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Fred Hargis

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04-22-2017 05:10 PM

It's hard to understand what some folks use for their pricing guidance....

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.


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#1 posted 04-22-2017 05:17 PM

LOL – $3600 for a machine that was built sometime around 2003… when you can get a brand new 5hp one with a 52” Biesemeyer fence for under $3K. I do notice that the ad has been out there for about a month now… wonder why?!?

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#2 posted 04-22-2017 05:37 PM

I love table saw postings that claim to be “like new” but do not mention the rust clearly visible or the condition of the table top. Maybe I should go research what “like new” means in the dictionary.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#3 posted 04-22-2017 05:45 PM


I love table saw postings that claim to be “like new” but do not mention the rust clearly visible or the condition of the table top. Maybe I should go research what “like new” means in the dictionary.

- Holbs

Rust doesn’t mean anything…You can get that opening a garage door on a humid day…

I got a Powermatic 66 and a unisaw in KC for sale

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#4 posted 04-22-2017 05:55 PM

Rust doesn t mean anything…You can get that opening a garage door on a humid day…
- JackDuren

Agree… rust is trivial to remove and doesn’t mean much… but you would think they would at least take the time to clean it up a bit since they are asking top dollar for it. Presentation is everything. The upside down on/off switch and the duct tape on the cabinet under the table doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence either :)

Cheers,
Brad

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

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#5 posted 04-22-2017 05:58 PM

LOL….......Yep, some folks just don’t get it

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#6 posted 04-22-2017 06:03 PM



Rust doesn t mean anything…You can get that opening a garage door on a humid day…
- JackDuren

Agree… rust is trivial to remove and doesn t mean much… but you would think they would at least take the time to clean it up a bit since they are asking top dollar for it. Presentation is everything. The upside down on/off switch and the duct tape on the cabinet under the table doesn t inspire a lot of confidence either :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

But isn’t that typical for hobby woodworkers to over price tooling,,,

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#7 posted 04-22-2017 06:08 PM

Lets see….. I payed $1600 for my Unisaw with mobile base in 1999. What do you think I’ll sell it for if I sold it?

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#8 posted 04-22-2017 08:05 PM

Don’t count your sheckels yet, this guy hasn’t sold his. I would imagine that saw is his to keep as long as that’s the price.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#9 posted 04-22-2017 08:17 PM

I think everyone needs to let people sell what they want for what they want. If the price seems high then ignore and move on…

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#10 posted 04-23-2017 01:10 AM

Some people have an unrealistic idea of value. Some figure there is someone out there who are willing to pay top dollar, because they don’t know any better. “There is a sucker born every minute” may still hold true. I have seen people go to an auction and end up paying more for a used item than it cost new. There are many people out there who are willing to take your money. I come from a place where you never pay what is asked. Some people are ashamed to haggle, but that is the way to deal. One thing to remember is prices are always inflated whether they be new or used.

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#11 posted 04-23-2017 01:51 AM

I think some times ppl really don’t kno what the used tools r worth. All the tv show an the internet want to show is something that was bought new for $50 in 1960 an is now worth $2000. In reality most stuff bought for that price back then either doesn’t work any more or it’s so wore out it’s worth the original $50 or less. I don’t kno what the old craftsman 113 saws sold for but if one was in prime mint condition now I could see it being on Craigslist for $300 or so an even selling it but I’ve seen many of them n rough shape for $50.
It’s all about perception. I’ve played music for a long time. Everyone that has a 1970 guitar thinks they got a $1000 guitar cause it old. All they got is a guitar that was cheap to begin with and is still cheap There are some exception but for the most part used items don’t generally gain value unless there’s something special about it

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Fred Hargis

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#12 posted 04-23-2017 12:06 PM



I think everyone needs to let people sell what they want for what they want. If the price seems high then ignore and move on…

- JackDuren

We are in no way interfering with that guy trying to sell his saw for the price he wants; we are merely discussing the ludicrous price he has on it amongst ourselves.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#13 posted 04-23-2017 12:49 PM

Maybe he inherited the saw from a relative or some thing and is trying to sell it not knowing a thing about what he could really get for it.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#14 posted 04-23-2017 05:55 PM

I hope he gets it. I’ll sell mine for $3000 and give somebody a deal.

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#15 posted 04-24-2017 07:39 PM

A fun and/or depressing activity is to go on ebay, search for something and filter for ‘Completed Listings’. This shows you auctions or Buy-It-Now listings where the item actually sold. The depressing part is when you find auctions where someone won something for WAY under the expected value.

List price is worthless for determining an item’s value. I could cut 16” squares of AC plywood and LIST them as “Handcrafted rustic industrial modern end table surfaces” for $200/ea, but until someone actually bought any at that price, it’s just a number.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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