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Forum topic by mporter posted 08-18-2014 10:09 PM 1648 views 1 time favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-18-2014 10:09 PM

Someone on here please console me. Went to an auction several weeks ago and got some tools. Auction fever must have came over me because I payed way too much. People at the auction were looking at me like I was an idiot. For example:

Paid 20 dollars for these 18 clamps

Then I paid 30 for these two cherry chisels, I have never heard of them so they must be junk

Then as if I hadn’t had enough I went on to pay 60 for all these veritas and Stanley planes and tools

But wait, there is more stupidity! Paid a dollar for these two saws

And 50 for this with all new bits

Then the stupidest purchase of all- a 24 inch leigh dovetail jig with the dust collector and the optional bits for 125

Never been used

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 10:12 PM

That’s insane.

What kind of auction was it?

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#2 posted 08-18-2014 10:15 PM

You messed up,
If I was you I wouldn’t go to any more of those auctions,
Leave them for the rest of us to get screwed. :)

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#3 posted 08-18-2014 10:15 PM

Were you wearing a red hat?

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#4 posted 08-18-2014 10:15 PM

Just a huge auction that had a ton of woodworking stuff in it. The guy had bought a whole bunch of top notch stuff but really didn’t use any of it.

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#5 posted 08-18-2014 10:16 PM

Just so you don’t feel to Bad about all this stupidity I will give you $150 for all of it and you can pay the Shipping to Ca. .


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Bill White

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#6 posted 08-18-2014 10:19 PM

Oh well. Some time you’re the windshield. Sometime you’re the bug.
I have to say this with a big HAH, HAH!
Well done sir. I think that ya won that inning.


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#7 posted 08-18-2014 11:27 PM

You paid $30 for a set of 11 Two Cherries chisels!? That’s 90% off retail. You totally suck.

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#8 posted 08-18-2014 11:28 PM

Why does that one tool have a cord coming out of it?

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#9 posted 08-19-2014 12:39 AM

Are there any more of them “gonna get screwed” auctions happening any time soon? And where at ?

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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Steve Peterson

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#10 posted 08-19-2014 12:46 AM

Wow, what a sucker, er, I mean you suck. Good score.

-- Steve

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#11 posted 08-19-2014 02:15 AM

You got totally screwed. I’ll send you a gift card to McDonald’s for ten bucks and take them all off your hands. By the way… really suck

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#12 posted 08-19-2014 02:37 AM

If you want some backup next time, let me know where to be and I’ll keep you from getting screwed again…

-- paxorion

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#13 posted 08-19-2014 04:17 AM

Seriously a flight to that auction would have still been a savings! That’s crazy! And yes, indeed, you suck!

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#14 posted 08-19-2014 02:09 PM

If it is of any comfort to you if you send them to me I will reimburse you minus the shipping charges and customs.Alistair LOL

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 08-19-2014 04:44 PM

Porter I’ll tajke that kind of screwing anyday .

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