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jonnybrophy

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04-11-2017 11:44 AM

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I’ve recently come across an up a running f-1000a for negotioable price.
I offered 100 on a whim, but she said no. It was her fathers who passed away late last year(now i feel bad). I told her i am a beginner woodworker and would LOVE if i could buy this tool from her.
I dont think she knows too much about tools, I asked her about rollers and bearings and motors. SHe just said it all works.
Its a 2 hr drive from my house, so i cant really just go over there and not buy it.
I am prepared to offer 200 and trade her some of my handmade items.
Does that sound fair?
I would trade a fountain pen, two cutting boards(made best i could) and possibly something else
What do you guys think?

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"


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#1 posted 04-11-2017 12:54 PM

Should i offer more?
I would like some help as soon as possible, I told her i would try to meet her tomorrow if i was going to go through with it
Thanks in advance!

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"

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#2 posted 04-11-2017 01:03 PM

i would, considering she probably thought $100 was a pretty lowball offer. perhaps ask her what she is expecting/hoping and see if you guys are even same playing field. good luck…those are nice units

-- “Facts don't care about your feelings.” ..., Ben Shapiro

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#3 posted 04-11-2017 01:05 PM

thanks bro, im hoping i can get away with around 250, ive heard these are rare, and they last forever and ever.

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"

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#4 posted 04-11-2017 01:28 PM

Google search brings up prices from $500 to $300 used, it’s been my experience that people that don’t know much about tools or even cars, always stick the high number in their heads, and don’t understand why the price needs to come down unless you’re very knowledgeable of the machine and the see you conduct a careful inspection of the machine to fairly asses the machine. If it was me I’d make the trip with the most amount of cash I could afford to offer and shoot for the best price after looking at the machine. You could be walking into a shop that hasn’t been used for ten years because the father was ill long term and the machine could be pristine… or pristine with an ugly surface rust sweater …

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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jonnybrophy

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#5 posted 04-11-2017 01:30 PM

Thanks ChefHDAN
I think thats my best bet too,
If i can point out to her the cost of repair, she may be more willing to lower the price
thanks

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"

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#6 posted 04-11-2017 02:30 PM

I just put mine up for sale, Paided $500 2 years ago for it and after finding spare/new blades($350 for all 4 ) and found some spare drive belts, hoping to get $700 to $800 for it. The cost of machines around here has almost doubled over the last 2 years because of the $ exchange! Kind of wish I could keep it but space in the shop required going to a new larger combo machine, 12” Scorpion.

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#7 posted 04-11-2017 02:50 PM

if you are thinking a partial trade ask her what you can do for her within your skill set

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#8 posted 04-11-2017 03:26 PM

Without pictures, I doubt you can get any realistic estimates.

In excellent condition, they can fetch upwards of $1000 or more
In fair condition, maybe $300-$600
In really rough condition – around $200

A lot depends on condition, location and what else is included.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#9 posted 04-11-2017 03:29 PM

This is the only pic

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jonnybrophy

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#10 posted 04-11-2017 05:17 PM

She just said she wants 500 at least
I said I could only do 300 at most and offered her birdhouse, two cutting boards, a fountain pen, and a computer pen
(All handmade)

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"

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#11 posted 04-11-2017 05:34 PM

Ok she said 400 is the lowest she’ll go…
Maybe I’ll ask my parents how much they love me :p

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"

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#12 posted 04-11-2017 05:48 PM

I dont think she knows too much about tools, I asked her about rollers and bearings and motors. SHe just said it all works.

OWWM Rule #1: The seller, standing in front of the machine with access to all sides and in full daylight, will not/cannot describe the machine correctly.

$400 is a good price if everything is in working order and nothing else is needed. You may get lucky, or you might find that you need to do a little work first. The feed rollers are a common weak point on those machines, so if they have not been re-covered, you may be looking at another $200 to do so. Bearings would be another $50-$75 and they are kind of a PITA to replace. Another $30 or so to have the knives re-sharpened. It starts to add up pretty quick….

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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jonnybrophy

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#13 posted 04-11-2017 05:49 PM

Ahaha i love that mrunix!
Maybe i will go there with 400 prepared, and then show her possible flaws, and she might lower the price

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"

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#14 posted 04-11-2017 05:52 PM

Here is the link

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#15 posted 04-11-2017 07:17 PM

Cool, been looking for one of these. I messaged and offered her $500.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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