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09-12-2013 02:23 AM

A few of my friends here at Lumberjocks asked for helpful auction links I use. I really wanted to help with links but I get extremely busy so I never did.

Hopefully this thread can all of my close LJ friends.

I plan to share a few links I can pull from memory. I hope many other LJ members join in this thread and offer some of their own favorite auction sites or even bargain sites for wood working. I don’t mean this thread to be about retail links like rockler and woodcraft.

So I will get it started, and without further delay;

Www.machinery just used this site this week and scored very nice. Mainly out of CA and since I am in TX the freight hurts. But I still came out way ahead of the deal. In fact even counting freight I manage to get machinery at 25% of used/CL prices, meaning I likely could flip the stuff for a good profit. As example, one machine I got is a 7.5 HP shaper with 1 HP holz feeder and it comes to 625 with shipping/handling fees. That shaper/feeder combo could bring close to 2000 used price.

More to come soon.

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#1 posted 09-12-2013 02:26 AM

I lost my internet as m battery died. Lost most of my typed info so will have to update this thread soon as I can. My daughter is asking for my time right now.

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#2 posted 09-12-2013 04:01 AM

OK, now I am on my laptop. My tablet battery died and lost all of my typed out links. That stunk…

One thing I would like to note about my strategy with auctions. I will look for a need, fill the need and then look for something I have knowledge about that I can flip. My goal in this is to fill my shop needs for free. It actually works out great believe it or not. To think most good quality equipment can be had for the price of ‘free’ if done right. Like a past live auction I bought a compressor (for a need) and bought a Unisaw (for flip). I was on the fence on the Unisaw as to keep it or not since it was a really nice saw, but in the end I sold it and guess what, the compressor which turned out to be a very good one, ended up being ‘free’. I paid around 250.00 for the compressor but made just a tad less than 600.00 on the re sale of the unisaw. Not sure just how many would agree with me, but I actually find the auction to be both fun and a challenge to actually get your needs met for free.

So here is my list, not in any particular order: great local school auction site,tx/browse/home?tm=m Have not won yet but still a great source for some good machines. I had good success on this site on just one auction in the past year. Never had any success on this one but I watch it a lot. Been watching this site for over a year and finally hit pretty good this past week and landed a PM65 for less than 100.00 and also bought a Blum Minipress (A big need in our shop). The PM65 was just a good value and no person challenged me, thus I won it on the cheap. Originally thought of the flip potential of the PM65 which could almost cover my gas expense and cost of the Minipress but now I am thinking about keeping it, not sure at this time since our current shop is small and anything we keep needs to be actively used. This cool site blessed us with some decent power tools very cheap. I found a power tool auction and bought some needed tools for literally pennies. Have never tried this one yet, but someday I will. I think it is a live auction but I don’t think they deal much at all in woodworking machines. But I am not for sure. This is a great auction, I get awesome deals most of the time. It is a local set up that handles live school auctions and other types of auctions. Looks promising but no good deals yet. I think this one is maybe connected with This one looks like a great site with good potential.

It is bed time I think. Hope these help some.

Oh yeah, and I hope giving these links does not inspire bidding wars I cannot win :)

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#3 posted 09-12-2013 04:25 AM

awesome! Thanks for the list, I’m going to stay up late now checking them out!

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#4 posted 09-12-2013 11:24 AM

Thanks for the list.

Another cool thing about auctions is that a lot of the time its not easy to find something close to you, so you have to pay freight, I think a lot of people stay away because of the freight charges. This leaves some good deals to be had.

Do you have any tips for freight shipping equipment? I have shipped lots of freight, however its always crated.

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#5 posted 09-12-2013 11:36 AM

Thanks really great list to look at

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#6 posted 11-18-2014 11:51 PM

Holy cow! I know this thread is a little dated, but man is it useful. I’ve started to daydream about a big ole jointer…

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#7 posted 11-19-2014 12:25 AM

Have gotten me some good deals over the time. I have always wanted to help folks out whenever I can, so doing this thread gave me a way to help those get in on some good deals.

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#8 posted 11-19-2014 01:26 AM

While people are looking, a great resource is

If This, Then That

Use it to put email alerts on keyword searches for sites like Craigslist. It takes a little time to learn to use it and takes more time to setup all the keyword combos. Once done however, you’ll be able to forget about it and receive emails whenever potential tools go up for sale on Craigslist.

I’ve not done much with it yet other than setup alerts for a spray booth and a truck.

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