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    Big machine auction in Lorton Va. Online only. Pickup only. If you live in
    the area it would be worth your while to take a look. I bid/buy from
    these guys when the auction is in my area.

    Just click on the orange " GO TO AUCTION " button to see all the goodies.

    No affiliation, but I did mentally spend a whole bunch of money.

    OOps ... here is the link
    John Titor, when are you.

  • #2
    The pictures wont open, is that the way it is supposed to work before the opening day? I se no reason to withhold pictures till tomorrow do you?


    • #3
      Did you click on the big orange " GO TO THE AUCTION" ?

      Its fun to look at stuff at this stage, Nice mills for a couple of hundred bucks. Lol,
      of course the final bids take them up to reasonable prices but I do see machines going
      for a real steal a lot of times.
      John Titor, when are you.


      • #4
        Looks like the riggers will be making a profit at those prices.


        • #5
          Happy bidder - only a little gloating

          I'm in the area so I bid on a couple of things. The small tooling got expensive at the end - not out of sight, but not screaming bargains either. Flyo would not approve. For example a lot of six boring heads including one Criterion 2", two Erickson Tenthsets and one Precision boring/facing head went for over $400. Not bad, but not something I'm want to pay since I already have some nice boring heads.

          The machines were about the same two Laguan mill went for about $2,700 and a nice looking Graziono SAG 17 went for $2,200 - that was a deal.

          I ended up winning only one item - a Japanese knock off of a Hardinge chucker I was the second bidder and the first guy only bid $15, so until two hours before closing I thought I might be buying it for $16. Not many people want turret lathes. I wouldn't buy it as my first or only lathe, but I think one might come in handy for the home shop. Just keep it set up with some general tools: turning, facing, boring bar holder, quick change tap chuck and die holder. Get carried away and put a DRO on it and you have a pretty good set up for small/short work.

          Anyway my winning bid was $300 so with fees and taxes I got it for $345 out the door. I read the fine print very carefully before I bid, and this auction did not require a rigger to move the machine. Many of them do and that would have been $600-$1200 more, so read that agreement before you bid!