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Offline AdamM

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Best Craigslist deal I've ever found!!
« on: October 08, 2010, 12:41 AM »
I made an awesome score on Craigslist today and have to brag it up a little.  For $345 I purchased...
-CT22 with 27mm hose
-ATF55
-MFT 1080
-55" and 32" guide rails.

The original add was for the CT22 and ATF55 for $250.  I already purchased a TS55 last spring but figured I could re-sell the ATF55 and get most of my money back, making the CT22 an amazing deal.

Then the guy mentioned he was also selling the MFT 1080 for $95, so I jumped on that too.  Yeah, it's the prior generation but for the price it can't be beat...especially since there was only one cut line across the top.  Otherwise it looked brand new.

A friend of mine rode along and snagged a DeWalt 20" scroll saw for $85.  Yeah, it's the wrong color but he said that's 1/5 of new cost...he was literally jumping with excitement.  His current scroll saw is a Craftsman that vibrates so much his fingers go numb after 15 minutes of use.

The only downside was we had to drive 2.5 hours each way to get the stuff but it was well worth the drive.  Any day I can fill my SUV with tools for around $450 is a good day in my book!   8)
Kapex, Domino, TS55, CT22, MFK700, MFT 1080

Offline NuggyBuggy

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Re: Best Craigslist deal I've ever found!!
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 07:37 AM »
And here I was feeling good about the CT-33 plus accessories I just bought for $250 Canadian ! I already have a CT-33 AND a Mini but just cannot resist a good deal.
“I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen.”

Offline JJ Wavra

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Re: Best Craigslist deal I've ever found!!
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 05:42 PM »
Those dewalt scroll saws are nice saws.  Great deal on those tools.

Offline William Herrold

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Re: Best Craigslist deal I've ever found!!
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 03:38 PM »
hopefully y'all saw a receipt or proof of purchase...
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Offline AdamM

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Re: Best Craigslist deal I've ever found!!
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 04:54 PM »
hopefully y'all saw a receipt or proof of purchase...

Nah, it was this old retired guy that has recently had to give up his woodworking hobby due to recent lower-back problems.  So he's in the process of selling off all his tools.  I was clear he was sad to see them go but had accepted his situation and was ready to move on.
Kapex, Domino, TS55, CT22, MFK700, MFT 1080

Offline Chris Wong

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Re: Best Craigslist deal I've ever found!!
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 10:55 PM »
Gee, I've gotten some pretty darn good deals, but I don't think I can top that one!  Or maybe I can...

Offline AdamM

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Re: Best Craigslist deal I've ever found!!
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 01:49 PM »
Update on this deal: I sold the ATF55 & 55" rail for $200 a few weeks ago, which means the CT22, MFT1080, and 42" rail cost me $145.   [big grin]
Kapex, Domino, TS55, CT22, MFK700, MFT 1080