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Forum topic by LTW posted 09-25-2014 08:26 PM 1258 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LTW

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09-25-2014 08:26 PM

I am selling my sawstop contractor saw. I have posted in craigslist, but I am concerned my market area is limited for people to be interested in this type of saw. I was interested if anyone knows a better place to list tools that maybe better viewed a woodworker audience to help sell faster.

Thanks


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Elizabeth

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#1 posted 09-25-2014 09:04 PM

If there are any woodworking or lumber stores in your area you could ask if they have a place to post community for sale ads.

Also, post your location here – maybe someone in your area is reading this.

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Mark Davisson

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#2 posted 09-25-2014 09:06 PM

I suspect, depending on the price and condition of the saw, that you’ll get good action off of CL.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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bigblockyeti

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#3 posted 09-25-2014 09:07 PM

You can start with CL, you’re not obligated to sell if you don’t get a price that’s acceptable to you. You never know.

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Yonak

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#4 posted 09-25-2014 10:14 PM

Curious : I wonder if you’re selling it because it does not work as you had hoped . . .

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InstantSiv

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#5 posted 09-25-2014 10:40 PM

A tip with CL is to offer it in neighboring cities/areas. If it’s a good deal people will travel to you.

I wouldn’t bother delivering. I would state that in the ad, pickup only.

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CharlesA

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#6 posted 09-25-2014 10:43 PM

With a saw like that, I’d definitely extend to 200 mile radius.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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jacquesr

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#7 posted 09-25-2014 10:47 PM

Where are you located?

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Minorhero

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#8 posted 09-25-2014 11:23 PM

Craigslist is one of the best places to post. Ebay also works pretty well but they take a cut of course.

If your saw is getting absolutely no serious bites after say 2 or 3 weeks of craigslist posting then chances are pretty good you are asking too much. Used equipment is typically about 50% of new equipment.

Assuming your saw is in perfect condition then your price should be between 800 and 950 dollars depending on which model and if you have the extension table. If your saw is damaged or missing parts then expect less.

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LTW

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#9 posted 09-26-2014 12:05 AM

I am outside of Knoxville, TN. I am selling it to upgrade to the 3 hp cabinet saw version. Works great.

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kwolfe

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#10 posted 09-26-2014 12:10 AM

How much are you selling it for? Have any pics. Oddly enough I’m looking for a used one. Would really like the cabinet as well but would consider the contractor.

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LTW

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#11 posted 09-26-2014 12:26 AM

I am asking 1600 for it. It is about 2.5 years old and includes the cast iron wing accessory, 36 inch t glide fence and the add on dust collection guard.

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Minorhero

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#12 posted 09-26-2014 12:48 AM

And thar be your problem. You are asking 200 dollars less then the same saw brand new (minus the cast iron wings and instead with the sheet metal versions). But if you want to be totally fair then you are asking 400 less then the brand new version. This is way too high, nearing even the craigslist posters have gone nuts post that circles around. To put it another way, you are selling a used saw for 80% of the new saws value with cast iron wings, or 89% of the saw with the sheet metal wings. Folks are not going to take a plunge into a used tool that is this expensive and this close to full retail cost.

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LTW

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#13 posted 09-26-2014 12:59 AM

Actually, the retail price if you build it online at re sawstop website is 2147. Plus 150 shipping.

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BBrown626

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#14 posted 09-26-2014 07:20 AM

Another place to advertise is the local news paper classifieds section.
Do you have PennySaver in your area? It is like AutoTrader, but has listings for anything.
In my community we have a Facebook Exchange. It is something of an on-line yard sale, but i have sold several things on there.

If the picture you posted here is the picture your using to try and sell the saw then you might fair better by cleaning up the saw and taking a picture that doesn’t have all the clutter around it. Hang a white sheet to create a clean background.

Good luck.

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Bill7255

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#15 posted 09-26-2014 12:27 PM

Like the other poster said clean off the table. A cluttered saw says to me less $ as someone doesn’t use it and wants to get rid of it. For premium price it needs to look new and useable, tools like SawStop and Festool will command a premium price if they look “new” condition. Not sure if 1600 is your bottom price, but I would get under to say 1575. It sounds more than the 25 less to me. I would also list in the surrounding cities up to 3 hours from you. Good luck

-- Bill R

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