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  • loose nut
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    Some people here are acting like I stole his gold teeth right out of his mouth at the funeral or worse that I took his lathe out the back door and skipped out. It was an old dirty worn lamp and frankly I probably over paid for it. It really doesn't matter if you like what I did or not, I don't care. Some of you guys need to take some cheap drugs and mellow out. Life is to short to worry about $#!+ like this.

    Nuff Said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edited by loose nut; 07-28-2021, 10:49 AM.

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  • boslab
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    Perhaps I’m odd, I’d have given more if it were a friend, don’t know what to say
    mark

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  • tom_d
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    Originally posted by projectnut View Post
    I'm betting the daughter of the person that passed was more interested in clearing out things she had no use for rather than trying to raise money. I'm also sure that if anyone responding went to a garage sale and found the same lamp for the same price they would have thought they got a great deal. The sale could have very well been for the same reasons, but the buyer wouldn't have known it.

    Should my wife outlive me I'm sure the same thing will happen. She has no interest in the machines or the tools, and would ask rock bottom prices just to get them out of the house. As far as I know you can't take them with you so why begrudge someone who has interest in them and is willing to give them a new home. About the only other options are a wholesale dealer, a scrapper, or a landfill.
    Yeah from what I've seen most garage sales are not so much about making money as they are about saving as much as possible on disposal costs later on by getting rid of not needed stuff in advance.

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  • 754
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    Its pretty hard not to throw in the retail price, without making it look like bragging.
    A lot of estate type situations , the former aquaintaces show there true colors.... from outright lying about value of stuff, to sometimes lying and saying it was promised to you .. when sometimes it was not. . Some " freinds " can be very disrespectful..
    it is nice when selling off a loved ones stuff, to have a few positive experiences.... and to see people showing appreciation.,

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  • projectnut
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    Like 754 I don't like to share the prices I've paid for machines or tooling. I did mention some prices many years ago and got comments like "you're lying", or "only a fool would sell whatever for that price". I spent a lifetime in the design and fabrication business and have a number of friends still in the business. They know what I'm looking for and occasionally tip me off to a business or individual selling something I've been looking for.

    Before going into a deal I know what the seller is asking. It's my job to determine if whatever I'm buying is worth the asking price. I rarely dicker on price. If I think the seller is reasonable I buy the machine or tooling. If I think the price is too high for the condition of the machine I just thank them for the opportunity to look at it and move on. I have run into situations where I went to look at one machine and was offered others at reasonable prices as well. In a few cases I took advantage of the offers, but in most cases the machines would have been duplicates of those I already had, or ones that would take up a huge amount of floor space and see very little run time.

    Markets are different across the country. Prices that seem normal in one area might seem outrageously high in another. I've seen cases where similar machines in similar condition have had asking prices in one area double the asking price in another. A good example is surface plates. In the Midwest it isn't uncommon to see a 24" x 36" granite plate with an asking price of $100.00 to $200.00. The same plate in the western or south eastern states often has an asking price of double or triple that of the Midwest.

    Are those buying in the west or south east getting screwed, or is the guy buying in the Midwest screwing the seller? I don't think either is the case. They're both paying market price for their area. Its the old law of supply and demand. In areas where a product is plentiful the prices are generally lower. In areas of little supply and high demand prices are generally higher. If the guy in the Midwest wanted to pay more for the same product he could travel to either of the other mentioned regions buy the plate and take it home. The same applies to those in the west or south east. If they think the prices in their area are too high they can travel to an area where the prices are cheaper and make a purchase there

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  • 754
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    I am all for people getting a score.. and as I have said here a few times.. I will never say You Suck to someone who made a good score.
    bringing in the dollar amount sounds more like bragging..
    Many on here just say, I been loooking for one for a while.....or was glad to get it.. ... or I can make use of this...without the dollar figure..

    Maybe its what you did nor say.. that irks people...

    You lot can rest assured, that if I get something from someones estate that I knew... that I will probably mention how I appreciate the connection and the chance to have something to remember them by...
    And if I dont.. you know Alzheimers or Dementia has set in..
    Last edited by 754; 07-27-2021, 04:23 PM.

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  • loose nut
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    Originally posted by 754 View Post
    So what.. does not mean you cant make the sellers day by giving them a tip, and making clear you appreciate havingsomething to remember your friend by..
    but hey , yiu are known by your actions.... and while it may not be the case here.... people like it .. and remember you.....when you are nice...
    Apparently you are not familiar with what "Getting a score" means on the forum. I'll enlighten you. It means getting a excellent deal on something, could be at an auction or off flea bay or at a garage sale like I did. It could be something small like my lamp or some big item like a lathe or a lot of smaller tools it doesn't really matter, it's just a score. I paid a dollar and rescued a lamp form the scrap heap. Nothing more. So put your angel wings back on, take your morality and fly off.

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  • J Tiers
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    When you pay the asking price for something, there can be no argument.

    I have, however, paid more than asking for things, when I thought the price was too low, and the people were nice folks.

    When it is a tag sale company, I pay asking and leave happy. They are supposed to know what things are worth around here, and if they set a price, who am I to argue with the professionals?

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  • 754
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    So what.. does not mean you cant make the sellers day by giving them a tip, and making clear you appreciate havingsomething to remember your friend by..
    but hey , yiu are known by your actions.... and while it may not be the case here.... people like it .. and remember you.....when you are nice...

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  • loose nut
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    Originally posted by tom_d View Post


    Was she looking for maximum money here, or was it more important to her that her dad's shop tools will be put to good use and appreciated rather than getting tossed into the bin?

    Basically the house was sold and all the remaining tools and assorted bits (all the big stuff AKA: the good stuff had been sold off previously) had to go fast so things where priced to move. Most of it was going cheap and I don't think she cared much, she just wanted it gone. Everyone can put their hollyier than thou attitudes away.

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  • projectnut
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    I'm betting the daughter of the person that passed was more interested in clearing out things she had no use for rather than trying to raise money. I'm also sure that if anyone responding went to a garage sale and found the same lamp for the same price they would have thought they got a great deal. The sale could have very well been for the same reasons, but the buyer wouldn't have known it.

    Should my wife outlive me I'm sure the same thing will happen. She has no interest in the machines or the tools, and would ask rock bottom prices just to get them out of the house. As far as I know you can't take them with you so why begrudge someone who has interest in them and is willing to give them a new home. About the only other options are a wholesale dealer, a scrapper, or a landfill.

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  • 754
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    Its well worth being on good terms with a scrap dealer....

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  • Doozer
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    Originally posted by 754 View Post
    I bave probabky paid people I dont know , more than asking price..... and try to treat freinds even better..
    At an auction, I was interested in a rusty Greenfield #8 tap wrench that a scrap dealer had bought in a lot.
    I asked what he wanted. He told me that he wanted $5 for the tap wrench. I gave him $10 to be a nice guy.
    Well, then he gave me a bunch of king pin reamers, and wouldn't take any more for them. I felt good having
    offered him more money for the tap handle, as he then reciprocated with his generosity giving me the reamers.
    Talking further, turns out that he was a friend of a friend that we both had in common.
    It is always good to be known as generous.
    It is always detrimental to be known as cheap.
    Conduct your life as you see fit, but just my experience.
    But when you present yourself as being cheap,
    you consequently present yourself as being poor.
    That is not a club which I wishfully want to join.

    -Doozer

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  • tom_d
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    Originally posted by loose nut View Post
    The daughter of a friend that passed several years ago was having a sale on the remains of his shop. I picked up a magnetic base lamp. $1.00. Damn near broke the bank.
    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    God you people are cheap.
    Pitiful.

    -D
    Originally posted by loose nut View Post
    I checked out what they cost new.😧 The nearest one I could find to the one I bought is over $80 US so I would gladly have paid twice as much for the one I have now.
    Was she looking for maximum money here, or was it more important to her that her dad's shop tools will be put to good use and appreciated rather than getting tossed into the bin?

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  • Tundra Twin Track
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    Originally posted by loose nut View Post
    I checked out what they cost new.😧 The nearest one I could find to the one I bought is over $80 US so I would gladly have paid twice as much for the one I have now.
    The NOS Kennametal 3 flute Solid Carbide Drills I got are $305 for 1/2” and $365 for 5/8” paid $8 each and they leave a very smooth bore🙂

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