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235 days ago

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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#1 posted 235 days ago

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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#2 posted 235 days ago

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 where near the "big apple"

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#3 posted 235 days ago

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

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


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#4 posted 235 days ago

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.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#5 posted 235 days ago

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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#6 posted 235 days ago

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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#7 posted 234 days ago

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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#8 posted 234 days ago

Post a price and photo here.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 234 days ago

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

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