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I saw the ad for this 15 minutes after it was posted. in the next town 30 minutes away. great price. I didn't know until I got there that it was a widow selling off her husband's things. never run into that before and it was uncomfortable. poor woman. I sometimes like to negotiate but not this time. she said he bought it new a year ago and cut down 1 tree with it.
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when I was looking it over she was getting kind of nervous and said she didn't really know what it was worth. she asked me for an offer and I told her it was a fair price. she would have sold it for 400 but not this time. she also had a really nicely made and almost new Oregon chain grinder. she said it cost 800 new and wanted 400 for it. didn't know they even made them that expensive.
 

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Nice saw, and 450 was a fine deal both ways.
Thank you for NOT being the guy that takes advantage of a widow. 👍
I have to legal use for guys that pull that garbage on innocent people.....

I was at a widow's garage sale once, right at opening time....she had lots of snap on tools and that kind of stuff...
I told them their prices were way too low....(like $2.00 for something that was worth a fast easy $500 on ebay) I wouldn't buy anything until they fixed the price.
They upped the price on stuff, then I started shopping.... there's just no fun in a "steal of a deal" when an innocent person doesn't have a clue what things are worth.
 
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when I was looking it over she was getting kind of nervous and said she didn't really know what it was worth. she asked me for an offer and I told her it was a fair price. she would have sold it for 400 but not this time. she also had a really nicely made and almost new Oregon chain grinder. she said it cost 800 new and wanted 400 for it. didn't know they even made them that expensive.
I have never known any Oregon grinder to cost $800. Heck even $400 is right at new price.
 

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Nice saw, and 450 was a fine deal both ways.
Thank you for NOT being the guy that takes advantage of a widow. 👍
I have to legal use for guys that pull that garbage on innocent people.....

I was at a widow's garage sale once, right at opening time....she had lots of snap on tools and that kind of stuff...
I told them their prices were way too low....(like $2.00 for something that was worth a fast easy $500 on ebay) I wouldn't buy anything until they fixed the price.
They upped the price on stuff, then I started shopping.... there's just no fun in a "steal of a deal" when an innocent person doesn't have a clue what things are worth.
Sadly this happens all too often. I inadvertently did this with my one generator. Guy brought it into the shop saying it didn't run. Long story short I ended up bying it off of him for covering the shop bill and $200.00 in cash. Then he told me he had bought at a garage sale of a widow, for $100.00 since she couldn't get it to start. Said he tried then used either on it and it started to spin over real easy (yanmar diesel) so he gave her the $100.00 and figured it would be a cheap fix. Wouldn't tell me where he got it from. Always felt a little guilty about it.
 

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