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ehoez 01-16-2009 04:07 AM

Where do you sell your used Tools at?
Ive got a TON of tools i no longer use.

Air compressors
Air duct cleaning equipment

just stuff i have 2 and 3 of after collecting over the years..
and now its time to clean out the garrage.

i know about ebay & craigslist.
Just wondering, where do you guys sell some of your used tools at?

DangerMouse 01-16-2009 05:29 AM

Nathan has/had a thread on suggestions for new topics. i mentioned a for sale/trade room, but no replies yet.
whatcha got? i'm always on the lookout for needed tools/supplies. pm me if....


Leah Frances 01-16-2009 09:25 AM

Consider donating your tools to a qualified charitable organization. Sure, everyone can use some cash, but a donation will warm your heart and qualify for a tax deduction. :thumbup:

Donate your tools to a VO-TECH. Public Schools qualify as non-profit groups approve by the IRS (not for-profit schools like ITTtech). Or, how about Habitat for Humanity? Or another qualified organization that is close to your heart (the IRS has a search tool

You have to itemize and there are different reporting requirements depending the Fair Market Value of what you are donating (items in "good used condition or better" - thresholds at $250, $250-$500, $500-$5000, and more than $5000) check out to see the rules.

In bad economies charitable organizations see marked drops in donations - so they could really use it.

Termite 01-17-2009 01:28 AM

Craigslist is awesome for selling tools. I've bought and sold quite a bit. Just deal in person and only in cash, and be safe doing it because there are bad people out there.

ahmedwali 01-28-2009 05:38 AM

You can buy tools on wholesale from websites and directory...:thumbup:

jpfreak33 02-05-2009 09:03 AM


Originally Posted by thekctermite (Post 214045)
Craigslist is awesome for selling tools. I've bought and sold quite a bit. Just deal in person and only in cash, and be safe doing it because there are bad people out there.

I agree, just sold my millermatic welder last night for $600 in person, now I can go buy a new table saw :yes:

vibajajo64 03-31-2012 04:17 PM

Sell Used Tools

If you are looking for a good place to sell used tools, you could try either or .

Good Luck

Duckweather 03-31-2012 05:47 PM

OK so many good answers it just deserves a snide one. Corner of 42nd and maple in the garage out back. Don't go to pawn shops or used tool shops. They pay little because they have to resell.

woodworkbykirk 03-31-2012 06:34 PM

i typically use kijiji or just let buddies know what im selling. usually its tools that i bought years ago and have no use for or i have bought a newer model that i prefer.

only one thing to consider is that tool prices diminish the older and more abused they are

joecaption 03-31-2012 10:34 PM

I only use Craigs list. I've sold many trailers, a truck, propane heaters, tools, lawn and garden stuff. Some even sold the same day I placed the add.
A rule of thumb I use is price the item at 50% of what it sold for new if you really want it sold.

Your going to have to deal with some really stupid questions.
When I list I had my zip code and tell them to do a Map Quest search before calling. I also add the closest big town to me so they can have an idea of where I am.
Everytime I get calls from someone 5 hours away wanting to know if I can meet them 1/2 way when I'm selling a $10.00 item.
I always say the price is firm and everytime they try to talk you down on the price.
One guy showed up and it took him 3 hours to decide to buy my trailer or not.
It looked brand new and only had about 200 miles on the tires.
I hooked it up to my truck so he could check the lights and it worked perfect.
When he hooked it up to his truck one rear light would not work so he started taking the whole back of the trailer apart trying to fix the light.

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