Hum...I saw that list, and, after a quick check on it, I
suspect that it would all fit nicely on a 24' truck from Ryder/U-Haul.
It also KIND of looks like that bid amount was calculated by taking
the current, full retail price for everything. Not rational
when dealing with used equipment like that. Now...If they had
set a reserve of 15k, and an opening bid of $1.00, I suspect that
there would have been a frenzy of bidding. Shucks, there are
several tools there I would *LIKE* to have, but, not at those
Notice some of it is Delta as well. Not that anything is wrong with that
because I own several Delta tools, but that's because they are cheap.
Definitely not worth $26k. Guess someone is trying to pay off a crack habit
in one shot.
I'm Curious what is so funny, it says estate sale which means someone died
and it looks like whomever it was probably spent years building up which
appears to be a pretty well equipped shop.
Possible the person selling knows jack about woodworking tools,
and was listening to some know it all lawyer and may have been ill-informed
on the cost of all this stuff and what it would sell for
Don't have the time to add it all up it may actually be a good buy,
It will be interesting to watch this one.
One would be amazed on how it all adds up.
I was once in a position to see what it would cost to replace my entire shop
at the time with buying everything new this including all tooling and work
benches and lumber racks which were steel storage system shelving like at
I was in shock to find that it conservatory came to 250,000.00 twice what I
would have guessed and I'm the one that
purchased every bit of it.
I am contemplating doing and inventory on my current tools and machinery,
this would more than likely take me a week to do it a week which I do not
have the time.
Maybe soon one day, awe the hell with it to much work <G>
Ditto ... I've kept a spreadsheet of the bigger items for the past few years
for insurance purposes and I am not all that far from the "starting bid"
figure in my small shop. It is obvious that whoever did the inventory is not
a woodworker, but that it neither surprising, nor funny ... well, except for
the "Porter Cable Plunging Cutter". ;>)
I wouldn't mind having the 48" Delta Bandsaw though... BTW, I think
this is the same shop that was listed at $35,000 a week or two ago. I
assume there were no takers so they've lowered the price.
Larry C in Auburn WA
Had to do an inventory for tax purposes and had one wall with no power tools
on it that came to more then what this guy is asking. The real heck of it
is that half of that wall is full of tools that were given to me, found, or
just appeared and are never used. They do look impressive hanging there
Had to an inventory of tools in my shop for tax purposes, had one wall with
no power tools that came to more then this guy is asking. Heck of it is
that half the tools there are ones that were given to me, found, or just
appeared and are never used. They do look impressive hanging there though.
Thats one possibility and probably the right one. Another possibility is
that he is just using EBAY as an advertising medium. Rather than make an
individual listing for each item which is time consuming, and potentially
expensive, it's quite possible that he just made one for everything
knowing that it wouldn't sell, but that he'd get 100 emails asking to
sell individual items. Now he has lots of potential buyers all from that
one simple ad and with a small fraction of the Ebay fees.
I've never done this myself, but as well experienced Ebay seller, I
can tell you that EVERYTIME I run a sale for a large lot, I get ALOT of
inquiries about individual items.
On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 13:49:45 -0500, Secret Squirrel <Secret> wrote:
Right on, this also can hold true for single, very expensive items.
The only people who think stuff like this is funny, are this who don't
understand the potential circumstances that can arrive from such a
The bicycle shop I work at has listed several used, but very high end
or rare bikes on eBay. A local sees the listing, comes to the store,
buys the item, and the auction is killed off. The only cost was the
listing fee, as there is no final value charge for an item that
"dosen't sell". <G>
I absolutely didn't read it that way; call me a skeptic but even though it
says estate sale my gut reaction was someone bought all the toys then
didn't use 'em and wants to get their money back. Most of what can be
seen in the pics looks clean, shiny, and dust-free.
Even if it adds up to $26,500.00 new, no one would pay that much for
equipment that isn't new. IF it's truly an estate sale and someone's widow
is tryin' to recover some costs, they have my sympathies.
I remain skeptical.
That might be worth $10k new.
Hey, that same arse wants $12 to ship a pair of gloves
within the US. Whadda maroon!
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