Shop Floor Talk  

Go Back   Shop Floor Talk > Welding and Metalworking Forums > Mechanical & Electrical

SFT Search:   
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2014, 05:58 PM
RED caddy's Avatar
RED caddy RED caddy is offline
Da Chief
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Venice, Florida
Posts: 5,287

I agree with Jack, it takes a very special type of patience to deal with the general public on the internet.

I won't use da bay anymore (one identity theft was enough) and the few race parts and speciality items I move on CL are tended by a good friend and advanced geek, for a cut, just to keep my blood pressure in check.

All my adds specify "local pickup only" I was constantly getting calls and E-mail's from over a hundred miles away, offering less than half the asking price, if I would pay shipping...

I used to answer them with a form letter that suggested they learn to read, and Oh, by the way, FOAD. Now I don't even do that. CL suggested that I be nicer to the customer, Fat chance .(My Geek buddy certainly earns his cut.)

Rant off. (I feel so much better now)

A 160 MPH drive, down a 2 lane blacktop, all by yourself, is NOT anti-social behaviour... I drag race because football, baseball, and golf only need ONE ball. Paul.

What I really need to know is, WHEN DOES THE SHOOTING START?
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2014, 06:39 PM
Walker's Avatar
Walker Walker is offline
Standard of Excellence
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cave Creek AZ
Posts: 4,451

If you can get more, i would be interested in a piece or two. I machine window glides for scouts out of it, but the price has gotten ridiculous, so I don't do too many of them. I do it for the cost of materials to my IH Scout club members just to keep them going, and to pay back for the help I have gotten.
It is also nice to have some around for chain guides, on the bottom of crap you slide around the shop, etc, so it is nice to have a piece around the shop, especially it it was cheap.
Chief slag chipper and floor sweeper, Ironwood Artistic
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 06:23 AM
USMCPOP's Avatar
Gold Star Dad
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Richmond, VA area
Posts: 11,967

I've purchased surplus material from members in good standing at Practical Machinist. Machinists there are always buying, selling and re-purposing material.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Web Search:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.