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yellowtruck75

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12-29-2013 03:27 PM

I am looking for a good place to sell my jointer. I would like to upgrade from my Jet 6” helical head to a 12” jointer but need to sell the existing one. Any one have experience selling equipment?


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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 12-29-2013 03:53 PM

craigslist has worked so far for me.a little aggrevating some times dealing with idiots,but you have to deal with them on everything.hope you have success with selling.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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bbc557ci

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#2 posted 12-29-2013 04:13 PM

As mentioned Craigslist is a good place to start.

But it looks like you put your first for sale right here at LJs LOL

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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Loren

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#3 posted 12-29-2013 04:16 PM

Craigslist and ebay work great. I’ve sold machines through
both.

Usually if a machine is priced fair the first person to
drive out to look will buy.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#4 posted 12-29-2013 04:35 PM

Craigslist also works quite good for me also. I have sold many tools and other things on there with very good success. I always put photos of what I am selling and make it a point of saying I do not respond to emails.. phone calls only…! The phone calls help to sort out the serious buyers.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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danoaz

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#5 posted 12-29-2013 04:48 PM

Craigslist. Do include photos and as much detail as you can about age, usage, and whether or not you have a manual. Generally be honest about how it works. If you think your price is firm then state that in the description otherwise you get people that will haggle with you and give you some sob story about why they can’t afford it. Do not offer to load it on their truck unless you are really comfortable with that. Some people can get hurt and then it is your fault. I personally would hesitate to put my phone number out there. I prefer to screen through emails. Get cash – cash – cash. Nothing else will do. Good luck.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#6 posted 12-29-2013 04:53 PM

Ditto on emails, I’d suggest not limiting to one or the other personally. Emails are easy to screen, playing phone tag is a hassle. But either one can deliver the needed insight on the potential buyer.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Armandhammer

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#7 posted 12-29-2013 11:06 PM

I also tend to meet the person away from my house to further “screen” them. Maybe a little much, but these days better safe than sorry. Also, if it’s something that I can load up and take with me, I’ll meet them elsewhere to check out whatever I’m selling. I just don’t like people I don’t know coming to my house.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 12-29-2013 11:28 PM

Post a price and photo here.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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yellowtruck75

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#9 posted 12-29-2013 11:50 PM

a1Jim
I would post a picture on here but don’t know if I am allowed to.

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