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  • Paul Alciatore
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    That post seemed plain to me. He, they now are allowing selling things here. He did not want to make a big deal of it or have a separate board for it.

    Knowing that George's time is probably filled up, I would suggest that we not abuse this. More problems are the last thing he needs.



    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    Post #10 was cryptic to me.
    Hence the reason I asked my question.

    -D

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  • The Metal Butcher
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    Post #10 was cryptic to me.
    Hence the reason I asked my question.

    -D
    Can, just don't be obnoxious is how I interpret the rule.

    I.e., little SB9 is decent shape for $1500, perfect.

    14 listings in a row for clapped out machines for >retail value like you see on facebook, not ok. Basically if existing members want to swap stuff they already have it works great, but if new folks join just to pawn their garbage it kills the forum. So George's soft launch is probably the best idea.

    My $.02.

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  • mattthemuppet
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    Ad
    https://orlando.craigslist.org/tls/d...478940048.html

    $2100 isn't a bad price, not many machines in Florida by all accounts. I have a similar mill and like it a great deal.

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  • JamesP
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    Hey gentleman, thank you for the replies thus far. I don't feel comfortable posting price here, but the item can be found on Orlando Craigslist. Selling it with a 4" glacern vise, a few collets, the drill chuck and face mill
    it came with and the end mills that I have. It's only going on a little over two weeks listed so yeah I'm going to hang in a bit, just used to more responses in the past.

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  • Doozer
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    Post #10 was cryptic to me.
    Hence the reason I asked my question.

    -D

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  • Jim Stewart
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    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

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

    -D
    Can

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  • Jammer Six
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    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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  • Doozer
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    So can we
    or can't we
    sell here ?

    -D

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  • oxford
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    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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  • bborr01
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    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.

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  • Doozer
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    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

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  • J Tiers
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    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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  • Paul Alciatore
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    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.

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  • PStechPaul
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    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.

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