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10-28-2020 03:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource

I was in the process of messaging someone who needs parts for a Stanley plane, and suggested ‘NHplaneparts’ on Ebay. Then I tried to find a link that my correspondee could use… and apparently he is nowhere to be found on Ebay.

Anybody know? I think he’s on FB somewhere…but..

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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#1 posted 10-28-2020 08:01 AM

https://www.facebook.com/NHplaneparts/

https://nhplaneparts.com/shop

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#2 posted 10-28-2020 01:29 PM

Thanks, Captain!! Yeah, Ebay can be its own worst enemy.
I appreciate the links, too!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 10-28-2020 01:33 PM

Oh thanks for that! I need some parts too. Yeah ebay fees and now that they own paypal and they raised all fees they double ream you coming and going.

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#4 posted 10-28-2020 03:32 PM



Oh thanks for that! I need some parts too. Yeah ebay fees and now that they own paypal and they raised all fees they double ream you coming and going.

- SMP

I have noticed that a good many of the sellers I was buying stuff from are gone now. Had thought Covid but am guessing it was really just greed. Kinda sucks but then again wow the difference in price when buying direct.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 10-28-2020 03:34 PM

Sorry to jump on the bandwagon, but yes, eBay lost me. The kicker was that they take 10% of your shipping, which they have nothing to do with. OK, enough.

If someone needs parts, maybe post a request in this forum, someone might just have it for cheaper, or even just shipping.

I’ll trade parts for a Stanley No5 3-patent bed.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#6 posted 10-28-2020 04:29 PM

I’ll have to admit, after me not selling for 20 years, coming back to Ebay as a seller surprised me with things like automatic sales tax payments and facilitated recordkeeping that didn’t exist 20+ years ago.

There is a need for a less structured auction service, perhaps one with a classified wanted section where people can shout out items that they would like to see listed. If such a thing was successful, it would probably become a corporate bohemoth just like Ebay did.

Thanks for all the great replies! could an alternative to Ebay be created?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#7 posted 10-28-2020 04:50 PM


Thanks for all the great replies! could an alternative to Ebay be created?

- poopiekat

Theoretically yes it could. However it either needs to stay low tech and regional like Craigslist or it will eventually become a behemoth like ebay. To be like ebay you need an enormous amount of tech and an army of humans to keep the scammers at bay. I’m not saying ebay isnt being more than a tad greedy. However I think any platform that tries to do the same thing will be forced to gradually increase their fee percentage to keep up with overhead.

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#8 posted 10-28-2020 05:24 PM


However I think any platform that tries to do the same thing will be forced to gradually increase their fee percentage to keep up with overhead.

- sansoo22

I hardly think that NET revenue of over 10 Billion dollars per year is just keeping up with overhead, LOL!

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#9 posted 10-28-2020 05:31 PM

I don’t work for free (usually), so I can’t expect anyone else to. Still, 15% of “millions of things listed” is a lot of dinero.

I just ran across “Bonanza”. They seem to be addressing the costs in their own way; you pick what rate you want depending on your desire for publicity. It says it’s as low as 3.5%.

Has anyone else seen or heard if they are legitimate?

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#10 posted 10-28-2020 08:43 PM


I hardly think that NET revenue of over 10 Billion dollars per year is just keeping up with overhead, LOL!

- SMP

Well NET Revenue and NET Income are two entirely different things. Taking a look at the last 2 years worth of balance sheets for Ebay Inc found here we see that the $10.8 Billion earned in 2019 became $1.7 Billion in NET Income after expenses. Still a tidy sum by an stretch of the imagination so I stand by what I said that ebay is being greedy.

However any tech company willing to take them on will either have to be already established with excess capital to spend or be a start up. Most established tech companies with that kind of cash on hand are already greedy a-holes.

In the tech world the way a startup gets capital is through venture capitalist funding. The typical way you pay them back is by getting popular and going public via an IPO. Which will put you at the behest of your shareholders which will in turn make your once honest start up a greedy behemoth like eBay.

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#11 posted 10-28-2020 09:02 PM

I wonder if a national, er North American site within Facebook would work? Hmm…then a secure site link, like Paypal for managing the cash flow. Restrict it to heritage tools maybe, to keep the scammers uninterested. Vendors having their own ‘stores’. There are website platforms that could work, if not within FB.
Is anything like this already being done online?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 10-28-2020 10:44 PM

Try this group on Facebook. They do an auction every week end and BIN sales all week. https://www.facebook.com/groups/CanIHaveItToolAuctions/?ref=share

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#13 posted 10-28-2020 11:14 PM

I have also been getting a weekly Email from Eric…..Vintage Tools…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#14 posted 10-30-2020 03:04 PM

Has anyone got an opinion on Bonanza?

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#15 posted 10-30-2020 08:31 PM



Has anyone got an opinion on Bonanza?

- drsurfrat

Well, they have a miter box that’s overpriced and has the saw in backwards so it must be a lot like Ebay ;-)

I’d never heard of Bonanza before but there is a lot of listings in the “tools” section. Don’t have time to look much now but I’ll definitely check it out some more later.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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