View Full Version : Trading How did I fare?

Jim Doherty
08-16-2010, 08:54 PM
I found an ad on craigslist that was willing to trade machinist tools for a paintball gun. I tried selling the paintball gun and gear for $100 on craigslist earlier and no takers.
I met up with the man and I traded my paintball gear plus $50 for whats below. I can't play paintball anymore as I tore my anterior cruciate ligament as well as my medial collateral ligament in my knee a few years ago. I managed to get it working again but its not a happy camper. Anyway what I got in trade was:


a screwless vise, brown and sharpe 001 indicator, a no name indicator 001, Starrett dial calipers 001, box of feeler gauges, Starrett depth gauge, Mitutoyo test indicator 0005, old Starrett magnetic base, Starrett edge finder, Stanley carpenters square, Starrett radius gage set, Mitutoyo micrometer, 123 blocks (slight damage, drill hole on one edge and looks like a fly cutter touched in two places) and Mitutoyo inch/metric vernier calipers.
So how did I do?

Thanks, Jim Doherty

08-16-2010, 09:02 PM
So how did I do?

I'd say you did pretty well.

08-16-2010, 09:13 PM
You did good,plus the best deal is when both parties are happy.

Bill in Ky
08-16-2010, 09:21 PM
Good Trade!

08-16-2010, 09:26 PM
You got a lot of good quality useful tools there - WAY over $100 worth.

08-16-2010, 10:39 PM
You made out like a bandit.
Alot of good stuff there, all for an old paintball gun.
*Thumbs Up*

08-17-2010, 12:01 AM
That stuff would be over $150 just as chinese junk imports, and you got some decent name brand stuff. Good deal!

08-17-2010, 12:17 AM
You got all that for a paint ball gun you didn't want. Hell yes you did good! :)

Your Old Dog
08-17-2010, 07:49 AM
Hell I paid well over a hundred for my Sterritt dial caliper and over a hundred for the tri-square. You did good son!

08-17-2010, 08:04 AM
Definitely, a good trade, and as mentioned, both parties happy, cant do better then that, however, you by far came out ahead on that trade.