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    New Tool Lead Fizzles

    Has anyone noticed how many people think they're going to sell their tools for an astronomical price?

    I had a lead on some used stuff. An acquaintance of a friend. I had it on good authority that he was downsizing, and his stuff was in perfect condition. I was all excited. Then I talk to him and he has a 10 year old 12" delta lunchbox planer, a (10 year old) 16" Ryobi scroll saw, and a (10 year old) Dewalt biscuit joiner. And he wants $500 for all three. I think NOT. Is that ridiculous or what?
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    You could buy all three for just about $500.00 brand new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    You could buy all three for just about $500.00 brand new.
    Exactly. My heart sank when a) I heard what he had and b) I heard his price.
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    Heh, I felt lucky to be able to get ride of my old Delta Lunchbox Planer without paying someone to take it!

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    A used power tool in good condition should sell for about 1/2 price. If you follow enough leads, you end up with some disappointments, and some good deals. Sometimes though, a really nice older tool in fine condition will sell for the same or more than what a new Taiwanese/Chinese tool goes for.

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    What Ken said.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    What Chuck said............
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    What Ken, Chuck & Paul said
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Heh, I felt lucky to be able to get ride of my old Delta Lunchbox Planer without paying someone to take it!
    That reminds me...

    Don't you still owe me the $20 for storing that for you? Or is it Glenn who owes?

    (I am kidding, of course.)
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    if its a 100 dollar item new, and the seller is offering to you for 85 dollars, well, you are saving on shipping and taxes. (this line always makes me laugh when the seller tells me this)

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