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Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by millbilly, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Philbert

    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Very pretty!

    How much?

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    hedge hog ArboristSite Guru

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    But I was trying to sell local and it’s not working!


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    Philbert Chainsaw Enthusiast

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    Some guys say that saw sales tend to be seasonal. Might get a bunch of calls in October.

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  4. 67L36Driver

    67L36Driver Tree Freak

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    Yup, my C’list adds only attract the scammers and spammers.

    Octoberish things pick up.
     
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    i’ve been downsizing and giving away a lot of stuff on around the house. I seem to attract a better quality of people on Facebook marketplace. Craigslist does have some weirdos
     
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    MrWhoopee ArboristSite Operative

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    I'm guessing there's not a lot of demand for chainsaws in your part of Kansas, but scammers have no geographical boundaries (or any other kind, for that matter).
     
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    CL seems to be the place people go to get stuff for nothing. The only thing I ever had success selling on CL was my Vermeer 630A stump grinder. It had a 4 cylinder Wisconsin. The muffler mounts cracked and I lost it on the high way. I put a tin can over the pipe when it was sitting. it either blew off or I forgot to put it on, and it sat for about 6 months. When I started it it would barley crank over till it blew a big glob of water out. Two cylinders had filled and rusted pretty bad. the compression was half on those two cylinders. I wanted $1500 knowing it needed an engine or overhaul. So, I put it on for $2500. One guy came out, I started it, ground out a stump in my yard, but it was blowing oil out the filler tube bad, lots of ring blow by. He said it's going to need a lot of work, will you take $1500 cash? I said I don't want to, but my wife wants it out of the yard. So, if it makes her happy, I'll take $1500.

    On the other hand, I'll have a 100CC saw with a brand new $60 chain on a 36" bar, and a half dozen idiots will show up. They go, oh, I didn't know a 100CC saw with a 36" bar was that big, will you take $50 for it? AAHHHH!
     
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    Some of my C’list shoppers think I’m desperate to sell a saw. Lowball offer they make.

    Then they see the eighty plus in the garage. And, I hardly budge on the price.
     
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    You've got me trumped, I only have about 40.
     
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    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    I’ll take it off your hands at full price. I’ll send a third-party check and you can mail the saw to me in Beijing.





    Facebook is good for sellers but bad for buyers. Tried to replace my dead washer for a week and nobody responded! Not one!
    Craigslist at least deletes old posts.
     
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    Thats funny as I usually have a washer or dryer on CL, have had people drive more than hour plus for one. Wife sells a lot more on Facebook. CL will get scammers fast , but I screw with them. Have sold a lot of crap on it.

    Heck today I picked up 2 large rubber made totes full of AA mostly once fired shotgun shell empties for nothing. Guy had em as free. Granted they aren't a high dollar deal.
     
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    They don't make chainsaws like this anymore. Price is right.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Last Wednesday I bought some stuff locally from a Facebook ad. Paid her immediately with PayPal, said I was going out of town but would follow up in regards to getting the items.

    Messaged her today and was told “you never got back to me so I sold them again” despite her having my PM’s AND PayPal receipt.
     
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    That sucks. You get your PayPal money back?
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    Not yet but I’m not expecting a problem.
     
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    smoke free jacks are a selling point
     

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    So I guess nobody here wants to get rich quick? (Had to rotate pic to square up house.)

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