Cool woodworking tools auction (not mine). I found this advertised on
1. I do not have any idea if this is legite, I don't know the company
but seems OK.
2. They do charge a buck to allow you to bid but they claim it is to
verify your identity.
3. Some of the reserves are pretty low, the wide belt sander was at
one time at like $2,500 and reserves was met. Big straight line rip
saw currently $650.
4. I actually want some of this stuff but figured I would give some
others a heads up anyway. Maybe it will bring me some karma.
5. Finishes tomorrow.
Yeah, seems reputable. However, I just realized they have pretty
strict (stupid) pick-up rules. If the items are not "hand carry" then
you need to provide proof of liability insurance of $200k. I suppose
if you hire a shipping company that is pretty standard but if I go in
my truck to pick up a $200 Jointer I really don't want the hassle and
expense of finding some temp insurance.
They also add a 10% auction fee. I think they should just add 10% to
Oh well. Caveat Emptor. (sp?)
I've made several purchases through this auction company. A sellers
fee is common. Almost all auction companies charge a fee, as this,
and 10% is not abnormal. This company liquidates assets for many
companies throughout the US. Just keep an eye out for when a sale is
If an item can be removed by hand or hands, you don't need the
insurance. That insurance requirement is for when one needs to bring
in a crane, cherry picker or some other heavy equipment for loading a
huge item. With all my purchases, on-site personnel, forklifts and
other help was available for no extra fee. Folks were helpful where
loading docks were higher than my truck bed, when things needed
lowering into the truck.
I had an issue with some router bits I bought.... some were missing,
when I went to pick them up. I was quickly refunded 1/3 my bid
amount. I still ended up with some 300+ router bits and a few hundred
brad point drill bits, for the after-refund price of $250. Some of
you may recall a post I made regarding 3/4" shaft router bits. I
don't have the machinery for using these, about 50 of them (not
included in the above count). I still haven't found anyone with the
machinery for their use. I'd sell them for $1 ea, but if push came to
shove, I'd give them away.
The rack, pictured in the above link: I converted the bit holders
into tilting holders in a cabinet I made for the bits....Pics 37 - 40
There were also 3 new grinding stones, within this lot.
Also, that dollar for initial registering to create an account with
IRS, that is a one-time deal. Once you're registered, you won't have
to re-register, again, and all you have to do is sign in to any
auction and bid on any of that auction's items. Each bidding paddle
(window) will have the appropriate (and easy) prompts for you to
follow for the correct procedure(s) to continue.
Sometimes, for AOL users, signing in, to place a bid, can be
troublesome. I can't remember what the problem is, but a call to the
IRS office will get the correction procedure for correcting the
On the link, http://www.irsauctions.com/index_lots.asp?pg Þtails&id222
, click onto "auctions" at the top of the page and you can see all the
If your house is worth $200K, I would hope you had at least that much
liability insurance. The guy that hit me and pinned me to the back of
my work truck only had $100K. That was gone in 5 days. Been a year
and I'm still off work.
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