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Sometimes I look at the tools on Craigslist to see if there is anything good. Sometimes there are good deals but nothing I would want. Today however there was a deal that I didn't think was that great. Someone wanted $175 for this vintage snap on tool box36aa0caa13cf87cef52bb4297326e38d.jpg

I wouldn't pay anywhere close to that....unless maybe if it was full of useful tools

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That's the problem with Craigslist. Everyone expects top dollar for their beat up stuff (tools, camping gear, etc.). Occasionally you'll stumble across a good deal.

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Problem is with snap on that because of the name makes it worth more than it's weight in gold


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On 1/26/2017 at 8:13 AM, ikepete said:

I like the Craigslist ads that people say they are selling a tool but the picture is an internet picture. Show me the real tool not one from google.


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Yeah, that seems to be the latest trend. I was looking for a router table, and the one pictured was one that was brand new in the box, although not a stock photo.  The ad did NOT mention it was used, and was only about $30 cheaper than new, but $30 off would be a good deal.  Drove 1/2 hour to pick it up, and when I got there, it was beat to to hell, a real piece of trash. 

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Look at this "vintage" jointer, it's "new", "never used", still has original packing material attached, "very slight surface rust", and has no motor. $150

 

I'm not sure how you get vintage and new in the same item. If it was an older model of a tool that had never been removed from it's packaging then I guess it would fit that description. If it was never used, why does it have no motor? I've never seen a jointer sold without a motor.

 

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Look at this "vintage" jointer, it's "new", "never used", still has original packing material attached, "very slight surface rust", and has no motor. $150

 

I'm not sure how you get vintage and new in the same item. If it was an older model of a tool that had never been removed from it's packaging then I guess it would fit that description. If it was never used, why does it have no motor? I've never seen a jointer sold without a motor.

 

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Vintage on Craigslist is a polite word for trash I'm trying to sell

Never been a fan of CL


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9 minutes ago, JimboS1ice said:


Vintage on Craigslist is a polite word for trash I'm trying to sell

Never been a fan of CL


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Oh, so similar to my family's definition of antique. If it's old it's antique, it could have cost $5 and be falling apart but to them it's antique. 

 

I'm not a fan of Craigslist either, everyone is either trying to get their money back on something that's several years old and discontinued or it's in garbage condition. I usually check it out when someone mentions it and I remember it exists. I'm also hesitant to meet someone in a parking lot to buy something, the risk of being robbed even in a public area isn't worth it to me.

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