Auctions can be good, but sometimes things go cheap. Very cheap. I'd try to
sell the pieces individually first. Is this a pro shop or hobbyist shop? If
it is a business you may do better selling everything as a package.
You could try posting a list of items here for starters.
Sorry to hear of your disability. I hope things get better for you.
Depending of course on the nature of your disability, you may consider
keeping your tools and adapting. A friend of mine lost his site and went
from a cabinetmaker to a carver. He'll probably get back into cabinetmaking
once he's comfortable with operating machinery... hell of an adjustment but
its spawned a new interest in woodworking for him.
Give it some hard thought before you sell.
If you aren't in a hurry, use newspapers and .forsale newsgroups until you
raise good buyers. Also list in local stores and with WW clubs. An auction
will bring scavengers and you'll be sad.
Maybe, but there's one advantage to an auction, that' getting rid of all of
it fast. I used to own have a dozen guns. When I wound up in a wheelchair
and realized I wouldn't be tromping through the bush anymore, or even not be
able to get through the sand at my gun club, I sold off all my guns much
cheaper than I would have done if I'd taken my time. I just wanted all of it
out of my sight as soon as possible because it hurt to much to look at
everything I had.
Bummer. I'd say you'll probably do better selling each piece, but also
depends on how much/how quickly you need the money. Judging by some of
the gloats I read here, seems like auctions can be a better deal for the
Depending on what you have to sell, an ad in the Indianapolis Star might
not be a bad idea. Or post to this newsgroup when/if you decide to
sell. I live in Noblesville, and I'm sure there are several other
wreckers locally that could help give a good home to some tools and give
a good price to help you out.
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