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Forum topic by MarkTheFiddler posted 05-25-2014 01:59 PM 1350 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MarkTheFiddler

1907 posts in 941 days


05-25-2014 01:59 PM

Everyone,

I have been watching a liquidation website for woodworking tools.
The tools keep on popping up and I can’t take advantage due to location, need or other reasons.
http://www.lonestaronline.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=1074316708

Just use the online auctions link on the main page. I have seen entire sets of high end tools get sold off at low prices. The link I sampled is for a powermatic ts – 25. It says needs work.

Just look at the website and make your own Conclusions.
My observations:
The closer the auction item is to a big city, the higher the auctions get.
You must register first – it takes a few days.
Complete buyers risk!
Unknown working condition, the website says look before buying.
Real strict payment and pickup requirements.
I have noticed that the listings are fairly consistent. You will see an upper end saw, lathe or press within a few months of watching.
Read all terms and research independent consumer comments.

I don’t want anyone to get burned so I never recommend stuff like this. It’s just that my heart breaks when I see some good heavy equipment that I have to pass on.

If you score really big on something, congrats! I’m just trying to find a bandsaw I can take advantage of. Maybe – keep your eyes open for me when you are looking around? You see – I haven’t shared the site because, I keep hoping to find my nugget of gold before the world knows about the site. I was feeling a bit selfish when I let an entire set of jet tools go for 1/10 price of new because I lived 250 miles away, and couldn’t spare a day off from work to meet the pick up requirements. I apologize for not sharing sooner.

If you find that the site is shaky, please let us know. I believe they are 100% legit after looking at it for a while.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!


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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 05-25-2014 02:28 PM

Thanks for the tip; I’ll check it out.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Tmtoolman

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#2 posted 05-25-2014 03:00 PM

Another one !
http://www.govdeals.com/

-- Turning fine wood into sawdust !

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TheWoodenOyster

1057 posts in 688 days


#3 posted 05-25-2014 10:40 PM

Cool Mark. I am over in Fort Worth and have been looking for some heavy machinery as well. I have seen this company as well, and it looks like they may be the same company as you posted, just with a different website name. Good Luck!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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ColonelTravis

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#4 posted 05-25-2014 10:48 PM

They are legit. Most (maybe all) the stuff is from various cities (school sytems, FD, PD, etc.) I registered with that site a while back, have never bid on anything but you’re right – they have good things pop up there all the time.

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Jerry

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#5 posted 05-26-2014 12:00 AM

I follow the site a lot. Decent deals. I also use the govdeals site.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 12:59 AM

Thanks for the heads up.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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MarkTheFiddler

1907 posts in 941 days


#7 posted 05-26-2014 04:48 AM

Howdy wooden oyster. One and the same.
Jerry and Travis, thanks for the additional endorsement. I feel better about turning LJs on to it.

Happy hunting!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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