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  • #16
    I can't get over how communist the logo looks for hobby machinist. Also it's spam city for adds.

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    • #17
      Sorry about that, thought I had put in my zip, corrected now.

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      • #18
        Thank you for the Facebook market mention, may give it a look.

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        • #19
          JamesP: Don't give up on the normal methods (Craigs List) and local papers and users groups, especially users groups within driving distance. It sometimes takes a while, I thinking a few months. Good luck.
          Sarge41

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          • #20
            What are you asking for it?
            I see many items on craiglist that are way over priced posted week after week.
            Anything will sell if it's priced right.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by JamesP View Post
              Sorry about that, thought I had put in my zip, corrected now.
              Unfortunately, your location does not show up on posts. Better to put it in your sig.
              http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
              Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
              USA Maryland 21030

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              • #22
                PM has a large number of individual boards, 43 by my count. They do indeed have a South Bend specific board where all South Bend models, including the SB9, are routinely discussed. In fact the SB9 probably accounts for over 50% of the discussion on that PM board.

                As far as I know only the General board, one of the many there, has an injunction about not discussing "hobby grade" or "imported" machines. And the "imported" does not extend to high end, professional machines that are imported. Perhaps that extends to all of the boards under their general heading "Manufacturing Today": I do not know as General is the only one that I frequent in that group.

                And as I said above, they have a board that is dedicated to buying and selling equipment. You can post any machine for sale there at no charge.

                As for E-Bay, if the OP had not rejected it at the start, I would have highly recommended it for his sale. It costs nothing to post a listing and you, as the seller, can set any terms you may want to protect yourself. I have sold there, in fact, still do. I have never lost money in any sale. And I did buy my SB lathe from an E-Bay ad. Again, with no problems. In that purchase I was deliberately looking for a lathe that was within a one day drive from my location. E-Bay ads do have this information so a potential buyer can know if he can pick it up.

                As far as I am concerned, if you use a credit card, either directly or via PayPal as the source of the funds to pay for a purchase, then the credit card company is your ally if there is any problem. If you are ripped off, they, the credit card company, will take the funds back from E-Bay or PayPal. This does work if there was a genuine fraud. I have used it for other purchases.



                Originally posted by MrWhoopee View Post

                PM is definitely not the place for what really should be considered a hobby level machine at this point. Any modern machine of that size would almost certainly be verboten, with certain exceptions. Hobby-machinist.com is another option and is pretty busy. There is a lot of interest in the SB 9 over there. There are still lots of us interested in manual machines, mostly hobbyists, We learn pretty quickly that PM is not intended for us.

                Re the OP, as with all machine tools, it's location, location and location. Too big to ship means there must be local (within 200-300 miles) interest. Ebay is not the place for stuff that is too big for a flat-rate box unless it is highly desireable and/or very valuable. FB Marketplace seems to be getting more action now that CL has started charging for many ads.
                Paul A.
                SE Texas

                And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                You will find that it has discrete steps.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
                  PM has a large number of individual boards, 43 by my count. They do indeed have a South Bend specific board where all South Bend models, including the SB9, are routinely discussed. In fact the SB9 probably accounts for over 50% of the discussion on that PM board.

                  As far as I know only the General board, one of the many there, has an injunction about not discussing "hobby grade" or "imported" machines. And the "imported" does not extend to high end, professional machines that are imported. Perhaps that extends to all of the boards under their general heading "Manufacturing Today": I do not know as General is the only one that I frequent in that group.

                  .....................
                  The real "hobby grade" prohibition extends to all sub-forums. Any Atlas, any mini lathe, mini mill, Sherline, etc, any 9x 20, most Grizzly, etc are verboten. So is Huanyang and various cheap chinese VFDs.

                  SB, Logan, etc are not forbidden.

                  If you have a question that can be asked without mentioning the forbidden names and types, it's kinda OK.
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                  CNC machines only go through the motions

                  "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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                  • #24
                    Having owned a 10" Atlas and a 9" SB
                    I would opine that a SB is 2 or 3 times
                    better in design and materials employed
                    than the Atlas. My Atlas was a good starter
                    lathe. I learned a lot about using a shltty
                    lathe. How to avoid chatter by properly
                    learning how to grind a toolbit. How much
                    better Aloris style toolpost are compared
                    to the lantern-rocker type tool posts.
                    I learned about gib adjustment and actually
                    added more set screws to the top slide and
                    cross slide gibs to better distribute the pressure.
                    The babbit bearings were worn, and not
                    able to replace, unless you pour new babbit.
                    Oh hell no. At least a SB had bronze you can
                    make new ones and replace. (Except some war
                    babies with the spindle that rides in the iron).
                    I built many projects and did a lot work on my
                    Atlas, but it was painfully slow and painful in
                    general. I can totally see why people gravitate
                    to SB lathes over anything else.
                    I venture to say that even an old and half way
                    worn out SB lathe is better than a brand new
                    Harbor Freight (Seig)? type lathe. People are
                    stuck on the notion that, if it is new it is good and
                    if it is old it is bad. What horse shlt. That is just
                    ignorant minds filling in the blanks with something
                    that they can comprehend, even if it is wrong.

                    -Doozer

                    DZER

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by oxford View Post
                      I have a Facebook account only to use the classifieds (marketplace).

                      You can also post it on here for sale.
                      Did that change here? It's always been "no for sale ads" in this forum.
                      OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                      THINK HARDER

                      BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                      MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by bborr01 View Post

                        Did that change here? It's always been "no for sale ads" in this forum.
                        Yes. George chimed in above about it.

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                        • #27
                          So can we
                          or can't we
                          sell here ?

                          -D
                          DZER

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                          • #28
                            Given goods for sale of any type, and given a market for that good, (which exists) there is one reason and only one reason why said goods do or do not sell.

                            This I learned selling real estate, and it has served me well for all these years.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Doozer View Post
                              So can we
                              or can't we
                              sell here ?

                              -D
                              Can

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Doozer View Post
                                So can we
                                or can't we
                                sell here ?

                                -D
                                We can. Take a look at post 10 above.

                                -js
                                There are no stupid questions. But there are lots of stupid answers. This is the internet.

                                Location: SF Bay Area

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