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Forum topic by tool_junkie posted 06-28-2013 06:30 AM 551 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tool_junkie

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06-28-2013 06:30 AM

This just popped up on my local craigslist.

http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/tls/3888069370.html

Is the asking price fair? What should I offer if the tool is in great shape?


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Buckethead

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#1 posted 06-28-2013 10:33 AM

The picture seems to agree with the discription. HD sells this machine for $549.00

I saw one on feebay for over $800. Perhaps catering to markets without access?

Anyhoo, it seems like a fair deal, but you could perhaps make a sweeter one by offering $250 and seeing where it goes from there.

If you meet this planer and decide its a good deal at 350, (I’m thinking its a fair deal, but not necessarily a great deal) then go for it.

Also consider supply and demand in your area. My local Craigslist rarely sees jointers, and when they do come up, the owners tend to be very “proud” of them.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 06-28-2013 12:43 PM

http://quadcities.craigslist.org/tls/3899810612.html

This one you get a disc sander and a lathe and save 200.00.
Maybe look around a little more.

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dhazelton

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#3 posted 06-28-2013 12:56 PM

Those mobile bases are about $60. If you don’t need to roll it around at home offer $300 without the base. That’s a fair deal.

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#4 posted 06-28-2013 01:09 PM

I have seen a couple of these in my area. One was new in the box at $375, the other was used at $350. Given that I probably would offer less. If I were you I would feel pretty good if I got it at $300-$325.

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