I appreciate this.
I rarely buy off Ebay and it's mostly little things but I could get burned quite
easily. I know little about the service.
I learned a lot here and I'm glad you guys in the know are taking a pro active
approach. You might have saved a number of people from being burned.
Like many others, I have bought stuff from a $5k JLG 40-ft boom manlift
to a forty-cent antique door handle from an old barn. I have so far not
had a problem but I've never patronized a seller w/o a significant
positive history--that seems to be a key.
BTW, IMO the lift would qualify as a major "gloat" if I were of that
The JLG web site showed non-refurbished units of the same type (just
through the same operational safety checks required by OSHA) as from $20
to $30k at the time...the $5k minimum bid seemed like a good gamble...
Did have to replace a head gasket but other than that it's been
virtually flawless in the five years since I got it... :)
Yeah, I put a small cedar on the top of the barn when we finished the
roof to celebrate... :)
Actually, if you're really interested, the fellow I got this one through
is a broker who almost always has units available....he's in FL but
brokers all over the country. The unit I got was in Chicago area but
trucking was only $800 (and he paid $200 of it because he was "sure" and
promised it should only be $600 when I asked and offered to (and did)
take the difference).
Also, if you're in the Denver area by any odd chance, I saw a 45-ft unit
in last weeks FastLine used equipment digest at a place just east of
Denver just off I70. I'm debating seeing what I could do w/ them as I
can't <quite> get to the top of barn cupola w/ the 40-ft reach and I
still have the top cap, lightning rod and weathervane to put back. If
they'd swap for a small difference the other 5-foot reach would make
that a much easier proposition than gearing up w/ scaffold, etc.
Yessir, yes it is fun.
And, yeah the saw is nice. I was convinced that when the time comes, I
would buy a used Cab saw to replace my old contractor's saw. This style
saw is just too perfect for my needs, and there won't be a significant
used market for them for another 20 years.
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