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    Craigs list made me do it

    Well I was searching craigslist for tools and came across a 8" grizzly jointer for $650. It was about 2 years old and he had an extra set of blades and a blade hone to go with it. I contacted him and told him I'd give him $400 cash for it since grizzly was selling the same jointer for $575. He was like so what you still have to pay shipping and sales tax and that it would cost me $925.

    Well lets just say I recieved confirmation that it's being shipped by Saia motor freight from Grizzly. Wife said he was nuts for that price and I was better off getting a new one with a warranty. Next thing I know she's ordering it from Grizzly for her anniversary present and that she will let me use it. It's the GO586 8" jointer with 2 hp motor and 75" bed.

    This guy was actualy trying to include shipping and sales tax into the value of the tool. I thought I was being fair since I was offering more than 50% of new value.

    Pictures to follow when it arrives for the pic police.

    My 6"ridgid jointer is going up for sale.

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    Gotta love it! You have yourself a keeper thats for sure!
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    yup she is one fine lady to let you go and get new toys to use with her name on them
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    Sister, does she have a sister? Will you take trade in's?

    Seriously, that is great. Very good wife you have. Sounds more like a best friend than a wife.

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    You have dealt with an idiot--certainly glad it wasn't your wife. Great gloat on both the LOYL and the jointer.
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    man o man, those must be some really, really good looking cabinets up close and personal.
    Enjoy the new toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    Sister, does she have a sister? Will you take trade in's?

    Seriously, that is great. Very good wife you have. Sounds more like a best friend than a wife.
    Yes Steve there is one still available.

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    Congrats Alan. It'll be here sooner than you think.
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    400 was more than a fair offer. He was a fool not to take it. But in the long run you probably made out better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    400 was more than a fair offer. He was a fool not to take it. But in the long run you probably made out better.
    Agreed, more than fair. And now you have a new machine and a warranty

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