Another Craigslist Jackpot!

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Blog entry by Brad_Nailor posted 02-21-2010 01:51 AM 3482 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes Craigslist is a real pain…but sometimes it pays off to be persistent! I was emailing with this guy who was liquidating his wood shop and he had a Kreg Precision measuring kit for sale new in the box for $100 bucks. So after a bit of email tag, I went over to take a look at it. He had a bunch of other stuff for sale but when I looked at the Kreg setup it was unused like he said but all the assembly hardware was missing…just the major components were there. He was already willing to take $80 bucks for it but I was like…it’s missing a ton of stuff..I don’t know. So he about $25 bucks? Now, the 4 pieces of 2’ long top track that were there go for $21.95 a piece… I said…..wellllllll, ok! Then I noticed a Veritras Shelf pin hole drilling jig sitting on a table. It looked like all the pieces were there and it was used…he bought it for one project then boxed it back up…so I said, how much..and he said….how about $50 bucks for both? I said sure thing! The shelf drilling jig brand new retails for $165 bucks. And when I got home I discovered he also bought the 15” rods for it at another $13.00 a set. There was a register pin missing, I can order that from Veritras for 5 bucks. I put the jig together and it looks like its in perfect condition. I also downloaded the manual for the Kreg system and got all the part numbers for whats missing and shot of an email to customer service asking if they can sell me all the missing parts for the stops. Hopefully they will….the manual provides the part numbers I would assume as a reference to order replacements. Even if I had to buy replacement stops, it would still bring the total cost of the system to $75 bucks…brand new…$139.00. Not a bad day…so sometimes it pays to chase these craigslist deals down!


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#1 posted 02-21-2010 02:29 AM

ok, you suck. congrats on your haul.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 02:58 AM

Nice score. I have the Veritas drilling jig and I think you will like it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 04:22 AM

This is a great deal, David. I check Craigslist several times a day and have yet to come across anything like this in my area.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-21-2010 08:14 AM

I have read this a couple times, guys go to see a Craigslist item and end up scoring on something the seller didn’t even post for sale. Good score.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#5 posted 02-21-2010 08:30 AM

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