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|05-02-2013 04:25 PM|
|Loopstock||Intersting i did not know what's about cariglist,thank you for the info|
|04-30-2013 05:48 PM|
More Craigslist humor--- |
So i had a handful of large poplar (I'm pretty sure they are poplar) beams. I described them in my ad as "4 beams, roughly 4 x 6 inch 3 a little over 8 foot long, one about 9 foot and some" and included a picture. I had a couple of nibbles, but it took a week before someone claimed them. He wanted to meet in town, since he was passing through and didn't want to get away from the main drag. So I loaded the truck up, and drove into town to meet him. I waited, and waited, and was getting a bit upset, when I realized he was already in the lot waiting for me... in a Toyota Corrolla. He looked at the beams and said... wait for it... I didn't think they would be so big. He was a very nice older man, and I didn't want to get frustrated at him for having loaded them up and driven them into town just to take them back, but he decided we would get them to fit.
Needless to say, we read the instructions on how to lower his back seats, and put the beams in the car. They went all the way from his dashboard to over 2 feet out of the trunk. Good thing he only had another 30 miles until he got home!
I never know what to expect when making trades, but I know it will be an adventure!
|07-12-2007 06:37 AM|
|harrysin||If you didn't live so far away I'm sure that Mike would have made you an offer! It's early days yet Corey, the guy who is going to contact you could be away on a business trip!|
|07-11-2007 09:15 PM|
Dang I never thought about that Bob |
|07-11-2007 09:03 PM|
There is a moral to your story in there somewhere.... better get busy using your stash or your wife will be giving it to somebody else
|07-11-2007 08:23 PM|
This isn't a Craigslist story but I have a buddy who is a roofing, siding, gutter etc. contractor. He did a job for a lady and when done she asked him if for some extra cash would take the the wood in here garage home and the tools that belonged to her husband. The lady's husband died in 1959 or there abouts. For 40 + years she had a garage that was chuck full of hardwood as her husband had bought it prior to his death and was going to build something with it .. evidently either make pannelling, cabinets or a bunch of furniture. Anyway, the garage was just chuck full of the stuff up to his waist and he could see a couple coverered tools in the back of the garage. Turns out cleaning the garage meant throwing about a dozen boxes of junk out and then loading his truck up with about 5,000. worth of lumber and in the back of the shop was a 1957 Dewalt radial arm saw that didn't even have the table scored on it. He asked her if she didn't want it and she said he could have it and would be thrilled being able to park the car in the garage after all these years. He told her if you need anything done on the house... give him a call first.. the price will be right! |
P.S. natta one inquirey on my listings on Craigs list. Bummer!
|07-11-2007 10:48 AM|
Very good, Mike!! |
Glad you hit pay dirt!
You could even sell it later for at least $50-$60... let's see...
That would be about 400% - 500% profit wouldn't it?!
Nothing wrong with that!
On the other hand, if it stopped you from buying a similar saw for $300, the % goes out of sight!
Good for you!! I'll have to start watching it again...
|07-11-2007 10:19 AM|
That's a GREAT deal Mike |
I use the one I have all the time and I would be at a lost without it...
Like the picture below, they do come in nice when you need to make a hard cut.......
The one I have I got back in the 60s and it's a real work horse, I have posted a snapshot of it on the forum a time or two with the great top on the B&D/DeWalt machine and have mounted a router to it at one time ...
Originally Posted by Mike
|07-11-2007 06:42 AM|
|harrysin||If you are not happy with it Mike I imagine that there will be a queue waiting to give you at least a 100% profit! Once you get it up and working I guarantee that you will wonder how you have coped all these years without a radial arm saw.|
|07-11-2007 05:54 AM|
I just purchased a Craftsman 10" radial arm saw that was posted on Craigs list. The plug was cut off the power cord, the fence was gone and the work surface needs to be replaced. Not sure of the year, but it runs smooth. Some general clean up and maintenance and I am sure I will be very happy with my $10 investment. |
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