|Forum topic by Eddie||posted 07-09-2013 09:41 PM||1431 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
07-09-2013 09:41 PM
I have to share this story of my experience with a seller over craigslist, I think you all will all appreciate it.
I had almost paused my search for a shopsmith since my son’s due date is this saturday.
The seller is an awesome older gentleman that is downsizing his shop. He has been great to deal with and has completely understood my inflexibility with getting out to look at the shopsmith because of my very pregnant wife. Each email he seemed to branch off into other topics and down rabbit trails unrelated to the items he is selling, which is great beacuse I have the tendency to do the same things. Through his emails he mentioned this:
The seller is older now, but when his wife was pregnant with their first child (they didnt know if it was a boy or girl) he had just been bit with the woodworking bug.
It doesnt stop there. What should any self-respecting, expecting woodworker dad do?
This great guy is so genuinely excited for my wife and I that he went and found the Ash cradle he made years ago! Now he is offering to pass it on to us for free, how nice?!
Anyways, I buy most of my tools off craigslist and have never had a seller so kind and understanding (and on top of that he made me a great deal on the shopsmith)
For those interested in the Shopsmith deal im aquiring here she is(i will attach pics but not all is shown)
He admits to his not being the most prestine but says he maintained it to keep it in perfect working order, not to win beautify pagents.
Here is what will be included:
Shopsmith (510 with all tables and telescoping legs)
He has agreed to my offer of $400.