expect. It depends on
distance. Exfactory generally doesn’t warehouse
the machines – they remain in the shops that are
selling them.

You’ll get cheaper freight rates sending a machine to a
business with a loading dock.

Exfactory prices tend to be kind of high.

Check out Machinerymax.com – I’ve bought through
them twice. Mostly the machines are in California
but they list ones in other western states too.

Check out the Woodweb.com machinery ads too. It’s
mostly used by pros and many will have other machinery
to sell as well, so a package deal can be negotiated.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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ScottyWes

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#2 posted 05-31-2013 02:47 AM

Thanks Loren. I’ve looked around at Woodweb some but I didn’t know about Machinerymax. I’ve also found IRS auctions but I guess its a matter of finding something within driving distance.

For my area, Craigslist is pretty much a bust…

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#3 posted 05-31-2013 04:38 AM

Have to agree with Loren. Xfactory seems high and imo they sell a fair amount of real junk.

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#4 posted 05-31-2013 05:08 AM

I think prices are negotiable. They tack on big commissions.

Sometimes you can find the same machines listed
on other sites for a lot less, cutting out the middleman.

If you need a specific model or size of specialized machine Exfactory
is a good place to look. A lot of machines on there have
been amortized and replaced by the owners.

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#5 posted 05-31-2013 02:02 PM

Loren, thanks for the Machinerymax tip – another site to feed my addiction.

ScottyWes – what is your location? Have you tried the other gov sites like
http://www.govliquidation.com/
http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/gsaauctions/
http://www.publicsurplus.com/
My local university also holds auctions, if you try googling “University of (city near me) auction” something might pop up.
And places like auctionzip or auctionflex will show you all upcoming auctions in your area, some with pictures.

Of course if you’re anywhere between Tucson AZ and Las Cruces NM please disregard these tips,nothing to see here just move along…

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#6 posted 05-31-2013 03:25 PM

At one time when I was looking to buy a sliding table
saw I considered a Robland E300. The same saw
from the same seller was listed at like over $4k on
Exfactory and listed at $2k on Socalmachinery.com -
admittedly the seller was not happy to be selling
it at a big loss (he’d got a CNC and didn’t have
the room for the E300), and his asking price
yo-yo’d after I’d inquired as well. I’d guess the
saw finally sold at around $2500.

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#7 posted 05-31-2013 03:43 PM

Check ebay too. You can set up alerts for the types
of equipment you want to buy in a radius to your
zip code.

Somebody’s got a nice older Felder combo down in
GA for sale – 5 machines in one unit. The price is
right and the resale value will be strong ‘cause it’s
a Felder. Long drive, maybe, but a lot of machine
for the money.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#8 posted 05-31-2013 03:54 PM

Thanks for the tips about exfactory and machinerymax. I did not know about these specialized auction sites. Looks like it is much easier to find what you want than on ebay. Better focus on what we use.

-- Yves

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Loren

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#9 posted 05-31-2013 05:23 PM

I got my edgebander on ebay for less than it is worth
as scrap metal. New, it’s a $15,000 tool.

Ebay is a great place to find incredible machine bargains.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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